S.D.20 News

A summary of the School District No. 20 board meeting of Nov. 7

A fairly light agenda was dealt with in relatively short order during a 50-minute meeting of the School District 20 Board on Monday, Nov. 7 at Blueberry School.

Reports providing enrollment updates were part of the agenda and contained no surprises according to the superintendent.

“The good news is that we’re about 10 more students than we projected,” said Supt. Greg Luterbach following the meeting’s conclusion.

There was little need for discussion as the trustees had seen the reports.

In basic terms, by way of a refresher, the district, as indicated in the report, is currently home to students in the following numbers.

• Kindergarten to Grade 7 – 2,131

• Grades 8–12 (full time equivalency)1,828.688

“This is now finalized,” said Luterbach. It was sent off to the Minister of Education. That was just kind of a ‘closing the loop’ situation last night.”

There was nothing on the Nov. 7 agenda pertaining to the current teachers’ job action.

“It was a fairly tight agenda,” said the Superintendent. “Nothing controversial whatsoever.”

Luterbach mentioned the next important date, of course, are the board elections on Nov. 19, this time to be sat out by outgoing trustees Mac Gregory of Castlegar and part of RDCK Electoral Area J (Robson), and Elaine van der Meer of Fruitvale/Montrose, and Electoral Area A.