District Overview

In cooperation with the community, we promote an educational environment that fosters a love of learning, personal integrity, a strong self-concept and respect for the dignity of others, encouraging each student to reach his or her potential. Our goal is to develop responsible citizens through academic, career and social development opportunities.

Regional Diversity

Our region is an outdoor enthusiast’s paradise with rugged mountains, forests and alpine meadows. Opportunities for fishing, hiking and mountain biking are right at our backdoor. This area is rich in gold rush history and First Nations culture. Approximately 30% of our students are Aboriginal.

Specialty Programs

Specialty programs include Fraser-Cascade Mountain School (outdoor education), a drug and alcohol curriculum, outdoor education, ACE-IT industry training and secondary apprenticeship programming opportunities. We offer full-day kindergarten and two StrongStart centres.

Community Culture

We are a results-oriented learning community that closely links growth, supervision and evaluation to student learning and achievement. Teamwork and mutual support ensure that these linkages are maintained and effective. We enjoy good working relationships at all levels owing to the dedication of staff and the support of the Board.

Our district encompasses the communities of Agassiz, Boston Bar, Harrison Hot Springs, and Hope.

Draw for Employees

Our district offers a supportive and cohesive work environment. District and school budgets reflect learning as a priority and place emphasis on professional development opportunities. We value diversity, academic achievement, applied studies and alternate learning opportunities for our students, who come from small, close-knit urban and rural communities.

Salary and Benefits

Teachers typically receive a comprehensive benefits package including:

  • medical, dental, and extended health plans;
  • group life insurance benefits;
  • teachers’ pension;
  • extended health benefits for dependents of deceased employees;
  • accidental disability insurance;
  • salary indemnity plan benefit;
  • supplemental employment benefits on maternity leave;
  • employee and family assistance programs.

Allowances

Teachers in positions with special responsibilities, e.g. department heads, teacher consultants, teacher coordinators, counsellors, psychologists, alternate school teachers, speech pathologists, may receive a financial allowance of $2,000-$4,000 annually.

Teachers working in remote and rural schools may also receive a recruitment allowance, and an annual retention allowance. Learn more about teacher salaries with the Salary Finder tool.

For specific details about each district’s compensation, salary, and benefits, please refer to Fraser Cascades’ collective agreement.

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