District Overview

Our board of education is committed to providing high quality leadership and personnel to provide students with equal opportunities for career choices and to assist them in developing social responsibility and acquiring the skills necessary for lifelong learning.

Regional Diversity

Our district is large geographically with two fly-in communities (Oweekeno and Shearwater) and three communities in the beautiful Bella Coola Valley. The culture is diverse and rich in artistic development. The climate is mild with warm and sunny summers and quick access to heli-skiing, snowmobiling and cross-country skiing in the winter.

Specialty Programs

We provide a very comprehensive professional development package to all professional staff. We have a master artist in residence who provides instruction in wood carving, jewelry and metal work.

Community Culture

We support many fine arts programs (such as traditional fine arts, carving, graphic art, music and band), as well as programs in outdoor education, continuing and adult education, offsite learning and First Nations language and culture.

Draw for Employees

We are rich in language, cultural and artistic programs that are supported by our 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 Central Coast’s compensation, salary, and benefits, please refer to their collective agreement.

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