Schools

Ron Rubadeau. (File photo)

Former Central Okanagan Public Schools superintendent dies at 73

He was known for his unwavering advocacy and support of students with diverse abilities

 

A B.C. teacher has been banned for 15 years for engaging in inappropriate relationships with former students. (Pixabay)

15-year ban for B.C. teacher who travelled overnight, shared room with recent graduates

Teacher entered into intimate relationship with 1 former student during trip

 

A ball python that was found in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor on Aug. 5, 2015. A teacher in B.C. was publicly reprimended for bringing his own ball python to class in 2021. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/ AP, Jerry Jackson, The Baltimore Sun)

B.C. teacher disciplined for bringing 3-foot snake to middle school as costume prop

One student didn’t know it was real until it was wrapped around his neck and began to slither

 

A California school district is hoping to attract more teachers by providing them with affordable housing. (Associated Press/screenshot)

VIDEO: California school district builds affordable housing to attract teachers

Rising rent, teacher shortages piquing districts’ interest in workforce housing

A California school district is hoping to attract more teachers by providing them with affordable housing. (Associated Press/screenshot)
Coast Mountains School District 82 released highlights from a self-report questionnaire of students in various grades. (Ben Bogstie/Terrace Standard)

Northwest B.C. public school students report lack of well-being: Survey

Grade 8 students lag behind average well-being for B.C. school districts

Coast Mountains School District 82 released highlights from a self-report questionnaire of students in various grades. (Ben Bogstie/Terrace Standard)
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Central Okanagan School District board highlights

Mountain Biking Academy to be created at Mount Boucherie Secondary

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Custodial staffing will be reduced for Central Okanagan Public Schools in the 2022-23 operating budget to make up in part for a $3.3 million funding shortfall. (Contributed)

Central Okanagan trustees give reluctant approval to 2022-23 budget

Frustation still voiced over $3.3-million funding shortfall

Custodial staffing will be reduced for Central Okanagan Public Schools in the 2022-23 operating budget to make up in part for a $3.3 million funding shortfall. (Contributed)
Central Okanagan Public Schools plan to adopt a Sanctuary Schools policy to remove barriers for immigrant families with no or limited residency status from being fearful of sending their kids to public schools. (Contributed)

Sanctuary Schools policy adopted by Central Okanagan trustees

School district to support students living with precarious immigration status

Central Okanagan Public Schools plan to adopt a Sanctuary Schools policy to remove barriers for immigrant families with no or limited residency status from being fearful of sending their kids to public schools. (Contributed)
Student Abigael Fletcher lands a fish June 10, 2022 at the docks at Marine Peace Park as part of a fishing program for Shuswap Middle School students put on each year by Indigenous education workers Theresa Johnson and Kaeli Hawrys as part of Indigenous History Month. (Martha Wickett - Salmon Arm Observer)

‘Got a fish!’: Favourite sound at Indigenous-led program for Shuswap school

Students in all Shuswap Middle School classes given chance to appreciate nature through fishing

Student Abigael Fletcher lands a fish June 10, 2022 at the docks at Marine Peace Park as part of a fishing program for Shuswap Middle School students put on each year by Indigenous education workers Theresa Johnson and Kaeli Hawrys as part of Indigenous History Month. (Martha Wickett - Salmon Arm Observer)
David Withler (left) received the Young Citizen of the year award at the 2022 Civic & Community Awards earlier this year. (City of Kelowna photo)

Award winners saluted by Central Okanagan trustees

Students and teachers cited for personal achievement and community service

David Withler (left) received the Young Citizen of the year award at the 2022 Civic & Community Awards earlier this year. (City of Kelowna photo)
Central Okanagan Board of Education Chairperson Moyra Baxter with school district Superintendent/CEO Kevin Kaardal. (File photo)

School board: No merit to criticism of school planning for West Kelowna

Trustees send letter to West Kelowna council

Central Okanagan Board of Education Chairperson Moyra Baxter with school district Superintendent/CEO Kevin Kaardal. (File photo)
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School briefs: Central Okanagan music students play for Ukraine

Fundraiser concert Sunday, June 26, at Prospera Place

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A B.C. high school teacher has been banned from practising in the province for life for having a sexual relationship with a student. (Credit: Pixabay)

B.C. high school teacher banned for life for sexual relationship with student

Teacher pleaded guilty to sexual exploitation in 2019

A B.C. high school teacher has been banned from practising in the province for life for having a sexual relationship with a student. (Credit: Pixabay)
Wilden’s lake view neighbourhood.

Glenmore area top new school priority for Central Okanagan

New school will present $85 million cost

Wilden’s lake view neighbourhood.
A classroom in Scarborough, Ont., on September 14, 2020. A North Vancouver School District teacher was suspended for five days in May 2022 for taking inappropriate actions against his elementary school students. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

B.C. elementary school teacher suspended for cracking backs, pinching trapeziuses

Students called the one moved the ‘back-breaker,’ and several said it was painful

A classroom in Scarborough, Ont., on September 14, 2020. A North Vancouver School District teacher was suspended for five days in May 2022 for taking inappropriate actions against his elementary school students. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
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Kelowna student receives $40,000 scholarship

The scholarship was one of 157 given out across the province

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School District 83 trustees have passed a new policy addressing student attire in schools. (File photo)

New dress policy speaks to hateful messaging in North Okanagan-Shuswap schools

School District 83 trustees give first reading to anti-racism policy

School District 83 trustees have passed a new policy addressing student attire in schools. (File photo)
The parent advisory council for Rutland Senior Secondary School is in need of volunteer parents. (File photo)

Rutland Senior Secondary seeks volunteers for school PAC

Absence of a PAC means loss of $22,000 gaming donation for school

The parent advisory council for Rutland Senior Secondary School is in need of volunteer parents. (File photo)
Administrative office for Central Okanagan Public Schools. (File photo)

Standing up for unionized Central Okanagan School District staff

CUPE president takes exception to negative comment

Administrative office for Central Okanagan Public Schools. (File photo)
West Kelowna Councillor Doug Findlater. (Photo contributed)

School district needs to keep up with growth in West Kelowna: Councillor

Councillor Doug Findlater says the district needs to pay better attention to growth in the city.

West Kelowna Councillor Doug Findlater. (Photo contributed)