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K-12 Support

Education Dept

Our Education Department makes the commitment to our students, parents, elders, and community members that you will be provided with the best possible career planning and assistance in building a successful future. The Education Department is willing to share information that will provide opportunities to gain awareness of our existing programs and services:

UNB provides assistance to students from Kindergarten – Grade 12 that are on our Nominal Roll, which is an annual census of eligible students living on reserve and attending elementary /secondary in N’kwala School or School District #58 as of September 30th.

We keep in regular communication with the Merritt Central and Merritt Secondary Schools, where most of our UNB students attend school. UNB has two agreements with School District #58 to assist all of our students succeed.

The Local Education Agreement (LEA) is an agreement between School District # 58 and Upper Nicola Band that sets out the roles and responsibilities, obligations, and financial arrangements of both parties to assist UNB students that are registered in School District #58. The term of this agreement will be 5 years, beginning August 1, 2020 and ending July 31st, 2025. Please see attached copy of the LEA.

This agreement is in effect from November 2017 to November 2022. Annually, our district performance data is reviewed and based on the data, an annual action plan is developed to assist all

Aboriginal Students in School District #58. The Enhancement goals that School District #58 and members of the Enhancement Agreement Committee work towards are:

  • Goal # 1: To increase the level of health and wellness amongst Aboriginal Students
  • Goal #2: To increase the level of participation and knowledge of local Nlaka’pamux and Syilx culture and language among students.
  • Goal #3: To improve Aboriginal students/parents feeling of self-worth and identity.
  • Goal #4: To improve the graduation/six-year completion rate of Aboriginal students (Dogwood Certificate).

If you require assistance for you, your child that is attending Kindergarten – Grade 12, please contact us to see how we can assist you.