A moment of silence was observed in honour of Remembrance Day.
- National Bullying Awareness Week: November 14 – 20, 2021
The Central Okanagan Board of Education declared the week of November 14 to 20, 2021 as ‘National
Bullying Awareness Week’ in Central Okanagan Public Schools.
- National Child Day – November 20, 2021
The Central Okanagan Board of Education declared November 20, 2021 as ‘National Child Day’ in Central
Okanagan Public Schools.
- Transportation Policy – French Immersion
Presenter: Susan Kootnekoff, Parent
Ms. Kootnekoff’s presentation to the Board of Education requested the Board of Education review and
change the wording in Policy 470 – Transportation Services Management and apply the same criteria to
both French and English students, and that the Board provide parents of affected French Immersion
students with their child’s bus routes and drop off and pick up times and locations as soon as possible and by no later than December 1, 2021.
- Amended Capital Plan Bylaw No. 2021/22 – CPSD23-02
The Board of Education gave first, second, third readings, and adopted Amended Capital Bylaw No.
Superintendent’s Emergent Items:
- As Interior Health has recommended moving to remote learning for Mar Jok Elementary School in West
Kelowna due to the declaration of a COVID-19 school outbreak, the school will be temporarily closed to inclass learning effective November 11th up to November 22nd.
The Board of Education reviewed the following:
- Level 4 and 5 Field Study Summary – 2021/2022
- General Statement – October 27, 2021
- Financial Update – September 30, 2021
- 2021 Literacy Summer Camps (Grades 1-5)
- Public Engagement Sessions
Okanagan Mission Catchment and School Reopening Review
Monday, November 22, 2021
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Okanagan Mission Secondary School Gold Gym
*Masks will be required to be worn. Westside Catchment and French Immersion Programming Review
Tuesday, November 23, 2021 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Mount Boucherie Secondary School Gym
*Masks will be required to be worn.
- Employee Vaccination Status Validation
The Board of Education confirmed that at the Incamera Board Meeting they approved the following Motion:
The Board of Education direct the Superintendent to implement a validation of vaccine status
process for all staff and Trustees.
Items of Special Mention
The Board Chair, Trustees and the Superintendent of Schools/CEO spoke of the following:
In honour of Remembrance Day, Trustees and senior staff participated in virtual Remembrance Day
Ceremonies and at the opening ceremony of the Field of Crosses commemorating Kelowna’s members
of the Canadian Armed Forces.
The Superintendent of Schools/CEO attended the Kelowna Chamber of Commerce Speaker Series
Luncheon introducing the new faces on campus at Okanagan College – Neil Fassina, President, and at
the University of British Columbia Okanagan – Lesley Cormack, Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Principal.
Trustees and senior staff participated in the Kelowna Pride Festival and expressed appreciation to
Assistant Superintendent Raquel Steen for her organization of the booth, and also to the many other staff
and student volunteers
Trustees and senior staff recently visited the Land Based Learning Academy for Indigenous Middle
School Students situated at Okanagan Mission Secondary School.