Westbank First Nation yi səxʷḱʷinaʔməm (Council) is requesting letters of interest for the sənsisyustən School Board in order to fill the WFN Member-at-Large seat which became vacant on sk’əlwístən (September) 19, 2018.  Applicants must possess good character, credibility and reputation and be subject to a criminal record check. They must also be recognized in the community as someone who is knowledgeable and committed to WFN history and culture.  Applicants must not be employed by sənsisyustən House of Learning, and must disclose in their letter of interest any contracts or other arrangements under which they currently receive, or may receive, payment or another benefit from sənsisyustən. 

The purpose of the School Board is to assist in facilitating a rich learning environment at sənsisyustən where students may grow academically, personally, socially and culturally and gain a strong identity, pride in their heritage and feeling of self-worth.  

The duties and responsibilities of the School Board include:

  • Developing and implementing a strategic plan for programs and operations at sənsisyustən.
  • Working in accordance with the WFN budgeting framework to develop an annual budget and five year financial plan for sənsisyustən.
  • Providing advice on matters relating to sənsisyustən as requested by yi səxʷḱʷinaʔməm.

The successful candidate will be appointed by yi səxʷḱʷinaʔməm for a 3 year term.  School Board Members are paid an honorarium for duly convened meetings attended, which typically take place once per month during the school year. School Board Members are also encouraged to attend semi-annual meetings with yi səxʷḱʷinaʔməm as well as various other events that may  happen throughout the year  to carry out School Board responsibilities.  

If interested in being considered for this appointment, please forward your letter of interest by sk’aytan (October) 31, 2018 to Pat Fosbery, səxʷk’ʷuləm k’el yʕayʕat (Director of Operations) by hand delivery, mail or email.

  • Mail: 301-515 Highway 97 South, Kelowna, B.C. V1Z 3J2. Attention: Pat Fosbery
  • Email: Pat Fosbery

For a copy of the sənsisyustən School Board Terms of Reference or other information, please contact Adam Nerger by phone 250-769-4999 or email.