The Record Off The Record 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 […]
Tag: special education
2010 United Nations report on unsustainability of meat and dairy. Not only unsustainable but cruel and inhumane practices. As a vegan, which is increasingly mainstream, want to see more emphasis on the so-called “alternatives” to meat and dairy.
“Teachers and education assistants need to be trained for severe behaviour, and need to deal with a broad array of issues. What is the training? Inclusion can be exclusion. What you in the majority see as segregation can mean community. A segregated space can be inclusive. Where’s the training coming from for specific disorders? Haven’t seen it. And how will you monitor that it is true inclusion?”
The Record Off The Record 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. Sticky post: Motions and Trustee Voting Records January 2012 – December 2015 (January – June 2016 to […]
School District 61 has a policy entitled “Inclusion of Students With Special Needs” (5147, last reviewed 1993), and policy entitled “Alternatives To the Integrated Classroom” (5148, last reviewed 2001). The existence of these policies draws attention to the fact that inclusion, after all these years, is not a given.
SD61 Trustees will soon develop a needs budget to send in to the Ministry of Education along with our compliance budget this year. It will come in at about $5 million extra needed just for this year, to add teachers to cope with the increasing need for special education teacher support for students, and to partially replace other specialist teachers lost over the years to cutbacks.
P1 Next Meetings, Backgrounder P2 SD61 Applicable Bylaws / Standing Committees P3 Ed Policy/ OPPS Combined (because of 2 week Spring Break) Mar 215 P4: District PAC (aka DPAC, VCPAC) Constitution excerpts (scroll to bottom for page links) Links for more info /sources in red. Home page: Sticky post: Motions and Voting Records to January […]