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NICOLA BANDS

Since the beginning of the year, the local school district has been working towards drafting a new Local Education Agreement with the five local first nation communities.

SD 58 Superintendent Steve McNiven recently discussed a possible timeline for that work.

“We’ve been out to some community meetings; we’re making process towards coming together and signing that document. I’m predicting March for when we bring our local Chiefs and board members together,” said McNiven.

Some of the feedback the School District has received from the bands is on priorities such as early learning and support, achievement rates, the transition to kindergarten, post-secondary transitions, and student planning and collaboration.

The district is continuing to meet with the bands in the hope of a signing ceremony by the end of March.

 

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