District News

Upcoming Budget Meetings:

  • ·Tuesday, May 25 – Special Board Budget Meeting – 7:30 p.m.

Independent advisor’s presentation.

  • ·Wednesday, May 26 – Independent Advisor’s Report

Independent advisor’s report will be available at 2 p.m. on the District’s website.

  • ·Thursday, May 27 – Public Feedback Meeting: Budget 2021-2022 – 6:30 p.m.

Public feedback relative to the independent advisor’s report. Speaker registration in advance at . The deadline to register is Thursday, May 27 at 12 p.m.

  • ·Monday, May 31 – Special Board Budget Meeting – 6:30 p.m.

Debate and adoption of the budget. Trustee debate only. All members of the public can view.

  • ·Tuesday, June 1 – Special Board Budget Meeting (if required)

Board meeting, if unable to arrive at a decision on May 31. Trustee debate only. All members of the public can view.

All meetings will be livestreamed. Key meeting information is available on the District’s website in advance of meeting dates. For more information, please visit:www.sd61.bc.ca/board-of-education/meetings-of-the-board/

As part of our COVID continuity planning, we recognize public participation in Board business is important but will be different for the coming months.  

Agenda Items

For Standing Committee/Board Meeting agendas and presentations, please scroll down and click on the meeting date in the calendar below.

To Watch 

To access the live-stream for all meetings, please visit our YouTube page: www.youtube.com/channel/UCRtyy8Uak0lVS-wxlwPeuXw/featured

Standing Committee Meeting Participation

To participate virtually in standing committee meetings please contact Kelly Gorman, Executive Assistant to Deputy Superintendent and she will provide you with the Zoom link to the meeting.

Kelly Gorman available at: or 250-475-4117.

Board Meeting Participation 

During Board meetings, the public may submit questions to  at the beginning of the meeting. These questions will be answered during Question Period by the Chair of the meeting, or staff, through the Chair, if an answer is readily available.

On Monday,  the Operations, Policy and Procedures committee will be discussing some things that parents have been discussing and have had a strong opinion about. Specifially; the regulations on Student Dress Code Policy and enforcement, Technology acceptable use policies, equity committee's 6 recommendations, and a method for getting funding for childcare space on school property.   If you wish, you can join in the conversation during the meeting.  

The meeting will be held at the Administrative Offices (Tolmie Building) in the Boardroom on Monday, April 16, 2018.

Here's the link to see the agenda and documents https://www.sd61.bc.ca/board-of-education/meetings/operations-meetings/

The proposed operating budget will be shared tomorrow at a Special Budget Meeting at 7 p.m. at the Tolmie Board Office. All members of the public are welcome to attend.

The Greater Victoria School District prepares a budget for the upcoming school year each spring. Over the month of April, several meetings will take place to determine the budget for the 2018-2019 school year. The meetings will outline how funds are allocated and invested in the upcoming year to support students and staff while delivering on the School District’s objectives.

“In the coming weeks, the draft operating budget will be shared broadly,” noted Board Chair, Edith Loring-Kuhanga. “We hope to hear from our community about what they value in our world-class education system.”

In the fall, the School District sought budget input from our educational partners and Parent Advisory Councils. The public will have several opportunities to provide feedback on the 2018-2019 Budget prior to its final consideration on the evening of Wednesday, April 25th:

  • ·Special Budget Meeting – Thursday, April 12, 2018, 7 p.m.
  • ·Operations Policy and Planning (OPPS) Committee Meeting – Monday, April 16, 2018, 7 p.m.
  • ·Special Budget Meeting – Wednesday, April 25, 2018, 7 p.m., or
  • ·In writing to 

All information will be compiled and shared with the Board of Education. For more details on the proposed budget please visit:www.sd61.bc.ca/wp-content/uploads/sites/91/2018/04/18-19-Budget-Process-Presentation.pdf