Budget approved

With an increase in the funding from the Ministry as well as an increase in enrolment, the School District No. 83 Board of Education gave three readings and approval to a $83,352,048 budget for 2019-20, which is up from last year. The majority of this budget, $67,584,768 is the district’s …

Focus on numeracy

There were some positives and some challenges confirmed after analyzing the most recent results from two provincial standardized tests, reported Assistant Superintendent Carl Cooper to the SD83 Board of Education at Tuesday’s meeting. On the positive side, the district’s performance on these tests show an upward trend in reading and …

Alternate program

Consultation around student needs and a clarity of purpose will be taking place to determine the path for any changes to the Salmon Arm Storefront program and the possible establishment of an alternate program to serve secondary school students across the district. Director of Instruction Carol-Ann Leidloff explained to trustees …

Policy updates

The roles and responsibilities of the vice-chairperson, trustee remuneration and expenses, and sexual orientation and gender identity were just some of the policies dealt with at the Board of Education meeting at the DESC on Tuesday. This is the first time the district has a policy specifically outlining the role …

Board updates

After a suggestion by Trustee Marty Gibbons, the Board approved a motion to establish a Committee of the Whole. Terms of reference will be developed for this committee, which will include all trustees and which will hold meetings in public. AdvocacyThe Board will be writing a number of letters to …

Announcements

Trustees reported on school activities which they have attended since the last meeting. Trustee Amanda Krebs reported on several of the events she has taken part in, including the interesting work being done at Shuswap Middle School with its double classes, team teaching and literacy circles. Trustee Quentin Bruns reported …