Location and Student Density
School District 27’s head office is based in Williams Lake. The Cariboo-Chilcotin School Board serves 5800 students in elementary and secondary schools, and 1000 youth and adult students in adult education centers and Distributed Learning. The school district has an operating budget of approximately $50 million.
By student population, the Cariboo-Chilcotin School District is the second largest in Northern BC. There are significant distances between communities and in considering the numbers of students and the number of schools, these distances are larger than any other district. The school district buses students’ 1.4 million kms per year or 12,000 kms per day. The District operates schools in 24 communities throughout the region.