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Student & Family Affordability Fund


At the beginning of the 2022-23 school year, the Ministry of Education and Child Care announced a one-time grant to school districts to help make life more affordable for families who are facing financial challenges. Coast Mountains School District received a grant of $510,045 to be used primarily to support healthy food programming and expenses related to school fees and supplies.  Through a consultative process, priorities and allocations have been identified and the grant is being actioned with the support of schools and partners.

In Coast Mountains Schools District, approximately 75% of the fund will be used to support existing food programming both during and outside of the school day.  School food, including breakfast, lunch, snack and pantry programs, will receive support, ensuring all learners have access to healthy, nourishing options every day.  Funds have also been committed for local community partners and First Nations to support feeding learners and their families through other channels.  Additionally, approximately 5% of the grant will be used to support school concerts and cultural events, while the remaining 20% will help offset costs related to school fees and other expenses for children to fully participate in their schooling experience.  Examples of expenses that may be submitted include school based extra-curricular activities, athletics fees, school supplies, or clothing for winter.

School staff members, parents, or caregivers can make a request for financial support of a learner’s fee or expense by completing a Student & Family Affordability Fund form.  The form is available in every school office in Coast Mountains School District and is also available for download at: CMSD82 Student & Family Affordability Fund 2022 (fillable)

Completed forms must be submitted to the child’s school, where they will be received by the Principal.

Any inquiries about the Student & Family Affordability Fund should be directed to the school Principal.

We are Hiring! Join our Team!


Coast Mountains School District 82 is accepting applications for the following positions currently available in its Hazelton, Kitimat, Kitwanga, Terrace and Stewart school communities.

The school district provides educational support for Kindergarten to Grade 12 students in nineteen schools with a teaching, professional and support staff of more than 650 employees.  Learn more about an interesting career in education and about our team by viewing the school district’s recruitment video (click on link to open) via YouTube. 

  • Certified Teachers Teaching on Call
  • Non-Certified Teachers Teaching on Call
  • Certified Education Assistants
  • Non-Certified Education Assistants
  • Summer Student Labourers
  • Casual Support Staff

Hours of work are generally 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday to Friday.

All of our employment opportunities are posted on our school district website at under the Quicklinks section of the website’s home page.

To view or download the CMSD82 Recruitment Poster in PDF format, please access the following link.  Please feel free to share this link with family, friends and/or acquaintances for their interest.

We are Hiring! Join our Team!- February 17, 2023

APPLY TODAY!  Please email your resume with references to our Human Resources Department at  Short-listed candidates will be contacted for an interview.

Should you have questions, or you require more information, please contact:

Penny DeJong – Human Resources Officer, Teachers & Exempt Staff
Tel: (250) 638-4403

Kyla Magnusson – Human Resources Officer, Support Staff
Tel: (250) 638-4440



Director of Instruction, Indigenous Education Appointment

CMSD82 News Release – Director of Instruction, Indigenous Education Appointment – August 1, 2021  (PDF Format)

The Board of Education for Coast Mountains School District is pleased to announce the appointment of Julia Jacobs to the position of Director of Instruction, Indigenous Education.  Julia will assume her new position on August 1, 2021.

Julia currently holds the position of Vice Principal at Mount Elizabeth Middle/Secondary School, a role she assumed on August 1, 2020.  She previously held a teaching position at Kildala Elementary School from 2011 to 2016 having provided Teacher Teaching-on-Call coverage for three years prior to that assignment.  Julia assumed the position of District Literacy & Aboriginal Education Coordinator on September 1, 2016 and was appointed to the role of Vice Principal at Cassie Hall Elementary School on September 1, 2017.

Julia holds a Master of Education Degree from the Vancouver Island University and a Bachelor of Education Degree from the University of British Columbia.  Her Master’s Thesis was entitled “First Peoples Principles of Learning Through the Lens of Storytelling”.  Julia has always demonstrated passion in her profession, an understanding and respect for local diverse cultures, history and the importance of building positive relationships with students, parents, staff and the community.

Indigenous partners and Coast Mountains School District are united in believing that the knowledge, experience and passion that Julia brings to improving learning success for all students will have a tremendously positive impact on young people of Indigenous heritage across our school district.

Coast Mountains School District is most fortunate to have Julia assume this key role and welcomes her to the District Leadership Team.

Our congratulations are extended to Julia on her appointment and we wish her every success in her new position.

Janet Meyer
Superintendent of Schools