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May 25, 2020

Approved Motion: That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) approve the 2020/2021 Board of Education and Standing Committee meeting dates as amended.

Action: The Board voted in favour of the proposed meeting dates as amended and the dates have been posted on the District website.


Approved Motion: That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) makes available to the public via the District website, the schedule of fees that have been approved by the parents' advisory council for the school where the board proposes to offer specialty academy.

Action: The Board voted in favour of approving the schedule of fees for the specialty academy's and the schedule of fees have been posted on the District website.


Approved Motion: That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) receive the Secretary-Treasurer's report as presented.

Action: The Secretary-Treasurer's report was received as presented.


Approved Motion: That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) approve the appropriation of surplus to balance the 2020-2021 preliminary annual budget in the amount of $7,046,806 as follows: June 30, 2020 projected unrestricted operating surplus $4,327,010 June 30, 2019 appropriated surplus approved September 2019 $2,037,796 June 30, 2019 appropriated surplus approved April 2019 $ 682,000

Action: The Board voted in favour of the appropriation of surplus to balance the 2020-2021 preliminary annual budget as outlined in the motion.


Approved Motion: That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) 2020-2021 Annual Budget Bylaw in the amount of $253,606,307 be: READ A FIRST TIME THE 25th day of May, 2020; READ A SECOND TIME THE 25th day of May, 2020.

Action: The Board gave two readings of the 2020-2021 Annual Budget Bylaw with the third reading moved to the June 22, 2020 Board meeting agenda.


Approved Motion: That the motion "That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) support the call from the Greater Victoria Teachers' Association regarding student assessments, during this period of pandemic, to the end of this school year at the end of June 2020, via a letter of advocacy from the Board Chair on behalf of the Board, asking that the Ministry of Education require only that teachers' assessments of students to be limited to pass/fail or Standing Granted" be referred to the Advocacy Ad Hoc Committee for discussion in a meeting the week of June 1, 2020.

Action: The motion was referred to the Advocacy Ad Hoc Committee meeting set up for the week of June 1, 2020 for discussion.


Approved Motion: That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) receive the Superintendent's report as presented.

Action: The Superintendent's report was received as presented.

April 27, 2020

Approved Motion: The Board voted in favour of approving the 2020-2021 School Calendar was approved as presented and posted on the District website.

Action: The Superintendent's report was received as presented.


Approved Motion: That the following dates be approved: 2020/2021 School Calendar* School Opening September 8, 2020 First non-instructional day September 28, 2020 Thanksgiving October 12, 2020 Second non-instructional day October 23, 2020 (Province wide) Remembrance Day November 11, 2020 Third non-instructional day November 20, 2020 Schools close for Winter vacation December 18, 2020 Schools re-open after Winter vacation January 4, 2021 Fourth non-instructional day February 12, 2021 Family Day February 15, 2021 Schools close for Spring vacation March 12, 2021 Schools re-open after Spring vacation March 29, 2021 Good Friday April 2, 2021 Easter Monday April 5, 2021 Fifth non-instructional day May 21, 2021 Victoria Day May 24, 2021 Administrative Day and School Closing June 25, 2021 *Sixth non-instructional day to be chosen by each school

Action: The Board voted in favour of approving the 2020-2021 School Calendar as presented and it was posted on the District website.


Approved Motion: That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) receive the Secretary- Treasurer's report as presented.

Action: The Secretary-Treasurer's report was received as presented.