SCHOOL BOARD: Parents lobby for supervision

Concerned École Willow Point elementary parents spoke to the Board of Education at its meeting Tuesday about a lack of supervision on the playground.

The parents are requesting that board trustees consider increasing recess supervision funding for the 2014/2015 budget.

The school’s Parent Advisory Council has been working on a number of initiatives to support the school with playground supervision during recess.

One of those initiatives is a peer mentoring and leadership program for Grade 4 and 5 students. Students are selected to be positive leaders around the school to help their peers and to speak French outside of class.

The students are tasked with creating new games during recess, facilitating conflict resolution on the playground, and providing guidance to their peers.


Election of trustee reps

Elections were held for trustee representation to BC Public School Employers’ Association and the BC School Trustees’ Association Provincial Council at Tuesday’s board meeting. The elected representatives for 2014 are: Ted Foster - BC Public School Employers’ Association (Alternate – Daryl Hagen)and Michele Babchuk - BC School Trustees’ Association Provincial Council (Alternate – Linda Jay).


School calendar repeal

As a result of legislation changes to the School Act governing the school calendar development process, School District 72’s Local School Calendar Procedures Bylaw No. 3 is now obsolete. The Local School Calendar Procedures Bylaw No. 3 will be repealed at the next Board meeting on February 4.

The district will develop the local school calendar in a procedure consistent with the School Act regulation. To view the School Act’s school calendar regulation visit,

The school calendar is required to be submitted to the Ministry of Education by March 31.

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