Could all the references to local Board “flexibility to meet local needs” in reports supporting Profile Funding [prevalence] be the same offload onto Boards to bear the brunt of stakeholder frustration that we’ve experienced in an ongoing and increasingly untenable way since 2002, when the real problem is there is not enough funding to […]
Unofficial meeting records and more from SD61 Greater Victoria
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#24 That BCSTA write to the Ministry of Education requesting that all minutes of the K-12 Public Education Funding Model Implementation Working Groups be publicly released in a timely manner so that the work of the Working Groups is transparent before a final decision on a specific funding model is made and implemented.
Ministry Funding Formula Report here: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/…review/independent_review_panel-final_report_2018.pdf Slides from SD43’s report which was sent as a pdf to all Boards of Education. SD61 Greater Victoria has not sent in anything for round 2 of consultation, which ends at the end of March. SD61 letters dated June 26 and May 1 2018 here.
As part of the ongoing boundary review in SD61, Victor School was being considered for treatment as a catchment school, meaning that students from the adjacent community would enter the school in regular classes, taking pressure off exiting schools, and that the Victor students would move… someplace else. Lakehill was proposed. Parents received a letter […]
BC School Act: Board is a corporation 65 … (3) Committees of trustees or individual trustees may not exercise the rights, duties and powers of the board. As locally elected officials, are City Councillors expected to sit quietly for four years if they disagree with a direction of Council? No. Yet it’s considered a violation […]
If you – an employee in BC’s public schools, a parent who sends your kids to BC’s public schools, a taxpayer who makes BC public schools possible, or anyone in BC interested in public education and especially how kids with special needs (aka “diverse learners”) are funded and supported – are not considered part of […]
Be careful what you wish for. Ministry working groups have Ministry-appointed Chairs, and soon will or now have members. No info on who the members are. Yet. Boards have until the end of March to get responses to this round of consultation in to the Ministry. Given that the SD61 Board meeting is on March […]