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Guiding Financial Controls and Practices for PAC’s and PAC Treasurers

​On November 1, 2018 a presentation was given on behalf of the Richmond School District to the Richmond District Parents Association (RDPA) on Guiding Financial Controls and Practices for PAC’s and PAC Treasurers. The presentation covered the following topics:

  • PAC Purpose and Structure
  • Role of PAC Treasurer
  • Treasurer Upon Taking Office
  • PAC Bank Accounts
  • Types of PAC Financial Activity
  • General Financial Controls and Practices
  • Tax - GST / PST
  • District Accounts
  • PAC Fundraising/Direct Access Grant/Gaming/Other
  • PAC Donations

The full presentation is available on the RDPA website at:

http://dpac.sd38.bc.ca/news/2018/11/05/notes-pac-101-workshop



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TWOKAM Day Celebration - April 18

On Wednesday, April 18th, thousands of schools and students across the country will be participating in TWOKAM/Talk With Our Kids about Money Day.  To celebrate, the Richmond School District and the Canadian Foundation for Economic Education [CFEE] will be hosting a finale event to celebrate TWOKAM Day.  We have invited Paul Lermitte, author of three Financial Literacy Books for youth [www.Paullermitte.com], to share valuable life lessons from his experiences in working with families and their financial matters.   

Join us to Celebrate "Talk with Our Kids About Money Day"! 

 

DATE:

Wednesday April 18, 2018

TARGET AUDIENCE:   

Students in Grades 6 – 12 AND their Parents

TIME:           

6:30pm - 8:00 pm 

PLACE:          

Brighouse Elementary School, 6800 Azure Road, Richmond, BC

REGISTRATION:

Please RSVP before 3pm Friday April 13th, 2018 at SD38 FINALE EVENT RSVP to reserve your seat(s) for this event!

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Richmond Schools Win at 2018 BC Green Games

​The BC Green Games supports BC teachers and promotes place-based environmental education. This project-style, inquiry-based program is a 21st century learning opportunity in scientific exploration, storytelling, media arts and advocacy. This year, Ferris Elementary and Richmond Secondary were both awarded Green Grants of $1000. To learn more about their projects please visit the links below.

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W D Ferris Elementary - E(co)volution: Environmental Growth @W.D. Ferris Elementary

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Richmond Secondary - E-Waste Collection Week!

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Budget Feedback

​The Board of Education is seeking input from its stakeholders and members of the public on budget priorities.

Visit our Budget Feedback page for more information.

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Ministry of Education Announcement: Accelerating investments to keep students safe in Richmond

​The following news release was posted on the Ministry of Education website on March 8, 2018:

https://archive.news.gov.bc.ca/releases/news_releases_2017-2021/2018EDUC0009-000341.htm


Accelerating investments to keep students safe in Richmond 

RICHMOND – Families in Richmond can look forward to safer schools, as the Ministry of Education and the Richmond School District are implementing a plan to accelerate seismic mitigation projects.

The ministry is establishing and providing funding to a Richmond seismic mitigation project team to focus on clearing a backlog of seismic upgrades at local schools. Currently, only three of the 28 high-risk schools in Richmond have been seismically mitigated. Richmond School District's current staffing resources are insufficient to deliver a capital program of this complexity and magnitude.

"Too many families in Richmond have been sending their students to schools that would be vulnerable in the event of a large earthquake," said Rob Fleming, Minister of Education. "That's unacceptable to me, and to the parents in Richmond. I'm excited to be working with the Richmond Board of Education on a plan that will finally bring Richmond schools up to modern seismic standards and keep students safer."

Government is addressing the backlog of seismic and capital projects throughout B.C. to ensure students have safer learning environments, and has set a goal of approving 50 projects in 18 months. This includes encouraging collaboration between the Ministry of Education, school districts and local governments to meet ambitious timelines and reduce the time it takes to complete projects. School districts are being directed to expedite the development of business cases for supported projects, and government is taking steps to accelerate the funding-approval process. Project teams, like this one in Richmond, will enable the procurement and construction phases to be accelerated as well.

"Providing safe facilities is a responsibility that we take seriously in the Richmond School District. We are encouraged by the additional funding that we are receiving from the Ministry of Education to help accelerate seismic mitigation projects," said Dr. Eric Yung, Richmond School Board chair. "The Richmond seismic mitigation project team will afford our school district with additional staffing resources that will help to ensure that seismically high-risk sites receive the necessary seismic upgrades. As we move forward, we will continue to work with the ministry to provide safe facilities for our students and staff to learn and work together."

The Richmond Board of Education has already taken the step of hiring Frank Geyer, P.Eng., to the new role of executive director of planning and development. Geyer is the former director of facilities and planning with the Delta School District. He will report to the Richmond seismic mitigation project team, and will be responsible for co-ordinating an accelerated seismic mitigation program in Richmond.

"We welcome the news of a new project team being formed to assist with the many seismic mitigation projects in Richmond," said Ann English, P.Eng., CEO and registrar of Engineers and Geoscientists BC. "B.C.'s engineers and geoscientists are uniquely positioned to provide world-class expertise in the areas of earthquake safety and technology. Public safety is our top priority, and we look forward to continuing to work with the Ministry of Education on the Seismic Mitigation Program."

The Richmond project team will create the conditions required to ensure safe seats for all Richmond students as soon as possible. The team will focus immediately on getting Hugh Boyd Secondary school and William Cook Elementary school through procurement and into construction.

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