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 – May 30, 2022
New Policy and Policy Revisions
The Board approved a new Whistleblower Policy and approved revisions to Policy 3404 – Bullying and Harassment and Policy 8252 – Trustees’ Code of Conduct. To review all Board policies, visit: www.sd61.bc.ca/board-of-education/policiesregulations/
Carbon Neutral Action Report
Trustees accepted the 2021 Carbon Neutral Action/Climate Change Accountability Report to be submitted to Ministry. The report summarizes the District’s emissions profile, the total offsets required to reach net-zero emissions, the actions taken to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and how the District will reduce emissions in the future. To review report: https://www.sd61.bc.ca/wp-content/uploads/sites/91/2022/06/2021-Climate-Change-Accountability-Report.pdf
2022/23 Standing Committee and Board Meeting Dates The Board approved meeting dates for the Education Policy and Directions Committee Meetings, Operations Policy and Planning Committee Meetings, and the Board of Education Meetings for the next school year. To review: https://www.sd61.bc.ca/news-events/calendars/
Elementary Strings Donation
The Board accepted a one-time donation of $208,817 to provide access to strings for students in grade five at all elementary schools for the upcoming school year. The funds were raised by Advocacy for Music in Schools (AMIS), a Victoria Confederation Parent Advisory Council sub-committee. The District will be completing a music program review this fall.
Shoreline Middle School
The Board approved the spending of $250,000 from Local Capital Reserve to create classroom space at Shoreline Middle School for a new division in the 2022/23 school year.
The next Board meeting will be held on Monday, June 20, 2022.
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