SCHOOL DISTRICT 47 ANNOUNCES CHANGES TO ADMINISTRATIVE TEAM FOR ONLINE LEARNING SCHOOL, PARTNERS IN EDUCATION (PIE)
New change supports preparations for SD47 to be a Provincial Online Learning School
POWELL RIVER, B.C – Following the announcement that Powell River Board of Education (School District 47) was selected by the Ministry of Education and Child Care to become a Provincial Online Learning School (POLS), the district has decided to make changes to its PIE administrative team structure.
Effective this month, Stephanie Hall will become the overall Principal of PIE responsible to the Ministry and provincial mandate, with Allan Saugstad and Don Fairbairn supporting as Regional Principals at Vancouver Island/Sunshine Coast and Bowen, Lower Mainland campuses. This move supports the preparation required to align our operations and follow the Ministry's procedures and policies for implementation of POLS in September 2023.
"We are extremely proud to be chosen as one of the Provincial Online Learning Schools and we take our preparation for the upcoming change very seriously, "said Jay Yule, Superintendent for Powell River Board of Education. "Stephanie, Don and Allan were instrumental in us getting to this point and we want to ensure their continued success. The structure change will allow the team to effectively prepare for the transition next September, while also continuing to deliver a stellar program this upcoming school year."
More information on PIE can be found at: https://www.sd47.bc.ca/school/pie/About/Pages/default.aspx#/=
About Powell River Board of Education (School District 47)
Powell River School District is situated on the northern tip of the Sunshine Coast and serves a student population just over 3000 students. There are six elementary schools (Grades K-7), one secondary school (Grades 8-12), and Partners in Education (PIE) - the online learning school
with campuses in Powell River, Comox Valley and Bowen with over 1100 students from K to 12. The District has many programs available that provide choice and alternatives to respond to the diversity of student need.