Three program reviews

The Indigenous Education Program, Music Program and Inclusive Support Program will be audited this year to ensure the programs are “hitting the mark” and meeting the needs of students. “It is a tool that school districts uses to consider work that we are doing and gives us some guidance on …

Policy updates

The Board discussed four different policies at Tuesday’s meeting. A recommendation to include the SD83 Mission and Values Statement was approved by the Board. The Mission Statement is as follows: “Our mission is to engage all students in meaningful and relevant learning experiences that develop their knowledge, skills, attitudes, creativity …

Announcements & briefs

Trustees went around the table updating the Board on the activities they have been involved with over the past month, including attending concerts and meetings. Trustee Marty Gibbons wanted to give special note to Sorrento music teacher Patrick Larsen, who managed to come out and conduct the winter concert even …

Board postpones decision

The decision on two international field trips was postponed by the Board as there was a mix up and the appropriate paperwork didn’t make it into the board agenda package. At the meeting organizing teacher April (Friessen) Dam presented info about the first trip, which was a request for a …

Developing international student program

SD83, following developed guidelines, will be working on building an international student program. At the Board of Education meeting at A.L. Fortune on Tuesday, Superintendent of Schools/CEO Peter Jory recommended, and the Board approved in principle, the creation of an international program, within outlined guidelines, that will hopefully see some …

Board meeting Tuesday

Just a reminder that the regular SD83 Board of Education meeting will be at A.L. Fortune in Enderby at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019. Items on the agenda include an education component looking at the renewed curriculum approach at A.L. Fortune, the draft SD83 Education Plan, a discussion …