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District Literacy Plan 2014-2015

A District Literacy Plan is a statement of commitment by a school district to work with community partners to improve literacy locally. 

The North Vancouver Board of Education recognizes the significant role that it plays in the education of people of all ages within our community.  The District Literacy Plan is a statement of the Board's commitment to work collaboratively with key community stakeholders to improve literacy for all residents of the North Shore.  Through the process of developing the District Literacy Plan - June 2014, the North Vancouver School District acknowledges and engages with the various perspectives on literacy throughout the community.

Dialogue, positive working relationships and consensus building within our community partners over the past seven years have enabled the North Vancouver School District to identify specific needs and priorities that are reflected in the goals we have established for each of the pillars of literacy, and to enhance the delivery of services that support literacy development for children and families on the North Shore. 

The District Literacy Plan is a powerful example of the Strategic Plan 2011-2021 Goal to: Strengthen and expand reciprocal community relations. 

The District Literacy Plan - June 2014 provides an update to the plan developed and submitted to the Ministry in July 2013.  Literacy planning is an on-going annual process that includes processes for reflection, evaluation, and the thoughtful planning of future literacy initiatives based on the changing needs of the North Shore.

History - District Literacy Plans

In March 2007, the British Columbia government introduced Bill 20, School (Student Achievement Enabling) Amendment Act, expanding the role of Boards of Education. The new legislation recognizes the significant role that Boards of Education play within their communities and the equally significant role that community organizations play in the education of people of all ages. The legislation expands the responsibility of Boards of Education to include collaboration with community partners.

District Literacy Plan 2013-2014

District Literacy Plan 2012-2013

District Literacy Plan 2011-2012

District Literacy Plan 2010-2011

District Literacy Plan 2009-2010

District Literacy Plan 2008-2009