Sea to Sky Board Of Education

The Board of Education, School District No. 48 (Sea to Sky), recognizes the importance of strong and effective leadership for the educational and operational organization of the district. The Board is committed to ensuring personnel holding administrative positions are selected and promoted on the basis of their ability to provide quality leadership. Further, the Board is committed to regular review and evaluation of its administrators to ensure that professional growth and development are supported.

Information on Trustee Elections

Any written correspondence for a trustee can be sent via email or:

c/o School District 48 (Sea To Sky)
PO Box 250, 37866 2nd Avenue
Squamish, BC.  V8B 0A2
Phone: (604) 892-5228
Fax at: (604) 892-1038

 Contact Board Members

 The Board’s major responsibilities include:
  • Maximizing student achievement
  • Approving an accountability contract with the Ministry of Education
  • Outlining student achievement improvement goals each year;
  • Preparing and approving a $30 million annual operating budget;
  • Employing 456 teachers, support staff, principals/vice-principals and excluded staff to educate 4,300 students in 14 schools;
  • Listening to local communities and giving voice to local public values and priorities;
  • Listening to appeals and petitions from students, teachers, support staff, administrative staff and the public;
  • Advocating with the public and the Provincial Government for the interests of our students;
  • Establishing policies for the efficient and effective operation of the school district;
  • Approving locally developed courses and resource materials for use in our schools; and
  • Preparing and approving the district’s capital plan, which includes the purchase of new school sites and the construction of new buildings.

Area Representatives

Trustees, who represent the whole School District, are elected from the following areas:

  • Ian Kent – District of Squamish
  • Laura Godfrey – Area D of the Squamish-Lillooet Regional District
  • Rachael Lythe – Resort Municipality of Whistler
  • Rebecca Barley – Area C of the Squamish-Lillooet Regional District
  • Rick Price – District of Squamish
  • Chris Vernon-Jarvis – Resort Municipality of Whistler
  • Patricia Westerholm – Village of Pemberton

Board Meetings

The Board’s regular public meetings are held monthly (usually on the 2nd Wednesday) during the school year and start at 6 pm. See link below for the dates and location of the meetings. The agenda will be posted on the Friday, before the meeting.