It is an honour to be selected by my peers as Chair of the Board of Education for School District No. 46 (Sunshine Coast). Like other local governing bodies, we expect this year to be a busy and productive one for our students, staff and community.
For SD46 the New Year begins with lots of consultation: on the school calendar, on the budget for 2014/15 and on new catchment area boundaries to address overcrowding at West Sechelt Elementary School. We hope you will make your views known both in person and by visiting our website at www.sd46.bc.ca
The coming year will also be one of celebration as we open a new Gibsons Elementary School in the fall and celebrate more Outdoor Education initiatives and many other creative learning adventures in our schools. The year will close with the swearing in a new Board of Education after the Municipal elections in November.
Whether through consulting, celebrating or exercising your democratic vote, we urge you to participate, talk to your elected trustees and SD46 staff and management to help us to continue to build the best school district in the province. It will happen when we all work together!
Wishing everyone a healthy, safe and happy New Year!