I’m afraid I don’t have a lot to report in regards to May. I would like to thank Vice-Chair Leech for taking over the helm whilst I was away for the better half of the month. During that time the District of Sechelt hosted the Intergovernmental meeting, to which we were a part. It is always good to be able to share ideas, and to keep the lines of communication open with our fellow elected officials.
I was back in time for a Committee of the Whole meeting, where we were able to further discuss the strategic plan and make it ready for final approval. We are excited to get the ball rolling, as June is steadily moving forward and before we know it, the school year will be at an end.
June. A time for both endings and new beginnings. We will be rolling out the new Strategic Plan, introducing our 2019/20 Budget, approving our 2020/21 Five-Year Capital Plan and submitting our Student Excellence website to the Ministry of Education. We will be saying goodbye to our seniors, students making their way out into the world to begin their adult lives and to our retiring staff, some of whom have devoted over 40 years to SD46, ready to once again embrace their well-deserved freedom to travel and/or just relax. Our elementary schools will be saying farewell to their senior classes as well, as they make their way up to the highschools in September. And we will be welcoming a whole new crop of kindergarten children. Goodbye and hello all in the same breath. Regardless, June is a time to celebrate.