Alternative titles: 1. It’s Not Over ’til It’s Over 2. Can We Talk? From the Ministry Discussion Guide below: “The Chair of the Independent Review Panel will present a final report and recommendations to the Minister of Education in the late summer of 2018 for consideration, and the Ministry will work with the Technical Review […]
Unofficial meeting records and more from SD61 Greater Victoria
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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.
SD61 Budget information can be found here. Special Budget Meeting – Thursday, April 12, 2018, 7 p.m. Operations Policy and Planning (OPPS) Committee Meeting –Monday, April 16, 2018, 7 p.m. Special Budget Meeting – Wednesday, April 25, 2018, 7 p.m., or Comment in writing to firstname.lastname@example.org Present: McNally, Nohr, Paynter, Watters, Whiteaker Regrets: Board Chair Loring-Kuhanga, Orcherton Absent: […]
” 80-120 entries in Grade 6 every year. Retention very high for late French Immersion students – almost none leave the program.”
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 […]