District Overview

The Boundary school district provides opportunities for students to develop their individual and unique potential in harmony with home, school and community, thus enabling them to become mature and responsible citizens with inquiring minds and a desire for lifelong learning. Teachers in the school district enjoy a four-day work week, and numerous professional development benefits and recreational opportunities.

Regional Diversity

Our region offers its residents a variety of lifestyle choices – from miner to entrepreneur to professional. You can live in an urban subdivision or on a ranch, hobby farm or lake front. Our four distinct seasons provide great temperatures and weather conditions for a wide range of seasonal outdoor activities.

Boundary school district operates schools in Grand Forks, Beaverdell, Greenwood, Bridesville, West Bridge, Midway, Christina Lake, Big White, and Rock Creek British Columbia.

Specialty Programs

We offer Russian and French language instruction from grades 2 to 12. Boundary Secondary offers Fire Academy 12 and Fire Suppression 12. We have made a deep commitment to the SmartReading Process and are beginning a three-year agreement with Trevor Caulkin and Power of 10. All elementary teachers are currently issued a laptop for their use as teachers.

Community Culture

This is a picturesque rural region of BC. Residents enjoy activities that include mountain biking, skiing, snowmobiling, golf, cultural activities and two fall fairs – all with a measured lifestyle pace for easy living.

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A four day per week school calendar provides staff and students with unique opportunities without impacting school and work. Our residents enjoy great weather, unlimited outdoor activities, affordable housing, strong community spirit and proximity to nearby communities such as Kelowna, Penticton, Nelson and Spokane in Washington State.

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 Boundary’s collective agreement.

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