December 7, 2020

Dear First Nations and First Nations Schools,

We hope that you are all keeping safe and healthy as we approach the holiday season.

Following new orders and restrictions recently announced by the BC Provincial Health Officer and the Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General, the BC Ministry of Education has released a question & answer document with details on how these announcements impact the K-12 education sector. Please note that the Ministry’s document is designed specifically with the public and non-First Nation independent school system in mind. As such, there may be elements of the Ministry’s document that are not applicable to the First Nations school context.

The First Nations Education Steering Committee (FNESC) and First Nations Schools Association (FNSA) fully respect the authority of individual First Nations to make decisions about school operations in the best interests of their students, schools, and communities. FNESC and FNSA are adapting the question & answer resource for First Nations schools and will distribute it shortly. For reference, you can view the Ministry’s document here.

Please visit our COVID-19 information page for all of our COVID-19 updates and resources.