Seabird Island Band and Fraser Cascade School District (#78) signed a Local Education Agreement today with a commitment to First Nations student achievement, strong literacy and numeracy, high graduation rates and a supportive educational environment which values Stó:lō language and culture. This agreement builds on the success of the partnership between Seabird and SD78 that has seen a rise in graduation rates of 35% a decade ago to 65% today. The LEA governs the educational relationship between Seabird and SD78 for some 65 students that attend Kent Elementary School and Agassiz Elementary Secondary School.

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For more information, contact:

Diane Janzen
Director of Education, Seabird Island Band
dianej@seabirdisland.ca | Phone: (604) 796-6896

 Dr. Karen Nelson
Superintendent of Schools, Fraser Cascade School District
knelson@sd78.bc.ca | Telephone: (604) 869-2411