The Chilliwack School Board, 2019.

Chilliwack school trustees using Zoom to conduct meetings during pandemic

Public participation not available, but staff taking public questions before and after meetings

Chilliwack’s school board meeting will go ahead on April 7, but without the public in attendance.

The district will be using the popular video conferencing app, Zoom, to conduct the meeting. The trustees will sign in from their own homes and the meeting will be recorded. The measure is being taken to limit the potential spread of illnesses, including COVID-19.

The Zoom recording will be posted on the Chilliwack School District website immediately after the meeting. This will be the process in place for the remainder of the required physical distancing protocols, the district says.

READ MORE: Chilliwack Board of Education reaches out to families of students

The April 7 meeting will include the annual budget presentation from secretary treasurer Gerry Slykhuis. A Budget 2020-2021 Q&A will be posted in the days following the meeting as well.

The agendas are posted on the district website on the Friday prior to meetings (also see pdf attached below). Questions and comments concerning agenda items may be submitted to donna_vogel@sd33.bc.ca before and/or after a meeting. They will be addressed during the meeting if possible or at the next meeting.

Other items included in the April 7 agenda are the Five-Year Capital Plan and next school year’s calendar, along with a vote to temporarily suspend public participation during the COVID-19 pandemic.

READ MORE: Science, podcasts and puzzles suggested by Chilliwack educators

Regular Board Meeting Agenda Package – April 7, 2020 by Jess Peters on Scribd


@CHWKcommunity
jpeters@theprogress.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

chilliwackCoronavirusSchools

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

B.C.’s Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics goes virtual

The annual event partnering RCMP with Special Olympians is dramatically altered by COVID-19

VIDEO: Learning begins with new indigenous name for Chilliwack school

Stito:s La:lam Toti:lt will open in September 2022 for students from K-8

VIDEO: Yarrow’s Corwin Drew in final four of Vancouver Whitecaps Academy skills competition

The soccer star is looking for community support to get him through the next round of online voting

Chilliwack students make slow return to classes

Less than 40 per cent of allowable density across the district on opening day

Chilliwack youth planning solidarity march against racism

Organizer hoping to ‘create a type of a energy in the city that we will not be silent about racism’

B.C. records four new COVID-19 cases, Abbotsford hospital outbreak cleared

Four senior home outbreaks also declared over, eight still active

Facing changes together: Your community, your journalists

New platform allows readers to make a one-time or ongoing donation to support local journalism

RCMP, coroner investigate murder-suicide on Salt Spring Island

Two dead, police say there is no risk to the public

About 30% of B.C. students return to schools as in-class teaching restarts amid pandemic

Education minister noted that in-class instruction remains optional

Trudeau avoids questions about anti-racism protesters dispersed for Trump photo-op

Prime minister says racism is an issue Canadians must tackle at home, too

Bateman program encourages people to sketch outside, connect with nature

#MyNatureSketch initiative encourages Canadians to become ‘bright-eyed three year olds’

Be cautious expanding COVID-19 bubble, Dr. Bonnie Henry tells B.C.

Senior homes stay off-limits as schools, businesses reopen

NDP getting COVID-19 wage subsidy ‘indirectly,’ B.C. Liberal leader says

B.C. NDP says Andrew Wilkinson is wrong about federal link

Most Read