Board of Education Announcement from Meeting of the Board

October 3rd 2022

At a meeting of the Board of Education held on September 27, 2022, the following announcement was made: 

We acknowledge, respect and honour the First Nations in whose traditional territories the Kootenay Lake School District operates and all Aboriginal people residing within the boundaries of School District No. 8 (Kootenay Lake). 

The Kootenay Lake Board of Education recognizes the critical trust invested in the Board and is dedicated to governing the affairs and business of the School District with integrity and in a fair, transparent, respectful, and professional manner. The Board's Trustee Conduct and Code of Ethics and Respectful Workplace Policies set out commitments that govern the actions of all Trustees and which promote the integrity and accountability of Trustees for their conduct. 

Over the term of Trustee Allan Gribbin, the Board of Education of School District No. 8 (Kootenay Lake) has borne costs associated with management of his conduct.  The Board has determined that this information is in the public interest and therefore is releasing details of the costs incurred for legal expenses and staff time associated with Trustee Gribbin’s conduct and ethics investigations and processes related to contraventions of Policy 130 – Trustee Conduct and Code of Ethics and Policy 580 – Respectful Workplace.

The Board regrets that provision of this information has been made necessary by the conduct of Trustee Gribbin. We thank our staff supporting this work.