News for Families

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. 

Are you interested in becoming a school trustee?

Attend a community information meeting to learn more about what the role of a school trustee is and how to become a candidate.

Dawson Creek - June 7, 2018 - 7 pm @ School Board Office (11600-7th Street)

Chetwynd - June 12, 2018 - 7 pm @ Chetwynd Secondary School

Tumbler Ridge - June 14, 2018 - 7pm @ Tumbler Ridge Secondary School

For more information please contact Richell Schwartz, 250-782-8571.

Are you interested in becoming a school trustee?

SD59 Students Receive Heavy Equipment Experience

Project Heavy Equipment Experience is in full swing this week.  Twelve students from all three communities in the district are getting hands-on experience operating various heavy equipment machines.  The district would like to thank the many sponsors that have contributed to the project.

Revised Trustee Electoral Area

The Minister of Education has approved a proposal submitted by The Board of Education of School District No.59 to amalgamate the rural areas surrounding Dawson Creek into one large electoral area.  The Board put forward the proposal to combine the two areas to evenly distribute the trustee responsibilities among the schools located in the rural areas. 

The new area will be named Trustee Electoral Area IV - Rural Areas Surrounding Dawson Creek  and will be described as: (Contiguous rural areas surrounding Electoral Area III (City of Dawson Creek) including the Village of Pouce Coupe and contiguous rural areas within the district boundaries from BC/Alberta border to boundary lines of Electoral Area II (Tumbler Ridge) and Electoral Area I (District of Chetwynd and contiguous rural areas)).

Two trustees will be elected to represent this area in the 2018 General School Trustee Election to be held in October. 

A map showing all the electoral areas of the district is attached.

Do you have a child entering Kindergarten in September 2018?

Kindergarten in SD 59 - Caring, Sharing and Working Together!


Elementary schools in School District 59 are now taking kindergarten registrations for the 2018-2019 school year. 

Schools in the Dawson Creek and Chetwynd areas have catchment areas created for new students registering in schools.  Please review the school area catchment maps on the school district website under the "Family" tab.

 When registering for kindergarten please bring along your child’s birth certificate, care card and a proof of address. 

Rural families requiring bus service must register for the service by contacting the Transportation Department at 250-782-2106.

Getting a Strong Start in SD59

StrongStart is a program helping children grow and learn from their most influential teacher, their parents; preparing them for kindergarten and the rest of their lives.  The DCSS South Peace Campus Video Production 12 class toured some of the centres in SD59 to check out how the learning happens!


Events for Families


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Last Day of School


Non-Instructional Day

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General School Trustee Election Day

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

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