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2023-01-23

Bargaining Continues Between SD8 and CUPE 748

School District No. 8 (Kootenay Lake) (SD8) is actively engaged in bargaining with CUPE Local 748 to negotiate a renewed collective agreement under the Province’s Shared Recovery Mandate.

The union advised SD8 that CUPE members will take a strike vote. A strike vote is not a strike notice. This does not mean that CUPE staff will be going on strike.

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2023-01-20

Radon Testing Pilot Project in SD8

School District No. 8 (Kootenay Lake) is collaborating with Interior Health to test for radon in in district buildings including schools, as part of a province-wide pilot project initiated by Interior Health.

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2023-01-13

SD8 Launches Strategic Plan Public Engagement

Public invited to submit ideas through February

SD8 is renewing its strategic plan and wants the public to share their ideas.

The plan will set the mission, vision, goals and priorities for the Board of Education and staff for the next five years from 2024 through 2029. The Board of Education invites anyone with an interest in education to share ideas, vote for ideas they like, ask questions, comment or complete a survey on their new engagement site, engage.sd8.bc.ca.  

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2022-12-15

Opportunity to Host a Japanese High School Student!

SD8's West Kootenay International Education program in excited to welcome Japanese students from Yokohama (Kanagawa), Japan, for a full year, starting in February 2023.

We are still looking for a home for one boy. He's cheerful and active, with a love for sports (especially soccer!). As the youngest of three children, he is hoping to experience Canada by watching ice hockey and going snowboarding.

2022-12-14

SD8 Educational Leadership Changes for 2022/2023 School Year

When staff and students return to school in the new year, SD8 will make a couple of school leader shifts. I am very thankful for our talented group of educators and the possibilities to come!

L.V. Rogers Secondary School

Dan Rude will become the principal of L.V. Rogers Secondary on February 1, 2023, to align with the new semester.