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Standing committees are established to assist with governance of the school district.  Each year, a trustee is appointed as chair of thetable.jpg business committee and of the education committee.  Committee meetings are open to the public and media. 

Meetings begin at 4:00 p.m.


Have a question?

The Board appreciates your interest in the proceedings and if you have a question regarding an agenda item, please submit your question prior to the meeting via email to: [email protected]. Please include your name and affiliation or partner group and contact information. A staff member will read your question to the Board and if your question is not answered during the meeting, a written response will be provided. 


​​​​Ap​pointments for 2022-2023
​ ​Standing Committees ​ ​Chair
​ ​Business Committee of the Whole Linda Van Alphen
​ Education Committee of the Whole ​ Barb Sheppard
Budget Advisory Committee of the Whole Tracy Van Raes

Business Committee of the Whole Meeting Schedule 2023-24


Agendas and Minutes are found below the table


​September 19, 2023
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October 17, 2023
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November 21, 2023
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December 2023
- No meeting scheduled
January 23, 2024
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February 20, 2024
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March 2024
- No meeting scheduled
April 16, 2024
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May 21, 2024
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June 18, 2024
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Business Committee of the Whole: Agendas and Minutes

Education Committee of the Whole 2023-2024 - Agendas and Minutes are found below the table


September 20, 2023
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October 18, 2023
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November 22, 2023
School Visit
December 2023
No meeting scheduled
January 24, 2024
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February 21, 2024
School Visit
March 2024
No meeting scheduled
April 17, 2024
School Visit
May 22, 2024
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June 19, 2024
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Education Committee of the Whole:  Agendas and Minutes
                        Committee and Liaison Appointments December 2022 - November 2023
Committee ​Committee Representatives
BCSTA Provincial Council (elected positions) Trustee Clarke; Trustee Botsford (Alternate)
​B.C. Public School Employers' Association 
Representative Council (elected positions)​
Trustee Van Alphen; Trustee Van Raes (Alternate)
Indigenous Education Planning Council  Trustee Van Alphen; Trustee Sheppard (Alternate)
​Curriculum Development Advisory Committee (CDAC) Trustee Van Alphen; Trustee Botsford (Alternate)
​DPAC Representative
January - Trustee Sheppard
February - Trustee Stathers
April - Trustee Palanio
May - Trustee Botsford   
June - Trustee Van Alphen
Sept - Trustee Clarke
Oct - Trustee Van Raes 
November - Trustee Palanio
​Okanagan School of the Arts Trustee Clarke; Trustee Sheppard (Alternate)
​Okanagan College Regional Advisory Committee Trustee Sheppard, Trustee Palanio (Alternate)
Penticton and Wine Country Chamber of Commerce Trustee Van Raes; Trustee Palanio (Alternate)
Penticton Bursary and Scholarship Foundation Trustee Botsford; Trustee Palanio (Alternate)
​Pro-D Committee ​Trustee Stathers; Trustee Van Alphen (Alternate) 
​Summerland Chamber of Commerce ​Trustee Stathers; Trustee Van Alphen (Alternate)
​Summerland Child and Youth Committee ​Trustee Van Alphen; Trustee Stathers (Alternate)
​District of Summerland Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee Trustee Stathers; Trustee Van Alphen (Alternate)
​District Wellness Committee ​Trustee Van Raes; Trustee Botsford(Alternate)
Downtown Neighbourhood Plan Task Force (Summerland) Trustee Stathers; Trustee Van Alphen (Alternate)