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Karrie Fehr

Peachland/Okanagan West Electoral Area Votes: Karrie Fehr

Karrie Fehr is running for a seat on the Central Okanagan Board of Education

 

Wayne Broughton

Kelowna Votes: Wayne Broughton

Wayne Broughton is running for a seat on the Central Okanagan Board of Education

  • Sep 27, 2022

 

Queen Elizabeth Secondary school students reported multiple incidents of experiencing racism, sexism and bullying. (Surrey Schools photo)

Racial slurs, sexual harrassment, bullying towards BIPOC students was reality at B.C. high school

Report on student and staff experiences captured in November, released to public recently

 

Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry speaks during a COVID-19 update at the legislature in Victoria, B.C., on Thursday, March 10, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

Don’t blame schools for high COVID rates among B.C. youth: provincial health officer

Bonnie Henry study’s findings similar to those in other jurisdictions

Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry speaks during a COVID-19 update at the legislature in Victoria, B.C., on Thursday, March 10, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
Central Okanagan Public Schools continues to work towards creating online access to school board meetings at some point this fall. (Contributed)

Webcasting of Central Okanagan school board meetings delayed

Policy go-ahead will fall to incoming trustees

Central Okanagan Public Schools continues to work towards creating online access to school board meetings at some point this fall. (Contributed)
With snow still on the court and school is closed for spring break, Jeremy LaBelle and his fellow basketball enthusiasts have limited options, but are still trying to keep the ball going. Jeremy LaBelle has started a petition to gather support for the construction of a public regulation outdoor basketball court in town. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

New hoops court donated to Central School in Kelowna

Anonymous donor covers $14,400 cost

With snow still on the court and school is closed for spring break, Jeremy LaBelle and his fellow basketball enthusiasts have limited options, but are still trying to keep the ball going. Jeremy LaBelle has started a petition to gather support for the construction of a public regulation outdoor basketball court in town. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Joni Cutler does some work in the kitchen to prepare for the upcoming breakfast school season. (Mark Brett/ Local Journalism Initiative Reporter)

Penticton’s school meal program in jeopardy

The program serves about 600 morning meals each week

Joni Cutler does some work in the kitchen to prepare for the upcoming breakfast school season. (Mark Brett/ Local Journalism Initiative Reporter)
Gender neutral washrooms were installed at Eagle River Secondary over the summer to provide options for all students, after previous washrooms required extensive repairs. (Andrea Horton-Eagle Valley News)

Gender neutral washrooms among building upgrades for Sicamous high school

New principal says new washrooms exciting project for the secondary school

Gender neutral washrooms were installed at Eagle River Secondary over the summer to provide options for all students, after previous washrooms required extensive repairs. (Andrea Horton-Eagle Valley News)
Kelowna RCMP Constable Mike Della-Paolera engages with some kids ahead of the first day of school at Springvalley Elementary on Tuesday morning (Sept. 6) (Photo - Jordy Cunningham/Capital News)
Kelowna RCMP Constable Mike Della-Paolera engages with some kids ahead of the first day of school at Springvalley Elementary on Tuesday morning (Sept. 6) (Photo - Jordy Cunningham/Capital News)
Central Okanagan Public Schools administration is engaged in the start-up of classes for the 2022-23 school year, which begins on Tuesday, Sept. 6. (File photo)

COVID concerns diminish for new Central Okanagan school year

Two elementary schools reopened for 2022-23 school year

Central Okanagan Public Schools administration is engaged in the start-up of classes for the 2022-23 school year, which begins on Tuesday, Sept. 6. (File photo)
The Cowichan Valley school district has made a video to explain the "Washrooms for Everybody" concept at the new Cowichan Secondary School. (Screen shot)

New B.C. high school being built with gender-neutral ‘Washrooms for Everybody’

Officials say Cowichan Secondary washrooms will provide safety, privacy, dignity for every student

The Cowichan Valley school district has made a video to explain the "Washrooms for Everybody" concept at the new Cowichan Secondary School. (Screen shot)
The B.C. government announced a one-time $60-million back-to-school fund Aug. 29. It will be divided between 60 school districts. (Unsplash)

$60M between 60 school districts: B.C. announces one-time back-to-school fund

Each district will receive at least $250,000 to be used at its discretion

The B.C. government announced a one-time $60-million back-to-school fund Aug. 29. It will be divided between 60 school districts. (Unsplash)
It is important to learn about online safety before heading back to school (file photo).

Back-to-school prep: RCMP offers tips for teens and parents to navigate cyberbullying

Thirty-one per cent of Canadian youth say they have experienced cyberbullying

It is important to learn about online safety before heading back to school (file photo).
It’s time for the new school year to begin. How much do you know about education? (Black Press Media files)

QUIZ: Are you ready to go back to school?

How much do you know about schools and learning?

It’s time for the new school year to begin. How much do you know about education? (Black Press Media files)
Reports of a fire on the roof of George Elliot Secondary School in Lake Country, (Photo/Jordy Cunningham)

Quick response from fire department douses flames at Lake Country school

First calls came in around 7 p.m. Wednesday (Aug. 17)

Reports of a fire on the roof of George Elliot Secondary School in Lake Country, (Photo/Jordy Cunningham)
Ron Rubadeau. (File photo)

Former Central Okanagan Public Schools superintendent dies at 73

He was known for his unwavering advocacy and support of students with diverse abilities

Ron Rubadeau. (File photo)
A B.C. teacher has been banned for 15 years for engaging in inappropriate relationships with former students. (Pixabay)

15-year ban for B.C. teacher who travelled overnight, shared room with recent graduates

Teacher entered into intimate relationship with 1 former student during trip

A B.C. teacher has been banned for 15 years for engaging in inappropriate relationships with former students. (Pixabay)
A ball python that was found in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor on Aug. 5, 2015. A teacher in B.C. was publicly reprimended for bringing his own ball python to class in 2021. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/ AP, Jerry Jackson, The Baltimore Sun)

B.C. teacher disciplined for bringing 3-foot snake to middle school as costume prop

One student didn’t know it was real until it was wrapped around his neck and began to slither

A ball python that was found in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor on Aug. 5, 2015. A teacher in B.C. was publicly reprimended for bringing his own ball python to class in 2021. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/ AP, Jerry Jackson, The Baltimore Sun)
A California school district is hoping to attract more teachers by providing them with affordable housing. (Associated Press/screenshot)

VIDEO: California school district builds affordable housing to attract teachers

Rising rent, teacher shortages piquing districts’ interest in workforce housing

A California school district is hoping to attract more teachers by providing them with affordable housing. (Associated Press/screenshot)
Coast Mountains School District 82 released highlights from a self-report questionnaire of students in various grades. (Ben Bogstie/Terrace Standard)

Northwest B.C. public school students report lack of well-being: Survey

Grade 8 students lag behind average well-being for B.C. school districts

Coast Mountains School District 82 released highlights from a self-report questionnaire of students in various grades. (Ben Bogstie/Terrace Standard)
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