…let’s not forget local enviro ed champion Lenny Ross, who retired this year.
Tag: school board meetings
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?
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.
Parent at the mic: ” I am here to say the VCPAC and the BCCPAC do not speak for me.
I refuse to accept an oversimplified notion, contained in the CSF, that somehow the teachers struggle to bring about better classroom supports for the 90,000 BC public school children with special needs designations constitutes a form of discrimination. It is another slap in the face of teachers and as a parent, I am appalled at this divisive tactic that could only work to drive a wedge between parents who BCCPAC and VCPAC, claim without our consent, to represent and our teachers who have been at the forefront of the struggle to defend public education for thirteen years and longer.”
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 / Withdrawn [Information is already in effect.]
“A comprehensive study on class size made by educational researchers Bruce Biddler and David Berliner in 2002 showed that the smaller the class size, the better the average student performs on academic achievement tests…. And the gains from smaller class sizes are stronger the longer a child is exposed to them.”
Moved McNally: That the Board of Education of SD61 Greater Victoria write a letter to the Premier of British Columbia urging the Premier to abandon the Province’s appeal of the ruling of Justice Griffin in British Columbia Teachers’ Federation v. British Columbia, 2014 BCSC 121, Date: 20140127, Docket L021662, Registry: Vancouver.