Students at Salmo Elementary school are lining up at lunch recess with cardboard in hand these days. They are patiently waiting for their turn to try out the new Glowforge laser cutter, a new tool recently donated to the school from the School District 8 – Kootenay Lake’s Innovative Learning Department.
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A high-quality public education system is the foundation of a democratic society
Improving student achievement is the key work of locally elected boards of education
The interests of B.C. students are best met through local decision-making with an engaged community
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The district’s Indigenous Education Program has joined together with Elders, other leaders and educators to find new ways to share Indigenous learnings and culture during the pandemic. What follows are some examples of the creative ways Indigenous teachings are being shared both outside and virtually.
[Sent March 31, 2021] President Higginson to Minister Whiteside: “This paper was written by BCSTA’s Capital Working Group with input from every board of education in B.C. The report, endorsed by our board of directors, focuses on the province-wide need to address steadily increasing levels of deferred life cycle maintenance.”
2021 Annual General Meeting
BCSTA’s 2021 AGM is scheduled to take place virtually April 15 – 18, 2021.
BCSTA invites qualified individuals to express interest in the role of CEO.
Ministry of Education
“The British Columbia Ministry of Education is working with all 60 school districts, independent school authorities, First Nations schools and education partners to support a coordinated approach in response to COVID-19. The health and safety of school staff, students, parents and communities is the highest priority.”
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