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Posted On Friday, June 26, 2020

thank youDear parents and guardians:
We have closed the books on a school year that has seen us working together in unprecedented ways. The efforts parents and staff have taken to keep each other and our students safe is inspiring.
Your kind and patient approach to supporting your child and your teacher has not gone unnoticed, and I wish to thank you for everything you have done to ensure students and staff are safe. While we do not know what September will bring, we anticipate...

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Posted On Thursday, June 25, 2020

Black Lives MatterSchool District No. 73’s retiring superintendent is committed to addressing the issues raised in a petition calling for the District to be a space that welcomes and celebrates Black students and that teaches others to do the same.  
Alison Sidow has reached out to petition organizer Mary Falade, who has just completed her second year at UBC. Sidow said she acknowledged Falade’s leadership in creating the petition, and she agrees wholeheartedly with her statements. 
“As...

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Posted On Wednesday, June 24, 2020

VVS Expansion DesignAfter completion of a public tender process, Dawson Wallace Construction has been awarded the Valleyview Secondary Expansion contract for School District No.73.
Dawson Wallace, with Alberta offices in Edmonton, Calgary and Lethbridge and a newly established British Columbia office in Surrey, is ranked consistently among the top 50 general contractors in Canada, and last year they were listed in the top 20.
“We’re proud to be serving the community of Kamloops,”...

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Posted On Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Board Notes June 22, 2020From the regular meeting of the Board of Education. All about Equity in Action update, capital plan priorities and new washroom taps. Read Board Notes here .

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Posted On Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Mike BowdenThe SD73 Board of Education renewed its commitment to create equity for the district’s Indigenous learners at its regular Board meeting on June 22.
“We are doing significantly better than most other districts in the province with equity outcomes for Aboriginal learners,” said Mike Bowden , District Principal, Aboriginal Education. “However, as a district, we have not reached parity or equity for Aboriginal learners.”
Bowden updated the board...

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