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Moved out of I CAmera meeting to public meeting for Board February 16: 1.That the Board support support the naming of physical assets in recognition of financial contributions from individuals and families. The opportunity for naming recognition must comply with the Province of BC Naming Privileges Policy. 2. That the Board support the naming of physical assets in recognition of financial contributions from businesses / corporations (commercial benefactors). The opportunity for naming recognition must comply with the Province of BC Naming Privileges Policy.

Following the budget vote is a vote on the official Budget Bylaw so the budget can be sent to the Ministry of Education. I voted against all three Bylaw readings in one meeting, which needs unanimous agreement, so the final vote went to an email “poll vote”. I voted no in that final vote. I do not agree with closing a school this year, or with the cuts required since 2001 (which included closing many other schools). The cuts are direct results of underfunding and offloading of costs to School Districts by the Province.