School District No. 20 (Kootenay-Columbia) is committed to serving learners, in partnership with our community, by providing quality public education. We value: equity and fairness in educational opportunities; lifelong learning commitment; education which honours diversity; student centered learning; partnerships with communities.
Why work at SD20?
We enjoy a very supportive environment, great quality of life and reasonable cost of living. You will experience endless outdoor activities in our unparalleled, scenic four season environment. We are serviced by 2 major airlines and are only a short drive away from Spokane, WA with its airport servicing the entire USA.
Our very safe communities still enjoy a reasonable cost of living and provide all of the necessities and many luxuries. You get to know your neighbours.
We are home to a major regional hospital with numerous specialists and equipment (e.g. MRI). Selkirk College provides countless post secondary opportunities to our communities.
Our communities have hosted numerous provincial, national and international sports events.
Education is important to our communities and our students’ achievement is in the top 10% in the province.
The amicable climate and breathtaking scenery offer a lifestyle that includes exceptional fishing, boating, kayaking, championship golf courses, world-class alpine ski resort, groomed cross country ski trails, endless hiking, mountain biking, and camping.
In addition to regular programming we include: French immersion, Russian bilingual program; alternate education offerings from grades 4 to 12; hockey program; ski academy; dance academy; outdoor education academy; international students program; 3 trades training programs.
The district is committed to professional learning communities at a school, district and regional level.