The Minister has made progress on most mandate points, which is encouraging. But we have all heard public announcements that there will be no new funding for public education. So what does “enhancement” mean in this context? It’s a carefully worded point. I wonder how funding can be “enhanced” if it’s not increased. Maybe in […]
Category: Public Education Funding
McNally: Will continue to point out that the term “absenteeism” is not the same as “absences”. “Absenteeism” sounds like a career choice, not a struggle.
One member of the public attended, the President of the Victoria Ultimate Players Society. Trustees and members of the public have had opportunities to ask budget related questions and the make comments over several presentations in the last few months. Special Board Budget Meeting April 25 /18 Chair: Loring-Kuhanga Present: Ferris (first elected 1999), Leonard (1996), Loring-Kuhanga […]
McNally re Funding Formula letter of support from SD61 Board [did not support in vote] : We needed to have done much more public engagement, ie open houses, focus groups on an issue that very likely will bring significant and profound change. The majority of people I have spoken with have no idea how profile funding will work or what the implications are.
Public goods should be funded by public money through sufficient taxes to provide optimum operation. Both public education and public health – hospitals – are critical public goods, yet both are dependent on fundraising or the personally favoured cause of wealthy philanthropists. Education and hospitals should not have to turn to bake sales and golf tournaments for funding.
H. New Business / Notices of Motion: Develop a Policy Re Classroom Pets H.1 New Business McNally: That the Board direct the Policy Sub-Committee to develop Policy in regard to animals kept as “classroom pets”, and that the Committee take into account consider the BCSPCA’s statement on animals in classrooms and the possibility that classroom pets […]
District Strategic Plan here. Sticky post: Motions and Trustee Voting Records January 2012 – December 2017. Motions may be shortened but retain essential information. P 1 : Board Meeting P 2: PACs, DPACs, BCCPAC Board Meeting January 8 / 18 Chair: Loring-Kuhanga Present: Ferris (first elected 1999), Leonard (1996), Loring-Kuhanga (2011), McNally (2011), Nohr (2011), Orcherton (1999), Paynter (2014), Watters (2014), Whiteaker (2014) […]