COMOX VALLEY, B.C – Courtenay’s Lake Trail Middle School has been selected to be one of six schools in B.C. to pilot a new project.

The purpose of the initiative is to support schools who are seeking to increase the
development of skills and strategies to be as inclusive as possible for all learners.

Principal Gerald Fussell says he is proud the school is recognized for helping those students who need it.

“Lake Trail has earned a positive reputation for meeting the diverse needs of its students and is
driven by the desire of all staff to meet the needs of all students,” said Fussel.

“This partnership grant will help accelerate and augment the work this school learning
community is already doing.”

The school was selected through a grant application process spearheaded by Lake Trail educators Lance Lloyd and Jana Baker with support from Jane Rondow, Comox Valley Schools District Support Lead Teacher, and Tracy Pederson, Principal of Student Services.

In fall 2019, a support team from Special Education Technology B.C. will meet with the school and district staff to co-develop a plan for the grant over the next three years.