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Posted: February 22, 2021

SD5 Board Notes

The following is a summary of motions carried by the School District No. 5 (SD5) school board of trustees during its February 17 meeting, via Zoom.

Motions Carried


That the District Student Advisory Council comes together virtually using the appropriate technology.

That the Board writes a letter to the Minister of Education similar to School District No. 72’s letter of December 2, 2020 supporting and advocating for our school district employees through this pandemic.


That changes to the Family Request for Student Placement Form be approved for use while COVID protocols remain in place.

Student Services

That the Board writes a letter and send to the Ministry of Education outlining our concerns about the audit report specifically targeting the issue of adequate provincial funding.

Finance Operations

That the Board sends a letter to the City of Cranbrook council prior to its public hearing on February 1, 2021 stating, please be advised that the Board of School Trustees, School District No 5 Southeast Kootenay, has considered the proposed zoning amendment for 209 16th Avenue North to accommodate a community temporary emergency homeless shelter. It is the consensus of the Board that our MBSS educational site and school operations will not be affected with the proponent’s commitment to protocols, monitoring and staffing levels.


That the Board develops a comprehensive response to the unique circumstance specific to all School District No. 5 communities and the provision of apprenticeship programs in general.

That Director Tichauer will provide a report on the Kootenay Christian Academy announcement of Feb. 3 and bring back to committee.

And further, that Secretary Treasurer Rice will provide information on the funding private schools receive from the Ministry of Education.

That the Board consents to three readings and adoption of the Amended Annual Budget for 2020/21 on February 17 in the amount of $81,726,816. (Carried unanimously).


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