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Our District

Our District


grassy landscape with mountain backdropGrassy landscapes with mountain backdrops are common backdrops west of Williams Lake

Welcome to the Cariboo-Chilcotin

Our district encompasses forests, lakes, plains, mountains and big sky across a geographic area the size of New Brunswick on the traditional and unceded territories of the Secwepemc, Tsilhqot’in, and Dakelh First Nations. Rich Indigenous culture, thriving small towns and rural communities, with boundless opportunities for fishing, hiking, and hunting provide a broad range of cultural and outdoor experiences. There is something here for everyone, which is why so many people come for a visit and end up living here for a lifetime.

Williams Lake and 100 Mile House are hub communities in the region.

The School District provides education to approximately 4600 students across 22 schools in a diverse geographical area about the same size as the Province of New Brunswick. The distance between our most eastern and western schools is over 500 km. Our teachers work in communities which range from a few families to one serving over 30,000 people. Our three smallest schools have less than 20 students while our largest has just under 1500.

Although many of our schools are in rural communities, most working and living conditions are similar to those in schools found in other parts of the province. A number of our schools are relatively new and a similar number have had recent renovation projects which have brought the quality of the facilities up to a high standard. Schools are well designed and are equipped with the materials and books necessary to implement contemporary instructional programs. Check out our Programs & Services.

Administrative Structure

The Board of Education of School District No. 27 (Cariboo-Chilcotin) is composed of seven trustees, representing all regions of our large district. As a Board, they are responsible to the communities and to the provincial government for providing educational services throughout the district. The schools’ principals and vice-principals are responsible for planning and implementing school programs suitable to the needs of their communities--check out Our Schools section for more information.

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