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Daily carpet cleaning reinstated in SD61

Daily carpet cleaning reinstated in SD61

After review, district determined it would be appropriate to increase services in elementary schools

Daily carpet cleaning reinstated in SD61
Stephen Roberts of Luv-A-Rug standing with a portion of the teachers’ carpets that he is washing for free. BigSteelBox stepped up and donated the two containers needed to store all the carpets. (Keri Coles/Oak Bay News)

A growing gift for teachers and students in Greater Victoria

Director of Facilities Services for SD 61 is encouraging teachers to take Luv-A-Rug up on free offer

Stephen Roberts of Luv-A-Rug standing with a portion of the teachers’ carpets that he is washing for free. BigSteelBox stepped up and donated the two containers needed to store all the carpets. (Keri Coles/Oak Bay News)
Some female students in SD61 have been sent home for wearing leggings, prompting a debate around how outdated the district’s current code of conduct might be. Contributed photo

Dress code decision tasked to superintendent

Formation of another committee to study matter rejected by trustees

Some female students in SD61 have been sent home for wearing leggings, prompting a debate around how outdated the district’s current code of conduct might be. Contributed photo
SD61 hears grievance from GVTA over cutbacks on area rug vacuuming for elementary schools. (Photo - Google maps)

Greater Victoria Teachers’ Association files grievance over carpet cleaning cutbacks

‘They sit on the carpet, you read to them, you do math … it’s a teaching area. It’s vital.’

SD61 hears grievance from GVTA over cutbacks on area rug vacuuming for elementary schools. (Photo - Google maps)
The Greater Victoria School District approved spending a surplus in excess of $3.7 million. File photo

Victoria school board decides how to spend nearly $3.8-million surplus

Large portion goes to 2018/2019 projected deficit

The Greater Victoria School District approved spending a surplus in excess of $3.7 million. File photo