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NICOLA BANDS

For months, School District 58 has been working alongside the five local first nation communities to draft a new local education agreement (LEA).

Previously the Bands had separate LEA’s with the district, but now everyone is being brought under one agreement.

“I’ve got positive feedback from most communities, if not all communities now, that they will be prepared to sign it soon,” said Superintendent Steve McNiven.

“We have all five bands coming together to sign one agreement. The agreement outlines a number of important commitments that both the board and communities are willing to take on,” added McNiven.

Last night the School Board approved the LEA in principle. A date for a formal signing of the document has not been set.

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