For those First Nations considering a partial or complete re-opening of school, the First Nations Education Steering Committee and First Nations Schools Association have compiled a number of resources and relevant considerations, recognizing that the safety and well-being of students, staff, families, and communities is the highest priority. Considerations for Re-Opening BC First Nation Schools can be downloaded here.
It is not their intention to recommend that First Nation schools re-open at this time. FNESC and FNSA respect the authority of individual First Nations to make decisions about school operations, consistent with local priorities.
This document was adapted from the new BC Ministry of Education resource, Provincial COVID-19 Health and Safety Guidelines for K-12 Settings,which was informed by guidelines of the BC Centre for Disease Control and WorkSafe BC.