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District Contacts

School Board Office
607 Cumberland Road
Courtenay, BC
V9N 7G5

Phone: 250-334-5500 | Fax: 250-334-5552

Regular Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. -  4:30 p.m.
NEW Summer Hours (effective Jul 2 to Aug 14, 2020): Monday - Friday 9:00 a.m. -  3:00 p.m.



Contact Information

Superintendent of Schools Tom Demeo
Assistant Superintendent of Schools
Geoff Manning heidi.bell@sd71.bc.ca
Secretary-Treasurer Nicole Bittante



Director of Instructional Services (K-12) Allan Douglas allan.douglas@sd71.bc.ca
Director of Instruction (Student Services) Esther Shatz esther.shatz@sd71.bc.ca


District Principals

District Principal (Indigenous Education) Bruce Carlos 250-331-4040
District Principal (International Education) Steve Knight



Manager of Communications Mary Lee


Director of Finance Candice Hilton candice.hilton@sd71.bc.ca
Manager of Finance
Cathie Collins

Human Resources

Director of Human Resources Lynda-Marie Handfield lynda-marie.handfield@sd71.bc.ca
Manager of Human Resources Sheila Powell


Information Technology 

Director of Information Technology Josh Porter josh.porter@sd71.bc.ca



Use of School Facilities 250-338-4193
Director of Operations
Ian Heselgrave
Manager of Operations Dan Dalgleish
Manager of Custodial Services Rene Lanoix
Manager of Health & Safety Russel Roy