Coast Mountains Board of Education School District 82
3211 Kenney Street, Terrace, B.C.  V8G 3E9

Tel:  250-635-4931 / Toll Free:  1-855-635-4931 (B.C. only)

Student Enrolment: 4,200 students

Teachers: 375
Support Staff: 277
Casual Employees: 103
Excluded/Exempt Staff: 53

Number of Schools: 19 schools

  • 11 primary/elementary schools including French Immersion
  • 1 kindergarten to grade 12 school
  • 1 middle school
  • 1 middle/secondary school
  • 2 secondary schools
  • 2 alternate schools
  • 1 trades learning centre encompassing dual-credit, distance learning and continuing education programs

Coast Mountains School District is located in the northwest of British Columbia and encompasses the traditional territories of four Indigenous nations: the Gitksan, the Haisla, the Nisga’a and the Tsimshian. The Gitksan‐Wet’suwet’en Nation of the Hazelton area is made up of seven band communities consisting of Gitanmaax, Gitanyow, Gitsegukla, Gitwangak, Glen Vowell, Hagwilget and Kispiox located through the Hazelton communities and on up the Kispiox Valley. The Haisla Nation is centered in Kitamaat Village, the Nisga’a Nation includes the community of Stewart, and the Tsimshian Nation has two distinct band communities in the Terrace and Thornhill areas.

Coast Mountains School District 82 Profile & Backgrounder

BC Map Illustrating School District 82

The school district also serves the learning needs of a significant urban Indigenous population in the community of Terrace and numerous students of Nisga’a heritage from the Nass Valley also attend school in Terrace. The richness of our local First Nations culture and history contributes to all our schools in a very positive way as Indigenous and non-Indigenous learners benefit from the diversity surrounding them.

The school district includes the main communities of the Hazeltons, Kitimat, Kitwanga, Stewart, Terrace and Thornhill. The school board office is located in Terrace with Kitimat a forty‐five minute drive from the office, Kitwanga one hour, the Hazeltons one and a half hours, and Stewart three and a half hours.

Coast Mountains School District serves a student population of approximately 4,200 students in nineteen schools including three alternate programs and a trades learning centre that encompasses dual-credit, distance learning and continuing education programs, with over 800 employees (casual employees included). The operating budget is approximately $66 million and the geographical area covered by the district is of equivalent size to the country of Finland.

In Coast Mountains School District 82, we are proud of our successes and the positive impact we have on students’ lives.  Our Board of Education remains committed to putting students at the centre of everything we do with special thanks to the hard work and commitment of our staff who are highly skilled, motivated and committed to the well-being, inclusion and success of our students in every one of our schools.  We are always challenging ourselves to be even better for our students.

As School District 82 continues to grow and evolve, our Board of Education has developed a Strategic Plan through the culmination of extensive consultation with students, staff, parents/guardians, and community members.  The commitment and enthusiasm shown in developing this plan has demonstrated how deeply passionate our communities are about the education and well-being of our children, our youth, and our communities.

The Board of Education is pleased to present a clear, strong, collective vision and plan to guide us as we move forward over the next five years (2022-2027).  To view the CMSD82 Strategic Poster & Plan 2022-2027, please access the link provided below.  The development and implementation of the Strategic Plan provides a collective focus for the school district to pursue the Board’s significant priorities and goals.

CMSD82 Strategic Poster & Plan 2022-2027

Guided by the Mission, Values and Vision statements, the Strategic Plan identifies our strategic priorities and goals.  These priorities reflect our commitment to:

 All Students Realizing their Full Potential
Honouring and Respecting Culture and Diversity
Well-Being within the Educational Community

For further information, please contact Carole Gagnon, Board of Education Office Executive Assistant at 250-638-4401 or via email at carole.gagnon@cmsd.bc.ca.

Learning Together, Realizing Success for All – Engage, Ignite, Empower!

 

 

 

Coming Events

Nov 8: National Indigenous Veterans Day
Nov 9: Business Cttee Mtg
Nov 11: Remembrance Day (no classes)
Nov 16: Education Cttee Mtg.
Nov. 17:  New Board of Education Swearing In Ceremony & Inaugural Meeting (Terrace)
Nov 21&22: Report Cards Sent Home
Nov 23: Board Meetings (Terrace)
Nov 23&24: Early Dismissal for Students
Nov 25: ProD Day (no classes)

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