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Date Time Event Location
October 25 7-9 pm General Meeting Central Middle School
November 22 7-9 pm General Meeting Quadra Elementary School
January 24 7-9 pm General Meeting Shoreline Middle School
February 28 7-9 pm General Meeting Cloverdale Traditional School
March ? 7-9 pm General Meeting  
April 25 7-9 pm Annual General Meeting Oak Bay Secondary School
May 30 7-9 pm General Meeting and Awards SJ Willis

After collaborating with District staff and school finance clerks we have a newly established PAC Gaming Revenue - Recommended Process in place throughout SD61.  The hope is to reduce any possible triggers for Gaming Audits and to be more compliant with the expectations on PACs especially when it comes to gaming event proceeds. We recommend adopting a means to communicate with the school office what events funds can pay for according to your event license application and a copy of your budget to facilitate this process.  If you have any questions about this recommended district process please email Audrey Smith VCPAC president or

 

 

Monday, August 29, 2016

 

VICTORIA, BC – Responsive to preliminary water testing completed in June noting elevated lead levels in some schools, every school in the Greater Victoria School District will have new filter systems in at least two of the highest use fountains, all staff rooms, and all cooking facilities, prior to students and teachers returning to school in September. The remainder of required upgrades will continue on a prioritized basis through September and be completed by the end of October.

 

It was initially thought that most fountains would need to be replaced, however it was determined that in many cases, filtration systems could be added to the impacted water fountains and sinks at a lesser cost while effectively addressing the elevated levels of lead. In addition to new filters, the established routine of flushing water systems three times per day, will continue across all schools until all filters have been installed. Fountains or sinks not yet upgraded will be clearly marked for students and staff.

 

A program and budget for system wide testing of all schools and necessary upgrades was approved by the School District Board in June upon receiving preliminary testing results. The program remains within the approved budget of $200,000.

 

Testing by an independent environmental consultant, Goode Environmental Services, recommended by Island Health, has now been completed in all 47 schools. The detailed results are available on the District website.

 

The Greater Victoria School District is proud to provide quality education for approximately 19,000 students in 27 elementary schools, 10 middle Schools, and seven secondary schools. Each year, over 650 adult learners register with our Continuing Education Program. Our District also offers a variety of programs of choice and two elementary schools of choice.

 

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