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Public Engagement

SD8 provides opportunities for public engagement and meaningful consultation between the Board of Education, staff, communities and education partners.

SD8’s Guiding Principles will inform the engagement process whether in person or online:

  • Transparent
  • Respectful
  • Inclusive
  • Optimistic
  • Supportive
  • Active

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Anti-Racism Policy

A public engagement process to develop an anti-racism policy for SD8 (Kootenay Lake) took place in January and February 2022, inviting students, parents, staff and the community to share their voice. The Anti Racism Advisory Council has collated all input and drafted a collaborative policy. That was submitted to the Board of Education at the May 17th meeting and is undergoing some minor revisions. It will be finalized and shared shortly.

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