Capital Plan

A five year draft capital plan including a new gym for Len Wood and a new elementary school in Salmon Arm was approved by the Board of Trustees at the June 18th meeting at the District Education Support Centre (DESC). Secretary-Treasurer Alanna Cameron explained to the Board there is a bit of …

School Fees

A maximum allowed fee structure for all SD83 schools was established by the Board at its meeting on Tuesday, and to ensure schools will have the necessary funds, an increase was made to school supply budgets. Superintendent of Schools/CEO Peter Jory reported to the Board that local schools had developed …

Data a “conversation” starter

A lack of sleep and proper nutrition are two of the biggest areas of concern for students in their “middle years” provincially and in School District No. 83 according to data recently released through the MDI. SD83 is a part of the University of B.C.’s Human Early Learning Partnership (HELP) …

SD83 Technology Plan

The Board gave approval to its Education Technology Plan, which sets out goals and guidelines to help school district staff with technology acquisition, deployment and training in support of the District Strategic Plan. Superintendent of Schools/CEO Peter Jory reported to the Board that the plan was the brainchild of the …

Courses approved

The Board gave consideration and approval to a group of locally developed Board/Authority Authorized (BAA) courses for students. The courses cover a wide area of interest from Post-Secondary Preparation 11/12 to Drumline 10/11/12. This work is part of an ongoing review of district BAA courses to determine which should be …

Large donation makes Learning Circle a reality!

A $30,000 donation from Co-op Community Spaces means Salmon Arm West can break ground on June 22 to build the Shannon Sharp Learning Circle, which will act as an outdoor classroom and shelter to share knowledge and come together. Although notified several weeks ago, Salmon Arm West Principal Val Edgell, …