In every fire drill or earthquake drill, the animals were and still are left behind to die in a (theoretical) fire or to be crushed in a (theoretical) collapse of the room. This is not teaching compassion. This is teaching children that animals are ultimately just disposable objects. The BC SPCA Policy [below] requires animals to be evacuated in disaster drills and in real disasters. SD61 doesn’t even have a Policy, just an inadequate Regulation with no Policy.
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) […]
The SD61 Board bid to host the Vancouver Island School Trustees spring branch meeting and was succesful. Will be held at Esquimalt High School. Butch Dick of the Songhees Nation has been asked to give the territory welcome. Sessions will focus on SOGI, inclusion, governance, and equity. My suggestion: ask a high school student to […]
P1 Meeting record P2 DPAC Lined Paper is my personal record of and commentary on SD61 Board and Standing Committee meetings. Official, approved minutes are on the SD61 website, one month after the meeting. Board meetings are video’d and audio recorded; Committee meetings are not. SD61 Greater Victoria School District includes students in Esquimalt, Oak Bay, Victoria, View […]
Agenda adopted. [Video of all Board meetings here.] Minutes November 27/17 approved (here). Lined Paper record here. No Business Arising from minutes. No Student Achievement presentation, no District Presentations from SD61 staff. A.6 Community Presentations a) Jason Gammon, President, GVTA : GVTA, BCTF 100 Year Anniversary In the BCTF mural, the central figure is an […]
Lined Paper is my personal record of and commentary on SD61 Board and Standing Committee meetings. Official, approved minutes are on the SD61 website, one month after the meeting. SD61 Greater Victoria School District includes students in Esquimalt, Oak Bay, Victoria, View Royal, parts of Saanich and the Highlands, and the Traditional Territories of the Songhees and Esquimalt […]
School Act Part 6 — Boards of Education Division 1 — Corporate Status and Meetings: Meetings and chair : 67 (5.1) Without limiting subsection (5), a board may establish procedures respecting the provision of advice by a district parents’ advisory council to the board.