Public Engagement Process

Creston Secondary School Renaming

On June 15th, 2021 the SD8 Kootenay Lake School Board unanimously voted to approve the motion for the removal of the name “Prince Charles” from the Creston high school’s name. The motion was submitted to the board on behalf of the community and included input from students, teachers, and parents in the interests of reconciliation. Read the Board's resolution.

A public engagement process is now underway to decide on a new name for the region’s secondary school. An online survey will be posted on the district website until November 12th, inviting students, parents, staff and the community to share their voice. Focus Groups and a virtual Town Hall event will take place in November 2021.

The Board of Education is committed to creating meaningful and inclusive engagement opportunities and hopes to hear directly from students, parents, staff and the community with regards to the renaming.