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Board performance review on deck for Chilliwack school trustees

Chilliwack school board highlights issues with cooperation and governance
The Chilliwack School Board has completed part of a self-assessment process, and will present a report to the public on June 11. (Pixabay)

The Chilliwack School Board has issued itself a report card, to be reviewed at its final meeting of the school year, June 11. 

They have found that while they are "proficient" at inclusion, they are just "emerging" at things like governance and working effectively.  

Trustees have been going through a process of self-assessment, as directed by their own policy and supported by the B.C. School Trustees Association. They focused on two components for "self-reflection" out of six components supplied in the BCSTA's framework — "governance, legislation, roles and responsibilities," and "planning for student success." 

They filled out surveys and were led by a facilitator over at two in-camera meetings, and the results are reported in a scale of emerging, developing and proficient. Overall, the board agrees they are "developing," and the sole area marked as "proficient" in their report is in "supporting diversity, equity, and inclusion." 

Areas where the board feels it is developing are: 
• Commitment to working with First Nations and Indigenous communities
• Productive relationships with partner groups
• Ensuring adherence to board policy
• Commitment to continuous improvement and supporting student achievement

Areas where the board feels it is just emerging are:
• Actively and consistently engaging with First Nations and Indigenous communities
• Establishing a clear understanding of our governance role
• Achieving a clear and consistent level of transparency
• Working effectively and cooperatively as a corporate board

The school board will be completing the self-assessment over the fall and winter, once school is back in session. 


Jessica Peters

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I began my career in 1999, covering communities across the Fraser Valley ever since.
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