School District 68

Naomi Bailey was elected as a Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools trustee in a byelection Saturday, Jan. 15. (News Bulletin file photo and submitted photo)

Bailey voted in as trustee in Nanaimo-Ladysmith school district byelection

Naomi Bailey defeated Steve Rae in Jan. 15 byelection

 

A byelection for Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools trustee happens today, Jan. 15. (News Bulletin file photo)

Polling places now open to vote in Nanaimo-Ladysmith school trustee byelection

Voting happens 8 a.m.-8 p.m. at four SD68 secondary schools

 

Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools’ education committee is recommending formation of a committee which will examine re-naming Coal Tyee Elementary School. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)

Nanaimo Ladysmith school district looks to re-name Coal Tyee school

Name, once thought to celebrate collaboration, recalls ‘tragic figure,’ says report

 

Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools will hold a byelection for a vacant seat at the board table Jan. 15. (News Bulletin file)

Advance voting planned leading up to Nanaimo-Ladysmith school trustee byelection

Naomi Bailey and Steve Rae candidates to replace trustee-turned-MP Lisa Marie Barron

Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools will hold a byelection for a vacant seat at the board table Jan. 15. (News Bulletin file)
Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools is again going through a COVID-19-influenced school year. (News Bulletin file)

Omicron isn’t impacting Nanaimo school district’s plans for return to classes in January

No plans yet to alter learning models or health and safety regulations at public schools

Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools is again going through a COVID-19-influenced school year. (News Bulletin file)
Departure Bay Eco-School. Nanaimo-Ladysmith school trustees are discussing long-range facility planning as elementary schools fill up in the district’s north end. (News Bulletin file)

School trustees discuss remedies for space concerns at north Nanaimo elementaries

Hypotheticals include re-opening Rutherford, expanding Departure Bay, new school in Linley Valley

Departure Bay Eco-School. Nanaimo-Ladysmith school trustees are discussing long-range facility planning as elementary schools fill up in the district’s north end. (News Bulletin file)
Steve Rae and Naomi Bailey are the two candidates running for the vacant school trustee seat in a Jan. 15 byelection. (News Bulletin file photo and photo submitted)

Two candidates will try for vacant school trustee seat in Nanaimo-Ladysmith

Steve Rae and Naomi Bailey put their names forward for Jan. 15 byelection

Steve Rae and Naomi Bailey are the two candidates running for the vacant school trustee seat in a Jan. 15 byelection. (News Bulletin file photo and photo submitted)
Indigenous and overall graduation rates in 2020-21 were both at all-time highs in Nanaimo-Ladysmith. (News Bulletin file photo)

Indigenous grad rate, overall grad rate reach highest-ever levels in Nanaimo-Ladysmith

School board chairperson credits staff connections, outreach for helping improve education outcomes

Indigenous and overall graduation rates in 2020-21 were both at all-time highs in Nanaimo-Ladysmith. (News Bulletin file photo)
Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools has passed a resolution requesting local governments implement a school site acquisition charge to new residential developments. (News Bulletin file)

New development charges will be collected to go toward building Nanaimo-Ladysmith schools

SD68 board passes resolution to be forwarded to regional district and municipalities

Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools has passed a resolution requesting local governments implement a school site acquisition charge to new residential developments. (News Bulletin file)
Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools. (News Bulletin file photo)

Wheels in motion for Nanaimo-Ladysmith school trustee byelection in January

School board vacancy created following Lisa Marie Barron’s resignation

Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools. (News Bulletin file photo)
Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools has seen enrolment higher than projected, with 14,775 full-time students. (News Bulletin file)

Nanaimo-Ladysmith school district enrolment sees 415 more students than projected

As anticipated, more Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools students have migrated from distance learning

Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools has seen enrolment higher than projected, with 14,775 full-time students. (News Bulletin file)
Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools. (News Bulletin file photo)

Byelection for vacant Nanaimo-Ladysmith school board seat could happen in the new year

Trustees to further discuss matter at their next board meeting

Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools. (News Bulletin file photo)
The old South Wellington Elementary School site. (Nanaimo News Bulletin file)

Regional District of Nanaimo working on long-term lease for South Wellington community centre

Nanaimo-Ladysmith school district to write to province seeking lease approval

The old South Wellington Elementary School site. (Nanaimo News Bulletin file)
All students, kindergarten to Grade 12, in Nanaimo-Ladysmith school district are now required to wear masks, after the B.C. government updated a public health order Oct. 1. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)

Nanaimo-Ladysmith teachers’ union happy with mask rules, wishes for more cleaning

Jeremy Inscho, Nanaimo District Teachers’ Association head, reacts to provincial mask mandate

All students, kindergarten to Grade 12, in Nanaimo-Ladysmith school district are now required to wear masks, after the B.C. government updated a public health order Oct. 1. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)
Lisa Marie Barron, who was elected as Nanaimo-Ladysmith’s next MP, has resigned her post as a school trustee. (News Bulletin file photo)

Nanaimo-Ladysmith’s next MP Barron steps down as school trustee

Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools board now seeking advice on next steps

Lisa Marie Barron, who was elected as Nanaimo-Ladysmith’s next MP, has resigned her post as a school trustee. (News Bulletin file photo)
Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools’ business committee is recommending 2021-22 surplus money be allocated for such items as Wi-Fi upgrades at schools. (News Bulletin file)

Nanaimo-Ladysmith school district to spend surplus dollars on Wi-Fi upgrades, solar panels

$4.7 million in surplus means SD68 can spend on a list of projects and initiatives

Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools’ business committee is recommending 2021-22 surplus money be allocated for such items as Wi-Fi upgrades at schools. (News Bulletin file)
Lisa Marie Barron, federal NDP candidate for the Nanaimo-Ladysmith riding, speaks at an all-candidates’ meeting for school trustees in 2018. (News Bulletin file photo)

Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools ponders next move after trustee Barron elected MP

Byelection necessary if seat vacated before Jan. 1 of a local government election year

Lisa Marie Barron, federal NDP candidate for the Nanaimo-Ladysmith riding, speaks at an all-candidates’ meeting for school trustees in 2018. (News Bulletin file photo)
Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools. (News Bulletin file)

Nanaimo-Ladysmith school district spending $544,000 on heating and cooling at Cedar Secondary

SD68 spends money from annual facilities grant and environmental upgrade fund

Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools. (News Bulletin file)
The old South Wellington Elementary School. (News Bulletin file)

Nanaimo residents invited to weigh in on future of South Wellington school building

Public consultation takes place virtually Thursday, Sept. 16, at 6 p.m.

The old South Wellington Elementary School. (News Bulletin file)
Four schools in Nanaimo-Ladysmith district will participate in Indigo Love of Reading Foundation’s Adopt-a-School program. (News Bulletin file photo)

Nanaimo schools partnering with bookstore to try to bolster library shelves

Brechin, Departure Bay, Georgia Avenue and Qwam Qwum schools part of Indigo’s Adopt-a-School program

Four schools in Nanaimo-Ladysmith district will participate in Indigo Love of Reading Foundation’s Adopt-a-School program. (News Bulletin file photo)