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.
After 27 years of dedicated service, Jeanne Hird welcomed her last group of students onto her school bus on the afternoon of Friday, December 16, 2022.
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.
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.
November 1, 2022
StrongStart, a free Ministry of Education and Childcare program for pre-school children from infancy to five years old, has now expanded to include South Nelson Elementary School in School District No. 8 (Kootenay Lake).
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.