Timelines, process announced for YK schools interested in joining First Nations School Board

The First Nation School Board, the Yukon Department of Education, and Elections Yukon have officially announced a timeline and process for Yukon schools that may be interested in joining the First Nation School Board. School councils can submit a resolution between January 5 and 30 to request that their school join the First Nation School Board, or they can alternatively submit a petition that has been signed by 20% of the eligible electors requesting to join the board. A referendum vote will follow in February, in which the broader school community will be able to vote on the request. Communities that vote in favour will have their schools join the First Nations School Board in the 2023-24 school year.