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April 29, 2024

Approved Motion: "That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) approve Capital Bylaw No. 2024/25-CPSD61-01 Capital Plan 2024/25. WHEREAS in accordance with Section 142 of the School Act, the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) (hereinafter called the “Board”) has submitted a capital plan to the Minister of Education (hereinafter called the ""Minister"") and the Minister has approved the capital plan or has approved a capital plan with modifications, NOW THEREFORE in accordance with Section 143 of the School Act, the Board has prepared this Capital Bylaw and agrees to do the following: (a) Authorize the Secretary-Treasurer to execute a capital project funding agreement(s) related to the capital project(s) contemplated by the capital plan or the capital plan with modifications; (b) Upon ministerial approval to proceed, commence the capital project(s) and proceed diligently and use its best efforts to complete each capital project substantially as directed by the Minister; (c) Observe and comply with any order, regulation, or policy of the Minister as may be applicable to the Board or the capital project(s); and, (d) Maintain proper books of account, and other information and documents with respect to the affairs of the capital project(s), as may be prescribed by the Minister. NOW THEREFORE the Board enacts as follows: 1. The Capital Bylaw of the Board for the 2024/25 Capital Plan as approved by the Minister, to include the supported capital project(s) specified in the letter addressed to the Secretary-Treasurer and Superintendent, dated March 15, 2024, is hereby adopted. 2. This Capital Bylaw may be cited as School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) Capital Bylaw No. 2024/25-CPSD61-01. Read a first time this 29th day of April, 2024;"

Action: Motion Carried Unanimously


Approved Motion: "That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) approve Capital Bylaw No. 2024/25-CPSD61-01 Capital Plan 2024/25. WHEREAS in accordance with Section 142 of the School Act, the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) (hereinafter called the “Board”) has submitted a capital plan to the Minister of Education (hereinafter called the ""Minister"") and the Minister has approved the capital plan or has approved a capital plan with modifications, NOW THEREFORE in accordance with Section 143 of the School Act, the Board has prepared this Capital Bylaw and agrees to do the following: (e) Authorize the Secretary-Treasurer to execute a capital project funding agreement(s) related to the capital project(s) contemplated by the capital plan or the capital plan with modifications; (f) Upon ministerial approval to proceed, commence the capital project(s) and proceed diligently and use its best efforts to complete each capital project substantially as directed by the Minister; (g) Observe and comply with any order, regulation, or policy of the Minister as may be applicable to the Board or the capital project(s); and, (h) Maintain proper books of account, and other information and documents with respect to the affairs of the capital project(s), as may be prescribed by the Minister. NOW THEREFORE the Board enacts as follows: 3. The Capital Bylaw of the Board for the 2024/25 Capital Plan as approved by the Minister, to include the supported capital project(s) specified in the letter addressed to the Secretary-Treasurer and Superintendent, dated March 15, 2024, is hereby adopted. 4. This Capital Bylaw may be cited as School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) Capital Bylaw No. 2024/25-CPSD61-01. Read a second time this 29th day of April, 2024."

Action: Motion Carried Unanimously


Approved Motion: That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) agree to give all three readings of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) Capital Bylaw No. 2024/25-CPSD61-01 at the April 29, 2024 Board meeting.

Action: Motion Carried Unanimously


Approved Motion: "That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) approve Capital Bylaw No. 2024/25-CPSD61-01 Capital Plan 2024/25. WHEREAS in accordance with Section 142 of the School Act, the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) (hereinafter called the “Board”) has submitted a capital plan to the Minister of Education (hereinafter called the ""Minister"") and the Minister has approved the capital plan or has approved a capital plan with modifications, NOW THEREFORE in accordance with Section 143 of the School Act, the Board has prepared this Capital Bylaw and agrees to do the following: (i) Authorize the Secretary-Treasurer to execute a capital project funding agreement(s) related to the capital project(s) contemplated by the capital plan or the capital plan with modifications; (j) Upon ministerial approval to proceed, commence the capital project(s) and proceed diligently and use its best efforts to complete each capital project substantially as directed by the Minister; (k) Observe and comply with any order, regulation, or policy of the Minister as may be applicable to the Board or the capital project(s); and, (l) Maintain proper books of account, and other information and documents with respect to the affairs of the capital project(s), as may be prescribed by the Minister. NOW THEREFORE the Board enacts as follows: 5. The Capital Bylaw of the Board for the 2024/25 Capital Plan as approved by the Minister, to include the supported capital project(s) specified in the letter addressed to the Secretary-Treasurer and Superintendent, dated March 15, 2024, is hereby adopted. 6. This Capital Bylaw may be cited as School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) Capital Bylaw No. 2024/25-CPSD61-01. Read a third time this 29th day of April, 2024, and finally passed and adopted the 29th day of April, 2024."

Action: Motion Carried Unanimously


Approved Motion: Amendment: That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) direct the Superintendent to establish a Climate Action Plan Implementation Ad Hoc Committee that will review the implementation of the District’s Climate Action Plan and report its’ findings and recommendations at the Regular Board of Education Meeting in October each year; AND FURTHER That a budget of $5,000 be established to support the Ad Hoc Committee’s work. Insert "AND FURTHER Bring a draft Terms of Reference to the Operations Policy and Planning Committee meeting June 10, 2024."

Action: Amendment was Approved Unanimously


Approved Motion: That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) direct the Superintendent to establish a Climate Action Plan Implementation Ad Hoc Committee that will review the implementation of the District’s Climate Action Plan and report its’ findings and recommendations at the Regular Board of Education Meeting in October each year; AND FURTHER That a budget of $5,000 be established to support the Ad Hoc Committee’s work. AND FURTHER Bring a draft Terms of Reference to the Operations Policy and Planning Committee meeting June 10, 2024.

Action: Superintendent to bring a Draft Terms of Reference to the Operations Policy and Planning Committee meeting June 10, 2024.

April 11, 2024

Approved Motion: That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) 2024-2025 Annual Budget Bylaw in the amount of $318,006,345 be: Read a second time the 11th day of April, 2024.

Action: Motion Carried


Approved Motion: That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) 2024-2025 Annual Budget Bylaw in the amount of $318,006,345 be: Read a third time the 11th day of April, 2024; And that the Secretary-Treasurer and Board Chair be authorized to sign, seal and execute this Bylaw on behalf of the Board.

Action: Motion Carried


Approved Motion: That the Board of Education of School District No.61 (Greater Victoria) direct the Superintendent to reallocate an additional 0.074 FTE (or $10,000) of the District K-12 Literacy Grant funding to support literacy collaboration at the 10 priority elementary schools.

Action: Superintendent to reallocate an additional 0.074 FTE (or $10,000) of the District K-12 Literacy Grant funding to support literacy collaboration at the 10 priority elementary schools.


Approved Motion: That the Board of Education of School District No.61 (Greater Victoria) direct the Superintendent to implement a District based staff hiring freeze (excluding school-based staff) for the balance of the 2023-24 financial year; AND FURTHER bring any urgent hiring requests to the Board of Education for consideration.

Action: Superintendent to implement a District based staff hiring freeze (excluding school-based staff) for the balance of the 2023-24 financial year; AND FURTHER bring any urgent hiring requests to the Board of Education for consideration.