Board Meetings 2016-17

At their Special Board Meeting, taking place on July 5, 2016, the board of education moved to change their public meeting schedule to the second Wednesday of each school month for the 2016/17 school year. The meetings start at 7:00 PM and are held at the School Board Office at 494 South Fletcher Road in Gibsons, B.C.

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2016/17 Board Meeting Schedule:

Date Strategic Plan Update Agenda Packages Minutes
Sept. 14, 2016 N/A Agenda and Reports Minutes
Oct. 12, 2016 Outdoor Education | Parent Communication Agenda and Reports Minutes
Nov. 9, 2016 Reading & Reading Teachers | Sustainable Practices Agenda and Reports Minutes
Dec. 7, 2016* Technology | Healthy Staff | Safe and Healthy Schools (Cultural) Agenda and Reports Minutes
Jan. 11, 2017 Early Learning Agenda and Reports Minutes
Feb. 8, 2017 Professional Development | Social Emotional Learning | Collaborations | Local Governments Agenda and Reports Minutes
Mar. 8, 2017 Math | Leaders | Safe and Healthy Schools | International Education Agenda and Reports Minutes
Apr. 12, 2017 Mental and Physical Health | Post-Secondary Partnerships Agenda and Reports Minutes
May 10, 2017 Graduation | Music and Fine Arts | Facilities Agenda and Reports Minutes
June 14, 2017 Sechelt and Squamish Nations | Indigenous Cultures | Celebrations Agenda and Reports Minutes

*Please note, the December meeting is scheduled a week early due to the winter break.

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COMMITTEE MEETINGS:

The following committee meetings are open to the public. All meetings are scheduled at the School Board Office located at 494 South Fletcher Road in Gibsons, unless otherwise indicated.

Committee of the Whole

Next Meeting: Tuesday, June 21 from 10:00 am - 11:30 am at the SBO

Agenda:

1) Strategic Plan Year in Review

2) Communication plan (standing item)

Meeting schedule, packages and notes are available below:

Date Time Agenda (PDF) Notes (PDF)
Sept. 27, 2016 9:30-11:30 am Agenda and Reports Notes
Oct. 25, 2016 9:30-11:30 am Agenda and Reports Notes
Nov. 22, 2016 9:30-11:30 am Agenda and Reports Notes
Dec. 13, 2016* 9:30-12:00 pm Agenda and Reports Notes
Jan. 24, 2017 9:30-11:30 am Agenda and Reports Notes
Jan. 31, 2017** 9:30-11:00 am Agenda and Reports Notes
Feb. 28, 2017 10:30-12:30 pm Agenda and Reports Notes
Mar. 28, 2017 10:30-11:30 am Agenda and Reports Notes
Apr. 25, 2017 9:30-11:30 am Agenda and Reports Notes
May 16, 2017*** 9:30-11:30 am Agenda and Reports Notes
Jun. 21, 2017**** 10:00-11:00 am Agenda and Reports Notes

Committee Chair: Betty Baxter | Appointed Trustees: All

Terms of Reference: The Committee of the Whole shall consider board orientation and evaluation; review the Governance section of board policies and bylaws; strategic planning and public consultation; appeals bylaw review and review school calendar and school growth plans each year. The Committee of the Whole shall act as the Audit committee for the school district. The Committee of the Whole is also the forum where the Board as a whole may discuss emerging issues in the structure and planning of provincial education and educational organizations and authorities, e.g.: BCPSEA, BCSTA or Ministry of Education consultations or initiatives .

*Please note, the December meeting is scheduled a week early due to the winter break.

**Special Committee of the Whole scheduled for January 31, 2017

***The May meeting has been moved to May 16th due to a scheduling conflict.

***The June meeting has been moved to June 21st due to a scheduling conflict.

***The June meeting has been moved to June 21st due to a scheduling conflict.

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Operations Standing Committee

Next Meeting: Thursday, June 22 from 12:30-2:00 pm at the SBO

Agenda:

1) Emergency Preparedness

2) Transportation Review

Meeting schedule, packages and notes are available below:

Date Time Agenda (PDF) Notes (PDF)
Sept. 22, 2016 12:30-2:00 pm Agenda and Reports Notes
Oct. 20, 2016 12:30-2:00 pm Agenda and Reports Notes
Nov. 17, 2016 12:30-2:00 pm Agenda and Reports Notes
Dec. 15, 2016 12:30-2:00 pm Cancelled -
Jan. 19, 2017 12:30-2:00 pm Agenda and Reports Notes
Feb. 16, 2017 12:30-2:00 pm Agenda and Reports Notes
Mar. 30, 2017* 12:30-2:00 pm Agenda and Reports Notes
Apr. 25, 2017** 11:00-12:30 pm Agenda and Reports Notes
May 30, 2017*** 12:00-1:30 pm Agenda and Reports Notes
Jun. 22, 2017**** 12:30-2:00 pm Agenda and Reports Notes

Committee Chair: Lori Pratt | Appointed Trustees: Dave Mewhort, Greg Russell

Terms of Reference: The Operations Standing Committee shall discuss, review and make recommendations on governance issues including the annual budget consultation and development; the long-range facilities plan and policies on facility use; personnel; sustainability policies; and transportation services. Local government land-use and planning referrals will be reviewed when community consultation is needed and timeframe for feedback permits.

*The March meeting has been moved later in the month due to spring break.

**The April meeting has been moved to April 25th due to a scheduling conflict.

***The May meeting has been moved to May 30th.

***The June meeting has been moved to June 22nd due to a scheduling conflict.

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Education Standing Committee

Next Meeting: No meeting in June

Agenda:

Meeting schedule, packages and notes are available below:

Date Time Agenda (PDF) Notes (PDF)
Sept. 28, 2016 3:30-5:00 pm Agenda and Reports Notes
Oct. 24, 2016* 3:30-5:00 pm Agenda and Reports Notes
Nov. 23, 2016 3:30-5:00 pm Agenda and Reports Notes
Dec. 14, 2016** 3:30-5:00 pm Agenda and Reports Notes
Jan. 25, 2017 2:30-4:00 pm Agenda and Reports Notes
Feb. 22, 2017 2:30-4:00 pm Agenda and Reports Notes
Mar. 29, 2017*** 2:30-4:00 pm Agenda and Reports Notes
Apr. 26, 2017 2:30-4:00 pm Agenda and Reports Notes
May 24, 2017 2:30-4:00 pm Agenda and Reports Notes
Jun. 21, 2017**** - Cancelled -

Committee Chair: Pammila Ruth | Appointed Trustees: Lori Dixon, Christine Younghusband

Terms of Reference: The Education Committee shall review and consider the governance of education issues including curriculum; programs; education policy; student assessment; and student achievement.

*The October meeting has been rescheduled to to a conflict.

**The December meeting falls a week early due to the winter break.

***The March meeting falls a week later due to the spring break.

****The June meeting has been rescheduled to June 21st due to a scheduling conflict.

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Policy Standing Committee

Next Meeting: No meeting in  June, 2017

Agenda:

1) N/A

Meeting schedule, packages and notes are available below:

Date Time Agenda (PDF) Notes (PDF)
Sept. 27, 2016 11:30-1:00 pm Agenda and Reports Notes
Oct. 25, 2016 11:30-1:00 pm Agenda and Reports Notes
Nov. 22, 2016 11:30-1:00 pm Agenda and Reports Notes
Dec. 13, 2016 11:30-1:00 pm Cancelled -
Jan. 24, 2017 11:30-1:00 pm Cancelled -
Feb. 28, 2017 9:30-10:30 am Agenda and Reports Notes
Mar. 28, 2017 11:30-1:00 pm Agenda and Reports Notes
Apr. 25, 2017 11:30-1:00 pm Cancelled -
May 23, 2017 11:30-1:00 pm Cancelled -
Jun. 22, 2017** 11:30-1:00 pm Cancelled -

Committee Chair: Christine Younghusband | Appointed Trustees: All trustees

Terms of Reference: The Policy Standing Committee shall review existing policies and consider amendments or new policies to enhance the effectiveness of Board governance.

***The June meeting has been moved to June 22st due to a scheduling conflict.

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