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Public Notice| Notice of Nomination

2020 School Trustee By-Election – Electoral Area 3, Pemberton

Download Candidate Nomination Package Here 

Public Notice is given to the electors of the Village of Pemberton that nominations for the office of:

  • School Trustee Village of Pemberton -1 person to be elected

will be received by the Chief Election Officer or designated person, as follows:

 By hand, mail or other delivery service:

Mohammed Azim, Secretary-Treasurer or designate
1410 Portage Road, Pemberton, V0N 2L1

By fax to: (604) 894-5117

By email to: mazim@sd48.bc.ca

Nomination forms will be accepted from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 pm Tuesday, December 3rd, 2019 to Friday, December 13th, excluding statutory holidays and weekends.

Candidates who submit their nomination documents by fax or email must ensure that the original nomination documents are received by the Chief Election Officer by 4:00 pm on Friday, December 20, 2019.

Nomination forms are available at the following locations:

  • Signal Hill Elementary – 1410 Portage Road, Pemberton, BC;
  • Pemberton Secondary School –1400 Oak St, Pemberton, BC;
  • Sea to Sky School District Board Office – 37866 2nd Avenue, Squamish, BC; and
  • On the Sea to Sky School District website at https://sd48seatosky.org/ until the close of the nomination period.

Qualifications for Office

A person is qualified to be nominated, elected, and to hold office as a member of a board of education if they meet the following criteria:

  •  Canadian citizen;
  • 18 years of age or older on general voting day, Saturday, January 18th, 2020;
  • Resident of British Columbia for at least 6 months immediately before the day nomination papers are filed;

Not disqualified under the Local Government Act or any other enactment from being nominated for, being elected to or holding the office, or be otherwise disqualified by law. Campaign Period Expense Limits

In accordance with the Local Elections Campaign Financing Act, for the 2020 School Trustee by-election (Pemberton), the following expense limits for candidates during the campaign period apply:

  • School Trustee $5,000.00
  • In accordance with the Local Elections Campaign Financing Act, for the 2020 School Trustee by-election (Pemberton), the following third party advertising limit applies: $750.00
For further information on campaign period expense limits and third party advertising limits, please contact Elections BC:

Toll-free phone: 1-855-952-0280
Email: lecf@elections.bc.ca
Website: www.elections.bc.ca/lecf

For further information on the nomination process, please contact:

Mohammed Azim, Chief Election Officer (604) 892-5228 ext.103
Ralph Hughes, Deputy Chief Election Officer (604) 892-5228 ext.105

Advance Elector Registration

Are you eligible to vote in the January 18, 2020 school trustee by election for Trustee Electoral Area 3 (Village of Pemberton)? Is your name on the current list of electors?
 
If you are not sure you can find out by calling, 604-892-5228, or by visiting the School Board Office, 37866 Second Avenue, Squamish, BC, V8B 0A2.  The office is open from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday to Friday (excluding holidays). 
 
Advance elector registrations will be accepted at the School Board Office until November 26th, 2019.  Elector registrations will not be accepted during the period of November 27, 2019-January 17, 2020 but will be accepted on voting days.
 
More information found here.

Registration for Kindergarten and french Immersion for 2020-2021 Opens Tuesday, January 21st, 2020

Brackendale Elementary’s Playground Grand Opening-November 22nd, 2019

A huge thank you to everyone who came out to Brackendale Elementary’s Playground Grand Opening. Unique equipment on this refreshed playground includes a new Double Zip Line and a Global Motion, a rotating playground net climber.

Many thanks to all who have made this possible, the Ministry of Education playground grant program, the Whistler Blackcomb Foundation, BRE PAC, All Terrain Excavating, Sea to Sky School District No. 48 and the amazing crew from Habitat Systems.

 

 

MLA Jordan Sturdy and representatives from the school district, Whistler Blackcomb Foundationand All terrain Excavating cut the ribbon.
Photo by Keili Bartlett

Link to the Squamish Chief Article

Public Information Meeting 

A public information meeting on the Pemberton House Construction Project is being held on Monday, November 18, 2019, 6 pm at Pemberton Secondary School 

For more information please click here.

UPDATE: Ministry of Education & Grade 12 Transcripts

As parents may be aware, some BC Grade 12 students may have had incorrect exam results on their final transcripts, caused by an “anomaly” in the tabulation of provincial exams. 

The BC Ministry of Education reviewed each June 2019 exam result to ensure student grades are accurately reflected on their transcripts and we are pleased to share that the issue has been resolved.

Please click here to go directly to the Student Transcript Service website.

Click here for a message from the Minister of Education, Rob Fleming. 

Questions About Student Registration, Enrolment & Placement?

Registration for the 2019-2020 school year is closed for the summer and opens again on August 26th at 8:30am and stays open until September 3rd at 4:00pm.

You need to register your child at their catchment school. Click here to find out what forms and documents you need to bring when you register your child.

We encourage you to review our Board Policy 502 Student Registration, Enrolment and Placement  to help clarify the registartion and placement process.

We look forward to welcoming your child in September!

Measles Immunization Catch-up Campaign

On March 20th, the Minister of Health and the Minister of Education announced the launch of a provincial measles immunization catch-up campaign for school age children across BC.

Running from April to June 2019, the goal of the campaign is to immunize as many children for measles as possible in grades K to 12. Clinics will be held in our schools before the end of the school year, with dates announced later in the spring.

Click here for more information. 

Sharing Success: Our Latest Six Year Completion Rates

We’re pleased to share our graduation completion rates from the 2017-2018 school year. We’re proud of the amazing work of our graduates and grateful to all members of our school community who all contribute to the success of our students.

The Ministry of Education provides data on the percentage of students who graduate from high school within 6 years of entering grade 8.  The following table shows our results since the 2012-2013 school year:

YearResidentAboriginal Total
2012-201388.4%72.8%82.1%
2013-201492.9%81.1%81.7%
2014-201592%77.9%75.2%
2015-201689.9%81.7%79.8%
2016-201796.9%86.1%93.3%
2017-2018100%95.3%97.3%


Sea to Sky School District Sees Huge Increase in Indigenous Graduation Rates – CBC News, June 25, 2018

As the end of the school year approaches and students across the province prepare for graduation, one district in particular is celebrating significant success.

Indigenous students in the Sea to Sky school district had a graduation rate of 86.1 per cent in the 2016-17 school year — up from 35 per cent in 2009.

That’s compared to a provincial average of 66 per cent for Indigenous students.

FN grad

Photo credit: David Buzzard

School District No. 48’s principal of Aboriginal education, Susan Leslie, says the high graduation rate is the result of a district-wide push to restructure their approach to learning.

“This is on every level,” said Leslie. “We’re led as a district by the goals and commitments that we co-created through our strategic plan.”

Read more


 

Quick Links

School District No. 48 (Sea to Sky)
PO. Box 250, 37866 2nd Avenue
Squamish, BC  V8B 0A2
Telephone: 604-892-5228
Fax: 604-892-1038
 
 

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