Bus Safety Initiative

With SD83 school buses being struck five times in the last 13 months and numerous reports of drivers passing buses with the flashing red lights on, Superintendent of Schools/CEO Peter Jory reports the school district is moving forward with a bus safety program. “This type of driving practice poses risk …

Biomass heating project

A proposal by the District of Sicamous to apply for a federal bioheat grant received support from the Board of Education of School District No. 83 (North Okanagan-Shuswap) at its meeting on Tuesday evening at the District Education Support Centre (DESC). Over the past couple of years the District of …

Student “app” gets the nod

A student at Pleasant Valley Secondary School (PVSS) who has developed a scheduling “app” got the go-ahead at the SD83 Board of Education meeting to pilot the app with his classmates. At the Board meeting on Tuesday, PVSS Principal Abbas El Gazzar introduced student Aidan Eglin to the Board. Aidan …

Board reluctantly approves move to MyEd BC

As one of only four districts in the province not using the provincial student information system (MyEducation BC) for its student information system, and with increasing pressure from the Ministry to join the other 56 districts, the Board of Education of School District No. 83 (North Okanagan-Shuswap) reluctantly approved the …

Me to We Student Team

The District Student Me to We Committee shared their award, information about their committee and the impact that being part of this program has made to them and to others at the SD83 Board of Education meeting on Tuesday. In November, the SD83 District Student Me to We Committee, which …