National Day of Mourning – April 28, 2022
The Central Okanagan Board of Education observed a moment of silence to honour those workers who
have been hurt or who have lost their lives in the course of performing their duties.
In honour of the National Day of Mourning, the flags at the School Board Office and Operations Department
will be flown at half-mast on April 28th.
Central Okanagan Public Schools – “Inside 23”:
- Reading is a Feeling
Laurie Fraser, Principal, Glenrosa Elementary School
Kelly Lehmann, Teacher, Glenrosa Elementary School
Sandi Mustard, Social Emotional Learning Teacher
The Board of Education received a presentation on the Reading is a Feeling program which is taking place
at Glenrosa Elementary School. Jordan Kleckner, Acting Director of Instruction – Learning and Innovation and Robbi Martens, Instructional Leadership Team, were also in attendance.
- Mental Health Week – May 2-8, 2022
The Central Okanagan Board of Education declared May 2 to 8, 2022 as Mental Health Week in Central
Okanagan Public Schools.
- TTOC Appreciation Week – May 2-6, 2022
The Central Okanagan Board of Education declared May 2 to 6, 2022 as TTOC (Teachers Teaching on
Call) Appreciation Week in Central Okanagan Public Schools.
- National Day of Awareness of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls – May 5, 2022
The Central Okanagan Board of Education declared May 5, 2022 as National Day of Awareness of Missing
and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls in Central Okanagan Public Schools.
- Capital Plan Bylaw No. 2022/23-CPSD23-01
The Board of Education gave first, second and third readings, and adopted Capital Bylaw No. 2022/23-
- Property Bylaw No. 155 – City of West Kelowna Statutory Right-of-Way on Mar Jok Elementary
The Board of Education gave first, second and third readings, and granted approval for registration of a
Statutory Right-of-Way in favour of the City of West Kelowna on Lot 35, District Lot 503, Osoyoos Division
Yale District, Plan KAP73555, known as Mar Jok Elementary School.
- Enhancement Agreement – Raymer Elementary School GaGa Ball Court
The Board of Education agreed to enter into an Enhancement Agreement with the Raymer Elementary
School PAC for the creation of a GaGa Ball Court.
- New Indigenous-Focused Graduation Requirement
The Board of Education agreed to write a letter to the Ministry of Education and Child Care requesting further resources for the implementation of the new Indigenous-Focused Graduation Requirement. The Board of Education further agreed to advocate to the Ministry of Education and Child Care for the eligibility of the District’s locally developed Board/Authority Authorized (BAA) courses towards the Graduation Requirement.
The Board of Education reviewed the following:
- Level 4 and 5 Field Study Summary – 2021/2022 and 2022/2023
- General Statement – April 12, 2022
- General Statement – April 13, 2022
- School District Portable Information
With the continued enrolment increase, most schools in the District are operating beyond their Ministry’s
calculated operating capacity. Portables have been added to school sites to accommodate the student
enrolments. Since 2018, the District has added 23 portables to its inventory and has funded $4.96 million
in purchasing and moving portables to accommodate the enrolment growth. Based on the projections for
September 2022, and the reopening of École Bellevue Creek Elementary School and Webber Road
Elementary School, the District will purchase 2 portables, move 13 portables, and move 2 modulars to
accommodate enrolment for September 2022. These moves and purchases is estimated to cost
approximately $2.5 million.
Items of Special Mention
The Board Chair and Trustees spoke of the following:
- Several Trustees and members of senior staff attended the British Columbia School Trustees Association
(BCSTA) AGM held in Vancouver this past weekend.
- Watson Road Elementary School hosted their School Community Student Learning Plan Conversation on
April 20, 2022.
- Today is National Administrative Assistant’s Day.