Comox Valley #71

School District
Comox Valley
  Oct 20, 2018
Decision Makers Implementation Motion* Classroom Motion**
Area 1 Trustee Boldt, Cliff No learning resource vote Not running
Area 1 Trustee
and Board Chair
Caton, Janice No learning resource vote ?
Area 1 Hawksby, Kat ?
Area 2 Trustee Coleman, Peter No learning resource vote Not running
Area 2 Baldwin, Randi ?
Area 2 Frawley, Tonia ?
Area 3 Trustee Brown, Vicki No learning resource vote Not running
Area 3 Howe, Sarah ?
Area 4 Trustee McDonnell, Sheila No learning resource vote ?
Area 5 Trustee Weber, Tom No learning resource vote Not running
Area 5 Derry, James ?
Area 5 Waite, Michelle Keep teaching gender fluidity in Lazo North
Endorsed by CRCDLC
Area 6 Trustee
and Vice Chair
Hargreaves, Ian No learning resource vote ?
Area 6 Purden, Terence Remove
SOGI 123 from classrooms
Superintendent Dean Lindquist
MLA Courtenay-Comox Ronna-Rae Leonard May 9, 2017 to October 16, 2021
MLA Mid Island-Pacific Rim Scott Fraser May 17, 2005 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 #71 Comox Valley
Electoral Area SD #71 Reference Area Served
1 City of Courtenay
2 Town of Comox
3 Village of Cumberland
4 Area A Baynes Sound
Hornby Island
Denman Island
5 Area B Lazo North
6 Area C Puntledge
Black Creek


2010 May 25 – The Comox Valley Board of Education adopts Policy 4-5 Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity -the one page policy can be seen here.

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 there has been no formal vote taken by the Comox Valley Board of Education with regard to SOGI 123 as a Learning Resource, it appears the SOGI 123 Learning Resource has been neither approved nor disapproved for use in the Comox Valley school district.

** Classroom Motion
THAT the Comox Valley 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.