Okanagan Skaha #67

School District
Okanagan Skaha
  Oct 20, 2018
Decision Makers Implementation Motion* Classroom Motion**
Area 1 Trustee
and Chair
Bidlake, Bill No learning resource vote Not running
Area 1 Trustee Clarke, Shelley ?
Area 1 Hebert, Teresa ?
Area 1 Hurst, Derek ?
Area 1 Trustee Johnson, Bruce No learning resource vote Not running
Area 1 Palaino, James ?
Area 1 Trustee Sheppard, Barbara No learning resource vote ?
Area 1 Van Raes, Tracy ?
Area 1 Walton, Dan ?
Area 2 Trustee
and Vice-Chair
Planiden, Julie No learning resource vote ?
Area 2 Stathers, Dave ?
Area 2 Trustee Van Alphen, Linda No learning resource vote Not running
Area 2 Waterman, Peter No learning resource vote ?
for example Candidate Name Remove
SOGI 123 from classrooms
Area 3 Trustee Manning, Ginny No learning resource vote ?
Area 3 Pierre, Kathy ?
Superintendent Wendy Hyer
MLA Penticton Dan Ashton May 14, 2013 to October 16, 2021
Former Minister Mike Bernier July 30, 2015 to May 9, 2017
Minister of Education Rob Fleming July 18, 2017

Areas of School District #67 Okanagan Skaha
Area Reference Area Served
1 Electoral Area 1
four to be elected
2 Electoral Area 2
two to be elected
3 Electoral Area 3
one to be elected

* Implementation Motion, from Board meeting minutes
It appears that the Board has not yet considered any motion that endorses the SOGI 123 lesson plans as an approved learning resource for use by its professional staff.


2016 July 25 – THE BC Human Rights Code is modified with the addition of “gender identity or expression”.

2017 July 1 – Ministry of Education policy delegates approval of Learning Resources to local Boards of Education.
Quoting from the Ministry’s policy on learning resources,
“The Ministry of Education no longer conducts evaluation processes to recommend learning resources. This responsibility now rests with boards. Board policies and procedures should include a process for ensuring the list of recommended learning resources is up to date and aligned with changes in curriculum. This would include adding and removing resources from the list.”

2018 – Since apparently no formal vote has been taken by the Okanagan Skaha Board of Education it appears the SOGI 123 Learning Resource has been neither approved nor disapproved for use in the Okanagan Skaha school district.


** Classroom Motion
THAT the Okanaga Skaha Board of Education directs the Superintendent to continue to promote a respectful educational environment for all students, by removing the SOGI 123 learning resource from classroom instructional time.