Looking ahead

Happy 2019 and welcome back! The beginning of the calendar year is a good time to reflect back on the last twelve months and to look ahead to what needs to be done. I think it has been a productive time in our School District, and there is much of …

Helping salmon come home

Local students did well in a recent Adams River Salmon Society Salute to the Salmon competition. In line with the new BC school curriculum that promotes hands-on, inquiry learning, the competition posed the question “How can we help the salmon come home?”,  Superintendent of Schools/CEO Peter Jory reported to the …

Finance updates

Interim Secretary-Treasurer Bruce Hunt presented to the Board the financial statements to November 30, and the Statement of Financial Information (SOFI) Report at the Board of Education meeting at the District Education Support Centre (DESC) on Tuesday, Dec. 18. The SOFI report, which includes the district’s audited financial statements, a …

Trips approved

The Board gave approval to two field trip requests, one by Shuswap Middle School for a trip to Montreal, Quebec and Ottawa, and the other to Salmon Arm Secondary for the Jazz Combo to compete at MusicFest Canada in Ottawa, both in May 2019. Shuswap Middle School’s trip is for …

Child care spaces

The Board will be writing a letter of support for the City of Salmon Arm to secure funding from a provincial grant program to identify the need for child care spaces and plan for the future. In November the government announced a Community Child Care Space Creation program, which is …