Board of Education Meeting Highlights – February 2019

The Board of Education Highlights provide updates on presentations and decisions made during the Board Meetings. For more information, please visit our District website where you can view the full agenda and video stream of the meeting:

Victor School

The Board of Education passed a motion at the Monday, February 25th Board Meeting, directing administration to remove Victor School as a proposed catchment school from the boundary review process and to provide alternatives to address capacity concerns across the District.

Pilot Bussing Program

The Board has written a letter to the Victoria Regional Transit Commission in support of the planning underway with Esquimalt and Songhees Nations for a new pilot bussing program. The pilot program would provide all secondary school students living on the Esquimalt and Songhees Nations a universal bus pass. The pass would apply to approximately 70 First Nation students in grades 9-12 that attend Esquimalt High, Spectrum, and Vic High.

Proposed 2019-2020 Calendar for Public Input

The Board approved the proposed 2019-20 school year calendar to be published and shared with the community for feedback. The proposed calendar includes professional development days, vacation breaks, school openings and last day of classes. The District has collaborated with the Saanich (#63) and Sooke (#62) School Districts to align calendar dates as much as possible, including spring and winter breaks.

To view the proposed 2019-20 calendar and submit input visit:

The deadline to submit responses for feedback is 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 26, 2019.

For media enquiries, please contact:

Lisa McPhail
Communications & Community Engagement
Superintendent’s Office
Office: 250.475.4103


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