SD8 Board Reaches Resolution Regarding Wildflower Nelson

At a Special Open Board Meeting of the SD8 – Kootenay Lake Board of Education on Tuesday, May 5, 2021, the following resolutions were passed:

WHEREAS Wildflower School Nelson’s enrolment has expanded to requiring seven classrooms in the Central Building;

WHEREAS the classroom on the Main Level that is currently being used as a library and multi-purpose space shall be renovated and enlarged, and shall be used as a classroom commencing the 2021-2022 school year;

WHEREAS the area on the Lower Level currently being used as a classroom by one of the middle years’ classes shall be discontinued as a classroom;

WHEREAS a learning commons area that is suitable for use as a library, breakout space and other  multi-purpose uses shall be created by renovation of the current changerooms behind the stage in the gym, such work to be completed simultaneously with the planned renovation to build additional washrooms in that area;


THAT commencing the 2021‐2022 school year, Wildflower School Nelson shall be Kindergarten to Grade 9, located at Central Building;

AND THAT enrolment in the Wildflower School Nelson be capped at 168 students, as would be limited by Board Policy, the School Act, collective agreements and applicable Ministerial regulations.


For more information:

Michael McLellan | Secretary-Treasurer

Office:  250-505-7039



About the Board of Education of School District No. 8 (Kootenay Lake):

The Board of Education of School District No. 8 provides educational services to numerous diverse communities in the East & West Kootenays, including Crawford Bay, Creston, Kaslo, Meadow Creek, Nelson, Salmo, Slocan, South Slocan, Winlaw, Wynndel and Yahk. Its dedicated team focuses on providing the best possible educational opportunities for over 5,400 students and their families. Its mission is to focus on excellence for all learners in a nurturing environment.