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Teacher Newsmagazine Volume 18, Number 5, March 2006

AGM 2006 Agenda

FIRST SESSION March 11, Saturday evening

7:00 p.m.

First Nations recognition

a. Adoption of chairpersons, scrutineers, tellers, resolutions committee
b. Chairpersons’ orientation session
c. Adoption of agenda
d. Adoption of 2005 AGM Minutes
e. Stewardship Report on 2005 AGM

President’s report, Jinny Sims


B.C. Federation of Labour, Jim Sinclair, president
Canadian Teachers’ Federation, Winston Carter, president
Canadian Union of Public Employees BC Division, Barry O’Neill, president
B.C. School Trustees Association, Penny Tees, president
BC Confederation of Parent Advisory Councils, Kim Howland, president
BC College of Teachers, Dale Townsend, council chairperson

Special video presentation on the BCTF protest action, October 2005

9:30 p.m.
Election statements from candidates for table officer positions
Call for nominations

10:00 p.m.

SECOND SESSION March 12, Sunday morning

9:00 a.m.
Leadership Report
– Presentation
– Recommendation 1

Constitution and By-laws
– Recommendation 2

Board of School Trustees, School Districts, and BC School Trustees Association
– Recommendation 15

Education Finance
– Resolution 116

Independent Schools
– Resolutions 134–135

12:30 p.m. Lunch

THIRD SESSION March 12, Sunday afternoon

2:00 p.m.
Education Policy
– Recommendation 27
– Accountability agenda (in-committee)
– Resolutions 117–122

Professional Development
– Recommendations 34–38

Teacher Education
– Resolution 150

4:15 p.m.
Report of the Executive Director, Ken Novakowski

4:30 p.m.
Election statements from candidates for member-at-large positions
Call for Nominations

5:00 p.m.

5:00 p.m.–6:30 p.m.
All candidates’ meeting (main ballroom). All delegates invited.

FOURTH SESSION March 13, Monday morning

9:00 a.m.
Guest speaker— Stephen Lewis
Special presentation

10:00 a.m.
Bargaining (in-committee)
– Reports
– Recommendations 10–14
– Resolutions 103–115

12:30 p.m. Lunch

FIFTH SESSION March 13, Monday afternoon

2:00 p.m.
Bargaining (continued)

3:00 p.m.
– Report
– Resolutions 136–138

4:00 p.m.
Code of Ethics
– Report from the task force
– Recommendations 17–26

Privatization and Commercialization
– Resolutions 139–142

Public Affairs
Resolutions 143–145

5:25 p.m.
Final call for nominations

5:30 p.m.

SIXTH SESSION March 14, Tuesday morning

8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
For one hour, the election tellers will distribute ballots, one pad for each voting card, in the Prince of Wales Room (on the convention level). Each delegation is asked to assist by appointing one of its members to present all the delegation’s cards, (including the LR cards) and to receive all its ballots individually.
No ballots will be distributed after the session has begun.
AGM Standing Rule 12.2 specifies that ballots will be given out only at the place and times specified on the agenda.

9:00 a.m.

BC Federation of Labour
– Recommendation 16

Health, Welfare, and Safety of Teachers
– Recommendations 32–33
– Resolutions 130–133

School Buildings, Grounds, and Facilities
– Recommendations 39–40

10:30 a.m.
Aboriginal Education
– Presentation
– Recommendations 3–8

Affirmative Action
– Recommendation 9
– Resolutions 101–102

Social Justice
– Recommendations 41–42
– Resolutions 146–149

12:15 p.m.
Committee Reports—Questions

12:30 p.m. Lunch

SEVENTH SESSION March 14, Tuesday afternoon

2:00 p.m.
Comments from the treasurer
Comments from the president
– Recommendations 28–31
– Resolutions 123–129

4:00 p.m.
Awards, Honorary membership, Recognition of retiring activists

Unfinished Business

Late Resolutions

New Resolutions

New Business

5:15 p.m.
Closing Courtesy Motion

5:30 p.m.

Please note: Evening sessions may be scheduled if required.

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