All in-class instruction suspended (March 17th, 2020)

Under the direction of the Provincial Health Officer, the Minister of Education has suspended in-class instruction in all schools until further notice.

Approved Motions – Archived 2014-2015

DateApproved MotionsAction
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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