Trustee All Candidates Meeting – Nov 5

Come discover where candidates stand on issues that matter to the parents of SD41.

Trustee All Candidates Meeting – November 5, 7 – 8:30 pm

Stoney Creek Community School

2740 Beaverbrook Crescent

2014-11-05 Trustees All Candidates Meeting

On November 15, 2014, voters in the City of Burnaby will elect seven Trustees for the Burnaby Board of Education.   Trustees play a leadership role by providing direction and setting key goals and priorities of the Burnaby School District.

The Burnaby DPAC is hosting a School Trustee All Candidates meeting to give parents and community members the opportunity to engage with our trustee candidates as they share their views on issues that affect our education system.

This is a non-partisan event, and is open to the public.

 

September 2014 Minutes

2014-09-29 DPAC General Meeting Minutes

D.P.A.C. MEETING NOTES

Burnaby Central Secondary School
6011 Deer Lake Parkway
Burnaby, B.C.
DATE: September 29, 2014
TIME: 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Schools Attending: 

Brentwood North:  Alpha, Gilmore, Kitchener, Burnaby North, Aubrey, Capitol Hill, Lochdale, Montecito
Cariboo Lougheed:  Burnaby Mountain, Cameron, Seaforth, Stoney Creek, University Highlands, Cariboo Hill, Armstrong, Twelfth Avenue
Central West:  Burnaby Central, Douglas Road, Gilpin, Lakeview, Moscrop, Cascade Heights, Marlborough
Kingsway South:  Burnaby South, Maywood, Suncrest, Taylor Park

District Staff:

Kevin Kaardal, Superintendent of Schools; Gina Niccoli-Moen, Deputy Superintendent; Heather Hart, Assistant Superintendent; Roberto Bombelli, Assistant Superintendent

Board of Education Trustees and their zones:
Baljinder Narang, Chair (Kingsway South); Meiling Chia (Kingsway South); Larry Hayes (Cariboo Lougheed); Harman Pandher (Central West); James Wang (Brentwood North)

DPAC Executive:
Jen Mezei, Chair (Cariboo Lougheed); Herman Louie, Treasurer (Central West); Kristin Schnider, Secretary (Cariboo Lougheed); Jocelyn Schonekess, Vice Chair (Brentwood North); Victoria Brenden, Member at Large (Brentwood North)

Regrets: Dave Dye, Member at Large (Cariboo Lougheed)

1.  Welcome and Introductions

The Chair called the meeting to order at 7:06 PM and welcomed everyone to the first DPAC General meeting of the 2014-2015 school year. Jen then introduced the District Staff and Board of Education Trustees in attendance.

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October Parent Information Evenings

The Burnaby DPAC is pleased to be continuing our Parent Information Evenings (PIEs) this year.

The PIEs scheduled for October are:

Social Media Safety and Awareness with Jesse Miller presented by the Kitchener PAC and Burnaby DPAC

Wednesday Oct 22, 6:30 pm, Kitchener Elementary

 

Dr. Ross Greene – Dealing with Challenging Behavior – A Collaborative Approach for Parents and Teachers

Thursday Oct 23, 7 pm, Burnaby Central School

 

PAC 101, Treasurers’ Workshop. SPC Training – for SD41 PAC Executive Members

Wednesday Oct 29, 7pm, Burnaby Central (Vendor Fair at 6:30)

 

To register for these events, click on the date in the Calendar of Events.

School Opening details – Letters from Superintendent

Schools will be opened for a partial day Monday morning for students.

Elementary students will attend from 9am* to 10am (some schools will start at 8:50 or 8:55).  Secondary students attendance is detailed here.

Kindergarten gradual entry will be shortened by a week.  Kindergarten students will start full day September 29.  Details will be available from your principal.

Here are the letters from the superintendent regarding school opening.

Community Announcement Sep 18 Elementary

Community Announcement sept 18 secondary

BCTF ratifies Agreement – full text attached

Yesterday, the BCTF membership ratified the agreement with a vote of 86%.

Here is the full text of the Memorandum-of-Agreement obtained through Global BC.

Schools will be opened for a partial day Monday morning for students.

Elementary students will attend from 9am* to 10am (some schools will start at 8:50 or 8:55).  Secondary students attendance is detailed here.

Kindergarten gradual entry will be shortened by a week.  Kindergarten students will start full day September 29.

Update on Tentative Agreement

Here is a letter from the Superintendent regarding the tentative agreement between the BCTF and BCPSEA.  Community Announcement Sept 16

Teachers will be voting whether to ratify the agreement Thursday.  There will be an update later this week with details on school start up.

What’s in the deal?  According to media sources the tentative agreement includes a 7.25% wage increase over six years, additional prep time for elementary teachers, $108 million to settle grievances on class size and composition from 2002, and $100 million per year (which replaces LIF) to address composition issues ($80 million to be decided by teachers for the hiring of more teachers).

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