Approved Motions

DateApproved MotionsAction
Sept. 25, 2017That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) direct the Chair to write a letter in response to the July 5, 2017 letter received from MLA, Mitzi Dean.A letter was sent to MLA, Mitzi Dean on Oct 2, 2017.
Sept. 25, 2017That the motion “That the Board of Education of School District No.61 (Greater Victoria) direct that the School Code of Conduct will not include any other statements regarding expectations of dress, save for the following:

Our school is committed to creating a learning community that values diversity and is free of all forms of discrimination. In line with the BC Human Rights Code which prohibits discrimination on the basis of an individual’s race, colour, ancestry, place of origin, religion, marital status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression and age, (insert school name) promotes a climate of understanding and mutual respect where all are equal in dignity and rights. Actions through verbal and non-verbal communication (including clothing) must demonstrate support for the BC Human Rights Code” be referred back to the One Learning Community Ad Hoc Committee for further discussion and input from Stakeholder groups.
The motion was referred back to the One Learning Community Ad Hoc Committee for further discussion and input.
Sept. 25, 2017That the Board of Education of School District No.61 (Greater Victoria) establish a French Advisory Ad Hoc Committee to meet at least annually or as required.The French Advisory Ad Hoc Committee will meet on an annual basis or as required.
Sept. 25, 2017That the Board of Education of School District No.61 (Greater Victoria) request that the Superintendent provide a report and recommendation on elementary counselling supports for elementary children and their families for the November 2017 Education Policy and Directions meeting.The Superintendent will report back to the November 6, 2017 Education Policy and Directions Committee Meeting.
Sept. 25, 2017That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) approve recommended motions i), ii) and v) from the September 18, 2017 Operations Policy and Planning Committee meeting.The motions were approved.
Sept. 25,2017That the Board of Education of School District No.61 (Greater Victoria) increase trustee remuneration by $1,500 effective January 1, 2019 to offset the impact of the Federal income tax change.Trustee remuneration will increase on Jan. 1, 2019 by $1,500.
Sept. 25, 2017That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) accept expense reimbursement claims as of July 2018 for trustee expenses associated with carrying out their duties.Trustee reimbursement claims will be accepted as of July 2018 for all expenses associated with carrying out their duties.
Sept. 25, 2017That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) approve that trustees shall submit professional development requests and that professional development expenses shall be treated independently of trustee business expenses.Trustees will now submit requests for their Professional Development and the expenses will be treated independently of their business expenses.
Sept. 25, 2017That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) direct the Superintendent to amend Regulation 8230 - Trustee Remuneration and Expenses for changes to the expense reimbursement and professional development procedures, and to reflect that trustee remuneration be adjusted on an annual basis to reflect the inflation rate as per Statistic Canada’s Consumer Price Index and that trustee remuneration be amended as of January 2018 to reflect the inflationary increases that have occurred since the beginning of the current Board’s term.Regulation 8230 - Trustee Remuneration and Expenses has been amended and posted on the District website.
Sept. 25, 2017That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) strike an ad hoc committee of administration and trustees to discuss the processes, procedures and practices regarding the reimbursement of business expenses and professional development for trustees and report back to the October 2017 Operations Policy and Planning Committee.An Ad Hoc Committee has been struck and the first meeting has been set for October.
Sept. 25, 2017That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) support in principle the upgrading of the upper Esquimalt High School field and direct the Superintendent to have discussions with community partners regarding the capital requirements of the project.Superintendent Langstraat will begin discussions with community partners with regards to upgrading the upper Esquimalt High School field.
Sept. 25, 2017That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) receive the Superintendent’s report as presented.The Superintendent's Report was received as presented.
Sept. 25, 2017That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) assign trustees to act as municipal liaisons and that administration assist in the drafting of guidelines for such assignments. Guidelines are currently being established and then assignments will be made.
Sept. 25, 2017That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) receive the Secretary-Treasurer’s report as presented.The Secretary-Treasurer's report was received as presented.
Sept. 25, 2017That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) approve the internally restricted surplus appropriation of $19,769,564 as shown on Schedule 2 of the Financial Statements , being held for school level funds $5,379,427 (Note A), unspent project budgets $3,729,737 (Note B), purchase order commitments $1,385,806 (Note C), and the previously approved budgeted surplus of $5,500,000 (Note D).The internally restricted surplus appropriation was approved.
Sept. 25, 2017That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) approve $2,304,887 of the June 30, 2017 unrestricted operating surplus of $3,774,594 (Note E) to be carried forward and applied towards the 2018/2019 projected deficit of $3,700,000 ($1,395,113 carry forward approved in April 2017 (Note D).$2,304,887 will be applied to the 2018/2019 projected deficit.
Sept. 25, 2017That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) approve $500,000 of the June 30, 2017 unrestricted operating surplus of $3,774,594 (Note E) to provide supports for children and families in elementary schools.$500,000 will be put towards supporting children and families in elementary schools.
Sept. 25, 2017That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) approve $400,000 of the June 30, 2017 unrestricted operating surplus of $3,774,594 (Note E) for facility environmental upgrades.$400,000 will be put towards facility environmental upgrades.
Sept. 25, 2017That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) approve $199,300 of the June 30, 2017 unrestricted operating surplus of $3,774,594 (Note E) to hire two technology support teachers, for one year, who will provide teacher support in the use of technology to enhance student learning within the revised curriculum.$199,300 will be put towards hiring two technology support teachers.
Sept. 25, 2017That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) approve $270,407 of the June 30, 2017 unrestricted operating surplus of $3,774,594 (Note E) to provide learning resources to support the new curriculum.$270,407 will be put towards providing learning resources to support the new curriculum.
Sept. 25, 2017That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) approve $100,000 of the June 30, 2017 unrestricted operating surplus of $3,774,594 (Note E) to provide district-wide library support.$100,000 will be put towards district wide library support.
Sept. 25, 2017That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) approve the transfer of $211,782 to local capital for the student device replacement reserve.$211,782 has been transferred from local capital to support the student device replacement reserve.
Sept. 25, 2017That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) approve the audited financial statements of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) for the year ended June 30, 2017; and that the Board Chair, the Superintendent and the Secretary-Treasurer be authorized to execute these statements, where applicable, on behalf of the Board.The approved audited financial statements were executed and submitted to the Ministry of Education.
Sept. 25, 2017That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) approve the schedules as required by the Financial Information Act for the period July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017.The schedules have been submitted to the Ministry of Education and posted to the District website.
Aug 21, 2017That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) approve granting an easement over Lot 1 on Plan 1177, Block A, Victoria PID 007-683-332, being Quadra Elementary School, to the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) and the City of Victoria, for the purposes of access to consolidated Lots 2 and 3 on Plan 1190B, Block 2, Section 4, Victoria, PID 008-032-939.The Board approved granting the easement and the paperwork was sent to the City of Victoria.
Aug. 21, 2017That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) agree to give all three readings of Disposal (Easement) of Real Property Bylaw 17-02 at the August 21, 2017 meeting.The Board gave all three readings of Disposal (Easement) of Real Property Bylaw 17-02.
Aug. 21, 2017That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) approve the Disposal (Easement) of Real Property Bylaw 17- 02 , being a bylaw to grant an easement over Lot 1 on Plan 1177, Block A, Victoria PID 007-683-332, being Quadra Elementary School, to the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) and the City of Victoria, for the purposes of access to consolidated Lots 2 and 3 on Plan 1190B, Block 2, Section 4, Victoria, PID 008-032-939 be:

Read a first time the 21st day August, 2017;
Read a second time the 21st day of August, 2017;
Read a third time, passed and adopted the 21st day of August, 2017.

And that the Secretary-Treasurer and the Board Chair be authorized to execute and seal this bylaw on behalf of the Board.
The Board Chair and Secretary-Treasurer executed Bylaw 17-02 and the paperwork was sent to the Ministry of Education.
June 26, 2017That amended Bylaw 9360 – General Meeting of the Board be:

Read a third time, passed and adopted the 26th day of June 2017 and that the amended Bylaw 9360 be enacted effective June 26, 2017.
The third reading of Bylaw 9360 was approved.
June 26, 2017That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) approve the recommended motions (ii) and (iii) from the June 12, 2017 Operations Policy and Planning Committee meeting.The motions were approved.
June 26, 2017That the Board of Education of School District No.61 (Greater Victoria) amend the Equity Ad Hoc Committee’s Terms of Reference to a) extend the timeline of the Committee through the 2017/2018 school year, and to b) add that the Committee will provide recommendations in advance of the 2018/2019 budget process.The terms of reference for the Equity Ad Hoc Committee were approved as amended.
June 26, 2017That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) direct the Superintendent to review the Greater Victoria Foundation for Learning mandate and bring recommendations back to the Operations Policy and Planning Committee.The Superintendent will review the Greater Victoria Foundation for Learning mandate.
June 26, 2017That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) delete Policy 2127.060 Psychologist, Policy 2127.062 Speech and Language Specialist, and Policy 2127.063 District Counsellors.The policies were deleted.
June 26, 2017That the Board of Education of School District No.61 (Greater Victoria) accept the Long Term District Facilities Plan report in draft format.The draft Long Term District Facilities Plan report was accepted.
June 26, 2017That the Board of Education of School District No.61 (Greater Victoria) accept the recommendations of the Student Registration and Transfer Ad Hoc Committee as follows:

1) That the Board of Education approve the following student enrolment priorities and corresponding considerations to take effect for student enrolment during the 2018-2019 school year:

1. re-enrolling students
2. a catchment area sibling
3. a new catchment area child
4. a non-catchment sibling
5. a non-catchment area child
6. a non-school district child

2) That the Board of Education direct the Superintendent to revise the appropriate policies and regulations to reflect changes to the student enrolment priorities and process, including:

English and French program families who could not access their catchment school will have the first right of refusal at their catchment school when, or if, a seat becomes available. Should the family choose to stay in their present non-catchment school, or a seat does not become available at their catchment school, they will be treated as a catchment student at their non-catchment school and pathway.

A student leaving a French Immersion program at a school that is not their English catchment school will have to apply for a transfer to attend the English program. This practice will also apply to any student attending a program of choice at a non-catchment school (e.g. sports academy or leadership program).

The enrolment priorities apply to all students in transition from elementary to middle school, and from middle school to high school. In the event space is limited and a school cannot accept all non-catchment student requests, priority will be given to those non-catchment students currently in the determined pathway of schools over other non-catchment, non-pathway students.

In recognition of a growing student population and to ensure an equitable placement of international students at schools across the District, the number of international student registrations will be capped at 1,050 FTE for 2017-2018 and will be reviewed annually by the Superintendent and Director of International Student Programs, based on annual enrolment projections.

3) That the Board of Education direct the Superintendent to review the current registration process to improve registration information and documentation requirements for registration, as well as identify possible options for online registration.
The Board accepted the recommendations of the Student Registration and Transfer Ad Hoc Committee.
June 26, 2017That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) receive the Superintendent’s report as presented.The Superintendent's report was received as presented.
June 26, 2017That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) makes available to the public via the District website, the schedules of fees that have been approved by the School Planning Councils for the District’s Specialty Academy programs.The schedule of fees for the District's Specialty Academy programs will be posted on the website.
June 26, 2017That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) approve the 2017/2018 Board of Education Proposed Dates and the Standing Committee meeting dates.The 2017/2018 Board of Education and Standing Committee meeting dates were approved.
June 26, 2017That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) receive the Secretary-Treasurer’s report as presented.The Secretary-Treasurer's report was received as presented.
June 26, 2017That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) approve for submission to the Ministry of Education, the 2018/2019 Greater Victoria School District No. 61 Five Year Capital Plan.The 2018/2019 Five Year Capital Plan was approved.
May 23, 2017That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) approve the recommended motions from the May 1, 2017 Education Policy and Directions Committee meeting.The motions were approved.
May 23, 2017That the Board of Education of School District No.61 (Greater Victoria) approve the Board Authority Authorized course: Yoga for Mindfulness 10 - 12.Board Authority Authorized course: Yoga for Mindfulness 10-12 was approved.
May 23, 2017That the Board of Education of School District No.61 (Greater Victoria) approve the Board Authority Authorized course: Astronomy 11.Board Authority Authorized course: Astronomy 11 was approved.
May 23, 2017That the Board of Education of School District No.61 (Greater Victoria) approve the Board Authority Authorized course: Travel Languages 11.Board Authority Authorized course: Travel Languages 11 was approved.
May 23 , 2017That the Board of Education of School District No.61 (Greater Victoria) approve the Board Authority Authorized course: Political Science 12.Board Authority Authorized course: Political Science 12 was approved.
May 23, 2017That the Board of Education of School District No.61 (Greater Victoria) instruct the Chair to write to the Ministry of Children and Family Development requesting their support for childcare providers applications for capital funding, and expressing the Board’s support for childcare at district schools.A letter was sent to the Ministry of Children and Family Development and posted on the District website.
May 23, 2017That the Board of Education of School District No.61 (Greater Victoria) direct the Superintendent to review lunch monitor guidelines, training, student/supervisor ratio; and costs for alternatives and bring this report to the November 2017 Operations Policy and Planning Committee meeting.The Superintendent will begin a review and report back to the November 2017 Operations Policy and Planning Committee meeting.
May 23, 2017That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) receive the Superintendent’s report as presented.The Superintendent's report was received as presented.
May 23, 2017That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) direct the Student Registration and Transfer Committee to include within its mandate French Immersion Programs, catchment area review and the possibility of re-opening closed schools.The motion as been forwarded to the Committee for inclusion in their mandate.
May 23, 2017That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) receive the Secretary-Treasurer’s report as presented.The Secretary-Treasurer's report was received as presented.
May 23, 2017That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) approve spending up to $500,000 from local capital for technology packages for new enrolling classrooms should funding not materialize from the Ministry of Education.The District is currently evaluating its Classroom Enhancement Fund Capital approval to determine if there is sufficient funds to support the project.
May 23, 2017That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) request the Chair to write a letter to the Minister of Education, copying other Party leaders, requesting that the Ministry of Education fund CUPE Education Assistants to supervise SD61 K-5 students during student lunch times in classrooms that rely on students to do this supervision.
May 23, 2017That the motion “That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) direct the Superintendent to develop protocols to reply to inquiries from School District No. 61 stakeholders” be referred to the Public Engagement Ad Hoc Committee.The motion has been referred to the Public Engagement Ad Hoc Committee to add to their mandate.
May 23, 2017That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) amend Bylaw 9360, General Meeting of the Board, 11.C., to add that verbal Trustee Reports shall be a maximum of two minutes and that any Trustee Reports requiring more than two minutes shall be submitted in writing only, and that amended Bylaw 9360, General Meeting of the Board be:

Read a first time this 23rd day of May, 2017; and
Read a second time this 23rd day of May, 2017.
The amendment to Bylaw 9360, General Meeting of the Board, was given two readings and a third reading will be held at the June 26, 2017 Board meeting.
April 24, 2017That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) approve the recommended motions with the exception of motions i, iii and iv from the April 10, 2017 Operations Policy and Planning Committee meeting.The motions were approved.
April 24, 2017That the Board of Education of School District No.61 (Greater Victoria) authorize senior administration to engage with Anomura to develop a feasibility study of land use with respect to the proposal for temporary social housing.Senior administration will work with Anomura to develop a feasibility study of land use with respect to the proposal for temporary social housing.
April 24, 2017That the Board of Education of School District No.61 (Greater Victoria) approve the revised Bylaw 9360 General Meeting of the Board to reflect the opportunity for stakeholder partners to comment (but not vote) on agenda items at Board of Education meetings.The revisions to Bylaw 9360 General Meeting of the Board were approved.
April 24, 2017That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) agree to give all three readings to Bylaw 9360, General Meeting of the Board at the meeting of April 24, 2017.The Board agreed to give Bylaw 9360 General Meeting of the Board all three readings.
April 24, 2017That Bylaw 9360, General Meeting of the Board be:

Read a first time the 24th day of April, 2017;
Read a second time the 24th day of April, 2017;
Read a third time, passed and adopted the 24th day of April, 2017.
The Board adopted revised Bylaw 9360 General Meeting of the Board.
April 24, 2017 That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) direct the Superintendent to enhance the information available to the public and stakeholders about their role and voice at meetings, the ability to address the Board and participate at Standing Committees as well as update the agenda package and information at the meeting itself, and improve the District website.The District website and information available to the public meeting process will be enhanced.
April 24, 2017That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) direct the Superintendent to extend the timeline of the Public Engagement and Communications Committee to include the 2017-2018 school year.The timeline for the Public Engagement and Communications Committee was extended to include the 2017-2018 school year.
April 24, 2017That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) delete Policy 2123.040 Manager Building Operations.Policy 2123.010 Manager Building Operations was deleted.
April 24, 2017That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) delete Policy 2123.045 Supervisor of Maintenance.Policy 2123.045 Supervisor of Maintenance was deleted.
April 24, 2017That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) delete Policy 2123.046 Supervisor of Construction.Policy 2123.046 Supervisor of Construction was deleted.
April 24, 2017That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) receive the Secretary-Treasurer’s report as presented.The Secretary-Treasurer's report was received as presented.
April 24, 2017That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) agree to give all three readings to Capital Bylaw No. 2017/18-CPSD61-01 Capital Plan 2017/18 at the meeting of April 24, 2017.The Board agreed to give Capital Bylaw No. 2017/18-CPSD61-01 Capital Plan 2017/18 all three readings.
April 24, 2017That Capital Bylaw No. 2017/18-CPSD61-01 Capital Plan 2017/18 be:

Read a first time the 24th day of April, 2017;
Read a second time the 24th day of April, 2017;
Read a third time, passed and adopted the 24th day of April, 2017;
and that the Secretary-Treasurer and the Board Chair be authorized to execute and seal this bylaw on behalf of the Board.
The Board adopted Capital Bylaw No. 2017/18-CPSD61-01 Capital Plan 2017/18.
April 24, 2017That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) approve granting a Statutory Right-of-Way to TELUS Communications Inc. for the purpose of installing and maintaining telecommunications infrastructure at Reynolds Secondary School on the property legally described as Lot 1, Section 32, Victoria District Plan 29255, Except Plan VIP88547, PID: 001-421-468.The Board approved granting a Statutory Right-of-Way to TELUS Communications Inc.
April 24, 2017 That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) agree to give all three readings to the School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) Disposal (Right-of-Way) of Real Property Bylaw No. 17-01 at the April 24, 2017 Board meeting.The Board agreed to give all three readings to the School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) Disposal (Right-of-Way) Bylaw No. 17-01.
April 24, 2017That the School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) Disposal (Right-of-Way) of Real Property Bylaw No. 17-01, being a bylaw to grant a Statutory Right-of-Way to TELUS Communications Inc. on the property legally described as Lot 1, Section 32, Victoria District Plan 29255, Except Plan VIP88547, PID: 001-421-468, for the purpose of installing and maintaining telecommunications infrastructure at Reynolds Secondary School, be
Read a first time the 24th day of April, 2017;
Read a second time the 24th day of April, 2017;
Read a third time, passed and adopted the 24th day of April, 2017, and that the Secretary-Treasurer and the Board Chair be authorized to execute and seal this bylaw on behalf of the Board.
The Board adopted School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) Disposal (Right-of-Way) Bylaw No. 17-01.
April 24, 2017That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) refer all food and nutrition related policies and regulations, including Policy and Regulation 3313 School Meal Program and Policy and Regulation 6164.3 Consumption of Nutritious Foods, to the Policy Sub-Committee for update and consolidation.The Board referred all food and nutrition related policies and regulations to the Policy Sub-Committee for update and consolidation.
April 24, 2017That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) direct the Superintendent to, in consultation with the Facilities Department, oversee the creation of a draft School Gardens and Landscaping Policy and Regulation that incorporates the existing Facilities Department Guideline - Tree Planting, Landscaping, Equipment Placement and ensures that school gardens and landscaping projects are consistently supported across the district, and that the draft policy and regulation be brought back to the Education Policy and Directions Standing Committee.A draft School Gardens and Landscaping Policy and Regulation will be created.
April 24, 2017That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) direct the Superintendent to provide a report to the Education Policy and Directions Standing Committee on current practices and future directions for supporting gifted learners in our district, and recommendations for updating Policy 6142.05 Education of Students or Learners With Gifted Abilities accordingly.A report on current practices and future directions for supporting gifted learners will be prepared.
April 24, 2017That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) re-affirm their endorsement of the $10 a day Childcare Plan including the inclusion of early learning and childcare being brought under the Ministry of Education and that a letter be written to the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Children and Family Development urging this change and the necessary capital investment to create childcare space on school district property with the announced $7.5 billion Federal funding.A letter will be written to the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Children and Family Development urging that early learning and childcare be brought under the Ministry of Education and that the capital investment to create childcare space on school district property take place.
April 24, 2017That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) receive the Superintendent’s report as presented.The Superintendent's report was received as presented.
March 13, 2017That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) jointly submit as a late emergent motion to the BCSTA AGM along with VISTA as follows: “Be it resolved that the BCSTA urge the government to bring Early Childhood Development and the appropriate full funding under the responsibility of the Ministry of Education.”The Board will jointly submit a late emergent motion to the BCSTA.
March 13, 2017That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) receive the Secretary-Treasurer’s report as presented.The Secretary-Treasurer's report was received as presented.
March 13, 2017That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) approve the terms of reference for the One Learning Community Ad Hoc Committee as amended to replace the words “in place” with “required” under Deliverables and under Membership add one representative each from elementary, middle and secondary from the Greater Victoria Teachers’ Association and the Victoria Principals and Vice-Principals Association, delete the word ‘Executive”, add one CUPE 382 representative, add one ASA representative, add one student representative and add one representative from each local First Nation.The Terms of Reference for the One Learning Community Ad Hoc Committee were approved as amended.
March 13, 2017That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) receive the Superintendent’s report as presented.The Superintendent's report was received as presented.
March 13, 2017That the Board of Education of School District No.61 (Greater Victoria) support the Day of Mourning, April 28,2017 and communicate its support to all employees.The Board will communicate the Day of Mourning with all employees.
March 13, 2017That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) approve the recommended motion from the March 6, 2017 Combined Education Policy and Directions Committee and Operations Policy and Planning Committee meeting.The motion was approved.
February 27, 2017That the Board of Education of School District No.61 (Greater Victoria) provide the following motion to the BCSTA AGM: “That the BCSTA Board of Directors request the legislative Committee to review the BCSTA current bylaws to ensure they continue to best serve the membership and current organizational structure.”The motion will be provided to the BCSTA AGM.
February 27, 2017That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) extend the board meeting time past 11:00 p.m.The Board meeting time was extended.
February 27, 2017That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) receive the Secretary-Treasurer’s report as presented.The Secretary-Treasurer's Report was received.
February 27, 2017That the following dates be approved:

2017/2018 School Year Calendar*

School Opening – September 5, 2017
First non-instructional day – September 18, 2017
Thanksgiving – October 9, 2017
Second non-instructional day – October 20, 2017 (Province wide)
Remembrance Day – November 13, 2017
Third non-instructional day – November 24, 2017
Schools close for Winter vacation – December 22, 2017
Schools re-open after Winter vacation – January 8, 2018
Family Day – February 12, 2018
Fourth non-instructional day – February 23, 2018
Schools close for Spring vacation – March 16, 2018
Good Friday – March 30, 2018
Easter Monday – April 2, 2018
Schools re-open after Spring vacation – April 4, 2018
Fifth non-instructional day – April 20, 2018
Sixth non-instructional day – May 18, 2018
Victoria Day – May 21, 2018
Administrative Day and School Closing – June 29, 2018
*Seventh non-instructional day to be chosen by each school

2018/2019 School Year Calendar*

School Opening – September 4, 2018
First non-instructional day – September 17, 2018
Thanksgiving – October 8, 2018
Second non-instructional day – October 19, 2018 (Province wide)
Remembrance Day – November 12, 2018
Third non-instructional day – November 23, 2018
Schools close for Winter vacation – December 21, 2018
Schools re-open after Winter vacation – January 7, 2019
Family Day – February 11, 2019
Fourth non-instructional day – February 22, 2019
Schools close for Spring vacation – March 15, 2019
Schools re-open after Spring vacation – April 1, 2019
Good Friday – April 19, 2019
Easter Monday – April 22, 2019
Fifth non-instructional day – May 17, 2019
Victoria Day – May 20, 2019
Administrative Day and School Closing – June 28, 2019
*Sixth non-instructional day to be chosen by each school
The 2017-2018 and 2018-2019 school calendars were approved.
February 27, 2017That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) receive the Superintendent’s report as presented.The Superintendent's report was received as presented.
February 27, 2017That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) direct the Superintendent to provide the Board an updated organization chart when changes are made. An updated organization chart will be provided when changes are made.
February 27, 2017That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) direct the Superintendent to revise the regulation associated with Policy 1240 - School Volunteers to bring clarity to the regulation with respect to volunteers in schools.Regulation 1240 - School Volunteers will be revised.
February 27, 2017That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) accept Policy 1240 - School Volunteers as reviewed with no changes.Policy 1240 - School Volunteers was accepted by the Board.
February 27, 2017That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) Amended Annual Budget Bylaw for fiscal year 2016/2017 in the amount of $223,083,534 be:
Read a first time the 27th day of February, 2017;
Read a second time the 27th day of February, 2017;
Read a third time, passed and adopted the 27th day of February, 2017;
And that the Chairperson and the Secretary-Treasurer be authorized to sign, seal and execute this Bylaw on behalf of the Board.
The Amended Annual Budget Bylaw was approved by the Board.
February 27, 2017That the Board of Education of School District No.61 (Greater Victoria) agree to give all three readings of the 2016/2017 Amended Annual Budget Bylaw at the meeting of February 27, 2017.The Board agreed to three readings of the Amended Annual Budget Bylaw.
February 27, 2017That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) approve the recommended motions with the exception of items i) ii) and iii) from the February 14, 2017 Operations Policy and Planning Committee meeting.The motions were approved.
January 23, 2017That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) submit the extra-ordinary resolution “Removal of Honourary President” as presented, to the BCSTA AGM.The extra-ordinary resolution was submitted for the BCSTA AGM.
January 23, 2017That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) direct the Superintendent to make application to the Ministry of Education to access $235,753 in restricted capital to fund the completed SPIR work.A letter was sent to the Ministry of Education.
January 23, 2017That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) receive the Secretary-Treasurer’s report as presented.The Secretary-Treasurer's report was received as presented.
January 23, 2017That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) receive the Superintendent’s report as presented.The Superintendent's report was received as presented.
January 23, 2017That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) approve the posting of the following 2017/2018 and 2018/2019 school year calendars on the School District’s website for a period of one month.The 2017/2018 and 2018/2019 school year calendars will be posted on the website for one month.
January 23, 2017That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) delete Policy 5127 - Recognition Ceremonies.Policy 5127 was deleted and removed from the website.
January 23, 2017That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) delete Policy 5126 – Awards and Recognition.Policy 5126 was deleted and removed from the website.
January 23, 2017That the Board of Education of School District No.61 (Greater Victoria) delete Policy 4135.4 – Teacher Staff Grievance Procedure.Policy 4135.4 was deleted and removed from the website.
January 23, 2017That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) approve the recommended motions from the January 16, 2017 Operations Policy and Planning Committee meeting.The motions were approved.
January 23, 2017That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater
Victoria) accept the Terms of Reference for the District Middle
School Review Committee as amended.
The Terms of Reference were approved.
January 23, 2017That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) approve the recommended motion from the January 9, 2017 Education Policy and Directions Committee Meeting.The motion was approved.
Dec 12 2016That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) bring forward a motion to the British Columbia School Trustees' Association Provincial Council meeting calling on the Ministry of Education to extend the timeline for implementation of the revised high school curriculum.A motion was brought forward
Dec 12 2016That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) amend Bylaw 9250.2, Notices of Motion, to delete the words "and may vote" from item #3.Revised Bylaw 9250.2 - Notices of Motion, has been posted on the District website.
Dec 12 2016That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) agrees to give all three readings to Bylaw 9250.2, Notices of Motion, at the meeting of November 28, 2016.All three readings were given to Bylaw 9250.2 - Notices of Motion.
Dec 12 2016That Bylaw 9250.2, Notices of Motion be: Read a first time this 28th day of November, 2016; Read a second time this 28th day of November, 2016; Read a third time, passed and adopted this 28th day of November, 2016.The Bylaw was approved by the Board of Education and sent to the Ministry of Education.
Dec 12 2016That the election ballots be destroyed.Ballots were destroyed
Dec 12 2016That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) approve the recommended motions from the November 7, 2016 Education Policy and Directions Committee meeting.The Motions were approved
Dec 12 2016That the Board of Education of School District 61 (Greater Victoria) instruct the Chair to write a letter of support expressing our sincere condolences to the Abbotsford school community for the tragedy and loss of life of Abbotsford Senior Secondary School student Letisha Reimer.A letter was sent to the Abbotsford School District
Dec 12 2016That the Board of Education of School District 61 (Greater Victoria) approve the recommended motions from the November 14, 2016 Operations Policy and Planning Committee Meeting except for items D2. b) iii and viii which will be discussed separately.The Motions were approved, except for items D2. b) iii and viii which were discussed separately.
Dec 12 2016That the Board of Education of School District 61 (Greater Victoria) delete Policy 2123.044 - Supervisor of Data Processing.Policy was deleted
Dec 12 2016That the Board of Education of School District 61 (Greater Victoria) approve naming the basketball court in the teaching gym at Oak Bay High school "The Don Horwood Court".The basketball court in the teaching gym will be named "The Don Horwood Court".
Dec 12 2016That the Board of Education of School District 61 (Greater Victoria) delete Policy 3526 - Emergency Repairs to School PlantPolicy was deleted
Dec 12 2016That the Board of Education of School District 61 (Greater Victoria) retain Policy 3545.2 Field Trips and replace "the Board of School Trustees" with "the Board of Education" in the policy.The Policy was retained and amended to replace "the Board of School Trustees" with "The Board of Education"
Dec 12 2016That the Board of Education of School District 61 (Greater Victoria) retain Policy 3545.25 Overnight Accommodation in the policy and replace "the Board of School Trustees" with "the Board of Education" in the policy.The Policy was retained and amended to replace "the Board of School Trustees" with "The Board of Education"
Dec 12 2016That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) request senior staff to establish a link on the District website to provide the public with information pertaining to the Superintendent’s and trustees' annual expenses; this information would be updated at the end of each fiscal year and include the first two years of the current term of the Board of Education.A link was established on the District website providing information pertaining the Superintendent's and Trustees' annual expenses for the 2014-15 and 2015-2016 school years.
Dec 12 2016That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) receive the Superintendent’s report of November 28, 2016 as presented.The Superintendent's report was adopted as presented.
Nov 28 2016That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) receive the Secretary-Treasurer’s report of November 28, 2016 as presented.The Secretary Treasurer's report was adopted as presented.
Nov 28 2016That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) request that the Superintendent provide a report on the trauma support and safety procedures currently implemented in our schools.Superintendent Langstraat and Associate Superintendent Whitten outlined the procedures currently in place.
Nov 28 2016That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) direct senior administration to prepare a budget for the January 2017 iteration of the Needs Budget Committee that includes restored language previously stripped from the GVTA Collective Agreement, to be submitted along with the projected budget for the 2017-18 school year.Motion withdrawn
Nov 28 2016That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) direct the Chair to send a letter of congratulations to the BCTF congratulating the Federation on its November 10, 2016 victory at the Supreme Court of Canada.The motion was discussed with a recommendation being made to amend the motion.
Nov 28 2016That the motion “That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) direct the Chair to send a letter of congratulations to the BCTF congratulating the Federation on its November 10, 2016 victory at the Supreme Court of Canada” be amended to include, in brackets, the words “copied to the Provincial Government” after the word “victory” and to replace the words “at the Supreme Court of Canada” with “and urging both the BCTF and the Provincial Government to work closely together to achieve the goals of the ruling of the Supreme Court of Canada”. The motion was discussed amongst Trustees with a recommendation being made to amend the amendment.
Nov 28 2016That the motion “That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) direct the Chair to send a letter of congratulations to the BCTF congratulating the Federation on its November 10, 2016 victory at the Supreme Court of Canada” be amended to include, in brackets, the words “copied to the Provincial Government” after the word “victory” and to replace the words “at the Supreme Court of Canada” with “and urging both the BCTF and the Provincial Government to work closely together to achieve the goals of the ruling of the Supreme Court of Canada” be further amended to add the words “as soon as possible” after the word “Canada”.The motion was discussed amongst Trustees with a recommendation being made to pass the motion as amended.
Nov 28 2016That the motion “That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) direct the Chair to send a letter of congratulations to the BCTF congratulating the Federation on its November 10, 2016 victory at the Supreme Court of Canada” be amended to include, in brackets, the words “copied to the Provincial Government” after the word “victory” and to replace the words “at the Supreme Court of Canada” with “and urging both the BCTF and the Provincial Government to work closely together to achieve the goals of the ruling of the Supreme Court of Canada as soon as possible”.The motion was voted on and passed as amended.
Nov 28 2016That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) direct the Chair to send a letter of congratulations to the BCTF congratulating the Federation on its November 10, 2016 victory (copied to the Provincial Government) and urging both the BCTF and the Provincial Government to work closely together to achieve the goals of the ruling of the Supreme Court of Canada as soon as possible.A letter was sent to the BCTF and copied to the Provincial Government.
Nov 28 2016That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) instruct the Chair to prepare the necessary documents to effect withdrawal of this Board from the BCSTA as soon as possible.Motion was postponed until meeting between the Board and the BCSTA could be established.
Nov 28 2016That the Board of Education of the School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) set up a meeting the BCSTA.A meeting will be set up between the BCSTA and the Trustees
Nov 28 2016That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) approve the recommended motions from the December 5, 2016 Combined Education Policy and Directions and Operations Policy and Planning Committee meeting except for D1. b) iv) v) vi) and vii) which will be approved separatelyThe Motions were approved except D1. b) iv) v) and vi) which were discussed separately.
Nov 28 2016That the Board of Education of School District No.61 (Greater Victoria) write a letter supporting the Victoria Host Committee in their bid to host and organize the 2020 Francophone Games.A letter was sent to the Victoria Host Committee.
Nov 28 2016That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) retain Policy 3501 Annual Operating Budget and replace the words “mission and goals statements as written in the Achievement Contract” with “Strategic Plan” in the policy.The Policy was retained and amended to replace "mission and goals statements as written in the Achievement Contract" with "Strategic Plan"
Nov 28 2016That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) retain Policy 3450.1 School (Non-Public) Funds.The Policy was retained.
Nov 28 2016That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) agrees to give all three readings to Bylaw 9130.1, The Education Policy and Directions Committee at the meeting of December 12, 2016.All three readings were given to Bylaw 9130.1 The Education Policy and Directions Committee.
Nov 28 2016That Bylaw 9130.1, The Education Policy and Directions Committee be: Read a first time this 12th day of December, 2016; Read a second time this 12th day of December, 2016; Read a third time, passed and adopted this 12th day of December, 2016.Bylaw 9130.1 The Education Policy and Directions Committee was passed and adopted this 12th day of December, 2016.
Nov 28 2016That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) agrees to give all three readings to Bylaw 9130.2, The Operations Policy and Planning Committee at the meeting of December 12, 2016.All three readings were given to Bylaw 9130.2, The Operations Policy and Planning Committee at the meeting December 12, 2016
Nov 28 2016That Bylaw 9130.2, The Operations Policy and Planning Committee be: Read a first time this 12th day of December, 2016; Read a second time this 12th day of December, 2016; Read a third time, passed and adopted this 12th day of December, 2016.Bylaw 9130.2 The Operations Policy and Planning Committee was passed and adopted this 12th day of December, 2016.
Nov 28 2016That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) agrees to give all three readings to Bylaw 9130.3, Policy Sub-Committee at the meeting of December 12, 2016.All three readings were given to Bylaw 9130.3, Policy Sub-Committee at the meeting of December 12, 2016.
Nov 28 2016That Bylaw 9130.3, Policy Sub-Committee be: Read a first time this 12th day of December, 2016; Read a second time this 12th day of December, 2016; Read a third time, passed and adopted this 12th day of December, 2016.Bylaw 9130.3, Policy Sub-Committee was passed and adopted this 12th day of December, 2016.
Nov 28 2016That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) instruct the Chair to write to the Board Chairs of School Districts No. 62 (Sooke) and No. 63 (Saanich) outlining our desire to work with them to advocate for three separate enveloped funds to address the cost pressures of 1) curriculum implementation, 2) staffing costs, and 3) the implementation of the 2002 collective agreement language, with the goal that a joint letter to the Ministry of Education could be developed and sent to the Minister of Education (copying media and all local MLAs) outlining not only the cost pressures but also the ways in which these dedicated funds will improve learning conditions and outcomes for students.A letter was sent to the Board Chairs of School District 62 (Sooke) and 63 (Saanich).
Nov 28 2016That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) receive the Superintendent’s report of November 28, 2016 as presented.The Superintendent's report was adopted as presented.
Nov 28 2016That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) receive the Secretary-Treasurer’s report of November 28, 2016 as presented.The Secretary Treasurer's report was adopted as presented.
Nov 28 2016That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) request that the Transit Commission reconsider reinstating the Youth Pass and work toward making it a reality.A letter was drafted and presented to the Transit Commission.
Oct 24 2016That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) direct the Superintendent to make application to the Ministry of Education to access a further $2.2 million in restricted capital for the purposes of completing the Burnside Education Centre.An application was prepared and submitted to the Ministry of Education.
24-Oct-16That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) request the Deputy Superintendent to bring forward to the March 6th, 2017 Education Policy and Directions Committee meeting, an interim report to the Board of Education on the District’s food awareness initiative.
This item has been placed on the March 6, 2017 Education Policy and Directions Committee meeting agenda.
24-Oct-16That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) receive the Fast Track Update report.The Board received the Fast Track update report.
24-Oct-16That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) give direction to the Superintendent of Schools to develop a policy and regulation on Codes of Conduct based on the Board’s values, as expressed in the Strategic Plan, and as also included in the Ministerial Order 27/06/07 on Codes of Conduct.The Superintendent is in the process of creating a 'draft' Policy and Regulation on Codes of Conduct and will present this at a future meeting.
24-Oct-16That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) approve the Public Engagement Ad Hoc Committee Terms of Reference.The Public Engagement Ad Hoc Committee Terms of Reference were approved and posted on the District website.
24-Oct-16That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) delete Policy 3313.1- Sale of Merchandise or Services - Vending Machines in Secondary Schools.Policy 3313.1 - Sale of Merchandise or Services - Vending Machines in Secondary Schools, has been deleted and removed from the District website.
24-Oct-16That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) delete Policy 3327 - Grants (Fees for Service).Policy 3327 - Grants (Fees for Service), has been deleted and removed from the District website.
24-Oct-16That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) create Policy 2101 - Deputy Superintendent.New Policy 2101 - Deputy Superintendent, has been created and posted on the District website.
24-Oct-16That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) amend Bylaw 9130 - Standing Committees to remove Items #4 and Item #5.Bylaw 9130 - Standing Committees, has been amended.
24-Oct-16That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) agrees to give all three readings to the revised Bylaw 9130, Standing Committees at the meeting of October 24, 2016 All three readings were given to revised Bylaw 9130 - Standing Committees.
24-Oct-16That revised Bylaw 9130, Standing Committees be:

Read a first time the 24th day of October 2016;
Read a second time the 24th day of October 2016;
Read a third time, passed and adopted the 24th day of October 2016.
Revised Bylaw 9130 - Standing Committees, has been posted on the District website.
24-Oct-16That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) receive the Superintendent’s report of October 24, 2016 as presented.The Superintendent's report was received as presented.
24-Oct-16That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) approve the Equity Ad Hoc Committee Terms of Reference.The Equity Ad Hoc Committee Terms of Reference were approved and posted on the District website.
24-Oct-16That the Board of Education of School (Greater Victoria) approve the Student Registration and Transfer Ad Hoc Committee Terms of Reference as revised.The Student Registration and Transfer Ad Hoc Committee Terms of Reference were approved and posted to the District website.
24-Oct-16That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) receive the Secretary-Treasurer’s report of October 24, 2016 as presented.The Secretary-Treasurer's report was received as presented.
24-Oct-16That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) agrees to give all three readings to Capital Bylaw No. 15/16-CP-SD61-01 Capital Plan 2015/16 pertaining to Reynolds Secondary School and Victoria West Elementary at the meeting of October 24, 2016.All three readings were given to Capital Bylaw No. 15/16-CP-SD61-01 Capital Plan 2015/16.
24-Oct-16That Capital Bylaw No. 15/16-CP-SD61-01 Capital Plan 2015/16 be:

Read a first time this 24th day of October, 2016;
Read a second time this 24th day of October, 2016;
Read a third time, passed and adopted this 24th day of October, 2016.
The executed Bylaw was sent to the Ministry of Education.
24-Oct-16That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) approve granting a Statutory Right-of-Way to the Corporation of the District of Saanich for the purpose of installing and maintaining a concrete sidewalk and asphalt pedestrian bike lane on the property that straddles Lansdowne Middle School and the Corporation of the District of Saanich legally described as Lot A, Plan VIP6679, Section 27, Victoria Land District, PID: 005-852-862.That Statutory Right-of-Way has been granted to the Corporation of the District of Saanich in order for them to install and maintain a sidewalk and bike lane.
24-Oct-16That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) agree to give all three readings of the Disposal (Right-of-Way) of Real Property Bylaw 16-04 at the October 24, 2016 Board of Education meeting.All three readings were given to Disposal (Right-of-Way) Bylaw 16-04.
24-Oct-16That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) approve the Disposal (Right-of-Way) of Real Property Bylaw 16-04, being a bylaw to grant a Statutory Right-of-Way to the Corporation of the District of Saanich on the property legally described as Lot A, Plan VIP6679, Section 27, Victoria Land District: PID: 005-852-862, for the purpose of installing and maintaining a concrete sidewalk and asphalt pedestrian bike lane.Disposal (Right-of-Way) of Real Property Bylaw 16-04 was approved by the Board and sent to the Ministry of Education.
24-Oct-16That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) write to the Minister of Education expressing their support of the democratic right of the public to an elected Board of Education. Therefore, the Board of Education call on the Minister of Education to amend the School Act to require the Lieutenant Governor in Council to order an election be held within six months in the event that an “official trustee” has been appointed to a District Board of Education.A letter was sent to the Minister of Education on October 28, 2016 and posted on the District website.
24-Oct-16That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) instruct the Chair to write a letter to the BCSTA President condemning the partisan letter issued to media after the dismissal of Vancouver School District’s elected Board of Education.A letter was sent to the BCSTA President on October 28, 2016.
26-Sep-16That the revised Bylaw 9360 - General Meeting of the Board be:

Read a third time, passed and adopted the 26th day of September 2016 and that the revised Bylaw 9360 be enacted effective September 26, 2016.
Revised Bylaw 9360 - General Meeting of the Board, has been posted on the District website.
26-Sep-16That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) establish a committee to examine possibilities for stakeholder engagement to inform the District as part of the District Community Engagement and Communications Plan.A committee will be established to examine stakeholder engagement with the Board as part of the new District Community Engagement and Communications Plan.
26-Sep-16That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) direct the Superintendent of Schools to develop a ‘draft’ Terms of Reference for the Community Engagement and Communications Plan Committee.The Superintendent of Schools will draft a Terms of Reference for the Community Engagement and Communications Plan Committee and present it at the October 24, 2016 Board of Education meeting.
26-Sep-16That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) support the request of Our Place Society to extend the temporary housing at the My Place Transitional Home located at 1240 Yates Street, Victoria, B.C. until March 31, 2017.The Board supported the request of Our Place Society to extend the temporary housing at the My Place Transitional Home.
26-Sep-16That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) approve the internally restricted surplus appropriation of $18,158,834 as shown on Schedule 2 of the Financial Statements, being held for school level funds $5,735,930 (Note A), unspent project budgets $3,750,175 (Note B), purchase order commitments $961,965 (Note C), and the previously approved budgeted surplus of $7,710,764 (Note D).The internally restricted surplus appropriation was approved.
26-Sep-16That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) approve $3,700,000 of the June 30, 2016 unrestricted operating surplus of $4,641,593 (Note E) to be carried forward and applied towards the 2017/2018 projected deficit of $5,500,000 ($1,800,000 carry forward approved in April 2016 (Note D).$4,641,593 will be applied to the 2017-2018 projected deficit.
26-Sep-16That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) approve $500,000 of the June 30, 2016 unrestricted operating surplus of $4,641,593 (Note E) to provide learning resources to support the new curriculum.$500,000 will be put towards learning resources to support the new curriculum.
26-Sep-16That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) approve $441,593 of the June 30, 2016 unrestricted operating surplus of $4,641,593 (Note E) to support deferred maintenance in our facilities.$441,593 will be put towards supporting deferred maintenance in our facilities.
26-Sep-16That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) approve the audited financial statements of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) for the year ended June 30, 2016; and that the Board Chair, the Superintendent and the Secretary-Treasurer be authorized to execute these statements, where applicable, on behalf of the Board.The approved audited financial statements were executed and submitted to the Ministry of Education.
26-Sep-16That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) receive the Technology Stewardship Ad Hoc Committee Report.The Board received the Technology Stewardship Ad Hoc Committee Report.
26-Sep-16That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) dissolve the Technology Stewardship Ad Hoc Committee since they have now completed their work.The Technology Stewardship Ad Hoc Committee has been dissolved.
26-Sep-16That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) create new Policy and Regulation 4305 - Gender Identity and Gender Expression.New Policy and Regulation 4305 - Gender Identity and Gender Expression was created and added to the District website.
26-Sep-16That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) accept the proposal Board of Education - Plan - 2016-17 as a general guideline for the Education Policy and Directions meetings, the Operations Policy and Planning meetings and the Board meetings.The 2016-2017 Board of Education plan was accepted and added to the District website.
26-Sep-16That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) direct the Superintendent to develop a draft Terms of Reference for an Equity Committee.The Superintendent will draft a Terms of Reference for an Equity Committee and present it at the October 24, 2016 Board of Education meeting.
26-Sep-16That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria), open the former site of Burnside Elementary School and provide the appropriate information to the Ministry of Education according to the School Opening and Closure Order In Council with the temporary name of the Burnside Education Centre effective September 30, 2016.A letter has been sent to the Ministry of Education indicating that the former Burnside Elementary School will re-open as the Burnside Education Centre effective September 30, 2016.
26-Sep-16That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) direct the Superintendent to make application to the Ministry of Education to access School District Ministry of Education restricted capital up to $1.9 million for the purposes of rehabilitating the Burnside Education Centre.The Superintendent has sent a letter to the Ministry of Education requesting access to restricted capital.
26-Sep-16That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) approve revised Policy 1160 - Public Information.Revised Policy 1160 - Public Information was approved and updated on the District website.
26-Sep-16That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) delete Policy 1160.1 - Fees for Access to Information and create Policy 1161 - Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.Policy 1160.1 - Fees for Access to Information has been deleted and removed from the District website and new Policy 1161 - Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act has been created and added to the District website.
September 26, 2016
That the Operations Policy and Planning Committee refer the draft regulations for Policy 1161 – Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, be circulated to our stakeholders for comment and be presented at a future Operations Policy and Planning Committee meeting no later than January 2017.Draft Regulations for Policy 1161 - Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act has been circulated to all stakeholders for feedback and will be presented at a future Operations Policy and Planning Committee meeting.
26-Sep-16That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) accept the recommendation of the Policy Sub-Committee that Policy 1322.1 - Student Participation in Public Contests and Events, be considered reviewed with no changes.Policy 1322.1 - Student Participation in Public Contests and Events has been reviewed and remains unchanged on the District website.
26-Sep-16That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) delete Policy 1160.2 - Personal Information Received in Confidence.Policy 1160.2 - Personal Information Received in Confidence has been deleted and removed from the District website.
26-Sep-16That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) delete Policy 1161 - Financial Reports.Policy 1161 - Financial Reports has been deleted and removed from the District website.
26-Sep-16That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) delete Policy 1324.1 - Relations Between Public and Students - Business Firms.Policy 1324.1 Relations Between Public and Students - Business Firms has been deleted and removed from the District website.
26-Sep-16That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) delete Policy 1332.7 - Student Care.Policy 1332.7 - Student Care has been deleted and removed from the District website.
26-Sep-16That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) delete policy 1410 - Board and Municipalities Liaison Re: School Capacities.Policy 1410 - Board and Municipalities Liaison Re: School Capacities has been deleted and removed from the District website.
26-Sep-16That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) delete Policy 1411 – Inter School District Liaison.Policy 1411 - Inter School District Liaison has been deleted and removed from the District website.
26-Sep-16That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) approve for submission to the Ministry of Education, the 2016/2017 Five Year Capital Plan.The 2016-2017 Five Year Capital Plan was approved and submitted to the Ministry of Education.
26-Sep-16That the motion “That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) reaffirm that stakeholder representatives seated at the Board table have the right to voice without vote at regular public board meetings” be referred to the Community Engagement and Communications Plan Committee.The motion was referred to the new Community Engagement and Communications Plan Committee.
26-Sep-16That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) continue to offer the Parent Education Fund for the 2016/2017 year as offered in the 2015/2016 school year. Further, the Board instruct the communication coordinator to fully inform PACs of this opportunity by September 30, 2016The Parent Education Fund will be offered for the 2016-2017 school year and communication has been sent to PACs.
26-Sep-16That the motion “That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) amend Bylaw 9360 - General Meeting of the Board, Section 11.b) to add "Partner Group Reports” be referred to the Community Engagement and Communications Plan Committee.The motion was referred to the new Community Engagement and Communications Plan Committee.
26-Sep-16That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) adopt the Superintendent’s report of September 26, 2016 as presented.The Superintendent's report was adopted as presented.
26-Sep-16That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) adopt the Secretary-Treasurer’s report of September 26, 2016 as presented.The Secretary-Treasurer's report was adopted as presented.
26-Sep-16That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) approve the schedules as required by the Financial Information Act for the period July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2016.The schedules have been submitted to the Ministry of Education and posted to the District website.
20-Jun-16That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) rescind the motion from December 14, 2015 that moved the annual Trustee elections from the November board meeting to the June Board meeting.The December 14, 2015 motion to move the annual Trustee elections from the November Board meeting to the June Board meeting was rescinded. The annual Trustee elections will be held at the November 2016 Board meeting.
20-Jun-16That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) approve the Board Authority Authorized course: Global and Intercultural Studies 12.Board Authority Authorized course: Global and Intercultural Studies 12 was approved.
20-Jun-16That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) approve the Board Authority Authorized course: Global and Intercultural Experience 12.Board Authority Authorized course: Global and Intercultural Experience 12 was approved.
20-Jun-16That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) approve Policy 100 - Philosophy of Education.Policy 100 - Philosophy of Education was approved and the District website was updated.
20-Jun-16That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) rescind the motion of May 16, 2016 directing staff to create an interim Capital Plan, and further direct staff to prepare a new Capital Plan according to Ministry of Education instructions for submission in September. The motion of May 16, 2016, directing staff to create an Interim Capital Plan was rescinded. A new Capital Plan according to Ministry of Education instructions will be brought forward to a September meeting.
20-Jun-16That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) approve that:

a) $550,000 of the newly returned funding for 2016-17, plus
identified budget variances, be allocated to fund the purchase of laptops for teachers and that the previously approved annual expense budget of $250,000 for the cost to lease laptops be released and applied against the structural deficit.

b) $200,000 of the newly returned funding for 2016-17 be allocated to address water quality issues in schools, as well as school security and access issues.

c) $77,353 of the newly returned funding for 2016-17 be allocated to fund the purchase and/or repair and maintenance of shop equipment following a review by Facilities Services and the administration responsible for Career Programming of the immediate and future needs of District shop facilities.
a) $550,000 has been allocated to purchase laptops for teachers starting this summer.
b) $200,000 has been allocated to address the water quality issues in schools starting this summer.
c) Staff planning has begun for the allocation of $77,353 for the purchase and/or repair of District shop equipment.
20-Jun-16That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) direct the Policy Sub-Committee to include appropriate legislative and/or policy references as appropriate when providing recommended updates to the Board.Future Policy and Regulations review will take into account this motion, starting in September 2016.
20-Jun-16That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) approve Policy 3323 - Purchasing Services.Policy 3323 - Purchasing Services, was approved and updated on the District website.
20-Jun-16That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) accept the recommendation of the Policy Sub-Committee that policies 1163 - Consultation, 1250 - Trustee/School Liaison and 1311.1 - Polling at Schools be considered reviewed with no changes.Policies 1163 - Consultation, 1250 - Trustee/School Liaison and 1311.1 - Polling at Schools, were reviewed and are reflected on the District website and policy manual.
20-Jun-16That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) delete Policy 1164 - Decision-Making: Authority, Responsibility and Accountability.Policy 1164 - Decision-Making: Authority, Responsibility and Accountability, has been deleted and removed from the District website.
20-Jun-16That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) delete Policy 1220 - Community Advisory Committees.Policy 1220 - Community Advisory Committees, has been deleted and removed from the District website.
20-Jun-16That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) direct the Superintendent to review Policy 1240 - School Volunteers and its associated regulations and guidelines including consultation with our stakeholders to ensure that the District is encouraging volunteers in schools while continuing to respect our collective agreement obligations.The Superintendent will be reviewing Policy 1240 - School Volunteers, and reporting back to the Board at a future meeting.
20-Jun-16That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) delete Policy 1260 - Community Education.Policy 1260 - Community Education, has been deleted and removed from the District website.
20-Jun-16That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) amend By-law 9360, General Meeting of the Board, Section 11 to include a section for correspondence.Bylaw 9360 - General Meeting of the Board, Section 11, will be revised to include a section for correspondence. One reading of the revised Bylaw occurred and the other two readings will occur at the September 26, 2016 Board of Education meeting.
20-Jun-16That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) refer Policy 7110.1 to the Policy Sub-Committee or the Ad Hoc District Facilities Committee for review and update to include the District’s surplus facilities and leased properties in order to protect our assets on a long-term basis.Policy 7110.1 - Leasing of Closed Schools, has been referred to the Ad Hoc District Facilities Committee for review.
20-Jun-16That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) task the Superintendent with developing regulations and/or administrative guidelines for the creation, review and enforcement of school dress codes in order to ensure that any dress codes in our district reflect the Board's commitment to gender equity in both intention and practice, and that the Superintendent bring his administrative guidelines back to the Board and that they are in alignment with Policy 4303 Discrimination.The Superintendent will be developing regulations and/or administrative guidelines for the creation, review and enforcement of school dress codes and will report back to the Board at a future meeting.
20-Jun-16That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) change the phrase “receive the Superintendent’s report” to “adopt the Superintendent’s report” as presented.The Superintendent's report will now be 'adopted' rather than 'received'.
20-Jun-16That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) adopt the Superintendent’s report as presented.The Superintendent's report was adopted as presented.
20-Jun-16That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) make available to the public via the District website, the schedules of fees that have been approved by the School Planning Councils for the District’s Specialty Academy programs.The schedule of fees for the District's Specialty Academy programs has been posted to the District website.
20-Jun-16That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) approve the 2016/17 Board of Education and Standing Committee meeting dates as amended to include September 12, 2016 for the Education Policy and Directions Committee meeting, September 19, 2016 for the Operations Policy and Planning Committee meeting and September 26, 2016 for the Board of Education meeting.The 2016/2017 Board of Education and Standing Committee meeting dates were approved and posted on the District website.
20-Jun-16That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) agree to give all three readings to the revised Bylaw 9360 - General Meeting of the Board at the June 20th 2016 Board of Education Meeting.All three readings were given to revised Bylaw 9360 - General Meeting of the Board.
20-Jun-16That the revised Bylaw 9360 - General Meeting of the Board be:

Read a first time the 20th day of June 2016;
Read a second time the 20th day of June 2016;
Read a third time, passed and adopted the 20th day of June 2016 and that the revised Bylaw 9360 be enacted effective September 2016.
Revised Bylaw 9360 - General Meeting of the Board, has been posted to the District website.
20-Jun-16That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) approve the proposed Board planning dates for 2016-17.The 2016-17 Board planning dates were approved.
20-Jun-16That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) adopt the Secretary-Treasurer’s report as presented.The Secretary-Treasurer's report was adopted as presented.
20-Jun-16That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) amend the District Facilities Plan Committee Terms of Reference to include the membership of the Esquimalt and Songhees nations.The District Facilities Plan Committee Terms of Reference was amended to include the Esquimalt and Songhees nations and posted on the District website and representatives from both nations have been invited to participate.
20-Jun-16That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) direct the Chair to sign the Choices Neighbourhood agreement as presented.The Choices Neighbourhood Agreement was signed by the Chair and posted on the District website.
16-May-16That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) support the student initiative on June 21, 2016 at the BC Transit office to lobby for student exemption from the recent fare increase. District staff will attend the BC Transit meeting on June 21, 2016.
16-May-16That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) direct the Chair to liaise with the Sooke and Saanich School Boards to coordinate a request to BC Transit for a student exemption.
16-May-16That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) accept the recommendations of the Sub-Committee that the Superintendent be directed to create an administrative procedures manual and publicly available job descriptions to replace policy and regulations in appropriate circumstances.The Superintendent directed staff to begin the process of creating job descriptions and administrative procedures.
16-May-16That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) adopt the revised Policy 1150, Communications Policy.Policy 1150, Communications Policy, was revised as proposed and the District website was updated.
16-May-16That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) approve naming the new teaching platform on Bowker Creek at Oak Bay High School, “The Glen Atkinson (Memorial) Outdoor Classroom.”The Classroom was name after Mr. Atkinson.
16-May-16That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) invite the Esquimalt and Songhees Nations, as First Nations stakeholders, to attend committee and regular Board meetings.The Chair extended the invitation to the Esquimalt and Songhees Nations to Committee and Board meetings.
16-May-16That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) refer Policy 3451 - Donations to Schools, to the Policy Sub-Committee for an update and establish criteria for advertising presence in our schools.The matter of student transfer has been referred to the Policy Sub-Committee.
16-May-16That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) direct the Superintendent to establish a process for developing a District Code of Conduct.The Superintendent took the direction of the Board.
16-May-16That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) receive the Superintendent’s Report as presented.The Board received the report of the Superintendent.
16-May-16That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) receive the Secretary-Treasurer’s Report as presented.The Board received the report of the Secretary-Treasurer.
16-May-16That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) direct staff to prepare an interim capital plan by the Board to submit to the Ministry of Education, while the long-term facilities plan is created.The Superintendent directed staff to create a plan as noted.
16-May-16That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) refer Chair Loring-Kuhanga’s motion, “That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) direct the Chair to write a letter to the Ministry of Education disagreeing with the 95% utilization rate as a prerequisite to seismic upgrades.” to the June 13, 2016 Operations Policy and Planning Committee meeting.The matter was referred to the June 13, 2016 Operations, Policy and Planning Committee meeting.
16-May-16That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) accept the Terms of Reference as amended.The Board created an Ad Hoc District Facilities Plan Committee.
20-Apr-16That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) approve carrying forward the $5,910,764 to the 2016/2017 school year to be applied against the projected deficit.The Board approved the carry forward amount to the 2016-2017 school year.
20-Apr-16That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) approve carrying forward $1,800,000 to the 2017/2018 school year to be applied against the projected deficit.The Board approved the carry forward amount to the 2017-2018 school year.
20-Apr-16That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) agrees to give all three readings of the 2016/2017 Annual Budget Bylaw at the meeting of April 20, 2016.All three readings were given to the 2016-2017 Annual Budget Bylaw.
20-Apr-16That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) 2016/2017 Annual Budget Bylaw in the amount of $211,936,918 be:

Read a first time the 20th day of April, 2016;
Read a second time the 20th day of April 2016;
Read a third time, passed and adopted the 20th day of April, 2016;

And that the Chairperson and the Secretary Treasurer be authorized to sign, seal and execute this Bylaw on behalf of the Board.
The 2016-2017 Annual Budget Bylaw was submitted to the Ministry of Education.
20-Apr-16That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) direct the Chair and the Superintendent to get all signatures on the Needs Budget Letter dated April 21, 2016 as well as also add all local MLAs and VCPAC to those receiving a copy of this letter.The Needs Budget letter was signed, sent and posted to the District website.
18-Apr-16That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) formally recognize the Day of Mourning on April 28, 2016.The Day of Mourning on April 28, 2016 will be formally recognized.
18-Apr-16That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) direct the Chair to extend formal invitations to all partner groups inviting their participation with the Gender and Sexuality Alliance (GSA) in School District No. 61's Victoria Pride Parade entry.The Chair will extend formal invitations to all partner groups to participate with the GSA in the School District's Victoria Pride Parade entry.
18-Apr-16That Capital Bylaw No. 127098, being a bylaw for the maximum expenditure of $3,069,292 for the capital portion of the Annual Facilities Grant allocation be:
Read a first time the 18th day of April, 2016;
Read a second time the 18th day of April, 2016;
Read a third time, passed and adopted the 18th day of April, 2016;
And that the Secretary-Treasurer and Board Chair be authorized to execute and seal this bylaw on behalf of the Board.
The executed Bylaw was sent to the Ministry of Education.
18-Apr-16That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) agree to give all three readings of Capital Bylaw No. 127098, being a bylaw for the maximum expenditure of $3,069,292 for the capital portion of the Annual Facilities Grant allocation.All three readings were given to Annual Facilities Grant Capital Bylaw 127098.
18-Apr-16That the Board of Education of School Distrct No. 61 (Greater Victoria) request that the Superintendent call for a report to the Board on, a) Reading Recovery enrolment in SD61 and in the South Island Consortium, and b) achievement in SD61 as well as any pertinent data provision from the South Island Consortium Reading Recovery Teacher Leader.The Superintendent will report to the Board on the enrolment, achievement and any pertinent data on Reading Recovery in SD61 and the South Island Consortium.
18-Apr-16That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) approve Policy 1325 PARTNERSHIP and Attachment.Policy 1325 has been approved and posted on the District website.
April 18 2016That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) refer the matter of Student Transfer to the Policy Sub Committee.The matter of student transfer has been referred to the Policy Sub-Committee.
March 29 2016That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) refer the policy and regulation proposal on Gender Identity and Gender Expression presented by the​ District Gender and Sexuality Alliance (GSA) to the Policy Sub-Committee for further development and consultation with partner groups as per Bylaw 9210 (The Development of Policy) and Policy 1163 (Consultation).
The policy and regulation proposal on Gender Identity and Gender Expression was referred to the Policy Sub-Committee for further development and consultation with partner groups.
March 29 2016That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) approve up to $1,900,000 spending for fixed projection devices as identified in the Technology for Learning Strategy from the Local Capital Reserve.
Spending of up to $1,900,000 on fixed projection devices was approved from the Local Capital Reserve.
March 29 20162016/2017 School Year Calendar*
    
School Opening                                              September 6, 2016
First non-instructional day                               September 19, 2016
Thanksgiving                                                   October 10, 2016
Second non-instructional day                          October 21, 2016 (Province wide)
Remembrance Day                                         November 11, 2016
Third non-instructional day                               November 18, 2016
Schools close for Winter vacation                    December 16, 2016
Schools re-open after Winter vacation             January 3, 2017
Fourth non-instructional day                            February 10, 2017
Family Day                                                     February 13, 2017
Fifth non-instructional day                                February 24, 2017
Schools close for Spring vacation                    March 17, 2017

Schools re-open after Spring vacation             April 3, 2017
Good Friday                                                    April 14, 2017
Easter Monday                                                April 17, 2017
Sixth non-instructional day                               May 19, 2017
Victoria Day                                                    May 22, 2017
Administrative Day and School Closing           June 30, 2017

*Seventh non-instructional day to be chosen by each school
The revised 2016-17 school year calendar was approved.
March 29 2016That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) authorize the Secretary-Treasurer to negotiate an addenda to the current Agreement with Bays United that incorporates a payment schedule to the Board of Education for the increased costs associated with Bays United Football Club’s proportional contribution to the Oak Bay Artificial Turf Field.
The Secretary-Treasurer will negotiate an addenda to the current agreement with Bays United for the increased cost associated with the artificial turf field at Oak Bay.
March 29 2016That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) direct the Secretary-Treasurer to investigate the process by which the Board, in conjunction with the Victoria High School Alumni Association, might apply for federal infrastructure money for the development of the new field at Victoria High School.
The Secretary-Treasurer will investigate the application process for federal infrastructure funds for the development of the new field at Victoria High School.
February 15 2016That the Board of Education of School District No 61 (Greater Victoria) approve the 1240 Yates Street Temporary My Place Transitional Home Neighbourhood Agreement and authorize the Chair to sign on as a signatory, on behalf of the Board.The Agreement was approved by the Board and signed by the Board Chair.
February 15 2016That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) adopt the Strategic Plan.The Board of Education adopted the Strategic Plan.
February 15 2016That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) receive a written update on the Wellness and Attendance Support Program from Human Resource Services at the June 13, 2016 Operations Policy and Planning Committee .An update on the Wellness and Attendance Support Program will be added to the June 13, 2016 Operations Policy and Planning Committee meeting agenda and the District Principal of Human Resource Services has been informed of the Board's motion.
February 15 2016That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) agree to give all three readings of the 2015/2016 Amended Annual Budget Bylaw at the meeting of February 15, 2016.All three readings were given to the 2016/2016 Amended Annual Budget Bylaw.
February 15 2016That the School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) Amended Annual Budget Bylaw for fiscal year 2015/2016 in the amount of $226,198,077 be:

Read a first time the 15th day of February, 2016
Read a second time the 15th day of February, 2016
Read a third time, passed and adopted the 15th day of February, 2016

And that the Chairperson and the Secretary Treasurer be authorized to sign, seal and execute this Bylaw on behalf of the Board.
The 2015/2016 Amended Annual Budget has been submitted to the Ministry of Education.
February 15 2016That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) approve the posting of the following 2016/2017 school year calendar on the school district’s website for a period of one month:

2016/2017 School Year Calendar*

School Opening September 6, 2016
First non-instructional day September 19, 2016
Thanksgiving October 10, 2016
Second non-instructional day October 21, 2016 (Province wide)
Remembrance Day November 11, 2016
Third non-instructional day November 18, 2016
Schools close for Winter vacation December 16, 2016
Schools re-open after Winter vacation January 3, 2017
Fourth non-instructional day February 10, 2017
Family Day February 13, 2017
Fifth non-instructional day February 24, 2017
Schools close for Spring vacation March 10, 2017
Schools re-open after Spring vacation March 27, 2017
Good Friday April 14, 2017
Easter Monday April 17, 2017
Sixth non-instructional day May 19, 2017
Victoria Day May 22, 2017
Administrative Day and School Closing June 30, 2017

*Seventh non-instructional day to be chosen by each school
The Calendar has been posted to the District website for a period of one month.
February 15 2016That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) approve the following motion for submission to the BCSTA AGM:

That the BCSTA urge the BC Ministry of Education to provide additional targeted funding for First Nations children and youth in care by requesting additional funding from the Treasury Board.
The approved motion was submitted to the BCSTA for the AGM.
February 15 2016That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) direct the Superintendent of Schools to bring forward a written plan with respect to item 5.3 of the Strategic Plan, Develop a plan to assess the effectiveness of the Board and the Superintendent, for the March 29, 2016 Board of Education meeting.The Superintendent will provide a written plan at the March 29, 2016 Board of Education meeting.
January 18 2016That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) accept the French Immersion Advisory Committee Report as presented by Trustee Paynter.Trustee Paynter presented a written French Immersion Advisory Committee Report.
January 18 2016That the Board of Education of School District No. 61. (Greater Victoria) track and compile all additional costs and lost facility rental revenue associated with the Temporary Shelter on 1240 Yates Street with the intent to present these costs to the City of Victoria, BC Ministry of Education and BC Ministry of Housing.Facilities Services are tracking all additional costs.
January 18 2016That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) direct the Secretary-Treasurer to prepare a letter for the Board Chair to Mr. Rich Coleman, Minister responsible for Housing, with a copy to the Ministry of Education and the media explaining the District’s surplus.A letter was sent to Mr. Coleman, the Minister of Education and the media on January 20, 2016 and then posted on the District website.
January 18 2016That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) agree to give all three readings to Bylaw 9130, Standing Committees at the meeting of January 18, 2016.All three readings were given to Bylaw 9130, Standing Committees.
January 18 2016That Bylaw 9130, Standing Committees be:

Read a first time this 18th day of January, 2016;
Read a second time this 18th day of January, 2016;
Read a third time, passed and adopted this 18th day of January, 2016.
Revised Bylaw 9130, Standing Committees was posted to the District website.
January 18 2016That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) approve granting a Statutory Right-of-Way to the Town of View Royal for the purpose of installing and maintaining a pedestrian public access path over a portion of land at Shoreline Middle School legally described as Lot 1, Section 2, Esquimalt District, Plan 11627, Except Part in Plan 41826, PID: 000-875-759.A Statutory Right-of-Way has been granted to the Town of View Royal for the purpose of installing and maintaining a pedestrian public access path over a portion of land at Shoreline Middle School.
January 18 2016That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) agree to give all three readings of the Disposal (Right-of-Way) of Real Property Bylaw 16-01 at the January 18, 2016 Board meeting.All three readings were given to Disposal (Right-of-Way) Bylaw 16-01.
January 18 2016That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) Disposal (Right-of-Way) of Real Property Bylaw 16-01, being a bylaw to grant a Statutory Right-of-Way to the Town of View Royal on the property legally described as Lot 1, Section 2, Esquimalt District, Plan 11627, Except Part in Plan 41826, PID: 000-875-759 for the purpose of installing and maintaining a pedestrian public access path be:

Read a first time this 18th day of January, 2016;
Read a second time this 18th day of January, 2016;
Read a third time, passed and adopted this 18th day of January, 2016;

and that the Secretary-Treasurer and the Board Chair be authorized to execute and seal this bylaw on behalf of the Board.
Disposal (Right-of-Way) of Real Property Bylaw 16-01 was approved by the Board and sent to the Ministry of Education.
January 18 2016That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) direct the Superintendent to recommend appropriate new policy and or changes to current policy that incorporate the naming of physical assets that do not fall under the BC Policy.An Ad Hoc Committee to review Policy 1325, Partnership and Attachment has been formed.
January 18 2016That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) direct the Superintendent to update the website for Ad Hoc Committees:

1) all Terms of Reference documents for all Ad Hoc Committees of the Board be posted on a new School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) Board of Education Ad Hoc Committees of the Board page under the “Board” menu; and
2) that the Technology Committee Terms of Reference be moved from the “subcommittees” page placed on the Ad Hoc Committee page; and
3) that all Terms of Reference of Ad Hoc Committees with terms that have ended by Board motion be placed in an “Archived Terms of Reference” section on the Ad Hoc Committees page; and
4) that the Policy definition of the Policy subcommittee be placed on the present subcommittee page.
The District website has been updated to include all Ad Hoc Committees.
January 18 2016That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) agree to give all three readings of Capital Project Bylaw No. 114323, being a bylaw for the Cedar Hill Middle School Seismic Upgrade in the amount of $35,507.All three readings were given to Capital Project Bylaw No. 114323.
January 18 2016That Capital Project Bylaw No. 114323, being a bylaw for the Cedar Hill Middle School Seismic Upgrade in the amount of $35,507 be:

Read a first time the 18th day of January, 2016;
Read a second time the18th day of January, 2016, and
Read a third time, passed and adopted the 18th day of January, 2016;

and that the Secretary-Treasurer and the Board Chair be authorized to execute and seal this bylaw on behalf of the Board.
The executed Bylaw was sent to the Ministry of Education.
January 18 2016That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) agree to give all three readings of Capital Project Bylaw No. 116653, being a bylaw for the Shoreline Middle School Seismic Upgrade in the amount of $51,510.All three readings were given to Capital Project Bylaw No. 116653.
January 18 2016That Capital Project Bylaw No. 116653, being a bylaw for the Shoreline Middle School Seismic Upgrade in the amount of $51,510 be:

Read a first time the 18th day of January, 2016;
Read a second time the 18th day of January, 2016, and
Read a third time, passed and adopted the 18th day of January, 2016;

and that the Secretary-Treasurer and the Board Chair be authorized to execute and seal this bylaw on behalf of the Board.
The executed Bylaw was sent to the Ministry of Education.
January 18 2016That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) approve the revised 2015/2016 Five Year Capital Plan for submission to the Ministry of Education.The 2015-2016 Five Year Capital Plan was approved and submitted to the Ministry of Education.
December 14 2015That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) appoint Katrina Ball as Acting Secretary-Treasurer for the duration of the December 14, 2015 Board of Education meeting.Katrina Ball was Acting S/T for the entire meeting of December 14, 2015.
December 14 2015That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) extend agenda item A7. Question Period, past the allotted time period of fifteen minutes, in order to hear all questions that have been submitted to the Acting Chair.Question Period was extended to include all questions that had been submitted for the December 14, 2015 meeting.
December 14 2015That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) request Ministerial approval for the disposition of the 950 Kings Road property.The documents were sent to the Ministry of Education on December 15, 2015 requesting permission to dispose of 950 Kings Road, Victoria, B.C.
December 14 2015That all outstanding Committee Reports be received in writing for the January 18, 2016 Board of Education meeting.Trustees will provide all outstanding Committee reports in writing for the January 18, 2016 Board of Education meeting.
December 14 2015That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) direct the Superintendent to send out the proposed changes to Regulation 3545.2 highlighting the proposed new staffing ratios and the Code of Conduct #10 to all school principals and stakeholder groups, including our student representatives, requesting feedback on the changes. And further, that this feedback come back to an Education Policy Development Committee meeting in the spring for further consideration.A request for feedback was sent out on January 6, 2016 with a deadline of February 19, 2016 being given to respond.
December 14 2015That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) amend Bylaw 9360 General Meeting of the Board to add the sentence “Each year thereafter during the term of office, the election of Chair, Vice-Chair, and Board representatives to various agencies where the Trustees have regular representation and the appointment of Trustees to internal and external committees shall take place at the June Board meeting” at the end of Article 2.Bylaw 9360, General Meeting of the Board has been amended and posted to the District website.
December 14 2015That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) agrees to give all three readings to Bylaw 9360, General Meeting of the Board at the meeting of December 14, 2015.All three readings were given to Bylaw 9360, General Meeting of the Board.
December 14 2015That Bylaw 9360, General Meeting of the Board be:

Read a first time this 14th day of December, 2015;
Read a second time this 14th day of December, 2015:
Read a third time, passed and adopted this 14th day of December, 2015.
Bylaw 9360, General Meeting of the Board was revised and posted on the District website.
December 14 2015That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) approve the Routine Capital Project Funding Agreement for Capital Project No.127017 to upgrade the student drop-off area at Cloverdale Elementary School (Facility No. 61019) and submit the executed agreement to the Ministry of Education.The Board approved Capital funding for Capital Project Bylaw 127017 to upgrade the student drop off area at Cloverdale Elementary School.
December 14 2015That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) agrees to give all three readings of Capital Project Bylaw No. 127017, being a bylaw for the 2015/2016 Routine Capital Project to upgrade the student drop-off area at Cloverdale Elementary School in the amount of $105,000.All three readings were given to Capital Project Bylaw No. 127017.
December 14 2015That Capital Project Bylaw No. 127017, being a bylaw to provide funding for the 2015/2016 Routine Capital Project to upgrade the student drop-off area at Cloverdale Elementary School in the amount of $105,000 be:

Read a first time the 14th day of December, 2015;
Read a second time the 14th day of December, 2015;
Read a third time the 14th day of December, 2015;

And that the Secretary-Treasurer and Board Chair be authorized to execute and seal this bylaw on behalf of the Board.
The executed Bylaw was sent to the Ministry of Education.
December 14 2015That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) agrees to give all three readings to Bylaw 9360.2, Meetings of the Standing Committees at the meeting of December 14, 2015. Two readings were given to Bylaw 9360.2, Meetings of the Standing Committees.
December 14 2015That Bylaw 9360.2, Meetings of the Standing Committees be:

Read a first time this 14th day of December, 2015;
Read a second time this 14th day of December, 2015:
The third reading of Bylaw 9360.2, Meetings of the Standing Committees will be conducted via poll vote on December 15, 2015.
December 14 2015That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) uphold the ruling of Acting Chair McNally to conduct a Poll Vote for the third and final reading of Bylaw 9360.2, Meetings of the Standing Committees.The ruling of Acting Chair McNally was upheld to conduct a poll vote for the 3rd and final reading of Bylaw 9360.2, Meetings of the Standing Committees.
December 14 2015That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) agrees to give all three readings to Bylaw 9130.1, The Education Policy and Directions Committee at the meeting of December 14, 2015.All three readings were given to Bylaw 9130.1, The Education Policy and Directions Committee.
December 14 2015That Bylaw 9130.1, The Education Policy and Directions Committee be:

Read a first time this 14th day of December, 2015;
Read a second time this 14th day of December, 2015:
Read a third time, passed and adopted this 14th day of December, 2015.
Bylaw 9130.1, The Education Policy and Directions Committee was revised and posted on the District website.
December 14 2015That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) agrees to give all three readings to Bylaw 9130.2, The Operations Policy and Planning Committee at the meeting of December 14, 2015.Two readings were given to Bylaw 9130.2, The Operations Policy and Planning Committee.
December 14 2015That Bylaw 9130.2, The Operations Policy and Planning Committee be:

Read a first time this 14th day of December, 2015;
Read a second time this 14th day of December, 2015:
The third reading of Bylaw 9130.2, The Operations Policy and Planning Committee will be conducted via poll vote on December 15, 2015.
December 14 2015That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) name the new Bylaw 9130.3, Policy Sub-Committee.New Bylaw 9130.3 will be named Policy Sub-Committee.
December 14 2015That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) agrees to give all three readings to Bylaw 9130.3, Policy Sub-Committee at the meeting of December 14, 2015.All three readings were given to Bylaw 9130.3, Policy Sub-Committee.
December 14 2015That Bylaw 9130.3, Policy Sub-Committee be:

Read a first time this 14th day of December, 2015;
Read a second time this 14th day of December, 2015:
Read a third time, passed and adopted this 14th day of December, 2015.
New Bylaw 9130.3, Policy Sub-Committee was posted to the District website.
December 14 2015That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) dissolve the Ad Hoc Board Standing Committee Review Committee.The Ad Hoc Board Standing Committee Review Committee will be dissolved.
December 14 2015That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) participate in the Township of Esquimalt's review of its official community plan.One District employee and one Trustee are participating in the Township of Esquimalt's community plan review.
December 14 2015That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) direct the chair to write a letter to the Minister of Finance, copying the Minister of Education, requesting that the Minister of Finance heed the recommendations from the First Report of the Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services and increase the funding to K-12 education in the 2016 Budget. A letter was sent to the Minister of Finance on December 15, 2015 and posted on the District website.
November 16 2015That the election ballots be destroyed.The ballots were shredded after the meeting.
November 16 2015That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) approve the Board Authority Authorized course: Introduction to Aviation 12.Board Authority Authorized Course: Introduction to Aviation 12 was approved.
November 16 2015That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) approve Regulation 3548, School District Signing Authority.Regulation 3548, School District Signing Authority was approved and posted on the District website.
November 16 2015That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) agree to the Policy 1325 Partnership and Attachment Ad Hoc Committee Terms of Reference.The Terms of Reference for Policy 1325 Partnership and Attachment Ad Hoc Committee were approved.
November 16 2015That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) agree to the Needs Budget Ad Hoc Committee Terms of Reference.The Terms of Reference for the Needs Budget Ad Hoc Committee were agreed to.
November 16 2015That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria), per Bylaw 9010 Bylaws of the Board, accept the attached as amended as a replacement for the current board Bylaw 9140 Ad Hoc Committee of the Board. Bylaw 9010 was revised and posted on the District website.
November 16 2015That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) agrees to give all three readings to Bylaw 9140, Ad Hoc Committee of the Board at the meeting of November 16, 2015.All three readings were given to Bylaw 9140, Ad Hoc Committee of the Board.
November 16 2015That Bylaw 9140, Ad Hoc Committee of the Board be:

Read a first time this 16th day of November, 2015;
Read a second time this 16th day of November, 2015:
Read a third time, passed and adopted this 16th day of November, 2015.
Bylaw 9140, Ad Hoc Committee of the Board was revised and posted on the District website.
November 16 2015That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) conduct a review of external committee appointments by instructing:
a) Trustees currently appointed to external committees to provide the Chair with recommendations and rationale regarding SD61’s continued involvement on the committee to which they are appointed.
b) The Chair to send correspondence to all external committees for which the board makes appointments and inquire if a SD61 representative continues to be valuable.
c) The Chair to send correspondence to all district Municipalities and First Nations partners expressing the Board’s interest in building relationships and being involved in areas of mutual interest.
d) The Chair to make recommendations to the Board, based on the above correspondence, for any changes to the list of external committees that receive appointments.
A letter was sent on December 7, 2015 to all district Municipalities and First Nations partners.
November 16 2015That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) approve the revised 2015/2016 School Year Calendar.The revised 2015/2016 calendar was approved and posted to the District website.
October 19 2015That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) extend the Coastal Kindergarten pilot program of choice at James Bay and South Park by one year to June 2017.The Coastal Kindergarten pilot program has been extended to June 2017.
October 19 2015That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) formally dissolve the District Gay Straight Alliance Advisory Committee in order to reflect that the District GSA currently functions as a club.The District Gay Straight Alliance Advisory Committee has been dissolved.
October 19 2015That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) rescind the motion passed May 19, 2015 stating, "That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) direct the Chair to task the District Gay Straight Alliance Advisory Committee with developing a draft policy on Gender Identity and Gender Expression (in accordance with Bylaw 9210 The development of Policy; and Policy 1163 Consultation) to ensure the safety and support of transgender and gender variant students and their families, and present it to the Education Policy Development Committee with recommendations for implementation," in light of the fact that the District Gay Straight Alliance Advisory Committee has dissolved. The motion has been rescinded.
October 19 2015That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) direct the Secretary Treasurer to review Board Bylaw 9360 and recommend changes that would address electronic communication.The Secretary-Treasurer will review Bylaw 9360 and report back to the Board at a future meeting.
October 19 2015That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) receive a report at the September 2016 Operations, Policy and Planning Committee meeting showing the disbursements to date from the Parent Education Fund.A Parent Education Fund disbursements report will be presented at the September 2016 Operations, Policy and Planning Committee meeting.
October 19 2015That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) formally dissolve the Culture and Community Ad Hoc Committee by no later than December 31, 2015.The Culture and Community Ad Hoc Committee has been dissolved.
October 19 2015That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) direct the Superintendent to complete a draft Terms of Reference for the Ad Hoc Board Standing Committee Review Committee for the October 19, 2015 Regular Board meeting.Superintendent Langstraat provided the Board with a draft Terms of Reference for review.
October 19 2015That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) accept the Terms of Reference for the Ad Hoc Board Standing Committee Review Committee as presented by Superintendent Langstraat.The Terms of Reference for the Ad Hoc Board Standing Committee Review Committee was accepted by the Board.
October 19 2015That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria), in recognition of the $60,000 cash contribution from the Community Association of Oak Bay, approve the expenditure of $1,000 from the capital project budget for Oak Bay High School to purchase a commemorative plaque for the Sno’uyutth totem pole project.The expenditure of $1000 was approved in order to purchase a commemorative plaque for the Sno'uyutth Totem Pole.
October 19 2015That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) approve the commemorative plaque to be placed on the site of the Sno’uyutth totem pole.The Board approved the commemorative plaque for the Sno'uyutth Totem Pole.
19-Oct-15That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) approve the Framework Agreement; the Oak Bay High School Neighbourhood Learning Centre Operating Agreement (Schedule A to the Framework Agreement); the Lease Agreement (Schedule D to the Neighbourhood Learning Centre Operating Agreement; and the Joint Use Agreement (Schedule B to the Framework Agreement) between the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) and The Corporation of The District of Oak Bay and authorize the Board Chair and Secretary-Treasurer to execute the Agreements on behalf of the Board.The four agreements between the Board of Education and the Corporation of the District of Oak Bay were approved and executed.
October 19 2015That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) approve for submission to the Ministry of Education, the 2015/2016 Five Year Capital Plan.The 2015-2016 Five Year Capital Plan was approved and submitted to the Ministry of Education.
October 19 2015That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) accept the application process, selection criteria, and reporting requirements as presented for implementation, and further that these documents be distributed to PACs in the Greater Victoria School District.The Parent Education Fund application form has been distributed to Greater Victoria School District PAC's.
October 19 2015That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) formally dissolve the Parent Education Fund Ad Hoc Committee.The Parent Education Fund Ad Hoc Committee has been dissolved.
October 19 2015That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria)
direct the Chair of the Board to write a letter to the GVTA President Benula Larsen, thanking her for the invitation to attend a meeting with her executive on October 29th, but declining the offer to have the Board meet with any one group presenting an agenda with the intent to advance any single issue forward. The Board Chair should extend an invitation to the GVTA to place an item on one of our standing committee agendas so any issue(s) can be debated in the public.
A letter was sent to the GVTA President on October 22, 2015.
October 19 2015That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) support the following revisions to the terms of reference for the Technology Stewardship Committee:
a) Include two students as sitting members of the committee with voting rights to be selected from the Representative Advisory Committee of Students;
b) Revise the date to June, 2016 for submission of the summary report and implementation plan to the Board.
The Board approved the revisions to the Terms of Reference for the Technology Stewardship Committee.
September 28 2015That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) agrees to give all three readings of Capital Amendment Bylaw No.126182, being a bylaw to provide funding for the Building Envelope Project at Esquimalt Secondary School (Facility No. 61048) in the amount of $750,000.All three readings were given to Capital Amendment Bylaw No. 126182.
September 28 2015That Capital Amendment Bylaw No. 126182, being a bylaw to provide funding for the building envelope project at Esquimalt Secondary School (Facility No. 61048) in the amount of $750,000 be:

Read a first time the 28th day of September, 2015;
Read a second time the 28th day of September, 2015;
Read a third time, passed and adopted the 28th day of September, 2015;

And that the Secretary-Treasurer and Board Chair be authorized to execute and seal this bylaw on behalf of the Board.
The executed Bylaw was sent to the Ministry of Education.
September 28 2015That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) approve naming the new theatre at Oak Bay High School “The Dave Dunnet Community Theatre.”A letter was sent to the Principal of Oak Bay High School.
September 28 2015That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) establish a working group of senior staff and trustees to examine the current function of the standing committees of the Board and make recommendations on the scope of responsibilities, membership and meeting schedules and other aspects of the conduct of these committees as are deemed appropriate. A working group has been established.
September 28 2015That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) approve the internally restricted surplus appropriation of $17,671,112 as shown on Schedule 2 of the Financial Statements , being held for school level funds $6,108,287 (Note A), unspent project budgets $2,579,856 (Note B), purchase order commitments $682,969 (Note C), and the previously approved budgeted surplus of $8,300,000 (Note D).The internally restricted surplus appropriation was approved.
September 28 2015That the Board of Education of School District (Greater Victoria) approve the June 30, 2015 unrestricted operating surplus of $4,104,554 (Note E) to be carried forward and applied towards the 2016/2017 projected deficit; (The deficit is forecast to be in excess of $9.0 million).$4,104,554 will be applied to the 2016-2017 projected deficit.
September 28 2015That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) approve up to $800,000 spending for capital assets from the local capital reserve in 2015/2016.Capital asset purchases will be transferred from the operating fund to the local capital reserve.
September 28 2015That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) approve the audited financial statements of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) for the year ended June 30, 2015; and that the Board Chair, the Superintendent and the Secretary-Treasurer be authorized to execute these statements, where applicable, on behalf of the Board.The approved audited financial statements were executed and submitted to the Ministry of Education.
September 28 2015That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) Approve the schedules as required by the Financial Information Act for the period July 01, 2014 TO June 30, 2015.The schedules have been submitted to the Ministry of Education.
June 15 2015That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) adopt Policy 5141.22: Concussion Awareness.Policy 5141.22 has been approved and posted on the District website.
June 15 2015That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) create an Ad Hoc Committee to review Policy 1325, Partnership and attachment.An Ad Hoc Committee to review Policy 1325, Partnership and Attachment will be formed.
June 15 2015That the motion “That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) approves naming the new theatre at Oak Bay High School “The Dave Dunnet Theatre” be referred to the September 21, 2015 Operations, Policy and Planning Committee meeting.The naming of the theatre at the new Oak Bay High School will be on the September 21, 2015 Operations, Policy and Planning Committee meeting agenda.
June 15 2015That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) approves naming the court at the new large competition gymnasium at Oak Bay High School “The Gary Taylor Court”.The court at the large competition gymnasium at Oak Bay High School will be named "The Gary Taylor Court."
June 15 2015That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) agree to the Technology Stewardship Ad Hoc Committee - Terms of Reference.The Terms of Reference for the Technology Stewardship Ad Hoc Committee were agreed to.
June 15 2015That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) create terms of reference for the Parent Education Fund Ad Hoc Committee.The Board will create Terms of Reference for the Parent Education Fund Ad Hoc Committee.
June 15 2015That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) agree to the Parent Education Fund Ad Hoc Committee - Terms of Reference with an amendment to the wording under Membership, by changing the word “will” to “may”.The Terms of Reference for the Parent Education Fund Ad Hoc Committee were agreed to.
June 15 2015That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) approves that all Trustees appointed by the Chair to an external body be required to submit a written report to the Board via the Chair once per school year, as part of the Trustee Report agenda item, reports to be included as part of the Board agenda pack-up, beginning December 2015.Beginning in December 2015, Trustees appointed to an external body will submit a written report once per school year.
June 15 2015That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) approve that each Trustee (one Trustee agreed upon by consensus in multi-Trustee committees) appointed to the Needs Budget Advisory Committee, District Culture and Community, District Gay/Straight Alliance, ANED and French Immersion Advisory Committee, be required to submit a written report to the Board via the Chair in December and June of each school year, as part of the Trustee Report agenda item, reports to be included as part of the Board agenda pack-up, beginning December 2015.Beginning in December 2015, Trustees appointed to internal committees will submit a written report in December and June of each school year.
June 15 2015That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) makes available to the public via the District website, the schedules of fees that have been approved by the School Planning Councils for the District’s Specialty Academy programs.The schedule of fees for the District's Specialty Academy programs has been posted to the District website.
June 15 2015That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) approve granting a Statutory Right-of-Way to the Corporation of the District of Oak Bay for the purpose of installing and maintaining a bus shelter on the property that fronts Oak Bay High School legally described as Lot 2, Section 28, Victoria District, Plan 2376 Except Part in Plan 8380, PID: 006-524-265.A Statutory Right-of-Way has been granted to the Corporation of the District of Oak Bay in order for them to install and maintain a bus shelter.
June 15 2015That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) agree to give all three readings of the Disposal (Right-of-Way) of Real Property Bylaw 15-02 at the June 15, 2015 Board meeting.All three readings were given to Disposal (Right-of-Way) Bylaw 15-02.
June 15 2015That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) approve the Disposal (Right-of-Way) of Real Property Bylaw 15-02, being a bylaw to grant a Statutory Right-of-Way to the Corporation of the District of Oak Bay on the property legally described as Lot 2, Section 28, Victoria District, Plan 2376 Except Part in Plan 8380, PID: 006-524-265, for the purpose of installing and maintaining a bus shelter.Disposal (Right-of-Way) of Real Property Bylaw 15-02 was approved by the Board and sent to the Ministry of Education.
June 15 2015That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) write a letter to the Minister of Education and to the BCSTA reiterating its support for the following motion, originally brought forward by Chair Loring-Kuhanga, and carried at the BCSTA April AGM: That BCSTA request that the Ministry of Education develop a required high school course regarding residential schools in Canada for all graduates in public schools similar to the 25 hour course that is offered to all graduating students in the Northwest Territories and Nunavut.
May 19 2015That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) appoint Katrina Ball Acting Secretary-Treasurer for the duration of the May 19, 2015 Regular Board of Education meeting.Ms. Ball was Acting Secretary-Treasurer for the May 19, 2015 Board of Education meeting.
May 19 2015That the May 19, 2015 Agenda be amended to delete the motions C2. b) ii) and iii) until the Terms of Reference for the Technology Stewardship Ad Hoc Committee are completed at the committee level.The motions pertaining to the Technology Stewardship Ad Hoc Committee were referred to the June 8, 2015 Operations, Policy and Planning Committee meeting where the Terms of Reference will be developed.
May 19 2015That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) include Trustee Representative written reports with the Regular Board meeting minutes.Trustee Representative written reports will be included with the Regular Board minutes beginning in June 2015.
May 19 2015That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) direct the Chair to task the District Gay Straight Alliance Advisory Committee with developing a draft policy on Gender Identity and Gender Expression (in accordance with Bylaw 9210 The development of Policy; and Policy 1163 Consultation) to ensure the safety and support of transgender and gender variant students and their families, and present it to the Education Policy Development Committee with recommendations for implementation.The District Gay Straight Alliance Advisory Committee will work on drafting a policy pertaining to Gender Identity and Gender Expression.
May 19 2015That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) send the Needs Budget letter including the additional bullet with all of the signatures.The Needs Budget letter was sent to the Minister of Education on May 20, 2015, published in the Times Colonist and News Group and posted on the District website.
May 19 2015That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) create a Parent Education Fund as part of the 2015-2016 budget item - Parent Advisory Council Grant in the amount of $7,000.00. And further, that the Board of Education create guidelines and a process to access this Parent Education Fund.The Board approved the creation of a Parent Education Fund. The guidelines and process for the Parent Education Fund will be discussed at a future Operations, Policy and Planning Committee meeting.
May 19 2015That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) approve the 2015/2016 Board of Education and Standing Committee meeting dates as amended to include September 14, 2015 for the Education Policy Development Committee meeting, September 21, 2015 for the Operations, Policy and Planning Committee meeting and September 28, 2015 for the Board of Education meeting.The 2015-2016 Board of Education and Standing Committee meeting dates have been posted on the District website under News & Events/Calendars.
Apr 22 2015That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) approves carrying forward the $8,300,000 to the 2015-2016 school year to be applied against the deficit.The Board approved the carry forward amount to the 2015-2016 school year.
Apr 22 2015That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) approves the list of proposed budget options including eliminating the ELL Administrative Assistant and reducing the administrative supplies budget for a total of $66,501 for the 2015-2016 school year.The Board approved the list of proposed budget options.
Apr 22 2015That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) agrees to give all three readings of the 2015/2016 Annual Budget Bylaw at the meeting of April 22, 2015.All three readings were given to the 2015/2016 Annual Budget Bylaw.
Apr 22 2015That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) 2015/2016 Annual Budget Bylaw in the amount of $206,361,204 be:

Read a first time the 22nd day of April, 2015;
Read a second time the 22nd day of April 2015;
Read a third time, passed and adopted the 22nd day of April, 2015;

And that the Chairperson and the Secretary Treasurer be authorized to sign, seal and execute this Bylaw on behalf of the Board.
The 2015-2016 Annual Budget Bylaw was submitted to the Ministry of Education.
Apr 22 2015That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) accepts the Needs Budget letter addressed to the Minister of Education, dated April 22, 2015, with the addition of the following point in the third paragraph, second bullet, “specialist support such as an increase in speech language pathologist positions’” and that the date of the letter be changed to correspond with receiving feedback from VCPAC.The Needs Budget letter will be discussed at the May 11, 2015 Operations, Policy and Planning Committee meeting.
Apr 20 2015That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) delete Policy and Regulation 2123.047 Personnel Assistant.Policy and Regulation 2123.047 have been deleted and removed from the District website.
Apr 20 2015That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) establish an Ad Hoc committee as per Bylaw 9140, ‘Technology Stewardship’ for the purpose of developing guidelines for the use of technology for our students and staff. The Board approved establishing the Technology Stewardship Ad Hoc Committee.
Apr 20 2015That the revised Bylaw 9140 Ad Hoc Committees of the Board be:

Read a third time, passed and adopted the 20th day of April, 2015.
The 3rd and final reading was given to revised Bylaw 9140, Ad Hoc Committees of the Board, and the Bylaw was posted on the District website.
Apr 20 2015That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) agrees to give all three readings of Capital Bylaw No. 126863, being a bylaw for the maximum expenditure of $3,306,904 for the capital portion of the Annual Facilities Grant allocation.All three readings were given to Capital Bylaw No. 126863.
Apr 20 2015That Capital Bylaw No. 126863, being a bylaw for the maximum expenditure of $3,306,904 for the capital portion of the Annual Facilities Grant allocation be:

READ A FIRST TIME THE 20th day of April, 2015;
READ A SECOND TIME THE 20th day of April, 2015, and
READ A THIRD TIME, PASSED AND ADOPTED THE 20th day of April, 2015 and that the Secretary-Treasurer and the Board Chair be authorized to execute and seal this bylaw on behalf of the Board.
The executed Bylaw was sent to the Ministry of Education.
Apr 20 2015That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) accepts the question as presented by the Strategic Plan consultant, Dr. Weinstein, and place it on the District website and communicate it by other means to stakeholders. The feedback question for the Strategic Plan will be posted on the District website from May 1-18, 2015.
Mar 23 2015That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) give approval for Trustee Whiteaker to vote on motions on behalf of the Board at the April 2015 British Columbia School Trustees’ Association AGM.Trustee Whiteaker was given approval to vote on behalf of the Board at the BCSTA AGM.
Mar 23 2015That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) support the BCSTA request: (a) that each Board of Education develop a rationale for an immediate increase in funding for support for educational programs in their schools; (b) that Boards ask to meet with their local MLAs prior to the end of April 2015; and, (c) that each Board and/or Branch Association present their requests for increased funding to their local MLAs and the Ministry of Education during these meetings.A meeting is being organized for Chair Loring-Kuhanga to meet with MLA Rob Flemming.
Mar 23 2015That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) direct the Needs Budget Committee to work with the Superintendent and the Secretary-Treasurer to develop a needs budget based on the information collected from schools for the allocation of the Teacher Education Fund.The Needs Budget Committee met with the Superintendent and Secretary-Treasurer to work on a Needs Budget letter.
Mar 23 2015That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) Trustee representative reports be submitted in writing in time to be included as attachments with the board agenda package.Trustees agreed to provide Trustee Reports in writing.
Mar 23 2015That the following dates be approved:

2015/2016 School Year Calendar*

School Opening – September 8, 2015
First non-instructional day – September 21, 2015
Thanksgiving – October 12, 2015
Second non-instructional day – October 23, 2015 (Province wide)
Remembrance Day – November 11, 2015
Third non-instructional day – November 20, 2015
Schools close for Winter vacation – December 18, 2015
Schools re-open after Winter vacation – January 4, 2016
Family Day – February 8, 2016
Fourth non-instructional day – February 19, 2016
Schools close for Spring vacation – March 11, 2016
Schools re-open after Spring vacation – March 29, 2016
Good Friday – March 25, 2016
Easter Monday – March 28, 2016
Fifth non-instructional day – May 20, 2016
Victoria Day – May 23, 2016
Administrative Day and School Closing – June 24, 2016

*Sixth non-instructional day to be chosen by each school
The finalized Calendar has been posted on the District website.
Mar 23 2015That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) agrees to give the third and final reading to the revised Bylaw 9368 Procedure at the March 23, 2015 Board of Education meeting.The third and final reading was given to Bylaw 9368, Procedure, and the Bylaw was posted on the District website.
Mar 23 2015That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) agrees to give all three readings of Capital Project Bylaw No. 126845, being a bylaw for the Carbon Neutral Capital Program Rockheights Middle School Boiler Replacement in the amount of $237,500.All three readings were given to Capital Project Bylaw No. 126845.
Mar 23 2015That Capital Project Bylaw No. 126845, being a bylaw for the Carbon Neutral Capital Program Rockheights Middle School Boiler Replacement in the amount of $237,500 be:

READ A FIRST TIME THE 23rd day of March, 2015;
READ A SECOND TIME THE 23rd day of March, 2015, and
READ A THIRD TIME, PASSED AND ADOPTED THE 23rd day of March, 2015 and that the Secretary-Treasurer and the Board Chair be authorized to execute and seal this bylaw on behalf of the Board.
The executed Bylaw was sent to the Ministry of Education.
Mar 23 2015That the Board of Education of School No. 61 (Greater Victoria) amend Bylaw 9140 Ad Hoc Committee of the Board, Article 3, to delete the sentence “Committees may function as consultative committees, working committees, steering committees or special committees.The Board agreed to amend Bylaw 9140, Ad Hoc Committee of the Board.
Mar 23 2015That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) agrees to give all three readings to the revised Bylaw 9140 Ad Hoc Committee of the Board at the March 23, 2015 Board of Education meeting.Two readings were given to amended Bylaw 9140, Ad Hoc Committee of the Board.
Mar 23 2015That the revised Bylaw 9140 Ad Hoc Committee of the Board be:

Read a first time the 23rd day of March, 2015;
Read a second time the 23rd day of March, 2015;
The third and final reading will be voted on at the April 20, 2015 Board meeting.
Mar 23 2015That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) in collaboration with our Education Partners write a letter to the Minister of Education, Premier, and MLA’s expressing concerns and effects of the 2015/2016 and 2016/2017 administrative budget cuts and highlight budget savings previously undertaken and send a copy of this letter to the local media.A letter was sent to the Minister of Education, Premier and MLA's on April 2, 2015 and posted on the District website.
Mar 23 2015That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) direct the Chair to write a letter to the community addressing the impacts of underfunding on our school district through the lens of our Needs Budget, and to consult with and seek sign off from partner groups as well as Songhees and Esquimalt Nations so that the letter may be a statement on behalf of the entire SD61 community to be published in local media.The Letter to the Community was referred to the May 11, 2015 Operations, Policy and Planning Committee meeting.
Feb 16 2015That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) agrees to give all three readings to the 2014/2015 Amended Annual Budget Bylaw at the meeting of February 16, 2015.All three readings were given to the 2014/2015 Amended Annual Budget Bylaw.
Feb 16 2015That the School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) Amended Annual Budget Bylaw for fiscal year 2014/2015 in the amount of $212,943,661 be:
Read a first time the 16th day of February, 2015;
Read a second time the 16th day of February, 2015;
Read a third time, passed and adopted the 16th day of February, 2015;

And that the Chairperson and the Secretary-Treasurer be authorized to sign, seal and execute this Bylaw on behalf of the Board.
The 2014/2015 Amended Annual Budget has been submitted to the Ministry of Education.
Feb 16 2015That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) approves up to $800,000 spending for capital assets from the local capital reserve.Capital asset purchases will be transferred from the operating fund to the local capital reserve.
Feb 16 2015That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) delete Policy 4210.2 School AidesPolicy 4210.2 has been deleted and taken off of the District website.
Feb 16 2015That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) delete Policy 4144.1, Workmen's Compensation.Policy 4144.1 has been deleted and taken off of the District website.
Feb 16 2015That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) approves the revised Policy 2120.025, Director of Human Resource Services.Policy 2120.025 has been revised and posted to the District website.
Feb 16 2015That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) amend Bylaw 9368 Procedure, Article 107.00, to replace the word "challenge" with "appeal" and to insert before the last sentence "The Chair will call for debate on the merit of the appeal according to Robert's Rules of Order."Bylaw 9368, Procedure, has been revised.
Feb 16 2015That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) approve the posting of the following 2015/2016 school year calendar on the school district's website for a period of one month:

2015/2016 School Year Calendar*

School Opening - September 8, 2015
First non-instructional day - September 21, 2015
Thanksgiving - October 12, 2015
Second non-instructional day - October 23, 2015 (province wide)
Remembrance Day - November 11, 2015
Third non-instructional day - November 20, 2015
Schools close for Winter vacation - December 18, 2015
Schools re-open after Winter vacation - January 4, 2016
Family Day - February 8, 2016
Fourth non-instructional day - February 19, 2016
Schools close for Spring vacation - March 11, 2016
School re-open after Spring vacation - March 29, 2016
Good Friday - March 25, 2016
Easter Monday - March 28, 2016
Fifth non-instructional day - May 20, 2016
Victoria Day - May 23, 2016
Administrative Day and School Closing - June 24, 2016
*Sixth non-instructional day to be chosen by each school
The Calendar has been posted to the District website for a period of one month.
Feb 16 2015That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) agrees to give all three readings of Capital Project Bylaw No. 126182, being a bylaw for the Esquimalt Secondary School Building Envelope Remediation Capital Funding in the amount of $43,700.All three readings were given to Capital Project Bylaw 126182.
Feb 16 2015That Capital Project Bylaw No. 126182, being a bylaw for the Esquimalt Secondary School Building Envelope Remediation Capital Funding in the amount of $43,700 be:
Read a first time the 16th day of February, 2016;
Read a second time the 16th day of February, 2015; and
Read a third time, passed and adopted the 16th day of February, 2015 and that the Secretary-Treasurer and the Board Chair be authorized to execute and seal this bylaw on behalf of the Board.
The Bylaw was submitted to the Ministry of Education in order to access the funds.
Feb 16 2015That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) direct the Chair to write a letter to the Minister of Education and the Minister of Finance requesting the withdrawal of the Excluded and Exempt Staff compensation freeze and further, that increases be funded by the Provincial Government as they have funded other Employee groups. A letter was sent to the Minister of Education and Minister of Finance on February 23, 2015.
Jan 19 2015That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) support Ordinary Resolution 0-1, “BE IT RESOLVED that the BCPSEA members direct the Public Administrator of BCPSEA to write a letter to the Lieutenant Governor in Council requesting the reinstatement of the BCPSEA Board of Directors, as outlined in Article 7.2 of the BCPSEA Constitution and Bylaws”Trustee Orcherton attended the BCPSEA AGM and voted in favour of Ordinary Resolution 0-1 on behalf of the Board.
Jan 19 2015That the Board of Education of School District 61 (Greater Victoria) direct the Superintendent to form a stakeholder working committee including one Trustee to develop a draft Policy and implementation recommendations on Concussion Awareness and Care Protocol and present it to the May 2015 Education Policy Development Committee meeting as per Bylaw 9210, The Development of Policy.The Committee is being formed. The first meeting is scheduled in March.
Jan 19 2015That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) request senior administration to provide a report at the May Operations, Policy and Planning meeting outlining the current and long-term IT directions, priorities, departmental goals and project costs to the District for 2013-2014 and 2014-2015.The report will be presented at the May 11, 2015 OPPS meeting.
Jan 19 2015That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) request senior management to provide an update on the initiatives of the Wellness and Attendance Support Advisor to date and going forward including an explanation of Homewood Health and the costs associated as well as cost recovery from the attendance awareness program.The information will be provided at a future OPPS meeting.
Jan 19 2015That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) send a motion to BCSTA to be considered for addition to their upcoming Annual General Meeting (April 2015) agenda requesting that the BCSTA resolve to invite a local First Nations representative to conduct a traditional welcome on their territory at all provincial BCSTA conferences and academies.The motion was submitted to BCSTA for the April 2015 AGM.
Jan 19 2015That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) request that the Secretary-Treasurer prepare a report, to be included as an information item for discussion at the February 10, 2015 OPPS meeting, on the financial costs and benefits of BCSTA membership to the district over the last 3 years including all association fees and conferences and the value of any services received.The requested information will be presented at the February 10, 2015 OPPS meeting.
Jan 19 2015That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) direct the Chair to write a letter to the Minister of Education calling upon him to reverse his December 4, 2014 decision to stop funding graduated Adult upgrading courses offered through the province's K-12 public school system.A letter was sent to the Minister of Education on January 22, 2015.
Jan 19 2015That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) direct the Superintendent of Schools to conduct research on examples, costs and process for establishing a Strategic Plan, and report back to the Board with preliminary information at the earliest possible OPPs meeting.The Superintendent is currently working on this request.
Jan 19 2015That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) direct the Superintendent of Schools to provide a printed Monthly Progress Report on all motions at Board Meetings attached to the agenda packup so that Trustees and stakeholders can follow the progress of motions that have come to Standing Committees or the Board agendas, record to go back four months in hard copy.The summary of approved motions will be attached to the Board agenda packup and will be posted on the District website.
Jan 19 2015That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) direct the Superintendent of Schools to construct a web page on the SD61 website to be a running record of disposal of motions at the Board table on an annual basis, organized by month, to be archived on the page in a form easily accessible to all stakeholders, annually in December of each year.The summary of approved motions will be posted on the District website.
Jan 19 2015To approve the “Superintendent’s Report on Achievement 2014-2015” in accordance with Section 79.3 of the School Act.The 2014-2015 Superintendent's Report on Achievement was sent to the Ministry of Education on January 20, 2015 and is posted on the District website.
Jan 19 2015That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) direct the Chair to write a letter to the Greater Victoria Teachers’ Association asking them to reconsider signing the Aboriginal Education Enhancement Agreement 2013-2018.A letter was sent to the GVTA on January 22, 2015.
Jan 19 2015That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) provide to all parents the first week of January a point form summary document pertaining to the Foundation Skills Assessment.A summary document will be provided to parents in January of 2016.
Jan 19 2015That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) direct the Superintendent to inform school-based principals to honour parent requests to withdraw their child from the FSA testing and to refrain from contacting them upon receipt of their withdrawal request form as of January 2016.The Superintendent has informed school based principals.
Dec 10 2014That Katrina Ball be appointed Acting Secretary-Treasurer for the duration of the December 10, 2014 Inaugural Board meeting.Ms. Ball was Acting S-T for the December 10, 2014 Inaugural meeting.
Dec 10 2014That the ballots be destroyed.The Ballots were shredded after the meeting.
Dec 10 2014That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) direct the chair to write a letter to the Minister of Finance, copying the Minister of Education, requesting that the Minister of Finance heed the recommendations from the First Report of the Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services and increase the funding to K-12 education in the 2015 Budget.A letter was sent to the Minister of Finance on December 12, 2014.
Nov 17 2014That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) agrees to give all three reading to the revised Bylaw 9360 General Meeting of the Board at the November 17, 2014 Board of Education Meeting.All three readings were given to Bylaw 9360.
Nov 17 2014That the revised Bylaw 9360 General Meeting of the Board be:
Read a first time the 17th day of November 2014;
Read a second time the 17th day of November 2014;
Read a third time, passed and adopted the 17th day of November 2014 and that the revised Bylaw 9360 be enacted effective January 2015.
Bylaw 9360 has been revised and is now posted on the District website.
Nov 17 2014That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) agrees to give all three readings to Bylaw 9360.01 Question Period During General Meetings of the Board of Education at the November 17, 2014 Board of Education meeting.All three readings were given to Bylaw 9360.01.
Nov 17 2014That Bylaw 9360.01 Question Period During General Meetings of the Board of Education be:
Read a first time the 17th day of November 2014;
Read a second time the 17th day of November 2014;
Read a third time, passed and adopted the 17th day of November 2014 and that Bylaw 9360.01 be enacted effective January 2015.
Bylaw 9360.01 is now posted on the District website.
Nov 17 2014That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) approve the digital recording of board meetings effective January 2015 using the following criteria:
· Board meetings will be digitally recorded by school district personnel.
· The digital recording will be posted on the district website as soon as possible after the board meeting.
· The digital recording will remain on the district website until the next Board meeting and will then be archived.
· The number of site visits will be tracked.
· Live streaming will be considered after the digital recording process is in place for a period of one year.
· In order to support and encourage dialogue that occurs during Board Committee meetings, those meetings will not be recorded.
Digital recording of board meetings was approved and enacted at the January 19, 2015 Board meeting. The recording is posted on the District website.
Oct 20 2014That the motion "That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) approve the revised Policy 4144.1, Workers Compensaion" be referred to a future Operations, Policy and Planning Committee meeting.Motion referred to the February 10, 2015 Operations, Policy and Planing Committee meeting.
Oct 20 2014That the motion “That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) immediately convene and advertise publicly an ad hoc committee with three tables

a) to meet at minimum monthly (more, or less, often by agreement of attendees) until the final budget vote to examine the current budget and any financial information as needed, including the line item budget, in order to propose this year's one time only savings to address the budget's $8.5 million structural deficit

b) one table to be composed of any interested SD61 community members including VCPAC and any interested trustees; one table to be composed of interested SD61 employee groups and any interested trustees; one table to consist of interested members of the SD61 PVPA and any interested trustees ; tables to meet on the same evening, same venue; format of evening as open question period or other format to be decided by the tables

c) the Secretary-Treasurer or designate and Superintendent to be present at the meetings

d) to report to the Board monthly, method and meeting to be determined by the committee members at each table,

e) and that the meetings be held at 6:30 pm in school libraries” be referred to a future Operations, Policy and Planning Committee meeting.”
Motion referred to the January 12, 2015 Operations, Policy and Planning Committee meeting. Trustee McNally withdrew her motion at that meeting.
Sept 15 2014That the June 30, 2014 unrestricted operating surplus of $4,250,959 (Note E) be carried forward to be applied towards the 2015/2016 projected deficit; (The deficit is forecast to be in excess of $6.3 million.)$4,250,959 is being applied to the 2015-2016 projected deficit
Sept 15 2014That the audited financial statements of the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria), for the year ended June 30, 2014, be approved; And that the Board Chair, the Superintendent and the Secretary-Treasurer be authorized to execute these statements, where applicable, on behalf of the Board.Financial Statements have been executed and submitted to the Ministry of Education.
Sept 15 2014That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) approves the schedules as required by the Financial Information Act for the period July 1, 2013 to June 30, 2014.The schedules have been submitted to the Ministry of Education.
Sept 15 2014In the event that current mediation with Vince Ready fails to succeed in a mediated settlement that, the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) write a letter to BCPSEA calling on them to replace E.80 with an interim class size and composition proposal that does not impact the present legal action currently before the courts, and further ask BCPSEA and the BCTF to again resume bargaining with a mediator and for all labour disruption to cease while the parties are in negotiations, in order to immediately allow our students and teachers back in the classroom.Letter was not sent as a settlement was reached on September 17, 2014.

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