Board of Education Meeting Highlights – November 26, 2018

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:

District Presentations
Students from Vic West Elementary shared with the Board of Education what they are learning in the classroom and what they love about their school and community.

Community Presentations
There were community presentations from representatives of the Greater Victoria Teachers’ Association (GVTA), an educational assistant, and the Founder of BCED Access, focusing on inclusive learning environments and supports in schools.

Trustee Assignments
Trustees are a part of a variety of committees and serve as liaisons to schools, municipalities and local Nations. In addition, Trustees act as Board representatives for contract negotiations with District employee groups. On Monday night, the Board approved each Trustees assignment.

For Trustee Assignments, please visit:

Foundational Skills Assessment
The Foundation Skills Assessment (FSA) is an annual province-wide assessment of all B.C. students’ academic skills in grades 4 and 7.  It provides parents, teachers, schools, School Districts and the Ministry of Education with information on how students are progressing in the foundation skills of Reading, Writing, and Numeracy.

The Board is directing the Chair to write a letter to the Minister of Education expressing concerns over how the FSA exams are administered, how the results are reported out, and how findings are used to rank and compare schools across the province. As well, Trustees are asking for an evaluation of the current FSA’s for better alignment with the new curriculum.


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