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January 25, 2021

Approved Motion: That the January 25, 2021 Regular Board of Education meeting continue past 11:00 p.m.

Action: The meeting continued past 11:00 p.m. and adjourned at 11:08 p.m.

December 14, 2020

Approved Motion: That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) approve the 2021-2022 Budget Process as presented.

Action: The Board voted in favour of approving the 2021-2022 Budget Process and it has been posted to the District website.


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.


Approved Motion: That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) direct the Chair to respond to the November 28, 2020 letter received from VCPAC; AND FURTHER That the letter contain answers to questions that can be answered now and advise that further information will be provided when it is available.

Action: Chair Watters responded to the November 28th letter from VCPAC on December 16, 2020.


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 motion "That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) direct the Superintendent to staff early child care / child care before and after school programs with first consideration to CUPE 947 members who apply for the positions. AND FURTHER, That CUPE 947 EAs immediately / as soon as possible be offered the positions at their current hourly wage before wide advertisement or SD61 staff contracting with other community provider(s)" be postponed to the March 8, 2021 Operations Policy and Planning Committee meeting.

Action: The Board voted in favour of postponing the motion and it has been placed on the March 8, 2021 Operations Policy and Planning Committee meeting agenda.

November 23, 2020

Approved Motion: That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) proceed with the election process of the Board Chair, Board Vice-Chair, British Columbia Public School Employers' Association Representative and the British Columbia School Trustees' Association Provincial Councilor proceed by Trustees sending in nominations and ballots by text to the Secretary-Treasurer and the Deputy Superintendent to be tabulated and reported out.

Action: The Board voted in favour of proceeding with the elections via text messages to Secretary-Treasurer Morris and Deputy Superintendent Whitten.


Approved Motion: That the election ballots received by text message to Secretary-Treasurer Morris and Deputy Superintendent Whitten be destroyed.

Action: The election ballots received by text message by Secretary-Treasurer Morris and Deputy Superintendent Whitten were deleted.


Approved Motion: That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) write a letter to the Ministry of Education requesting that MyEd specific forms include "X" as an option for the "Gender" category AND FURTHER That the request of notification of gender for parents and siblings be removed.

Action: A letter was sent to the Ministry of Education on December 1, 2020 and posted on the District website.


Approved Motion: That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) write the Ministry of Education requesting the cancellation of the Foundation Skills Assessment for the 2020-2021 school year during COVID-19.

Action: A letter was sent to the Ministry of Education on December 1, 2020 and posted on the District website.