The Board of Education held a public meeting on November 16th, 2016 to discuss the proposed closure of Rolla Discovery School. The school has seen a steady decline in student enrolment over the last ten years, with projected enrolment to further decrease. In September, the Board approved the first two readings of the school closure bylaw, allowing the public consultation period to begin. The public meeting allowed for questions and comments regarding the possible closure.
Leslie Lambie, Superintendent of School District No.59, signed the renewed partnership agreement with Northern Opportunities. The partnership consists of the Northern School Districts (SD59, SD60, SD81 & First Nation Chalo School) as well as, Northern Lights College, Ministry of Education, BCIT, NENAS, and various industry partners. The partnership group works together to support dual credit programs and industry training for youth in the North.
On October 27, 2016 a meeting was held at Ecole Windrem to talk to parents and community members about the proposed transition/closure of the French Immersion program.It has been increasingly difficult to provide a quality French Immersion program in Chetwynd with low enrolment numbers.The low student numbers also create classroom configuration difficulties.
The community was encouraged to form a planning group to work toward increasing the enrolment for the 2017/18 school year of 20 Kindergarten/Grade 1 students. The Board of Education will review the projected enrolment data before a final decision is made.
At the recent November Board Meeting, the following changes were made to the school district policy manual:
The following revised Policies and Regulations were approved by the board:
·Policy & Regulation 4455: Maintenance of Order (please note, this policy is an amalgamation of
Policy and Regulation 4450: Loitering or Causing a Disturbance and 4460: Trespassing and the two policies have been removed from the policy manual.)
The following policies will be circulated for a period of 45 days for review.Any feedback may be made in writing to Candace Clouthier (
) before December 23rd, 2016. The revised policy is available on the school district website.
ØPolicy 3100: Non-Discrimination
ØPolicy & Regulation: 4370: District Code of Conduct
ØPolicy & Regulation: 4390: Bullying and Harassment in Schools
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