Evacuated students welcome

Evacuated students welcome

Are you displaced by the recent floods and staying in School District No. 83 (North Okanagan-Shuswap)? Do you know someone who has been displaced and is temporarily living here? SD83 is welcoming these families to attend our schools!

“We want to help families who have been displaced to our area with any educational support we can offer during this difficult time,” comments SD83 Superintendent of Schools Donna Kriger. “Hopefully, this will help restore a little normality as well as help keep the children engaged and learning.” She adds that anyone interested should contact Assistant Superintendent Ryan Brennan at (250) 804-7841 or email hr@sd83.bc.ca.

Last week Deputy Minister of Education Scott MacDonald met with Nicola-Similkameen Superintendent Steve McNiven and neighbouring districts, including SD72 Kamloops School District, SD23 Central Okanagan Public Schools, and SD83, and cross-ministry staff about supporting the education of students displaced by the flooding. They announced a provincial cross-ministry team will check in regularly in with these districts to ensure that resources and services are mobilized to meet the needs of staff and families in these areas.