Chilliwack School District

Chilliwack school board trustee Barry Neufeld. (Paul Henderson/ The Progress file)

New punitive measures for Neufeld over in-camera privacy breach

Chilliwack school trustee to be excluded from future in-camera meetings over breaches

Chilliwack school board trustee Barry Neufeld. (Paul Henderson/ The Progress file)
Dan Coulter, on screen in centre, is sworn in as the Chilliwack MLA by Premier John Horgan on Nov. 24, 2020. (Screenshot)

Chilliwack school trustee officially steps down to assume MLA role

The loss of Dan Coulter at the board table will trigger a byelection in Chilliwack

Dan Coulter, on screen in centre, is sworn in as the Chilliwack MLA by Premier John Horgan on Nov. 24, 2020. (Screenshot)
Stephanie Higginson, president of the B.C. School Trustees Association, says people need to focus their attention on the upcoming byelection in Chilliwack. (BCSTA image)

‘Let’s not talk about Barry’ says BCSTA president on Chilliwack trustee

Higginson says impending Chilliwack byelection will require ‘laser focus’ to ensure balance of power

Stephanie Higginson, president of the B.C. School Trustees Association, says people need to focus their attention on the upcoming byelection in Chilliwack. (BCSTA image)
The Chilliwack School Board, 2019.

Trustee reports on hold until Chilliwack school board creates new policy

Trustee Maahs argues that new policy shows intent to ‘curtail our freedom’

The Chilliwack School Board, 2019.
Students outside Chilliwack Secondary School on Sept. 15, 2020. (Jessica Peters/ Chilliwack Progress)

Fraser Health slowly adding exposure dates for eight Chilliwack schools

Updates come more than a week after exposures in several schools

Students outside Chilliwack Secondary School on Sept. 15, 2020. (Jessica Peters/ Chilliwack Progress)
Chilliwack school board trustee Barry Neufeld. (Paul Henderson/ The Progress file)

CUPE and Chilliwack School Board settle human rights complaint, Neufeld cases still ongoing

Complaint stems from anti-LGBTQ comments made by trustee Barry Neufeld

Chilliwack school board trustee Barry Neufeld. (Paul Henderson/ The Progress file)
École La Verendrye in Chilliwack (but within Conseil scolaire francophone #93) is one of 12 schools in the community that received notice on Nov. 1, 2020 of a school exposure. (Jessica Peters/ Chilliwack Progress file photo)

Chilliwack public school exposure dates not included in Fraser Health list

No dates of COVID-19 exposures listed for Chilliwack’s 10 affected public schools

École La Verendrye in Chilliwack (but within Conseil scolaire francophone #93) is one of 12 schools in the community that received notice on Nov. 1, 2020 of a school exposure. (Jessica Peters/ Chilliwack Progress file photo)
GW Graham. A student from the school has created a petition, asking the district to create better online learning options so students can stay safely at home. (SD33.bc.ca)

Chilliwack student petitioning for creation of better online learning in wake of COVID-19

‘I myself do not feel safe walking into a school packed with 1,500 students,’ petition writer states

GW Graham. A student from the school has created a petition, asking the district to create better online learning options so students can stay safely at home. (SD33.bc.ca)
COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)

BREAKING: COVID-19 exposures in at least a dozen Chilliwack schools

Parents at the schools received letters on Sunday night advising them of the exposure risks

COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)
Chilliwack School District Trustee Heather Maahs (right) speaks to the board prior to the election of board chair, while Trustee Willow Reichelt listens. Both trustees were nominated for board chair on Oct. 30, and Reichelt was elected. (YouTube/ Chilliwack School District)

Reichelt earns Chilliwack school board chair role as positions change at table

Election was spurred as former board chair Coulter awaits provincial election results

Chilliwack School District Trustee Heather Maahs (right) speaks to the board prior to the election of board chair, while Trustee Willow Reichelt listens. Both trustees were nominated for board chair on Oct. 30, and Reichelt was elected. (YouTube/ Chilliwack School District)
The Chilliwack School Board, 2019-2020. Dan Coulter (centre) is currently board chair, and David Swankey (far left) is vice chair. Their election is set for Oct. 30, 2020. (Submitted)

Chilliwack school board voting for board chair positions this week

Dan Coulter, the preliminary winner in Chilliwack riding for MLA, is currently board chair

The Chilliwack School Board, 2019-2020. Dan Coulter (centre) is currently board chair, and David Swankey (far left) is vice chair. Their election is set for Oct. 30, 2020. (Submitted)
The theatre at Imagine High was once the theatre for a bustling theatre program for the University of the Fraser Valley. Students will once again fill the space as the Chilliwack School District has taken over the space for their new arts and tech high school, opening in 2021. (Submitted photo)

Collaboration a big part of Chilliwack’s newest high school

Imagine High will eventually be home to 700 students and registration is almost open

The theatre at Imagine High was once the theatre for a bustling theatre program for the University of the Fraser Valley. Students will once again fill the space as the Chilliwack School District has taken over the space for their new arts and tech high school, opening in 2021. (Submitted photo)
The chair and vice chair of Chilliwack’s School Board, Dan Coulter and Willow Reichelt, at a Jan. 29, 2019 meeting. (Sarah Gawdin/ Chilliwack Progress)

Coulter confirms plan to resign from Chilliwack school board if elected

Dan Coulter says ‘it’s a little early’ to call the election, as mail-in votes wait to be counted

The chair and vice chair of Chilliwack’s School Board, Dan Coulter and Willow Reichelt, at a Jan. 29, 2019 meeting. (Sarah Gawdin/ Chilliwack Progress)
Two schools in Chilliwack have sent out notices to parents or been listed on the Fraser Health school exposure event website in the past week. (Pixabay)

Two Chilliwack schools send letters out regarding potential COVID-19 exposures

One public and one private school reporting mid-October exposure events

Two schools in Chilliwack have sent out notices to parents or been listed on the Fraser Health school exposure event website in the past week. (Pixabay)
Unsworth elementary school librarian, Lorraine Warner, explains to Grade 5 student, Zachary Greenwood, how to use the new book vending machine on Friday, Oct. 16, 2020. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Unsworth elementary home to Chilliwack’s very first book vending machine

Students earn new books from the machine by completing reading challenges, being kind

Unsworth elementary school librarian, Lorraine Warner, explains to Grade 5 student, Zachary Greenwood, how to use the new book vending machine on Friday, Oct. 16, 2020. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
McCammon elementary was among two schools in Chilliwack that were the cause of confusion on Sept. 27, 2020, when an internal memo to staff was leaked out that referred to a community connection to a positive COVID-19 test. As of noon on Sept. 28, there have not been any confirmed cases of COVID-19 within Chilliwack schools. If it were to happen, the public would be informed via Fraser Health. (Jessica Peters/ Chilliwack Progress)

COVID-19 cases at Chilliwack schools will be communicated via Fraser Health

Leaked internal memo causes confusion among parents and others worried about potential exposure

McCammon elementary was among two schools in Chilliwack that were the cause of confusion on Sept. 27, 2020, when an internal memo to staff was leaked out that referred to a community connection to a positive COVID-19 test. As of noon on Sept. 28, there have not been any confirmed cases of COVID-19 within Chilliwack schools. If it were to happen, the public would be informed via Fraser Health. (Jessica Peters/ Chilliwack Progress)
A high school graduate crosses the stage during the filming of Chilliwack secondary’s commencement ceremony on Friday, May 22, 2020. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, last school year’s graduation ceremony was filmed over the course of five days in small groups of 25 students. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress file)

Chilliwack School District outlines plans for $3.5 million in COVID-19 funding

Pandemic funding from provincial and federal governments mostly goes to staffing

A high school graduate crosses the stage during the filming of Chilliwack secondary’s commencement ceremony on Friday, May 22, 2020. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, last school year’s graduation ceremony was filmed over the course of five days in small groups of 25 students. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress file)
Student enrollment in Chilliwack continues to increase, but with the pandemic this fall, nearly 1,000 students have opted into the district’s transition program, learning from home temporarily. Photo taken Sept. 15, 2020 at Chilliwack secondary school. (Jessica Peters/ The Progress)

Chilliwack school enrolment continues to rise, but almost 1,000 students at home

Many elementary students will be learning from home in a transition program offered by district

Student enrollment in Chilliwack continues to increase, but with the pandemic this fall, nearly 1,000 students have opted into the district’s transition program, learning from home temporarily. Photo taken Sept. 15, 2020 at Chilliwack secondary school. (Jessica Peters/ The Progress)
The Chilliwack School Board of Education will reconvene in their board office on Sept. 15, 2020 but the public will still have to log in digitally to participate. (PIXABAY)

Chilliwack school board back to the boardroom for first meeting of school year

Public will still have to join in online to participate due to distancing requirements

The Chilliwack School Board of Education will reconvene in their board office on Sept. 15, 2020 but the public will still have to log in digitally to participate. (PIXABAY)
Sardis principal Janine McCurdy demonstrates how to wash hands thoroughly, while pointing out that drinking fountains will be closed off for use. (Video image)

Video illustrates how school will be different for Sardis elementary students

School administrators act out how COVID-19 protocols will work in and out of classrooms

Sardis principal Janine McCurdy demonstrates how to wash hands thoroughly, while pointing out that drinking fountains will be closed off for use. (Video image)
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