Dear Parents and Guardians:
We announced on September 17 how pleased we were that a tentative deal was reached between the government and the BC Teachers’ Federation (BCTF). We waited to learn the final details of the agreement reached and the ratification results to announce the opening of our schools. Those details are now in hand and allow us to fully plan for our opening routines.
Ratification of Tentative Deal … The deal required ratification not only by teachers, but by Boards of Education across the province. Boards have completed their ratification today and teachers voted yesterday.
Opening Day … With a ratified deal, the first day of school will be Monday, September 22. We have well established routines and we will follow our normal opening day routines with a shortened first day. Buses will make their morning runs at the usual time on… Continue reading
As many of you will have heard by now, I am writing to confirm that we have received word early this morning of a tentative agreement between the BC Teachers’ Federation (BCTF) and the provincial government. With the assistance of mediator, Vince Ready, the two sides were able to agree on a framework for a negotiated settlement. Both sides are meeting again today to finalize the settlement which will then be put to a ratification vote by both sides later this week.
It has been a long and difficult dispute for everyone involved, and we understand that you may have many questions about the exact date and procedures concerning school opening. We have been working to ensure a smooth opening as soon as possible while school has not been in session. There are still many organizational tasks that require teacher participation, we hope… Continue reading
The Ministry of Education has launched the following new website for parents with information on teacher bargaining, parent support, student achievement and learning resources. Click on the link to access the website:
Everyone’s continued commitment to B.C. students during this challenging period is appreciated.
We are often asked how parents can support their child’s learning at home. Many of the quality learning resources that support education in our schools are accessible online. While there is no substitute for the instruction provided by classroom teachers, our Directors of Instruction have selected the following resources to help promote learning and discovery:
- LearnNow BC http://learnnowbc.ca/LearningResources.aspx
- Discovery Education http://www.discoveryeducation.ca/Canada/ - click on the Free Resources: Students tab in the upper middle part of the screen
Note .. Amongst the services provided by LearnNow BC to students is access to live tutoring five nights per week from 6pm to 10pm. Other resources include the Charged-Up streaming video lessons for Math, as well as self-assessment tests through Success Check. These resources are freely accessible through www.learnnowbc.ca.
Public notice is given to the electors of the Coast Mountains Board of Education of School District 82 that a Trustee election will be held on Saturday, November 15, 2014 to elect seven trustees to represent The Board of Education of School District 82 (Coast Mountains) for a four-year term (2014/2018 calendar years) as follows:
- Trustees (two) – Trustee Electoral Area 1 (Kitimat) (the District of Kitimat, Kitamaat Village, Kemano, Klemtu, Butedale, and Cable Car Subdivision).
- Trustees (two) – Trustee Electoral Area 2 (Terrace) (the City of Terrace, northeast area of Kitimat-Stikine Regional District including New Remo, Kalum Lake Drive and Rosswood).
- Trustee (one) – Trustee Electoral Area 3 (Thornhill) (Area E of Kitimat-Stikine Regional District and the South and East portion of Area C of the Kitimat-Stikine Regional District including Copperside, Gossen, Kleanza, Lakelse Lake, Usk and Old Remo).
- Trustee (one) –… Continue reading