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Posted: March 12, 2021

SD5 Board Notes

The following is a summary motions carried by the School District No. 5 School Board of Trustees during the March 9 meeting, held via Zoom.

Motions Carried


That Trustee Kathryn Kitt serves as the Board representative on the 2020/2021 Scholarship Committee and that Trustee Patricia Whalen serve as the alternate representative.

That the Board renames the Cranbrook SD5 Top Student award to the “Dr. Arnold Lowden Top Student Award.”

That the Board writes a letter to BC School Trustees Association (BCSTA) requesting BCSTA write a letter to the BC Public School Employers’ Association (BCPSEA) asking the provincial government to exempt school districts from the Public Sector Executive Compensation Freeze Policy. This is in recognition of Executive Staff performance, efforts and resiliency in maintaining quality public education during the pandemic.


That the Board accepts the BCSTA Child Care Policy Template be used as the draft policy by the Board of Education of School District No. 5.

Lead image: The School District No. 5 School Board of Trustees. Left to right top row:  Kathryn Kitt, Patricia Whalen, Bev Bellina, Wendy Turner, Trina Ayling, Krista Damstrom. Bottom Row:  Chris Johns, Frank Lento, Doug McPhee. SD5 photo


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