The Aboriginal Education Department consists of about 25 staff across SD8 Kootenay Lake and two District positions as well. Each school has a unique ABED program depending on staffing passions and expertise, community knowledge and knowledge keepers, and of course the diversity of student needs. We are happy to share the framework for staffing and the annual budget below.
Each year, students self-identify to be involved in the ABED supplemental support programs at schools. Dominantly, the budget that is generated goes into staffing and the other parts of the budget go into student supports and district operations. See below for details: