from 4 pm to 5 pm via Zoom

VESTA gives thanks and recognizes that this meeting takes place on the unceded joint territory of the Musqueam, Tsleil Waututh and Squamish Nations

  1. Adoption of Agenda 
  1. Approval of Minutes – December 8th, 2020 
  1. Election of Delegates to the 2021 BCTF AGM                                                                            LRs 
  1. EC Recommendations                                                                                                             J. Sutherland
    That Jody Polukoshko be recommended for nomination for the position of BCTF member-at-large as per BCTF bylaw 5.4(a).
    That VESTA endorse Jody Polukoshko for the position of BCTF member-at-large with a budget of up to $750. 
  1. VESTA input into the VSB Budget
    Motion                                                                                                                                             J. Sutherland
    That our preliminary input to the 2021-2022 VSB budget include advocacy for the following:
    Procedural cost-neutral recommendations:
  • That any surplus funds generated from the previous year be directed to support direct service to students.  This includes restoring support lost during the pandemic, and including the provision of, if necessary, a robust remote learning option
  • That any reductions or movement of funding from programs be made as far from the classroom as possible
  • That full, public, transparent debate be held on the budget with all stakeholders, and that a full divisional budget be provided to all stakeholder groups
  • That the district disaggregates learning resources budget from school flex accounts

Budgetary recommendations:

  • Increases to non-enrolling staffing based on student and school needs
  • Maintain all current Adult Ed programs and sites and consider growing additional programs
  • Provision of TTOC coverage for non-enrolling teachers from first day of absence
  • Increased support for early primary classes for fall entry
  • Top up school organization funding to allow for increased flexibility in upper intermediate class organizations
  • That the Indigenous Education Program be increased
  1. FSAs                                                                                                                                               Tereposky 
  1. VESTA/VSTA Building Rezoning                                                                                             Jambor 
  1. Reporting                                                                                                                                           Polukoshko 
  1. Health and Safety                                                                                                                                 Durant 
  1. School Liaison Officer                                                                                                                 Polukoshko 
  1. BCTF Rep Assembly                                                                                                                                  LRs
  1. Adjournment

Topic: VESTA General Meeting followed by the Staff Rep Assembly
Time: January 19th, 2021 from 4:00 to 6:00pm
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