Tag Archives: School District No. 5

SD5 Board Notes

The following is a summary of motions carried September 9 by the School District No. 5 (SD5) board during its regular meeting in Cranbrook. Committee meetings are not typically held in June. Therefore, no motions coming out of committee were … > Read More

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SD5 board asks sides to go to binding arbitration

The School Board of Trustees for School District No. 5 (SD5) has sent a letter to the provincial government and BC Teachers’ Federation (BCTF) asking them to enter into binding arbitration to help settle the ongoing teachers’ strike. The board … > Read More

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RDEK Board Highlights

Area A Flood Control Service Establishment Bylaw adopted The new Electoral Area A Flood Control Service will help fund flood mitigation projects in Electoral Area A, along with the operation and maintenance of flood control infrastructure. The Regional District of … > Read More

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New VP for TM Roberts Elementary School

Jennifer Roberts was recently appointed vice-principal of TM Roberts Elementary School as of the 2014/15 school year by the School District No. 5 (SD5) Board of Education. Born in Edmonton, Alta., Roberts received her Bachelor of Education from the University … > Read More

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SD5 Board Notes

The following is a summary of board motions carried during the June School District No. 5 (SD5) Board Meeting in Cranbrook. Motions Carried General: – That the Board ratify the positions of Doug Bolander, Principal Elkford Secondary School, Dean Chandler, … > Read More

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BCTF escalating to full-scale strike on June 17

Short of a remarkable turnaround in negotiations between the BC Teachers’ Federation (BCTF) and the provincial government, students across the province will be getting a longer summer vacation. The BCTF reported yesterday that 86% of its members – province-wide – … > Read More

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New principal hired for Elkford Secondary School

Doug Bolander was recently appointed principal of Elkford Secondary School (ESS) as of the 2014/15 school year by the School District No. 5 (SD5) Board of Education, following the retirement of Keith Regular. According to SD5 Board chair Frank Lento, … > Read More

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Third round of rotating strikes loom

With the possibility of a full-blown strike looming, the B.C. Teachers’ Federation (BCTF) yesterday released its schedule for rotating strikes entering week three. BCTF President Jim Iker says a full-scale teachers’ strike could be possible within the next two weeks. … > Read More

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SD5 seeks alternate site for students as RMES closed after fire

Parents and guardians of students attending Rocky Mountain Elementary School in Elkford have been informed that an alternative location is being sought to allow for studies to continue following a fire at the school yesterday morning (June 2). School District … > Read More

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Rotating strikes continue this week

The BC Teacher’s Federation (BCTF) is continuing with rotating strikes around the province this week, including both school districts in the East Kootenay. On Thursday, June 5 School District No. 5 (SD5 – Southeast Kootenay) and on Friday, June 6, … > Read More

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