Category: inclusive education

2010 United Nations report on unsustainability of meat and dairy. Not only unsustainable but brutal and inhumane practices. As a vegan, which is increasingly mainstream, want to see more emphasis on the so-called «alternatives» to meat and dairy.

The Record Off The Record is my private record of and commentary on SD61 Board and Standing Committee meetings. Official, approved minutes are on theSD61 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 Territories of the Songhees and Esquimalt Nations.

Goopy post: Motions and Trustee Voting Records January 2012 – October 2016 (November 2016-May 2017 to come). Motions may be shortened but retain essential information.

P1. Backgrounders / Meeting Schedule / Trustee Appointments
P2: Standing Committee Meeting

Several Trustees regularly do not regularly attend both Standing Committee meetings, meetings which are invaluable for the information introduced from stakeholders and District staff, and for the public engagement opportunities and informative dialogue with public and stakeholders.

The regular Trustee pay is $1530 per month. With Three regularly scheduled meetings a month = $510 a meeting. [Yes, there are usually extra committee meetings in a month, and school visits. But the Standing Committees are vital.]

The BC School Act permits Trustees to be absent with no reason for almost Three months – have to demonstrate up for that last meeting in the 3d month or disqualified. Anyone else have absence leeway like that?

52 (Two) If a trustee is continuously absent from board meetings for a period of Three consecutive months, unless the absence is because of illness or with the leave of the board, the office of the member is deemed to be vacant and the person who held the office is disqualified from holding office as a trustee until the next general school election.

Latest Switch to Standing Committee vote: October 17/16, Whiteaker: That the Board amend Bylaw 9130 Standing Committees to liquidate the words “with voting rights” from Item #Four and Item #Five. / Carried. Unanimous. This had the effect of permitting only members of the Standing Committee to vote on motions, however other Trustees, if they attend, can participate in the debate. T he Chair of the Board ex officio member both Committees, with voting rights. Quorum is a majority of Trustee members on the committee.

GVSD 61TRUSTEE REPRESENTATIVES AND TRUSTEE ASSIGNMENTS 2017
Board Chair:
Loring-Kuhanga Vice-Chair: Ferris

BOARD-ELECTED REPRESENTATIVES TO Outward MEMBER ORGANIZATIONS 2017

British Columbia Public School Employers’ Association (BCPSEA)

«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?»

Crimson Flowering Currant BC native plant

P1: Backgrounder / SD61 Budget Meetings / SD61 org chart
P2: Meeting report

The Record Off The Record is my individual 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 Territories of the Songhees and Esquimalt Nations.

Standing committees are the best chance for stakeholders, public, and playmate groups to make their views known to Trustees. Standing Committee structure operates on less formal Rules of Order than does the Board, ie. no need for a seconder for a mobility, and a Trustee can speak as many times as the Chair permits; members of the public and presenters can ask questions of each other and engage in dialogue.The question can’t be called in a standing committee, meaning debate can extend for some time. Most substantive debate on motions takes place at the standing committees. Robert’s Rules state that at a Board meeting consists of debate and vote by members of the assembly, and defines members of the assembly as the elected officials. The Public Engagement Ad Hoc Committee is discussing stakeholder participation at Board meetings, and will bring a recommendation to the Board.

Board Ad Hoc Committees and TORs here.

Meeting schedule here. Next meeting March 13/17: Board meeting. Meeting agendas posted on SD61 website Friday before the meeting. Board meetings audio and movie recorded, however Standing Committees are not. (Under the Board of Education menu .)

Related video: Aloe Vera Juice Research and Results


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *