SCHOOL DISTRICT 53
(OKANAGAN SIMILKAMEEN)

BAG 5000, OLIVER,
BRITISH COLUMBIA,
CANADA VOH ITO

T: (250) 498-3481
F: (250) 498.4070

February 20, 1998

Mayor Linda Larson
Town of Oliver,
Box 638
Oliver, BC.
VOH ITO

Dear Mayor Larson:

In the Collective Agreement between the Board of School Trustees of the Okanagan Similkameen School District and the Southem Okanagan Teachers' Association, Clause 60.2 reads that ...........

"The Employer will not condone or tolerate any written or verbal expression of sexism or racism". [This is completely hypocritical, since they have no problem accepting a paycheck from the BC Gov't which implements a racist apartheid-like school system for the native Indians which is based exclusively on their race.]

We do not believe that Oliver is the Hate Capital of Canada. [Sol Littman is probably the only person who holds such a belief.]

Furthermore, once the district was aware of the web sites offered on Mr. Bernard Klatt's Internet Service in the summer of 1996, the Board cut off this service until another provider could be found. [At no time did SD 53 ever communicate this policy to Fairview Tech.]

We support you in your endeavour to promote a positive picture of Oliver.

Sincerely,

June Harrington
Board Chairperson
School District No. 53
(Okanagan Similkameen)

Brian Fox
Superintendent of Schools
School District No. 53

Cheryl Halsted
President
Southern Okanagan
Okanagan Teachers
Association

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