SD8 Board Passes its 2021-2022 Budget; to Support Solar Panel Plan Pilot at Mount Sentinel Secondary School

At a Special Open Board Meeting of the Board of Education of School District No. 8 (Kootenay Lake), on Friday, May 14, 2021, the Board passed its 2021-2022 annual budget.

Board Chair Lenora Trenaman said, “The Board is pleased to pass a balanced budget for next year under challenging financial circumstances.”

Given decreasing revenues and increasing costs anticipated for 2021-2022, the primary approaches taken in preparing the budget were to create a balanced budget that continues funding of core educational services and conserves supports for vulnerable students. 

The adopted budget for 2021-2022 includes $72,132,770 of authorized expenses, compared with $74,132,770 for the current year (2020-2021).

At the same special open meeting, the Board also authorized a $27,000 contribution towards the “Wildcat Solar Panel Plan” in the 2021-2022, which will be part of the Board’s separate “Capital Operations Budget” for 2021-2022.

“I would like to thank the Mount Sentinel students for their impressive work on this project, which will be both sustainable and financially beneficial to the District.”


For more information:

Michael McLellan | Secretary-Treasurer

Office:  250-505-7039



About the Board of Education of School District No. 8 (Kootenay Lake):

The Board of Education of School District No. 8 provides educational services to numerous diverse communities in the East & West Kootenays, including Crawford Bay, Creston, Kaslo, Meadow Creek, Nelson, Salmo, Slocan, South Slocan, Winlaw, Wynndel and Yahk. Its dedicated team focuses on providing the best possible educational opportunities for over 5,400 students and their families. Its mission is to focus on excellence for all learners in a nurturing environment.