School District 8 Kootenay Lake (SD8) has had a very busy staffing season so far, from May to end of September 2018.
Year over year hiring from 2017/18 to 2018/19 has increased for total employees by 6%. A significant reason for this increase is the application of the Restored Language for the teachers’ collective agreement. Teaching staff at the end of September this year compared to last September is 7% higher. Education Assistant staff are the same this September as last September, with a number of positions to be filled over the next month for new students. Administrative staff (principals, vice principals, and exempt staff) have seen a slight reduction of 2%.
Our Teacher Teaching on Call list has risen also by a significant 28% since last September. This increase will enable the District to be more responsive to the needs of teachers who are away for various reasons, and will help maintain consistency and excellent teaching for students in our schools.
|Staffing Numbers 2018|
|As at October 4||2018||2017||% change|
|Inclusive Ed Itinerants (included in teacher # above)||11.7||11.1||5%|
|Casual CUPE On Call (all)||179||178||1%|
|PVP and Exempt staff||42||43||-2%|
|Board Office CUPE staff||10||10||0%|
|Overall Total Including Casuals||840||787||6%|
For more information:
Deanna Holitzki, Director of Instruction, Human Resource Services