Education

Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools’ business committee is recommending busing for the Rutherford and Frank J. Ney elementary school area be retained. (News Bulletin file)

Nanaimo school trustees vote against cutting Rutherford-Frank J. Ney bus route

Staff report points to yearly transportation budget deficits

 

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Compensation fund opens for B.C. students negatively affected by incorrect exam marks

Marks for 2019 provincial exams were incorrectly tabulated

 

An app available through the Vancouver Island Regional Library’s website can help students during COVID times. (Stock photo)

New library app can help families with online learning

Sample tests, virtual flashcards available through Vancouver Island Regional Library’s website

 

Uplands Park Elementary School. (News Bulletin file)

COVID-19 cases reported at Uplands Park, McGirr, Dover Bay schools

Contact tracing completed by Island Health, says Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools

Uplands Park Elementary School. (News Bulletin file)
Carolyn Howe, a kindergarten teacher and vice president of the Greater Victoria Teachers’ Association, says educators are feeling the strain of the COVID-19 pandemic and the influx of pressure that comes with it. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)

Stress leave, tears and insomnia: B.C. teachers feel the strain of COVID-19

Teachers still adjusting to mask and cleaning rules, pressures from outside and within

Carolyn Howe, a kindergarten teacher and vice president of the Greater Victoria Teachers’ Association, says educators are feeling the strain of the COVID-19 pandemic and the influx of pressure that comes with it. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)
Literacy Central Vancouver Island’s IPALS program – parents as literacy supporters in immigrant communities – recently secured another five years of funding from senior levels of government. (Photo submitted)

Literacy program working for immigrant families in Nanaimo

Literacy Central Vancouver Island’s IPALS program sees funding extended another five years

Literacy Central Vancouver Island’s IPALS program – parents as literacy supporters in immigrant communities – recently secured another five years of funding from senior levels of government. (Photo submitted)
Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools is preparing a rapid response team proposal for submission to the B.C. Ministry of Education. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Nanaimo-Ladysmith school district chosen to field COVID-19 rapid response team

Team to consist of SD68 and Island Health staff, according to B.C. Ministry of Education

Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools is preparing a rapid response team proposal for submission to the B.C. Ministry of Education. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
The booklet roots present day activism in the history of racist policies, arguing the history must be acknowledged in order to change. (CCPA)

New resource dives into 150 years of racist policy in B.C.

Racist history must be acknowledged in order to change, authors say

The booklet roots present day activism in the history of racist policies, arguing the history must be acknowledged in order to change. (CCPA)
NorKam secondary student Karis Wilson in the outfit that got her sent home from school on Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021. (Contributed to Kamloops This Week)

B.C. teen in turtleneck, lace-edged dress sent home from school for ‘inappropriate’ outfit

NorKam secondary student Karis Wilson was told the lace on the garment made it look like a slip dress

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NorKam secondary student Karis Wilson in the outfit that got her sent home from school on Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021. (Contributed to Kamloops This Week)
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COVID-19 cases reported at Mountain View, Aspengrove schools

Public and independent schools report exposures of virus Feb. 16, Feb. 18-19 respectively

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Saleema Noon with a group of pre-teens before COVID-19. (Twitter)
Saleema Noon with a group of pre-teens before COVID-19. (Twitter)
Chilliwack School District school bus outside Sardis elementary on June 11, 2014. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Burnaby teacher disciplined for giving Grade 6 student a requested buzz cut

The student requested the buzz cut, but parents should have been asked, Commissioner said

Chilliwack School District school bus outside Sardis elementary on June 11, 2014. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
BC Agriculture in the Classroom Foundation’s Spotlight Series on Duck is a multi-faceted educational tool for high school culinary arts students. (Kezia Nathe/ Fraser Valley Specialty Poultry)

Educational tool for B.C. high school culinary arts students shines spotlight on duck

BC Agriculture in the Classroom Foundation launches multi-faceted Spotlight Series on Duck

BC Agriculture in the Classroom Foundation’s Spotlight Series on Duck is a multi-faceted educational tool for high school culinary arts students. (Kezia Nathe/ Fraser Valley Specialty Poultry)
Prioritizing the upgrade of Nanaimo District Secondary School is among recommendations listed in Nanaimo-Ladysmith school district’s draft long-range facilities plan for 2021-31. (News Bulletin file)

Upgrading NDSS a priority in Nanaimo school district long-range facilities plan

Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools forecasts enrolment at 26 per cent overcapacity in 2030-31

Prioritizing the upgrade of Nanaimo District Secondary School is among recommendations listed in Nanaimo-Ladysmith school district’s draft long-range facilities plan for 2021-31. (News Bulletin file)
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Nanaimo school district forecasts enrolment rebounding from COVID-19

Student numbers to rise for next three school years, projects district staff

(Nanaimo News Bulletin file)
Forestry skills, including chainsaw operation, are being offered in an employment certification training program being offered in Nanaimo. (Stock photo)

B.C. government partners on advanced forestry skills training program in Nanaimo

Training offered in first aid, chainsaw operation, fire suppression and pesticide application

Forestry skills, including chainsaw operation, are being offered in an employment certification training program being offered in Nanaimo. (Stock photo)
The B.C. Ministry of Education expanded mask rules for public school students on Feb. 4. (Stock photo)

Nanaimo-Ladysmith teachers’ union hopes for stricter mask rules in schools

Local teachers’ union says B.C. rules fall short of other provinces

The B.C. Ministry of Education expanded mask rules for public school students on Feb. 4. (Stock photo)
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B.C. expands mandatory mask rules in schools, rolls out ‘rapid response teams’

Masks will be mandatory for middle and high school students except for a few scenarios

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FILE – A physical distancing sign is seen during a media tour of Hastings Elementary school in Vancouver on September 2, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

34% of teachers say they’d look to an early career exit over COVID response: BCTF survey

Pandemic has increased workload for the majority of teachers

FILE – A physical distancing sign is seen during a media tour of Hastings Elementary school in Vancouver on September 2, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Rock City Elementary School. (News Bulletin file)

UPDATE: Additional COVID-19 cases reported at Bayview, Rock City schools

Additional exposures announced by Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools

Rock City Elementary School. (News Bulletin file)