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Posted On Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Return to school planning underway Just six-weeks after the completion of June’s successful return to school in the midst of a pandemic, school leaders from across the District are hard at work developing the SD73’s Education Re-start Plan. This plan will outline how schools are to be organized for students returning to in-class instruction this fall and the health and safety measures put in place to minimize the transmission of COVID-19. 
“Monday, the senior team finalized the guidelines...

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Posted On Friday, July 31, 2020

Support for Re-start planFive education partner associations have issued a letter in support of the Ministry of Education’s school’s re-opening plan.
The letter is signed by the presidents of the following: The BC Confederation of Parent Advisory Councils, the BC School Trustees Association, The BC Association of School Business Professionals, the BC Principals and Vice-Principals Association, and the BC School Superintendent’s Association.
“The plan will continue to be...

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Posted On Wednesday, July 29, 2020

NM_Girl_With_Backpack In response to the Ministry of Education and Provincial Health Office announcement that the province will be moving to Stage 2 in its Re-Start Plan for September, the District is taking immediate steps to plan for a safe return to school for all students and staff.   
 “We now have a path forward to begin detailed planning in order to provide the answers parents and students will be looking for, and it provides us the flexibility we need to do what...

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Posted On Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Rhonda KershawThe next Chair (and Vice-Chair) of the Kamloops-Thompson school board were chosen at a special Board of Education meeting July 27, 2020. 
Vice-Chair Kershaw was chosen as the new chair.  She was nominated by the outgoing chair, Kathleen Karpuk.  
Representing Barriere, Kershaw is serving her third term as a trustee and has been vice-chair since 2018. She has served on the audit committee, the education committee of the whole, human resources (BCPSEA),...

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Posted On Monday, July 27, 2020

Kathleen KarpukKathleen Karpuk announced she will be stepping down as the chair of the Kamloops-Thompson Board of Education, effective July 27, 2020.
 Karpuk will remain in her role as a trustee.
 “I have accepted a full-time position with the Ministry of Forests Wildfire Branch,” Karpuk said. “I have learned a great deal during my term as chair, but as I take on this new position I will have less time to carry out the extra duties...

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