FESL 2020-2021

District Context

School District 8 Kootenay Lake meets the learning needs of approximately 5000 students of all ages and covers 55,000 square kilometers. School District 8 Kootenay Lake serves two main centres and surrounding rural areas. We have 14 elementary schools, 1 middle school, and 6 secondary schools. The school district employs approximately 900 staff and the school district operating budget for 2020/2021 is $74.5 million.

All decisions made by School District 8 – Kootenay Lake are guided by its vision and core values, and are based on research and extensive consultation.  The District’s initiatives and resources are aligned with Ministry of Education goals and school plans to support its firm commitment to the mandate of an educated citizen, by supporting intellectual, human and social and career development for all our students.

Our Framework for Enhancing Student Learning (FESL) reflects our strategic district priorities for all learners.  These strategic priorities are guided and informed by our vision, mission, and values, and are also informed and supported by our school-based learning plan process.  The illustration below demonstrates our priorities and the specific areas where we have chosen to intentionally dedicate significant resources and support to our learners.

 

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