Parent presenter: I would like to thank the Board Chair and Trustees for allowing me the opportunity to address this meeting. I have two issues I would like to discuss which concern the District PAC. The first is in regards to the status of the DPAC during Board Meetings and second is in concern of funding of Parent Education events.
Tag: School Board Governance
The current burgeoning focus on student mental health raises (doesn’t beg) many questions, among them: Are we pathologizing normal states of mind? Is it possible to identify students truly in need of help? Is “compulsory help” really helpful?
The District is fine. The Board needs a strategic plan. If we knew where we were going we wouldn’t have 8-12 motions on one agenda.
Nohr: That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) develop through a review process at the Education Policy and Operations, Policy and Planning meetings a District Code of Conduct which would be relevant and appropriate for students, parents/guardians, community members, staff, and district employees who attend our schools; the engagement process with partner groups to be determined at a later date. / Defeated.
Nohr: That the Board send an email to all employee groups with a reminder that the district email may not be used at any time during the current civic election (Sept 30-Nov 15) for political purposes including recommending or endorsing specific candidates. / Withdrawn [Information is already in effect.]
” Looking at the parameters of this council critically, there are a lot of “un”s: unelected, unannounced, unaccountable, unrecorded.”
“Making a motion again after it has been defeated at a previous meeting is called renewal of the motion. All you need to do for this motion is to make the same motion again at your next monthly meeting. You can do this regardless of how you voted on the original motion.”