“Since the inception of the new BC curriculum, the school has been actively updating grade level benchmarks to align with the newly adopted requirements. We are committed to continuing this process to ensure evidence as required by the Ministry of Education,” said Rick Salsa, president of the board of trustees with the Kelowna Waldorf Schools.
The Kelowna Waldorf School is still not meeting provincial curriculum requirements.
In December 2017, the private school’s provincial funding was pulled by the ministry after it failed to meet “legislated requirements around curricular compliance and delivery of the B.C. curriculum,” according to the Ministry of Education communications manager Sean Leslie.
It was reclassified as a Group 3 school, meaning “ it will no longer be eligible for provincial funding unless it amends its program to meet requirements and pass a further inspection to verify compliance,” he said, in a previous statement to the Capital News.
In an updated email to the Capital News, Leslie said the school currently does not meet the criteria to be reclassified as a Group 1 school. Group 1 schools are eligible for ministry funding.
The private school serves students from preschool to Grade 8.
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