Where can I find practice test for employment within SD91?
A direct link to practice tests is http://oldwww.sd91.bc.ca/sd91/practice/practice.htm You can navigate to this by going to our old main site http://oldwww.sd91.bc.ca/ and using the menu bar on the left hand side to locate the Human Resources page. Practice tests are one of the links on that page.
What is the purpose of an interim report? Is an accurate evaluation of my child's progress?
An interim report is intended to provide an update on a students progress in the time between formal report cards. Interim reports are accurate snapshots of progress at a point in time. Often these reports are intended as a "heads up" to ensure parents are aware of a change in student performance.
Being very interested in becoming a casual classroom worker, I was wondering how long the process takes.
We have the hiring process available on our webpage, here is the link: /sites/default/files/files/Support%20Staff%20Hiring%20Process.pdf But in general it takes about 5 days to process an application. At the end of that time and if you are found suitable you will receive a call from the HR department, this is providing there are vacancies. If you do not get a call it may mean that stronger candidates have been selected.
Why was the Project Trades program not offered in all district elementary schools?
This is the first time a "career awareness" project has been undertaken by District Career & Trades Programs at the elementary level. As a result, a conservative approach was adopted in order to ensure industry participants, schools, teachers, students, and parents were afforded every opportunity to come away with a postive experience. In straight terms, it was decided to "wade into the pool rather than jump into the deep end" which resulted in a sampling of elementary schools (rather than all) being selected to facilitate this approach. In addition, the funds ITA (Industry Training Authority) provided to the district was awarded based upon the schools and trades as outlined in the initial proposal. As a result, despite the wish to expand Project Junior Trades, the availanle funds and more importantly industry particpation were already committed to the original six elementary schools. As for the future, it is very much the intention of District Career & Trades Programs to expand and improve upon the success of this years' Project Junior Trades. We look forward to bringing this exciting project to schools not able to particpate this year. Darren Carpenter District Career & Trades Programs Coordinator
Why don't our schools have school uniforms?
It may not be legally defensible to make a child’s right to a public-school education contingent upon compliance with a uniform policy. School Codes must be approved by School Board and be consistent with Canadian law, the School Act, and Board Policy. Interested parents should consider your School Planning Council or Parent Advisory Committee as a way to make your voice heard on this issue. Board Policy enables schools to develop codes of conduct that direct students towards the goal of positive self-discipline.