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Funds light up environmental upgrades in schools

From new boilers to air source heat pumps and electric cars, school districts throughout B.C. have cut their carbon emissions and operation costs with the Ministry of Education’s Carbon Neutral Capital Program (CNCP). Since 2012, districts have achieved more than … > Read More

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Early years research proves to be a benefit

At a Feb. 11 Board meeting, School District No. 5 (SD5) reaffirmed its support for the Early Development Indicator tool (EDI), requesting that the district be funded to continue using this tool on an annual rather than three-year basis. The … > Read More

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New school buses for SD5 and SD6

Circle the globe 825 times and you will have travelled 33 million kilometres, the distance B.C. school buses travel each year. Through its annual fleet renewal program, the B.C. Government is providing $11 million for 31 school districts around the … > Read More

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SD Board Notes

The Board and Administration enjoyed a lively musical performance by The Good ‘Ol Goats and a robotics demonstration from Mount Baker Secondary School students Landon Harvey, Derek Johnson, and Edmund Yoo, gold medal winners at this year’s Skills BC competition … > Read More

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New buses heading to SD5 and SD6

Some students in the region’s two school districts (School District No. 5 and School District No. 6) may soon find themselves riding to school on brand new buses. As part of its annual fleet renewal program, the B.C. government is … > Read More

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Staples steps up to help schools buy supplies

SD5 Board Notes At the Oct. 9 School District No. 5 school board of trustees’ meeting Connor Stewart from Staples Office Depot presented the board with $500 gift certificates for each of the Cranbrook elementary schools to support the purchase … > Read More

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New buses for region’s school districts

The East Kootenay’s two school districts are getting in on the action in a provincial government announcement that it is spending $10.5 million to purchase new school buses. The Southeast Kootenay School District (SD5) is getting three new 84-passenger buses, … > Read More

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Letter to the editor

B.C.’s plan for education transformation With the new school year well underway, contract talks between government and the teacher’s union have been at the heart of most discussions about education in this province. Like all British Columbians, I continue to … > Read More

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