Music Program Review

The SD83 music program is long-standing and valued, reported external consultant Sandra Jones in her recent review of the SD83 music program. This report was presented to School District No. 83 Board of Education at its meeting on Tuesday at Pleasant Valley Secondary School in Armstrong. Trustees, and a delegation …

School Bus Safety Campaign

With a rise in the number of incidents of vehicles hitting school buses, vehicles passing buses when the red flashing lights are on, and other close calls, School District No. 83 has launched a School Bus Safety Campaign, reported Transportation Manager Andrea Kathrein to the School District No. 83 (North …

Indigenous Education Program Review

The first step in the Indigenous Education Program review is now complete and at its meeting on Tuesday the School District No. 83 (North Okanagan-Shuswap) Board of Education received a report on the findings. Researcher Dr. Shelly Niemi was contracted to do an external Indigenous Education Program review. She conducted …

Seatbelts on a school bus

The idea of seatbelt on a school bus sounds like a “no-brainer” but it is not a straight forward as one may think. Director of Operations Trevor Bettcher provided information on this topic to the School District No. 83 (North Okanagan-Shuswap) Board of Education on Tuesday at Pleasant Valley Secondary …

AEDs to be phased in

SD83 will be phasing in Automatic External Defibrillators (AEDs) into its schools. At the School District No. 83 (North Okanagan-Shuswap) Board of Education meeting on Tuesday it was recommended by the district’s health and safety committee that the district implement AEDs in all schools. Automatic External Defibrillators (AED’s) are portable …

One budget wrapping up another beginning . . .

The School District No. 83 Board of Education passed its amended annual budget for the 2018-19 school year at its meeting on Tuesday and began preparations for the 2019-20 budget. Secretary-Treasurer Alanna Cameron took the Board through the changes in the amended $83,753,585 million annual budget which occurred since the preliminary …