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 […]
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Recommended motion (recommended by the Committee): TTB accept the recommendations of the Student Registration and Transfer Ad Hoc Committee.
Proposed new enrolment protocol for a school: 1. re-enrolling student 2. catchment sibling 3. new catchment child 4. non catchment sibling 5. non catchment child 6. non school district child . / One parent speaker: Changing schools can lead to psychosis.
The Record Off The Record 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 […]
“Mental health” is too important an issue to have one-off presentations at various schools. There is a province-wide bandwagon effect regarding student mental health initiatives, and the providers need more scrutiny from the District.
Letters from BC School Boards to the Minister of Education, and others on a variety of topics here. I’ve reformatted many School Board letters that BC School Boards copy to other Boards and more, on various topics, in order to post them here. School Board Letters #9 is the last letters post here. The conversion […]
Notice of Motions for Board meeting June 16: a) Alpha: That the board direct senior administration to consult with school communities to explore the possibility of an elementary school site that could be designated wifi free so the rents requesting accommodation for tier children will have a public school option that meets their needs. b) Alpha: That the Board provide a written rationale of the Board’s decision regarding designating an elementary school site as wifi free to the parents requesting accommodation for their children after the board has made that decision.
“In a nutshell: schools are spending billions on technology even as they cut budgets and lay off teachers, with little proof that this approach is improving basic learning.” … “Exposing children to computer technology before they are ready (around 7th grade) can hamper their ability to fully develop strong bodies, healthy habits of discipline and self-control, fluency with creative and artistic expression and flexible and agile minds. ” ( Waldorf School of the Peninsula, Silicon Valley)