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Last Updated: 6/18/2024 10:06:34 PM EST

District Overview

“At Gold Trail school district we work together to support success for all students in a safe, supportive, culturally rich environment reflecting the unique strengths of our rural communities.”

Our district communities are all small and remote, but each is unique in terms of culture and outlook. Gold Trail’s mission is to create a dynamic and supportive learning community that inspires and enables all students to achieve their potential. The mission statement drives the work we do.

Gold Trail school district is committed to improving completion rates for all learners.

Regional Diversity

The population of our school district is approximately 57% Aboriginal. Landscapes are incredible and include desert (where we enjoy some of BC’s hottest summers), mountains and lush forests, and rolling Chilcotin ranchland. Our communities share a rich history related to the Cariboo Gold Rush.

Gold Trail School District employs teachers, educational leaders, management, and support staff in the communities of: Ashcroft, Lillooet, Clinton, Cache Creek, Lytton, and Shalalth.

Community Culture

Our communities are dedicated to preserving, developing and expanding services for their residents, ultimately enhancing the lifestyle of all who live here. The school district is a major employer in each of our communities and plays a pivotal role in promoting this goal, and is the “tie that binds” our communities.

Specialty Programs

The AVID program is in place in the four district secondary schools.  Foundations Programs are available in Ashcroft, Lillooet and Lytton communities, providing an alternate education program for students who struggle socially and academically.

The Connected Classrooms project, allowing classes in three schools to connect with each other and receive the same lessons, has expanded opportunities for students to meet and learn with their peers in other communities, and for teacher collaboration and professional development.

Draw for Employees

Strong communities with an abundance of cultural and recreational opportunities – together with a commitment to student success and staff development – make Gold Trail school district a leader in the province.

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.


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 Gold Trail’s compensation, salary, and benefits, please refer to their collective agreement.