Board of Education hires independent consultant to review SD82 reassignments

Review will not change recent decisions but will gather input, says board chair

The Board of Education for Coast Mountains School District has hired an independent consultant to review issues brought forward by teachers, parents, community members and partner groups regarding recent administrative changes.

Board Chair Shar McCrory wrote in a letter on June 16 the board “has decided to initiate a thorough review of the issues” and the consultant will “gather relevant information, assess the issues that have been raised and report to the Board of Education.”

READ MORE: Community gathers at two Terrace schools to protest SD82

“The intent of this process is to address the concerns that have been raised about collaboration within the school district and to identify processes for moving forward, with the priority being placed on the well-being and learning of students in the district,” the letter reads.

The review will begin June 18 and will continue into the fall.

The intent of the review is “not to change recent decisions made regarding principal and vice-principal reassignments, but to move forward considering input from our communities, including partner groups, that will include the interests of students, staff and leadership for all schools in the district.”

Earlier this month, Superintendent Katherine McIntosh told the Terrace Standard the district is committed to reviewing their current process regarding reassignments.

READ MORE: School district remains firm on reassignments

This release follows a 99 per cent non-confidence vote in the superintendent from teachers in Terrace, Kitimat and Hazelton. Numerous protests have also been held since it was announced last April that administrators Pam Kawinsky, Phillip Barron and Cory Killoran will be taking classroom teaching positions this fall.

A parent-led petition calling for these administrators to remain in their current positions has gathered 1,162 signatures to date.

READ MORE: Teachers cast vote of no confidence against SD82 superintendent


 


brittany@terracestandard.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Coast Mountains School District 82

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

 

Just Posted

Officials for Mills Memorial Hospital replacement project named

Project is estimated to cost $450 million

Letter to the editor: I stand with them

Hazelton resident shares his perspective on why he supports the Wet’suwet’en

Terrace cab stolen, found destroyed along Hwy 16 riverbank at rest stop

Driver was sent to Prince Rupert hospital after stealing the running vehicle from company lot

Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs call for end of police patrols

Temporary closure of field office not enough to meet demands

CGL must revise impact assessment on Unist’ot’en Healing Center

Environmental Assessment Office not satisfied with report’s shortcomings

Protecting privacy key to stopping spread of COVID-19, B.C. health officials say

The number of coronavirus cases in B.C. remains at seven

Toffoli scores OT winner as Canucks beat Habs 4-3

Demko makes 37 saves for Vancouver

Private clinics would harm ‘ordinary’ people using public system in B.C.: lawyer

Health Minister Adrian Dix announced in 2018 that the government would begin to fine doctors $10,000

B.C. terminates contract with hospice society refusing assisted death

Delta Hospice Society loses hospital service fund of $1.5 million

Child in hospital following fatal crash that killed father, sibling on B.C. highway

The single vehicle crash occured near Kamloops on Highway 5A

‘Die!’: Vernon councillor mailed death threat

This story contains information that might be sensitive to some readers

Hidden message connects Castlegar homeowners decades apart

The Rodgers family was surprised when a message fell out of the walls as they were renovating

Two B.C. men plead guilty to bus-terminal assault of man with autism in Ontario

Parmvir Chahil and Jaspaul Uppal due to be sentenced in June for aggravated assault

Most Read