First Board meeting of new school year

The School District No. 83 Board of Education (North Okanagan-Shuswap) will be holding its first meeting of the new school year on Tuesday, September 22 at 6 p.m. at the District Education Support Centre (DESC) in Salmon Arm.

This meeting will be open to the public. As with all of our schools, health and safety protocols will be in place. SD83 HR Co-ordinator (Health, Safety and Wellness) Brenda MacKay explains that, just like at school, if you do not feel well please do not attend the meeting ( She adds that those attending will be asked to put on a mask prior to entering the building, sanitize their hands, review a visitor health check form, and sign in with a current contact phone number. Chairs will be physically distanced, there will be entry and exit paths and occupancy limits will be followed.

“These procedures and protocols are still quite new to everyone. Hopefully, by working together, we can reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19 but still continue the important work of the Board and school district in this new norm,” says SD83 Superintendent of Schools/CEO Peter Jory.

The Board has a full agenda including the year end financial statements, a presentation by the District of Sicamous for the exploration of a possible joint multi-sport complex project, and a report on the major projects completed by the Operations Department over the summer.

The complete agenda is available here