Board Priorities

District Priorities and Strategies for 2017-18

The Board of Trustees has adopted a vision statement for the District “Learners are innovative thinkers who are successful, confident, respectful, and caring”. The budget allocates resources available to achieve the Board's vision and priorities.

The Board priorities, which reflect the Board’s Budget Belief Statements, were developed after extensive consultation with the education stakeholders of the community. This consultation included a highly successful Town Hall meeting which provided the opportunity for approximately 200 parents, students, District staff, and community members to provide comment and feedback to the trustees.

Priority One
Supporting Student Achievement and closing the achievement gap.


  • Students achieve student learning outcomes with strong foundational skills in literacy and numeracy.
  • Teachers possess a deep understanding of pedagogy that develops literacy and numeracy.
  • Students are lifelong learners possessing the skills and attributes to successfully transition to further education, credentialing or the world of work.
  • First Nations, Metis and Inuit (FNMI) student achievement will meet or exceed provincial standards.
  • Teachers are highly skilled in all areas of the Teaching Quality Standard

Priority Two
Supporting the implementation of initiatives designed to develop innovative thinkers.


  • Students demonstrate the attributes of innovation, creativity and critical thinking in a process based learning environment.
  • All learners effectively use technology as creative and critical thinkers capable of accessing, sharing and creating knowledge. 

Priority Three
Supporting Student Diversity


  • Schools are welcoming, caring, respectful and safe learning environments.
  • Schools are inclusive learning environments.
  • Schools are learning environments that promote healthy lifestyles.