Langley #35

School District
#35
Langley
  Oct 20, 2018
Decision Makers Implementation Motion* Classroom Motion**
Area 1 Trustee
and Vice-chair
Dykeman, Megan No learning resource vote Keep teaching gender fluidity in Langley Township
Endorsed by NWDLC
and LTA and PSAC
Area 1 Larsen, Brent Remove
SOGI 123 from classrooms
Area 1 Trustee McVeigh, Allison No learning resource vote Not running
Area 1 Perreault, Suzanne Keep teaching gender fluidity in Langley Township
Endorsed by NWDLC
and LTA and PSAC
Area 1 Trustee Ross, Rod No learning resource vote I am supportive of the SOGI resource
Area 1 Trustee Tod, David No learning resource vote Keep teaching gender fluidity in Langley Township
Endorsed by NWDLC
and LTA and PSAC
Area 1 Snowden-Eddy, Cheryl Remove
SOGI 123 from classrooms
Area 1 Trustee Wallace, Rosemary No learning resource vote Not running
Area 1 Wilson, Marnie Keep teaching gender fluidity in Langley Township
Endorsed by NWDLC
and LTA and PSAC
Area 2 Ashdown, Cindy Keep teaching gender fluidity in Langley City
Endorsed by NWDLC
and PSAC
Area 2 Austin, Marshall Keep teaching gender fluidity in Langley City
Endorsed by LTA
Area 2 Trustee Coburn, Shelley No learning resource vote Keep teaching gender fluidity in Langley City
Endorsed by LTA
Area 2 Jeffrey, Sindy ?
Area 2 Trustee
and Chair
McFarlane, Rob No learning resource vote Not running
Area 2 Ward, Tony SOGI 123 needs to be critically examined.
Superintendent Gordon Stewart
MLA Langley Mary Polak May 17, 2005 to October 16, 2021
MLA Langley East Rich Coleman May 28, 1996 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 #35 Langley
Area Reference Area Served
1 Electoral Area 1
five to be elected
Langley Township
2 Electoral Area 2
two to be elected
Langley City

Timeline

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 at the Board level 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 Langley school district.

** Classroom Motion
THAT the Langley 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.