School District 68

Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools seeks input related to Ladysmith Intermediate School, as part of the public consultation process in the long-range facilities plan. The school was built in 1955. (Duck Paterson photo)

Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools shifts focus to schools in Ladysmith area

School District 68 asking for feedback this month about schools in Ladysmith and North Oyster

 

Coal Tyee Elementary School will be now known as Syuẁén’ct and the field at Nanaimo District Secondary School will be known as Q’unq’inuqwstuxw, after school trustees voted in favour of the name changes at a meeting July 6. (News Bulletin file photo)

Colonial history, First Nation concerns lead to Vancouver Island school name change

Nanaimo’s Coal Tyee school, named after First Nations ‘tragic figure,’ has been renamed Syuẁén’ct

 

A wall in the Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools boardroom features Hul’q’umi’num’ phrases and Indigenous art. (News Bulletin file photo)

Nanaimo-Ladysmith school district plans for Indigenous education grad requirement

Grade 10 course will meet new requirements announced by ministry earlier this year

 

Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools’ trustees have passed the preliminary 2022-23 school budget. (News Bulletin file)

Nanaimo school district’s budget includes new support for students on autism spectrum

Nanaimo-Ladysmith trustees approve preliminary budget at May 25 board meeting

Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools’ trustees have passed the preliminary 2022-23 school budget. (News Bulletin file)
Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools has adopted a school site acquisition charge bylaw, which will require residential developers in Nanaimo paying a fee to the City of Nanaimo. (News Bulletin file)

Residential developers in Nanaimo-Ladysmith area will help fund future schools

Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools adopts school site acquisition charge bylaw

Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools has adopted a school site acquisition charge bylaw, which will require residential developers in Nanaimo paying a fee to the City of Nanaimo. (News Bulletin file)
Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools. (News Bulletin file)

Nanaimo-Ladysmith school trustees discuss value of FSA tests

First Nations Leadership Council criticizes “targeted attack” on foundation skills assessment tests

Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools. (News Bulletin file)
New provincial requirements for paid sick days will be a consideration as the Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools board begins deliberating on its 2022-23 budget. (News Bulletin file)

Paid sick days could affect Nanaimo-Ladysmith school district budget by close to $700,000

Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools must submit 2022-23 budget by June 30

New provincial requirements for paid sick days will be a consideration as the Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools board begins deliberating on its 2022-23 budget. (News Bulletin file)
The Province of B.C. announced it was relaxing COVID-19 mask regulations earlier in March. (News Bulletin file)

Nanaimo Ladysmith school district puts mandatory vaccination policy on hold

Masks will be optional when classes resume after spring break

The Province of B.C. announced it was relaxing COVID-19 mask regulations earlier in March. (News Bulletin file)
Chase River Elementary School will be one of the first schools in Nanaimo-Ladysmith school district to offer child-care services after a 2020 funding announcement from the B.C. government. (News Bulletin file)

SD68 working on details of child-care arrangements at schools in Nanaimo and Ladysmith

Forest Park, Chase River and Ladysmith Primary will be first schools with on-site child care

Chase River Elementary School will be one of the first schools in Nanaimo-Ladysmith school district to offer child-care services after a 2020 funding announcement from the B.C. government. (News Bulletin file)
The old South Wellington Elementary School. (News Bulletin file)

Plans to convert South Wellington School to community centre can progress

Not a single voter in the area expresses opposition to project

The old South Wellington Elementary School. (News Bulletin file)
Mark Walsh, Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools’ secretary-treasurer, poses by new electric school buses last May. The district just received two more electric buses. (News Bulletin file)

Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools doubles number of electric buses

Two new buses arrived this week, with electric trades van coming in March

Mark Walsh, Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools’ secretary-treasurer, poses by new electric school buses last May. The district just received two more electric buses. (News Bulletin file)
Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools announced it will mandate employees be vaccinated from COVID-19. (News Bulletin file)

Nanaimo-Ladysmith school district to mandate COVID-19 vaccines for employees

School District 68 to consult with unions and parents

Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools announced it will mandate employees be vaccinated from COVID-19. (News Bulletin file)
Naomi Bailey was elected as a Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools trustee in a byelection Saturday, Jan. 15. (News Bulletin file photo and submitted photo)

Bailey voted in as trustee in Nanaimo-Ladysmith school district byelection

Naomi Bailey defeated Steve Rae in Jan. 15 byelection

Naomi Bailey was elected as a Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools trustee in a byelection Saturday, Jan. 15. (News Bulletin file photo and submitted photo)
A byelection for Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools trustee happens today, Jan. 15. (News Bulletin file photo)

Polling places now open to vote in Nanaimo-Ladysmith school trustee byelection

Voting happens 8 a.m.-8 p.m. at four SD68 secondary schools

A byelection for Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools trustee happens today, Jan. 15. (News Bulletin file photo)
Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools’ education committee is recommending formation of a committee which will examine re-naming Coal Tyee Elementary School. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)

Nanaimo Ladysmith school district looks to re-name Coal Tyee school

Name, once thought to celebrate collaboration, recalls ‘tragic figure,’ says report

Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools’ education committee is recommending formation of a committee which will examine re-naming Coal Tyee Elementary School. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)
Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools will hold a byelection for a vacant seat at the board table Jan. 15. (News Bulletin file)

Advance voting planned leading up to Nanaimo-Ladysmith school trustee byelection

Naomi Bailey and Steve Rae candidates to replace trustee-turned-MP Lisa Marie Barron

Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools will hold a byelection for a vacant seat at the board table Jan. 15. (News Bulletin file)
Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools is again going through a COVID-19-influenced school year. (News Bulletin file)

Omicron isn’t impacting Nanaimo school district’s plans for return to classes in January

No plans yet to alter learning models or health and safety regulations at public schools

Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools is again going through a COVID-19-influenced school year. (News Bulletin file)
Steve Rae and Naomi Bailey are the two candidates running for the vacant school trustee seat in a Jan. 15 byelection. (News Bulletin file photo and photo submitted)

Two candidates will try for vacant school trustee seat in Nanaimo-Ladysmith

Steve Rae and Naomi Bailey put their names forward for Jan. 15 byelection

Steve Rae and Naomi Bailey are the two candidates running for the vacant school trustee seat in a Jan. 15 byelection. (News Bulletin file photo and photo submitted)
Indigenous and overall graduation rates in 2020-21 were both at all-time highs in Nanaimo-Ladysmith. (News Bulletin file photo)

Indigenous grad rate, overall grad rate reach highest-ever levels in Nanaimo-Ladysmith

School board chairperson credits staff connections, outreach for helping improve education outcomes

Indigenous and overall graduation rates in 2020-21 were both at all-time highs in Nanaimo-Ladysmith. (News Bulletin file photo)
Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools. (News Bulletin file photo)

Wheels in motion for Nanaimo-Ladysmith school trustee byelection in January

School board vacancy created following Lisa Marie Barron’s resignation

Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools. (News Bulletin file photo)