BC School Board Trustee Campaign - Say NO to mandating 'jabs' for educators and support staff

BC School Trustee Campaign

Vote NO to Mandating “Jabs” for Educators and Support Staff!

UPDATEAs a result of the great success of the Action4Canada campaign to advise Trustees and Superintendents of the risk of personal liability, the government appears to have put a halt on voting to come up with another plan. On Friday, Dec. 10, the plan was released via School District 23 Superintendent Kevin Kaardal.  Kaardal sent an email to all school staff demanding they complete an unlawful and illegal online Vaccination Data Collection Notice. The demand was an obvious attempt to indirectly work toward putting employees on unpaid leave if they chose not to get the experimental injection.

Action4Canada jumped into action and sent a further Notice advising Mr. Kaardal that it did not matter from what direction they came at this, he was in violation of the protected rights of employees and that he was continuing to put himself and the trustees at risk of personal liability.

In British Columbia, Action4Canada launched a campaign directed at the School Board trustees in response to the government directing School Boards to decide on whether to mandate vaccinations for school staff.

Over 150 volunteers across BC helped serve the Notices of Liability to their local school districts. 

All Trustees and Superintendents in all 60 School Districts have been served.

 
SD5 – Southeast Kootenay
SD6 – Rocky Mountain
SD8 – Kootenay Lake – delaying vote till April
SD10 – Arrow Lakes
SD19 – Revelstoke
SD20 – Kootenay-Columbia
SD22 – Vernon
SD23 – Central Okanagan
SD27 – Cariboo-Chilcotin – VOTED NO
SD28 – Quesnel
SD33 – Chilliwack – VOTED NO
SD34 – Abbotsford – VOTED NO
SD35 – Langley – VOTED NO
SD36 – Surrey – VOTED NO
SD37 – Delta
SD38 – Richmond – VOTED NO
SD39 – Vancouver – VOTED NO
SD40 – New Westminster – VOTED NO
SD41 – Burnaby – VOTED NO
SD42 – Maple Ridge – Pitt Meadows – VOTED NO
SD43 – Coquitlam – VOTED NO
SD44 – North Vancouver – VOTED NO
SD45 – West Vancouver – VOTED NO
SD46 – Sunshine Coast – VOTED NO
SD47 – Powell River – VOTED NO
SD48 – Sea to Sky- VOTED NO
SD49 – Central Coast
SD50 – Haida Gwaii
SD51 – Boundary
SD52 – Prince Rupert
 SD53 – Okanagan Similkameen
SD54 – Bulkley Valley –VOTED NO
SD57 – Prince George – VOTED NO
SD58 – Nicola-Similkameen
SD59 – Peace River South
SD60 – Peace River North – VOTED NO
SD61 – Victoria – VOTED NO
SD62 – Sooke
SD63 – Saanich –  VOTED NO 
SD64 – Gulf Islands
SD67 – Okanagan Skaha
SD68 – Nanaimo – VOTED NO (reversed decision from a yes vote to a note vote)
SD69 – Qualicum – VOTED NO
SD70 – Alberni
SD71 – Comox Valley – VOTED NO
SD72 – Campbell River – VOTED NO
SD73 – Kamloops/Thompson
SD74 – Gold Trail
SD75 – Mission – VOTED NO
SD78 – Fraser-Cascade
SD81 – Fort Nelson
SD79 – Cowichan Valley – VOTED NO
SD82 – Coast Mountains – VOTED NO
SD83 – North Okanagan-Shuswap
SD84 – Vancouver Island West
SD85 – Vancouver Island North
SD87 – Stikine

SD91 – Nechako Lakes VOTED NO

SD92 – Nisga’a
SD93 – Conseil scolaire francophone – VOTED NO

NEWS

We are also having success in other Provinces too.

30 BC School Boards have announced that they will NOT be mandating vaccinations for school staff.

1. NEW WESTMINSTER SCHOOL BOARD (SD40)

Oct 27, 2021 – The New Westminster Board of Education put out the following statement:

“After carefully weighing the data and guidance and taking into consideration the measures we already have in place, and those that can be applied if additional need arises, the Board of Education has decided that we will not move forward with a staff mandate in New Westminster”

SD40 Press Release: New Westminster Board of Education – Oct 27, 2021

The New Westminster School Board was served on Oct 26, 2021.

2. SURREY SCHOOL BOARD (SD36)

Nov 2, 2021 – After carefully considering the matter, the Surrey Board of Education has decided to not mandate COVID vaccines for staff.

“We have an obligation to our community to keep our schools open and to continue providing a safe learning environment for our students. Schools are a low-risk setting for transmission and public health experts have assured us that our schools are safe and that we do not need 100% vaccination rates for safe operation.”

SD36 Press Release: Surrey Board of Education Announcement – Nov 2, 2021

The Surrey School Board was served on Oct 18, 2021.

3. ABBOTSFORD SCHOOL BOARD (SD34)

Nov 3, 2021 – At an in-camera meeting on November 2, 2021, the Abbotsford Board of Education deliberated on the implications of a potential proof of vaccine mandate for all K-12 staff. After careful consideration and discussion, and following the K-12 Sector Guidelines for vaccination Policies document, the Abbotsford Board of Education has decided not to mandate proof of vaccination for staff.

SD34 Press Release: Abbotsford Board of Education Announcement – Nov 3, 2021

The Abbotsford School Board was served on Oct 23, 2021.

4. VANCOUVER SCHOOL BOARD (SD39)

Nov 4, 2021 – The Vancouver School Board has announced that it will not mandate COVID vaccines for teachers and other staff. Vancouver School Board chair Carmen Cho made the announcement today, Nov 4, 2021 following a similar decision from the Surrey School Board on Tuesday.

SD39 Press Release: Vancouver Board of Education Announcement – Nov 4, 2021

The Vancouver School Board was served on Oct 25, 2021.

5. CHILLIWACK SCHOOL BOARD (SD33)

Nov 8, 2021 – In an official statement issued today, board vice-chair Trustee Jared Mumford said that after an evaluation process involving data shared by Fraser Health and Vancouver Coastal Health medical officers with superintendents and board chairs, it was decided that a vaccination mandate was not necessary in school settings.

SD33 Press Release: Chilliwack Board of Education Announcement – Nov 8, 2021

The Chilliwack Board gave the same standard answer that all School Boards voting no are giving, “high vaccination and low transmission.” This is very convenient but the truth is that trustees are concerned about liability as reported by The Chilliwack Progress.

The Chilliwack School Board was served on Oct 28, 2021.

6. CAMPBELL RIVER SCHOOL BOARD (SD72)

Nov 9, 2021 – The Campbell River School District announced  that they will NOT mandate COVID vaccinations for staff.

SD72 Press Release: Campbell River Board of Education Announcement – Nov 9, 2021

The Campbell River School Board was served on Nov 4, 2021.

7. MISSION SCHOOL BOARD (SD75)

Nov 10, 2021 – The Mission School District announced that after careful consideration of the matter, they have decided to not implement a COVID vaccine mandate for staff.

SD75 Press Release: Mission Board of Education Announcement – Nov 10, 2021

The Mission School Board was served on Oct 21, 2021.

8. BURNABY SCHOOL DISTRICT (SD41)

Nov 10, 2021 – The Burnaby School District announced that they will not require COVID vaccination for district staff.

SD41 Press Release: Burnaby Board of Education Announcement – Nov 10, 2021

The Burnaby School Board was served on Oct 26, 2021.

9. LANGLEY SCHOOL DISTRICT (SD35)

Nov 12, 2021 – At a special in-camera meeting on Tuesday November 9, 2021, the Langley Board of Education voted not to proceed with a vaccination mandate for staff. After discussing and deliberating, the Board determined the benefits of a vaccine mandate for staff do not outweigh the risks.

SD35 Press Release: Langley School District Announcement

The Langley School Board was served on Oct 26, 2021

10. SUNSHINE COAST SCHOOL DISTRICT (SD46)

Nov 12, 2021 –  Sunshine Coast Board of Education Chair Amanda Amaral has released the following statement regarding Covid-19 vaccination mandates for staff.

SD46 Press Release: Sunshine Coast Board of Education

“The BCCDC and VCH have repeatedly indicated that they do not believe that a public health order requiring mandatory vaccination of staff is required to ensure the safety of staff and students in schools.”

“The provincial guideline discusses the possibility of requesting voluntary self-disclosure of vaccination status by staff. Due to privacy legislation data collection would not be mandatory and with voluntary self-disclosure, there would be issues with the reliability due to incomplete data.”

11. MAPLE RIDGE & PITT MEADOWS SCHOOL DISTRICT (SD42)

Nov 12, 2021 – Maple Ridge/Pitt Meadows Board Decides Against Vaccine Mandate for Staff

After careful deliberation, the School District 42 Board of Education has decided against mandating COVID-19 vaccinations for staff.

12. PRINCE GEORGE SCHOOL DISTRICT (SD57)

Nov 15, 2021 – The Prince George Board of Education has decided against a vaccine mandate for its staff.

Sharel Warrington, Chair for the SD57 Board of Education said they will not pursue a vaccine mandate unless directed by Public Health officials.

The Prince George School Board was served on Oct 25, 2021

13. SEA TO SKY SCHOOL DISTRICT (SD48)

Nov 16, 2021 – The Sea to Sky Board of Education announced their decision that they will NOT be implementing a mandatory vaccination for staff.

The Sea to Sky School Board was served on Oct 27, 2021.

14. POWELL RIVER SCHOOL DISTRICT (SD47)

Nov 22, 2021 – The Powell River Board of Education announced their decision that they will NOT be implementing a mandatory vaccination for staff.

The Powell River School Board was served on Nov 17, 2021.

15. COMOX VALLEY SCHOOL DISTRICT (SD71)

Nov 23, 2021 – The Comox Valley Board of Education announced their decision that they will NOT be implementing a mandatory vaccination for staff.

The Comox Valley School Board was served on Oct 26, 2021.

16. COQUITLAM SCHOOL DISTRICT (SD43)

Nov 24, 2021 – The Coquitlam Board of Education announced their decision that they will NOT be implementing a mandatory vaccination for staff.

The Coquitlam School Board was served on Oct 19, 2021.

17. RICHMOND SCHOOL DISTRICT (SD38)

Nov 25, 2021 – The Richmond Board of Education announced their decision that they will NOT be implementing a mandatory vaccination for staff.

The Richmond School Board was served on Oct 27, 2021.

18. CARIBOO-CHILCOTIN SCHOOL DISTRICT (SD27)

Nov 25, 2021 – The Cariboo-Chilcotin Board of Education announced their decision that they will NOT be implementing a mandatory vaccination for staff.

The Cariboo-Chilcotin School Board was served on Oct 26, 2021.

19. WEST VANCOUVER SCHOOL DISTRICT (SD45)

Nov 29, 2021 – The West Vancouver Board of Education announced their decision that they will NOT be implementing a mandatory vaccination for staff.

The West Vancouver School Board was served on Nov 1, 2021.

20. NORTH VANCOUVER SCHOOL DISTRICT (SD44)

Nov 29, 2021 – The North Vancouver Board of Education announced their decision that they will NOT be implementing a mandatory vaccination for staff.

The North Vancouver School Board was served on Oct 19, 2021.

21. CONSEIL SCHOLAIRE FRANCOPHONE (SD93)

Nov 30, 2021 – The Conseil scolaire francophone Board of Education announced their decision that they will NOT be implementing a mandatory vaccination for staff.

The North Vancouver School Board was served in person on Oct 27, 2021 and again on Nov 5, 2021.

22. COAST MOUNTAINS (SD82)

Nov 30, 2021 – The Coast Mountains Board of Education announced their decision that they will NOT be implementing a mandatory vaccination for staff.

Notices of Liability were sent to the Coast Mountains School Board via registered mail on Nov 26, 2021.

23. BULKLEY VALLEY (SD54)

Dec 2, 2021 – The Bulkley Valley Board of Education has decided against a vaccine mandate for its staff.

News: https://www.interior-news.com/news/school-district-54-deciding-whether-to-make-covid-19-vaccination-mandatory/

“School District 54 trustees have held off on deciding whether to make COVID-19 vaccination mandatory for its employees and teachers.”

24. QUALICUM SCHOOL DISTRICT (SD69)

Dec 14, 2021 – The Qualicum Board of Education has decided against a vaccine mandate for its staff.

SD69 Agenda Minutes: https://action4canada.com/wp-content/uploads/2021-12-14-Regular-Board-Meeting-Agenda.pdf

“At this time, in recognition of high community vaccination rates and the continuation of in-school safety protocols, including masking and hand sanitizing, the Board of Education of School District 69 (Qualicum) will not mandate vaccines for its employees.”

The Qualicum School Board was served on Nov 10, 2021.

25. COWICHAN SCHOOL DISTRICT (SD79)

Dec 16, 2021 – The Board of Education for the Cowichan Valley School District has voted to not impose a staff vaccine mandate at this time.

SD79 Press Releasehttps://sd79.bc.ca/no-vaccine-mandate-for-staff/

“After careful consideration and consultation with the area’s local Medical Health Officer and partner and union groups the Board decided against instituting the mandate. With a community vaccination goal of 90% and informal data showing school district staff well over that number, a mandate would have little effect on reducing any community or school-based spread of COVID-19.”

The Cowichan School Board was served on Oct 25, 2021.

26. VICTORIA SCHOOL DISTRICT (SD61)

Dec 16, 2021 – The Victoria Board of Education has decided against a vaccine mandate for its staff.

News: https://www.timescolonist.com/local-news/no-vaccine-mandates-in-victoria-and-cowichan-school-districts-sooke-still-considering-4878664

“We’ve made the decision to stay the course after ­consulting with our union stakeholders, just ensuring that we had all the right information going forward,” said Greater Victoria School Board chairman Ryan Painter.”

The Victoria School Board was served on Oct 19, 2021.

27. PEACE RIVER NORTH (SD60)

Dec 17, 2021 – The Peace River North Board of Education has decided against a vaccine mandate for its staff.

News: https://www.interior-news.com/news/school-district-54-deciding-whether-to-make-covid-19-vaccination-mandatory/

“The Peace River North School District said Friday it will not be moving forward with a proof of vaccination policy for its staff.”

28. NECHAKO LAKES (SD91)

Jan 24, 2022 – The Nechako Lakes Board of Education has decided against a vaccine mandate for its staff.

News: https://www.ominecaexpress.com/news/no-vaccine-mandate-for-school-district-91-staff-at-this-time/

“School District 91 Board of Education has decided not to proceed with the COVID-19 vaccination mandate for all employees at this time.”

Videos of volunteers serving Notices of Liability to School Board Trustees in BC

SD23 Central Okanagan – SERVED Oct 13, 2021
SD42 Maple Ridge & Pitt Meadows – SERVED Oct 15, 2021
SD5 Southeast Kootenay – SERVED: Oct 18, 2021

SD22 Vernon – SERVED: Oct 20, 2021

SD27 Cariboo-Chilcotin – SERVED Oct 26, 2021

SD40 New Westminster – SERVED Oct 26, 2021

UPDATE: Oct 27, 2021:

The New Westminster Board of Education put out the following statement:

“After carefully weighing the data and guidance and taking into consideration the measures we already have in place, and those that can be applied if additional need arises, the Board of Education has decided that we will not move forward with a staff mandate in New Westminster”

Read full statement: New Westminster SD40 Vaccine Policy