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General Voting Day - October 20, 2018

Get out and VOTE.  School District No.59 will have general school trustee elections in three electoral areas.

General Voting Day is on Saturday, October 20, 2018 from 8 am to 8 pm at the following voting locations:

Electoral Area I - Chetwynd and Rural Areas
  • District of Chetwynd Office - 5400 Hospital Road (rural area residents are allowed to vote here for school trustee)
  • Moberly Lake Community Hall - 6494 Lakshore Drive
Electoral Area III - City of Dawson Creek
  • Calvin Kruk Centre for the Arts - 10401 - 10th Street
Electoral Area IV - Rural Areas Surrounding Dawson Creek and Pouce Coupe
  • Peace River Regional District Office - 1981 Alaska Avenue (Dawson Creek)
  • Pouce Coupe Community Centre - 5010 - 52 Avenue (Pouce Coupe)
  • Devereaux Elementary School - 4584 - 208 Road (Arras)
  • McLeod Elementary School - 8025 - 265 Road (Groundbirch)
  • Parkland Elementary School - 5104 Parkland Road (Farmington)
  • Rolla Community Hall - 5173 - 407 Street (Rolla)
  • Tate Creek Community Centre - 15439 Frontage Road (Tomslake)

How does legalization of cannabis affect schools?

Cannabis legalization takes place in Canada on October 17, 2018. In BC, marijuana is still illegal for anyone under 19 to purchase, sell or consume, and remains a controlled substance, like alcohol. The legalization of cannabis will see very little change for the School District.  Code of conducts and existing policies are already in place which prohibit intoxication, impairment, smoking, vaping, or drinking on school property for individuals of any age.

The Cannabis Control and Licensing Act creates serious criminal penalties for those who sell or provide cannabis to youth. The act also establishes new offences and strict penalties for those who use youth to commit a cannabis offence.

Bus Students - Be Prepared for Winter Weather

For the safety and comfort of all students, it is advised students have appropriate winter apparel (winter coats, hand, head and foot wear) while riding the bus. Unknown circumstances and delays may arise at any time and it is important students are dressed appropriately for winter weather. 

Casual Bus Drivers Needed

SD59 requires casual, part-time bus drivers to serve routes in Dawson Creek and surrounding rural areas. Check out the support employment postings for more information.

Rural Families Requiring Transportation

Rural families requiring bus service must register for the service by contacting SD59 Transportation Department at 250-782-2106.  Please refer to the Transportation Policy for regulations and guidelines regarding this service.

General School Trustee Election - October 20, 2018

The General School Trustee Election will be conducted in the fall of 2018.  School District No.59 has seven trustees that are elected to represent the district for a four year term.  If you are interested in becoming a candidate, or would like more information on the general election, please visit the Trustee Election site. 

Events

Oct20

General School Trustee Election Day

8 am to 8 pm - please vote at your nearest polling station.

Notice of Election by Voting

Oct22

Non-Instructional Day

Students do not attend school.

Oct23

Non-Instructional Day

Students do not attend school.

Oct24

Board Meeting

1 pm - School Board Office
Nov7

Board Meeting

Inaugural Meeting of Board of Education 11:00 am @ Board Office - Dawson Creek

Board Meetings

Nov7

Board Meeting

Inaugural Meeting of Board of Education 11:00 am @ Board Office - Dawson Creek
Oct24

Board Meeting

1 pm - School Board Office
School is not in session over the weekend. Students return to school on Monday, October 22, 2018.

October 22, 2018

Devereaux, Don Titus, Early Learning Hub, Tremblay, Tumbler Ridge
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NID

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Tumbler Ridge
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last updated: 4 days 9 hours ago

October 23, 2018

Don Titus, Early Learning Hub, McLeod, Parkland, Tremblay, Tumbler Ridge
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last updated: 2 days 13 hours ago
Parkland
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NID

last updated: 3 days 22 hours ago
Tumbler Ridge
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last updated: 4 days 9 hours ago