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April 26, 2021

Approved Motion: That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) direct the Chair to invite our local MLA's, Minister Mitzi Dean, Minister Rob Fleming, Minister Lana Popham, Minister Murray Rankin and Parliamentary Secretary Grace Lore - to a briefing on the SD61 Budget.

Action: A letter dated April 30, 2021 was sent to local MLA's inviting them to discuss the SD61 budget and process.


Approved Motion: That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) disseminate the draft Child Care Policy 1330, including the draft Child Care Handbook, out for feedback. 

Action: The Board voted in favour of disseminating the draft Child Care Policy 1330 and it has been sent out for feedback.


Approved Motion: That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) approve the George Jay Naming Committee Terms of Reference, as presented. 

Action: The Board voted in favour of approving the George Jay Naming Committee Terms of Reference and they have been posted to the District website.


Approved Motion: That revised Bylaw 9360, General Meeting of the Board be: Read a second time the 26th day of April, 2021.

Action: Revised Bylaw 9360, General Meeting of the Board was given a second reading.


Approved Motion: That revised Bylaw 9360, General Meeting of the Board be: Read a third time, passed and adopted the 26th day of April, 2021. 

Action: Revised Bylaw 9360, General Meeting of the Board was given a third and final reading and has been posted on the District website.


Approved Motion: That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) approve the following 2021/2022 school calendar dates: 2021/2022 School Calendar* School Opening September 7, 2021 First non-instructional day September 27, 2021 Thanksgiving October 11, 2021 Second non-instructional day October 22, 2021 (Province wide) Remembrance Day November 11, 2021 Third non-instructional day November 12, 2021 Schools close for Winter vacation December 17, 2021 Schools re-open after Winter vacation January 4, 2022 Fourth non-instructional day February 18, 2022 Family Day February 21, 2022 Schools close for Spring vacation March 18, 2022 Schools re-open after Spring vacation April 4, 2022 Good Friday April 15, 2022 Easter Monday April 18, 2022 Fifth non-instructional day May 20, 2022 Victoria Day May 23, 2022 Administrative Day and School Closing June 24, 2022 *Sixth non-instructional day to be chosen by each school

Action: The Board voted in favour of the 2021-2022 school calendar dates as presented and they have been posted on the District website.


Approved Motion: That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) prioritize the remaining agenda by moving agenda items: E.2.b Victoria High School Track and E.2.d 2021-2022 Budget Update to the Superintendent's Report for immediate discussion.

Action: The Board voted in favour of moving agenda items to priortize those that were time sensitive, given the late hour.


Approved Motion: That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) extend the meeting time past 11:00 p.m.

Action: The Board voted in favour of extending the meeting time past 11:00 p.m.


Approved Motion: That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) direct staff to incorporate the following allocations into Draft 4 of the Budget, in preparation for the May 17, 2021 budget debate: $482,000 to Music Option 2 as presented: middle schools Grade 6/7/8 Band, Ukulele and Indigenous Drumming; and $400,000 to Education Assistant staffing. AND FURTHER; That the funds be allocated from the April 26, 2021 unallocated surplus update as presented.

Action: The Board voted in favour of incorporating the suggested change to allocations into Draft 4 of the budget presentation and to have them ready for the May 17, 2021 budget meeting for debate.

March 29, 2021

Approved Motion: That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) extend the allotted presentation time of speaker, Edith Loring-Kuhanga, from five minutes to ten minutes.

Action: The Board voted in favour of extending the presentation time of Community Speaker Edith Loring-Kuhanga and provided her ten minutes.