As you may already know, this year SD64 has embarked on a full review of its program offerings, transportation services, and facilities.
At its Regular Public Meeting on October 10, 2018, the Board of Education passed the following motion:
…that the district initiates a community-based consultation process to review configurations that support the best educational outcomes for students in addition to maximizing cost-effective education delivery.
The Board began the process by asking stakeholders and community members: “What are the ways we could organize learning and District resources to best serve our students?”. Feedback was received through public consultation meetings, forms and email, and the online consultation application ThoughtExchange.
The Board has concluded the initial consultation phase of the configuration review process and thanks everyone for their thoughts, ideas, and feedback.
So where are we now?
At its December Public Meeting, the Board decided to create a feedback review committee to organize and sort the thoughts and ideas received from stakeholders and the public regarding district configuration. It was also agreed at the December meeting that the Board will consider recommendations put forward by the Education Committee at the September 2020 public Board meeting. Any resulting changes to district configuration will be governed by the School Act and by District Policies.
Configuration Feedback Committee
Members of the Configuration Feedback Review Committee will represent students, CUPE, GITA, DPAC, GIPVPA, senior administration, and the Board. The Committee will review the feedback gathered from Phase I including the public consultation meetings, website feedback form, and ThoughtExchange, and will report to the Education Committee in April 2020. The Board will consider recommendations from the Education Committee at its September 2020 regular scheduled meeting.