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 […]
Tag: Reading Recovery
There are 200+ BCCPAC Resolutions – ongoing, achieved or pending. Worth a look. Here’s an interesting one from 1994 still on the books: “That students have the opportunity to be taught the most commonly held theories on the origins of our universe and life on our planet, or at least be given a list of resources to explore these on their own; And that students be encouraged to discuss the pros and cons of these theories without being criticized for their opinions, in order to promote critical thinking skills;And that students be taught evolution as theory, not fact. ” Status: Active.
“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.
P1: Disclaimer / Backgrounder P2: Standing Committee / Board Meeting Report P3: SD61 Applicable Bylaws / Letters from BC School Boards P4: District PAC (aka DPAC, VCPAC) Constitution excerpts / School Act re DPACs Links for more info /sources underlined. Sticky post: Motions and Trustee Voting Records January 2012 – March 2015. The District now […]
We need to believe that parents know what they are doing when they send in the FSA opt out form, and that if they want more information they will call the school. To believe and to act otherwise is condescending.
F.3 Nohr: That the Board write another letter to Premier Clark and Minister Fassbender requesting that the Premier demonstrate good faith bargaining by providing the BC Public School Employers’ Association (BCPSEA) with a renewed mandate to bargain class size and composition into the collective agreement; and that the Premier request BCPSEA and the BCTF to use the services of a special mediator with a view to reaching an agreement as soon as possible. / Defeated. For: Loring-Kuhanga, McNally, Nohr Against: Ferris, Horsman, Leonard, Orcherton
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.