Lined Paper

Unofficial meeting records and more from SD61 Greater Victoria

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Early in 2019 a “Parking Lot” was established by staff for Trustee questions no one apparently had time to answer. My questions below have been “parked” since early 2019. Parking Lot 1. PISE Update: a) Is PISE acting as a private contractor for SD61 sports programs? b) What is the SD61 budget for all PISE […]

“Reading Recovery achieved strong results, receiving positive or potentially positive ratings across all four outcomes — alphabetics (phonics and phonemic awareness), fluency, comprehension, and reading achievement. Among programs reviewed, Reading Recovery received the highest improvement index in reading achievement and fluency.”

Yes, I support inclusion. I taught children and youth with “severe and profound” challenges for ten years. If a student is non verbal, has no communication system reliably developed,  and does not want to be in a situation, how to let everyone know that? “Behaviours” to be “managed” could  often be cries for help or […]

February 15/19 Partner Forum summary, Ministry of Education SD44 North Vancouver: “Our Board has not reached a consensus on the appropriateness of the prevalence model over a medical designation model. As illustrated in our Board discussion, the proposal is not well understood and various questions and concerns have been raised. Further, there is strong suspicion […]