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#101 Mike K.

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Posted 31 May 2021 - 03:57 PM

The discussion on the Kamloops residential school has been moved here: https://vibrantvicto...we-know-so-far/


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#102 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 10 June 2021 - 07:47 AM

didn't these kids just learn in school that car emissions are bad for the environment?

 

 

 

 

Let the grad times roll: first ever Belmont motorcade coming to West Shore

High school students celebrated in a parade through community that winds up at race track

 

https://www.vicnews....-to-west-shore/


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#103 todd

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Posted 10 June 2021 - 09:36 AM

The cool kids drive electric.

#104 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 15 June 2021 - 05:40 AM

The $79.7-million seismic upgrade and expansion at Victoria High School has been delayed by a year, with staff and students now scheduled to move back in September 2023 instead of September 2022.

 

https://www.timescol...year-1.24330285



#105 Midnightly

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Posted 15 June 2021 - 05:17 PM

The $79.7-million seismic upgrade and expansion at Victoria High School has been delayed by a year, with staff and students now scheduled to move back in September 2023 instead of September 2022.

 

https://www.timescol...year-1.24330285

well that sucks! my daughter was due to start there in Sept 2022


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#106 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 16 June 2021 - 05:39 PM

here we go!     Vancouver School Board cuts honours programs

 

School board says honours programs create inequities between students

 

https://www.cbc.ca/n...6068578?cmp=rss



#107 Nparker

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Posted 16 June 2021 - 05:59 PM

So now I suppose we teach to the lowest common denominator.  :whyme:



#108 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 12 July 2021 - 09:51 AM

Cedar Hill Middle School is scheduled to be replaced by a new, more environmentally-friendly building in less than four years, the province announced Monday.

 

The project will include a $42.9-million investment from the province and a $3.6-million contribution from the Greater Victoria School District.

 

It will be designed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions beyond the LEED gold standard, with more efficient heat pumps and classroom ventilation and a variable volume shop-dust collector. Temperature and air systems will run on renewable BC Hydro energy.

 

 

 

https://www.vicnews....saanich-school/


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Posted 12 July 2021 - 10:44 AM

So now I suppose we teach to the lowest common denominator.  :whyme:

The public school "resource room"(special needs) is about one of the saddest places in Canada(funding, etc)     don't think there teaching to that either



#110 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 12 July 2021 - 10:46 AM

 

 Temperature and air systems will run on renewable BC Hydro energy.

 

 

 

https://www.vicnews....saanich-school/

 

 

what does that even mean?  the fans will run on electricity?  i'd expect that.  also i guess it'll be electric heat.

 

does anyone know how vic high will be heated?  they used to have a gas boiler.

 

gas is almost always cheaper but are schools trying to get away from paying extra carbon taxes on gas heat? 


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#111 Midnightly

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Posted 12 July 2021 - 06:07 PM

The public school "resource room"(special needs) is about one of the saddest places in Canada(funding, etc)     don't think there teaching to that either

even these rooms have been cut back or shrunk in the current school system, they are often considered "flex spaces" that can do dual duty for multiple purposes and slowly they have become less and less with the numbers in the schools growing



#112 Mike K.

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Posted 12 July 2021 - 08:40 PM

Where’s VicNew’s independent journalism on this topic? They just rewrote another press release, and used prepared quotes.

Here’s the release: https://news.gov.bc....EDUC0047-001340

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Posted 14 July 2021 - 11:20 AM

even these rooms have been cut back or shrunk in the current school system, they are often considered "flex spaces" that can do dual duty for multiple purposes and slowly they have become less and less with the numbers in the schools growing

if they want to save some money later on(parks, etc) this is the place to spend it


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#114 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 06 August 2021 - 11:19 AM

Clark County School District (CCSD) students will head back to the classroom on Monday. While many families are hoping to get back to a semblance of normalcy with in-person courses, there will be some changes, including to grades.

 

“This grade change takes behaviors completely out of the question,” Tam Lester, teacher at Del Sol Academy, told 8 News Now. “And it, arguably, at the detriment of the student.”

 

He’s preparing to use the new grading guidelines.

 

“There’s a lot of mixed thoughts,” Lester shared.

 

The new district-wide scale sets the lowest grade at 50%. Behaviors, such as attendance, participation and late or missing assignments, will not influence a grade.

 

 

https://www.8newsnow...-grading-model/


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#115 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 09 October 2021 - 06:57 AM

School board sells playing field for $15 million. French school “buys” it with public money.

What an I missing here? Why did money have to change hands?


On Tuesday night (Oct. 5), the Greater Victoria School District announced it has sold 7.3 acres of the 25-acre Lansdowne lands to the province-wide Francophone school district, Conseil Scolaire Francophone de la Colombie-Britannique (CSF). Funds for the $15-million sale were provided by the provincial government.

https://www.vicnews....sdowne-grounds/

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#116 Spy Black

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Posted 09 October 2021 - 07:37 AM

Land holdings would form a part of any given school districts overall financial picture.

 

An overly simplistic explanation as generated by my pea-brain might note that the two different school districts effectively two different "businesses", and despite the fact that both of those businesses are funded by government ... there would have had to have been an exchange of cash in order to maintain the financial picture that would form part of establishing how much the Greater Victoria School District is "worth" from a financial point of view.

 

Such an undertaking could (for example) influence how much the Victoria School District could borrow, and/or (as noted in the article) how much the Provincial Government would be willing to establish as their budget ... now that they're 15 million dollars richer than they were before the land sale.

That 15 million was apparently enough to square away the Victoria School District budget for 2021/22.

 

All that aside, it is really just moving money around within the Provincial Government, likely to ensure compliance with some sort of fiduciary legal obligation.


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#117 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 09 October 2021 - 07:46 AM

seems a bit too coincidental to me. GVSB got $15M to cover their behind.

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Posted 14 October 2021 - 05:24 PM

This is getting lucrative:



Second chunk of Lansdowne school land set to be sold to Victoria Hospice Society

$2.5 million sale waiting on Ministry of Education, school board approval

https://www.vicnews....ospice-society/



why do we have hospice now that we have assisted death? maybe people should be incentivised to terminate once they are declared terminal.

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#119 Nparker

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Posted 14 October 2021 - 05:49 PM

...why do we have hospice now that we have assisted death? maybe people should be incentivised to terminate once they are declared terminal.

Sometimes you say things that are just beyond all reason.


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#120 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 14 October 2021 - 05:58 PM

true.

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