Victoria school board votes for more transparency

Trustees will now see their names recorded in meeting minutes alongside individual voting decisions made during meetings.

The Greater Victoria Board of Education made a shift toward increased transparency this week.

Trustees unanimously supported a voting process that will see their names recorded in meeting minutes alongside individual voting decisions made during meetings.

It was unanimously supported at the Feb. 20 board meeting.

“Many public bodies are now doing this,” trustee Catherine Alpha said. “In a time when government is being asked to be more transparent, that includes school boards.”

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