Education funding

Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools. (News Bulletin photo)

Nanaimo-Ladysmith school district passes budget, adds educational assistants

COVID-19 again has an influence as SD68 settles on $173-million budget for 2021-22

 

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Nanaimo school trustees decide not to establish COVID-19 contingency fund

Up to $1.5 million for continued enhanced cleaning and mental health supports had been proposed

 

Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools’ superintendent Scott Saywell at a May 6 press event showing off two new electric school buses. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)

Nanaimo-Ladysmith school district shows off electric buses

New buses anticipated to reduce 17 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions from SD68 buses

 

Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools will write both the governments of B.C. and Canada, seeking a continuation of COVID-19-specific funding for the 2021-22 school year. (News Bulletin file)

Nanaimo school board to ask governments for continued COVID-19 funding

Trustees eyeing pandemic uncertainty as they plan for 2021-22 school year

Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools will write both the governments of B.C. and Canada, seeking a continuation of COVID-19-specific funding for the 2021-22 school year. (News Bulletin file)
Work aimed at mitigating seismic risk, and to improve air quality, is set to begin in June for Cilaire Elementary School in Nanaimo. (News Bulletin file)

Seismic upgrades proceeding at Cilaire Elementary in Nanaimo

Heating, ventilation and air conditioning work will be done concurrently

Work aimed at mitigating seismic risk, and to improve air quality, is set to begin in June for Cilaire Elementary School in Nanaimo. (News Bulletin file)
Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools’ district administration centre. (News Bulletin file)

Nanaimo-Ladysmith school district gets started on new budget amid unknowns

Ministry’s per-student funding increase doesn’t fully cover pay raises for teachers and support staff

Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools’ district administration centre. (News Bulletin file)
Last July, the B.C. government announced Childcare B.C. New Spaces Fund money for 406 child care spaces at Nanaimo-Ladysmith school district facilities. (Stock photo)

Nanaimo school district figuring out how to provide promised child-care spaces

Province funding 400 new child-care spaces located at public schools

Last July, the B.C. government announced Childcare B.C. New Spaces Fund money for 406 child care spaces at Nanaimo-Ladysmith school district facilities. (Stock photo)
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Vancouver Island mom feels the pinch of school fees

‘Where does it stop?’ asks Lisa Hartt

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B.C.’s Minister of Advanced Education Melanie Mark is Indigenous and she grew up in government care. (B.C. government photo)

B.C. announces funding to support post-secondary students with disabilities

The province is investing $275,000 in the new BCcampus website

B.C.’s Minister of Advanced Education Melanie Mark is Indigenous and she grew up in government care. (B.C. government photo)
Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools passed a $166 million budget for 2020/21 school year. (News Bulletin file)

COVID-19 considered as Nanaimo-Ladysmith school district passes budget

$200K for coronavirus contingency in Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools’ 2020-21 financial plan

Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools passed a $166 million budget for 2020/21 school year. (News Bulletin file)
Charlene McKay, Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools board chairperson, addresses attendees at a seismic upgrade funding announcement June 19. The district will receive close to $19 million from the B.C. Ministry of Education. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)

B.C. gov’t providing $19 million for seismic upgrades at two Nanaimo schools

Pleasant Valley, Cilaire schools see seismic work, Rutherford, Woodlands to see displaced students

Charlene McKay, Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools board chairperson, addresses attendees at a seismic upgrade funding announcement June 19. The district will receive close to $19 million from the B.C. Ministry of Education. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)
Dover Bay Secondary School. (Nanaimo News Bulletin file)

Proposed $2.5-million renovation at Dover Bay secondary would increase school’s capacity

Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools to submit draft concept plan to Ministry of Education by Aug. 1

Dover Bay Secondary School. (Nanaimo News Bulletin file)
Nanaimo Ladysmith school district’s international student education program is seeing COVID-19 impacts that will affect budgeting for 2020-21. (News Bulletin file)

International students ‘biggest unknown’ in Nanaimo school district’s budget planning

Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools’ board will look at preliminary 2020-21 budget this week

Nanaimo Ladysmith school district’s international student education program is seeing COVID-19 impacts that will affect budgeting for 2020-21. (News Bulletin file)
Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools is awaiting approval from the B.C. Ministry of Education for a project that would see the old career resources centre building on Selby Street demolished. (Chris Bush/Nanaimo News Bulletin)

Nanaimo school district planning to demolish building on Selby Street

Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools estimates tearing down building will cost $900,000

Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools is awaiting approval from the B.C. Ministry of Education for a project that would see the old career resources centre building on Selby Street demolished. (Chris Bush/Nanaimo News Bulletin)
With $4M investment, Camosun College offers first sonography program on Vancouver Island

With $4M investment, Camosun College offers first sonography program on Vancouver Island

Starting in May 2020 students from Vancouver Island can pursue a career in sonography

  • Oct 17, 2019
With $4M investment, Camosun College offers first sonography program on Vancouver Island