SD73 to make naloxone kits available to schools that need them

The move follows a recommendation from the Ministry of Health that kits and training for staff be provided

Dale Bass – Kamloops This Week

The Kamloops-Thompson school district (SD73) will make naloxone kits available for schools that feel they have a student population at risk for overdoses.

The move follows a recommendation from the Ministry of Health that kits and training for staff be provided if a high-risk population is identified. The district will be working with schools starting in January to determine which ones should have the kits, which will be kept with other first-aid supplies on site.

Kindergarten registration

Kindergarten registration begins on Jan. 30, an earlier date than in previous years to help with school and budget planning.

First up will be schools of choice, which will accept registrations until Feb. 3. For these schools, it is not first-come, first-served. All applications have to be reviewed and, if necessary, a supervised draw will take place on Feb. 3  to determine who will be accepted. Families accepted will be advised during the week of Feb. 6 to Feb. 10.

Regular kindergarten registration begins on Feb. 14.

Grants decided

The board received $100,000 it can use for grants that encourage creativity, innovation and curriculum enrichment in the district. After reviewing the 27 applications for the money, it decided to distribute it between:

* Four Directions, $13,500 for a critical media-literacy project;

* Henry Grube Education Centre, $14,450 for a presentation of a learning project;

* Brock Middle School, $8,500 for a What Sustains Us? exploration program and $6,745 for a Makerspace program;

* Sa-Hali secondary, $6,300 for an I Am Malala project;

* Chase secondary, $10,000 for an inquiry class project;

* Arthur Stevenson elementary, $6,000 for a young filmmakers’ program;

* Barriere secondary, $3,000 for a Chromebook inquiry-based project;

* Schools using FreshGrade, an assessment tool teachers and students can use to create a portfolio, will receive $25,000 each.

Schedule set

The Kamloops-Thompson Board of education has had to revise its meeting schedule for 2017 due to some conflicts with other school-related events.

Unless otherwise noted, all meetings are at the school board office, 1383 Ninth Ave. in South Kamloops. Meetings begin at 7 p.m.

The board will meet on Jan. 16 (Henry Grube Education Centre), Feb. 6, Feb. 27, March 13, April 3, April 24, May 8 (Sun Peaks elementary), May 29, June 19, June 26, Aug. 28, Sept. 11, Sept. 25, Oct. 2 (Barriere elementary) Oct. 23, Nov. 6 (Logan Lake secondary) Dec. 4 and Dec. 11.

Dress code tweaked

Trustees were to be asked to approve an amended student dress code policy at their meeting on Monday, Dec. 12.

It recommends rewording one of the descriptions of prohibited clothing. Being removed are: “the wearing of clothing which features phrases/pictures of a sexual nature of phrases/pictures that are derogatory regarding a person’s ethnic background, national origin, religious belief, sexual orientation or disability.”

That is being replace with: “the wearing of clothing, insignias, symbols or adornments which denigrate a person’s race, colour, ancestry, place of origin, religion, marital status, family status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or age.”

 

 

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

Just Posted

Unofficial holidays: Here’s what people are celebrating for the week of Sept. 27 to Oct. 3

World Farm Animals Day, Drink Beer Day and Virus Appreciation Day are all coming up this week

Two new COVID-19 cases reported in Interior Health

The total number of Interior Health cases since the beginning of the pandemic is now at 522

Bear sightings continue in District of Clearwater

One bear was seen taking a lounge in a resident’s backyard

35 years ago: The Times celebrates 21 years of service

Back in time: A snapshot of history

Fundraising for Alzheimer’s

To the Editor, Many thanks to all who have contributed to this… Continue reading

B.C. records 98 more COVID-19 cases, most in Lower Mainland

One new senior home outbreak, Surrey Memorial outbreak over

PHOTOS: 2nd calf in a month confirmed among Southern Resident killer whale pod

Center for Whale Research said they will eagerly await to observe the calf to evaluate its health

97 distressed horses, cats and dogs seized from farm in Princeton

RCMP assisted as BC SPCA executed search warrant

$250K reward offered as investigation continues into Sea to Sky Gondola vandalism

Police also asking for specific footage of Sea to Sky highway around time of incident

Join Black Press Media and Do Some Good

Pay it Forward program supports local businesses in their community giving

Trudeau ‘disappointed’ by RCMP treatment of Sikh officers over mask issue

World Sikh Organization of Canada said taking Sikh officers off the front lines constitutes discrimination

Liberals reach deal with NDP on COVID-19 aid bill, likely averting election

NDP and the Liberals have reached an agreement on COVID-19 sick-leave

Money laundering inquiry delayed over of B.C. election: commissioner

Austin Cullen says the hearings will start again on Oct. 26

Most Read