Did you know that School District 33 spent an estimated $35,000.00-$40,000.00 to install menstrual dispensers, and an estimated $5000.00 per year for menstrual products to be made available in boys bathrooms from K-12 in the entire district?1 Did you know that the male human body can not menstruate?

If you think this has been a waste of not only tax dollars and man power but also a complete waste of debate time from our leadership; then please join us on Menstrual Mondays by keeping your student/s out of school.

If you have children who are too young to stay home alone while you are at work on these days don’t worry you do have options!

Actions speak louder than words. Let us work together to create an action too loud to ignore. Join us on Menstrual Mondays, keep your student/s home, send a message; we don’t want our children psychologically abused and indoctrinated in our educations system; we don’t want our tax dollars wasted on menstrual products for male spaces when our district has real needs that should be addressed.

We want to be included in the conversation surrounding our children’s educational experience, every aspect of it. We want, parental inclusion in school district 33.

If you would like to file a Freedom of Information Request (FOI) in BC here is the link to do so:
https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/governments/about-the-bc-government/open-government/open-information/freedom-of-information
~Emily Duggan of Moms Against The Norm

1* See timestamp 2.27.27 of Chilliwack School District Board Meeting – June 27, 2023 (below)

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#SD School DistrictTracking IssuesSep. 20th EventsAbsences Sep 20, Compared to Sep 19th 2023
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Chilliwack school board approves menstrual product dispensers in male washrooms

An informal survey conducted by the school district showed 75 of 80 students in favour.

The Chilliwack school district will be placing menstrual product dispensers in male washrooms in addition to girls and gender-neutral washrooms.

The Chilliwack school board re-affirmed policy 433 (provision of menstrual products) at its June 27 meeting, including an amendment that was suggested by trustee Teri Westerby at the June 13 meeting. Where the previous policy read, in part, “provide for consistent availability and supply of menstrual products in school washrooms,” the amended policy adds the words “specifically in all variations of washrooms (Male, Female, Gender-Neutral).”
(..story continues below videos)

These two SD33 board meetings are where menstrual products in male bathrooms were discussed and approved.

Chilliwack School District Board Meeting – June 13, 2023

Chilliwack School District Board Meeting – June 27, 2023

Concerns have been raised that dispensers might be more vulnerable to vandalism in male washrooms, but trustee Margaret Reid disagreed as she spoke in favour of the amendment.

“I’ve never been a fan of that argument for rainbow crosswalks, for public art murals, for anything,” Reid said. “I don’t think vandalism is ever a good reason to not do the right thing, or to make a place more beautiful or more accessible.”

Reid added that reducing stigma around menstrual products is an important consideration.

SD33 director of transportation and facilities, Al Van Tasel, estimated the cost of adding dispensers to male washrooms at around $15 to 17 thousand. He said the district would investigate using smaller dispensers, which might save a modest amount of money.

Trustee Richard Procee spoke against the amendment.

“I think the cost is high and we already have menstrual products available in other neutral washrooms,” he said. “The addition to male washrooms in particular is not necessary.”

The district did solicit feedback from students at five local middle-secondary schools, and superintendent Rohan Arul-pragasam said 75 of 80 respondents expressed support in an informal survey.

“Last time I was a little hesitant because I wasn’t sure what students would think, and I wasn’t sure if students would want to be accessing these products in male washrooms,” said board chair Willow Reichelt. “But given the fact we’ve done an informal survey that overwhelmingly says they do want this, I will speak in favour of the amendment.”

Shared from https://www.agassizharrisonobserver.com/news/chilliwack-school-board-approves-menstrual-product-dispensers-in-male-washrooms-2018562


SD33 Trustee & Superintendent Email Addresses

SD33 Trustee Email Addresses

Willow Reichelt, Chair
604-701-7377
willow_reichelt@sd33.bc.ca

Carin Bondar, Vice Chair
604-997-9978
carin_bondar@sd33.bc.ca

Heather Maahs
604-798-2026
heather_maahs@sd33.bc.ca

Richard Procee
604-702-8409
richard_procee@sd33.bc.ca

Margaret Reid
604-799-5650
margaret_reid@sd33.bc.ca

David Swankey
604-378-4661
david_swankey@sd33.bc.ca

Teri Westerby
778-684-8374
teri_westerby@sd33.bc.ca

SD33 Superintendents

Superintendent
Rohan Arul-Pragasam
604-792-1321
rohan_arul-pragasam@sd33.bc.ca

Assistant Superintendent
Kirk Savage
604-703-1714
kirk_savage@sd33.bc.ca

Assistant Superintendent
Paula Jordan
604-703-1725
paula_jordan@sd33.bc.ca

Municipal Politicians

Chilliwack Mayor: Ken Popove
mayor@chilliwack.com

Councillor: Bud Mercer
mercer@chilliwack.com

Councillor: Chris Kloot
kloot@chilliwack.com

Councillor: Harv Westeringh
westeringh@chilliwack.com

Councillor: Jason Lum
lum@chilliwack.com

Councillor: Jeff Shields
shields@chilliwack.com

Councillor: Nicole Read
read@chilliwack.com

MLA’s & MP

Dan Coulter
(604) 702-5214
dan.coulter.MLA@leg.bc.ca

Laurie Throness
laurie.throness.mla@leg.bc.ca

Kelli Paddon
kelli.paddon.MLA@leg.bc.ca

Mark Strahl Member Federal Parliament
mark.strahl@parl.gc.ca

Rachna Singh, BC Education & Child Care Minister
ECC.Minister@gov.bc.ca

SD33 Superintendent Salaries

Rohan Arul-Pragasam was employed at School District 33 (Chilliwack) in 2022 and received an annual salary of $276,480.00.


Kirk Savage was employed at School District 33 (Chilliwack) in 2022 and received an annual salary of $193,283.00.


Paula Jordan was employed at School District 33 (Chilliwack) in 2022 and received an annual salary of $189,334.00.


*Above, as per the records provided by the Government of British Columbia.

Chilliwack School District #33. Staff Directory 2023/24

The email addresses for most individuals in the district follow the same format: firstname_lastname@sd33.bc.ca .
As there are exceptions, you may get an undeliverable message. If this happens, please contact the individual directly.


Sample Letter to Principals. You have to click the download button to save it, read, edit it.


Chilliwack School District Sought More Funding for Menstrual Products in 2023, But B.C. Govt. Didn’t Budge

Feb. 14. 2024

CHILLIWACK — A July 2023 letter from the B.C. minister of education reveals that the B.C. government did not extend additional financial assistance in response to a request from the chair of the Chilliwack Board of Education for more menstrual products funding. (article continues after board meeting video)

According to a letter dated July 24, 2023, and obtained by Fraser Valley Today, Education Minister Rachna Singh thanked board chair Willow Reichelt for her letter dated June 29, 2023 in which she asked for support in delivering menstrual products, described as “essential resources” by Singh, to SD33 students.

“Thank you for your letter of June 29, 2023, outlining the financial challenges involved in addressing period poverty, particularly in providing menstrual products in schools, and to request support in delivering these essential resources to students,” Singh wrote. “The Ministry of Education and Child Care appreciates the board’s actions in providing barrier-free menstrual products to students of all gender identities or expression at no cost and for creating safe and inclusive learning spaces where all students can be supported to thrive.”

At its meeting on June 27, 2023, Chilliwack school board members approved a motion to send a letter to the education minister and parliamentary secretary for gender equity to communicate the cost pressures associated with addressing period poverty and to ask for support in delivering these supports to students.

Singh noted in her response to Reichelt’s letter that Chilliwack School District was slated to receive $188.6 million in operating and special purpose grants for the 2023-24 school year, an increase of $13.3 million compared to the 2022-23 school year.

Singh also said SD33 had boosted its accumulated operating surplus from $2.9 million in 2019 to $5.7 million, including $3.6 million of unrestricted surplus, as of July 1, 2022. Over the same period of 2019-2022, Singh indicated SD33 had increased its local capital funding from $1.2 million to $5.1 million.

“In accordance with the School Act, the Ministry of Education and Child Care sets education standards and provides funding, while boards of education are responsible for budgetary spending decisions regarding the operation and maintenance of schools within their district,” Singh said. “This includes decisions about the selection of resources, programs, and services offered to their students to deliver the provincial curriculum. As such, the installation and cost of additional menstrual dispensers and stocking these dispensers is a decision for the board of education.”

The cost associated with installing the menstrual product dispensers in all SD33 facilities is an estimated $80,000 capital cost, while the cost to stock them has been pegged at an estimated $40,000, an operational expense.

Shared from https://fraservalleytoday.ca/2024/02/14/chilliwack-school-district-sought-more-funding-for-menstrual-products-in-2023-but-b-c-govt-didnt-budge/


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Go to this link, to peek inside, and read reviews of ‘some of’ the books that were in Chilliwack schools, during the 2022/24 school year. Chilliwack SOGI Book Reviews Including Which Books Are In Which Schools.

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He is also the organizer for the Recall Rachna Singh Campaign.

Visit his fb page here.
Amrit Birring


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