In April the Board and District focus in on innovation. Innovation is about finding new ways to do things, particularly by looking at current challenges and exploring different ways of tackling them. When I consider this topic, I think it can be easily argued that in the last year we have seen innovation and ingenuity like we haven’t seen in years before!
Collaboration & Equity: We create meaningful connections through our work together. This month we focus our work and attention as a board on our values of collaboration and equity. March is full of many important days that focus on equity such as, International Women’s Day, International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination and International Transgender Day of Visibility.
Welcome back to all staff and students! It is wonderful that we are able to return to in person learning again. In January our focus is on ethics and as 2020 came to a close I reflected on the challenges and complications the year provided in the context of ethics.
November saw increased COVID cases and the board returning to virtual meetings only. On a positive note transmissions rates and cases in schools are low allowing us to continue to deliver face to face education to our learners. We feel privileged to continue to have our schools be safe places to learn.
At the time of writing, we still do not know 100% the results of the provincial election. It is safe to say however, that the NDP has won a majority government. It is the hope of many districts throughout the province that our co-governance relationship will remain intact, and that our agreements and funding during this pandemic will continue.