2019-2020 Calendar Set

The District Calendar for 2019-20 was approved at the Board of Education of School District No. 83 (North Okanagan-Shuswap) meeting at the DESC on Tuesday. The new calendar was finalized in collaboration with NOSTA and after a survey of the public. Superintendent Peter Jory explained that they were looking for …

Changing trajectories

Over the past eight years, starting with a small program and now building to eight schools, SD83’s literacy intervention teachers are working hard to change the educational trajectory of grade one children struggling the most to learn how to read. Jen Kelly, Literacy Helping Teacher, updated the Board on the …

Board briefs

Board Strategic Planning Session Later this Spring the Board will be doing a session to develop a workplan for the upcoming school year. Trustee Amanda Krebs commented the Board is not re-doing the District’s strategic plan but rather is putting together a working plan for the whole year so they …

Board approves governance policies

With discussion about each one, a number of policies regarding board governance were given first reading at the School District No. 83 (North Okanagan-Shuswap) Board of Education meeting at the District Education Support Centre (DESC) on Tuesday. These policies already exist, but are being fine tuned with revisions and updates …

Around the District

A successful art fair, community support for curling, co-operation with the RCMP, school improvement planning, curriculum sessions and grad exit interviews were just some of the activities reported on by trustees and the Superintendent of Schools during the Board of Education of School District No. 83 (North Okanagan-Shuswap) meeting at …

School Fees

Superintendent Peter Jory brought information to the Board on the current fee structure for students, saying there was a great deal of variety from school to school and he would like to have consistency across the district. He also stated he felt in some cases the fees did not fully …