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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.


Approved Motion: That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) 2021-2022 Annual Budget Bylaw in the amount of $258,131,762 be: Read a first time the 29th day of March, 2021.

Action: The Board vote in favour of giving the first reading to the 2021-2022 Annual Budget Bylaw at the March 29, 2021 Board meeting.


Approved Motion: That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) reconsider adding the March 4, 2021 letter received from Songhees Chief and Council to Board Chair Watters, until such time as a confirmation is received from the Songhees Nation on whether they give permission to include the letter on a public agenda.

Action: The Board voted in favour of holding off publishing the letter received on March 4, 2021 from the Songhees Nation.


Approved Motion: Be it resolved that Trustees send their expression of interest to attend a meeting on March 31, 2021 between VCPAC Executive and School District No. 61 Trustees to Chair Watters and Chair Watters will select third Trustees who will attend along with herself and Vice-Chair Leonard.

Action: Chair Watters will reach out to the executive of VCPAC.


Approved Motion: That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) suspend the Craigflower School and Shoreline School Closure public consultation plan timeline and direct the Superintendent to meet with the Songhees and Esquimalt Nations to discuss how they would like to proceed.

Action: The Board voted in favour of suspending the public consultation plan timeline on the Craigflower and Shoreline Schools.


Approved Motion: That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) approve the Advocacy Ad Hoc Committee Terms of Reference, as amended.

Action: The Board voted in favour of the revised Terms of Reference for the Advocacy Ad Hoc Committee and the TOR was updated on the District website.


Approved Motion: That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) direct the Superintendent to implement a process to allow active public participation in all standing committees as per our bylaws while meetings are conducted under COVID 19 health and safety guidelines for April 2021 Education Policy and Directions Committee meeting.

Action: Superintendent Green will work with the Director of IT to implement a plan for public participation.


Approved Motion: That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) approve revised Bylaw 9360, General Meeting of the Board, as amended.

Action: The Board voted in favour of revised Bylaw 9360, General Meeting of the Board.


Approved Motion: That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) agree to give all three readings to revised Bylaw 9360, General Meeting of the Board at the meeting of March 29, 2021.

Action: The vote was not unanimous so only one reading was conducted and voted on at the March 29, 2021 meeting.


Approved Motion: That Bylaw 9360, General Meeting of the Board be: Read a first time the 29th day of March, 2021.

Action: The Board gave the first reading to revised Bylaw 9360, General Meeting of the Board, the 2nd and 3rd reading will be placed on the April 26, 2021 meeting agenda.