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School District No. 67 (Okanagan Skaha)
Working Together for Student Success
Board of Education

Board Members

  • Bill Bidlake
    Liaison Schools: Parkway Elementary, Princess Margaret Secondary, KVR Middle
  • Julie Planiden
    Liaison Schools: Giant's Head Elementary, Summerland Middle
  • Shelley Clarke
    Liaison Schools: Penticton Secondary, Skaha Lake Middle, Queen's Park Elementary
  • Bruce Johnson
    Liaison Schools: Carmi Elementary, Columbia Elementary
  • Ginny Manning
    Liaison Schools: Kaleden Elementary, Naramata Elementary, West Bench Elementary
  • Barb Sheppard
    Liaison Schools: Wiltse Elementary, Uplands Elementary, ConnectEd
  • Linda Van Alphen
    Liaison Schools: Trout Creek Elementary, Summerland Secondary


School District No. 67 (Okanagan Skaha) is governed by a Board of Education, publicly elected every four years to represent the interests of local communities in public schools. The current board of seven trustees represent the communities of Kaleden, Naramata, Penticton, Summerland and West Bench.

Governance of the school district is enhanced through the effective operation of committees and trustee assignment to both boards and agencies and to regular liaison processes with schools. Separate committees and school liaisons have been established to deal with specific areas within the Board's jurisdiction.

Board Vision and Goals

The SD67 Board of Education is dedicated to the vision of ‘improving the achievement of all students”.  The Board is committed to developing a learning organization based on three critical elements: 1) a clear, compelling student achievement focus; 2) a collaborative learning environment and 3) strategies and structures for improving student results.

Three District Goals has been established: Literacy, Numeracy, and School Completion and Transitions.  The SD67 partner groups (students, teachers, support staff, administrators, parents and Board) identified these goals in September, 2003 and refined them in 2008. Since that time, the district has established working groups to provide leadership and support and the schools are actively working with their staffs and planning councils to pursue their goals. Much work is being done to ensure that we have improvement plans that can increase student success.
For more information about the District Vision and Goals, please check out the SD67 District Progress Report.

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