Bargaining Continues Between SD8 and CUPE 748

School District No. 8 (Kootenay Lake) (SD8) is actively engaged in bargaining with CUPE Local 748 to negotiate a renewed collective agreement under the Province’s Shared Recovery Mandate.

The union advised SD8 that CUPE members will take a strike vote. A strike vote is not a strike notice. This does not mean that CUPE staff will be going on strike.

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Radon Testing Pilot Project in SD8

School District No. 8 (Kootenay Lake) is collaborating with Interior Health to test for radon in in district buildings including schools, as part of a province-wide pilot project initiated by Interior Health.

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Opportunity to Host a Japanese High School Student!

SD8's West Kootenay International Education program in excited to welcome Japanese students from Yokohama (Kanagawa), Japan, for a full year, starting in February 2023.

We are still looking for a home for one boy. He's cheerful and active, with a love for sports (especially soccer!). As the youngest of three children, he is hoping to experience Canada by watching ice hockey and going snowboarding.


SD8 Educational Leadership Changes for 2022/2023 School Year

When staff and students return to school in the new year, SD8 will make a couple of school leader shifts. I am very thankful for our talented group of educators and the possibilities to come!

L.V. Rogers Secondary School

Dan Rude will become the principal of L.V. Rogers Secondary on February 1, 2023, to align with the new semester.


Board of Education Announcement

The School District No. 8 (Kootenay Lake) Board of Education is committed to positive, transparent, and accurate information sharing with the public. There has been ongoing negative and inaccurate communication on the part of Trustee Allan Gribbin throughout his first term as trustee and during his recent election campaign.