Chilliwack School District

Chilliwack School District office on Cessna Drive. (Progress file)

Chilliwack school board to re-hold meeting to elect chair and vice-chair

Initial meeting held in person but not livestreamed; media, DPAC, CTA not informed

Chilliwack School District office on Cessna Drive. (Progress file)
Chilliwack School District office on Cessna Drive. (Progress file)

OPINION: Chilliwack school board meeting deemed ‘public’ on the smallest of technicalities

Board chair vote was held in person but the media, DPAC and the CTA didn’t know they could attend

Chilliwack School District office on Cessna Drive. (Progress file)
Screenshot from a Chilliwack Board of Education meeting on Feb. 23, 2021. (File)

UPDATE: Chilliwack school trustees choose Jared Mumford as board chair

Community Charter legality of meeting held in secret with no public access now in question

Screenshot from a Chilliwack Board of Education meeting on Feb. 23, 2021. (File)
From left, Paul Natrall, Isabelle Molloy, Evan Gabriel and Daisy Friesen hold the thank-you cards they made for community heroes following the Fraser Valley floods. The Tyson elementary students later delivered their cards to people in the community. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

PHOTOS: Chilliwack elementary class makes thank-you cards for community heroes following floods

‘They deserve to be remembered, they need to be thought of,’ says Grade 4 Tyson elementary student

From left, Paul Natrall, Isabelle Molloy, Evan Gabriel and Daisy Friesen hold the thank-you cards they made for community heroes following the Fraser Valley floods. The Tyson elementary students later delivered their cards to people in the community. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Chilliwack secondary teacher Jessica Cordeiro and student Emma Elander, seen here with the rest of her Art 9/10 class, crocheted baby hats for the maternity ward at Chilliwack General Hospital. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Students crochet baby hats for maternity ward at Chilliwack General Hospital

Chilliwack secondary art class made nearly 40 hats for newborn babies

Chilliwack secondary teacher Jessica Cordeiro and student Emma Elander, seen here with the rest of her Art 9/10 class, crocheted baby hats for the maternity ward at Chilliwack General Hospital. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Grade 12 Chilliwack secondary students (from left) Tamara Olive, Denisa Ahmeti and Ana Paula Truqui are asking for the public to donate items for their school’s Fill-A-Stocking project to help fellow CSS schoolmates in need. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Community invited to help fill stockings for Chilliwack high school families in need

Chilliwack secondary students invite folks to donate to annual Fill-A-Stocking program

Grade 12 Chilliwack secondary students (from left) Tamara Olive, Denisa Ahmeti and Ana Paula Truqui are asking for the public to donate items for their school’s Fill-A-Stocking project to help fellow CSS schoolmates in need. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Chilliwack School District school bus outside Sardis elementary on June 11, 2014. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

LETTER: Did definition of conflict change between meetings?

‘Clearly, our code of conduct was broken,’ writes Chilliwack School District trustee Heather Maahs

  • Nov 23, 2021
Chilliwack School District school bus outside Sardis elementary on June 11, 2014. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Chilliwack School District school bus outside Sardis elementary on June 11, 2014. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

All schools expected to be open Monday: Chilliwack School District

‘The district senior team is planning a full return to school on Monday, Nov. 22,’ says superintendent

Chilliwack School District school bus outside Sardis elementary on June 11, 2014. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Trucks negotiate flood waters on Keith Wilson Road in Chilliwack on Nov. 15, 2021. (Nadège Henderson photo)

Chilliwack schools, daycares closed for third day in a row due to flooding

‘Based on ongoing threat of potential flooding, we have decided to close all schools’

Trucks negotiate flood waters on Keith Wilson Road in Chilliwack on Nov. 15, 2021. (Nadège Henderson photo)
Chilliwack School District school bus. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

OPINION: Some say it’s time to fire the Chilliwack school board, but maybe that’s what some of them want

Neufeld, Maahs and Furgason circumvent the board with outlandish reasons to oppose vaccine mandate

Chilliwack School District school bus. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Members of the Chilliwack Board of Education and senior staff as seen on a zoom meeting on Feb. 23, 2021. (Screenshot)

Chilliwack school board decides against vaccine mandate for teachers and other staff

But three trustees claim reasons vastly different than official statement posted online

Members of the Chilliwack Board of Education and senior staff as seen on a zoom meeting on Feb. 23, 2021. (Screenshot)
Jennifer Whiteside is B.C.’s minister of education. She appointed two special advisors to evaluate the Chilliwack school board, and the board had until Oct. 31, 2021 to complete a series of tasks set forth by the minister. (Black Press)
Jennifer Whiteside is B.C.’s minister of education. She appointed two special advisors to evaluate the Chilliwack school board, and the board had until Oct. 31, 2021 to complete a series of tasks set forth by the minister. (Black Press)
Chilliwack school board Trustee Barry Neufeld with a blurred out Imagine High leadership student looking for his name on a guest list at the grand opening of the new school on Oct. 13, 2021. (Submitted)

Chilliwack student shocked at censured trustee Barry Neufeld’s appearance at school event

Superintendent says Neufeld, who is not allowed to be around students, was invited by mistake

Chilliwack school board Trustee Barry Neufeld with a blurred out Imagine High leadership student looking for his name on a guest list at the grand opening of the new school on Oct. 13, 2021. (Submitted)
A kid in the Grade 6 and 7 group takes part in the fall cross country meet at Twin Rinks on Thursday, Oct. 7, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

PHOTOS: Sunny skies for 1st cross country meet of school year in Chilliwack

Full results of Grade 6 to 12 cross country races at Twin Rinks in Chilliwack

A kid in the Grade 6 and 7 group takes part in the fall cross country meet at Twin Rinks on Thursday, Oct. 7, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Fraser Health declared a COVID outbreak at Promontory Heights elementary on Sept. 22, 2021. The school will be closed until at least Oct. 3. (Google Maps)

UPDATE: 20 staff, students test positive for COVID at Promontory elementary in Chilliwack

School closed for 1.5 weeks, students move to remote learning following spike in cases

Fraser Health declared a COVID outbreak at Promontory Heights elementary on Sept. 22, 2021. The school will be closed until at least Oct. 3. (Google Maps)
Sign in a school washroom telling people to use hand sanitizer since there’s no soap due to thefts.

42 soap dispensers ripped from washroom walls at 3 Chilliwack schools over TikTok challenge

The TikTok video challenge, called Devious Lick, behind numerous vandalization cases

Sign in a school washroom telling people to use hand sanitizer since there’s no soap due to thefts.
Construction crews and school staff were putting the final touches on Imagine High on Thursday, Sept. 2, 2021, just days before school starts. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

‘Instant feel of kindness and belonging’: Chilliwack’s Imagine High ready to open, says principal

New Chilliwack arts and technology high school to focus on music, robotics, gaming and more

Construction crews and school staff were putting the final touches on Imagine High on Thursday, Sept. 2, 2021, just days before school starts. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Former B.C. attorney general and MLA Barry Penner said on Aug. 26, 2021 that if Dr. Bonnie Henry won’t mandate vaccinations for teachers, the Chilliwack Board of Education should. He is seen here outside Cheam elementary on Aug. 27, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Former Chilliwack MLA Barry Penner wants to see mandatory vaccinations for teachers

As a father of two kids under 12, Penner says the province won’t order it so the school board should

Former B.C. attorney general and MLA Barry Penner said on Aug. 26, 2021 that if Dr. Bonnie Henry won’t mandate vaccinations for teachers, the Chilliwack Board of Education should. He is seen here outside Cheam elementary on Aug. 27, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Rohan arul-Pragasam, Chilliwack School District’s interim superintendent, has been appointed superintendent of schools effective June 15, 2021. (Chilliwack School District)

Interim position becomes permanent for Rohan Arul-pragasam at Chilliwack School District

Arul-pragasam said he was ‘humbled to continue as a steward’ in new role as superintendent of schools

Rohan arul-Pragasam, Chilliwack School District’s interim superintendent, has been appointed superintendent of schools effective June 15, 2021. (Chilliwack School District)
A student prepares to throw a plate full of whipped cream at principal Jim Egdcombe’s face as vice principal Devin Atkins watches as part of a fundraiser at Leary Integrated Arts and Technology elementary on Friday, June 11, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

The pied principals: Chilliwack elementary staff get messy for charity

Cops for Cancer fundraiser saw kids ‘pie the principal’ at Leary elementary in Chilliwack

A student prepares to throw a plate full of whipped cream at principal Jim Egdcombe’s face as vice principal Devin Atkins watches as part of a fundraiser at Leary Integrated Arts and Technology elementary on Friday, June 11, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)