The Board of Education Highlights provide updates and brief summaries on decisions made during the monthly Board Meetings. For more information, visit the District website to view the full agenda and videostream of the meeting: www.sd61.bc.ca/board-of-education/meetings-of-the-board/
Board Meeting Highlights – June 20, 2022
New Policy and Policy Revisions
The Board approved two new policies: Childcare and Social Media. In addition, it approved revisions to Policy 3170 – Operating Surplus and Policy 8210 – Orienting New Board Members. To review all Board policies, visit: www.sd61.bc.ca/board-of-education/policiesregulations/
2023/24 Annual Five Year Capital Plan
The Board approved major and minor capital projects outlined in the 2023/24 Annual Five Year Capital Plan to be submitted to the Ministry of Education with a response expected in March 2023. Projects proposed in the plan include seismic upgrades at five schools and additions at Sundance Elementary and Reynolds Secondary. It also includes playground enhancements and other building upgrades (e.g., HVAC systems, windows, floor replacements), and site acquisition and construction for a new elementary school downtown. All details outlined on p. 80 of the agenda: https://www.sd61.bc.ca/wp-content/uploads/sites/91/2022/06/BR-Agenda-Package_June-20-2022.pdf
Spectrum Turf Field Project – Joint Use Agreement
The Board directed the Superintendent to work with staff and the Spectrum Turf stakeholder team to negotiate a Joint Use Agreement between the Board of Education and Vancouver Island Soccer League in order to advance the installation of an artificial turf field at Spectrum Community School. The agreement will outline the scope of construction, use, maintenance, and capital replacement. It will come back to the Board for final approval once negotiations are concluded.
Vic High Storm Drain
The Board advanced the work of Vic High’s storm drain connection project to commence this summer. As a result, it directed the Superintendent to consult with the owner of the co-located urban farm currently occupying the space that will be impacted by the construction.
The next Board meeting will be held on Monday, September 26, 2022.