The Southeast Kootenay School District says a new rainbow crosswalk outside their Cranbrook office certainly won’t be the last.
Over 100 people attended an unveiling ceremony in the Key City for the crosswalk Monday afternoon.
Director of Student Learning Jason Tichauer says talks are in the works to bring the initiative to multiple schools in SD5.
“Its not a matter that we take lightly and for a school to work with their individual communities, because in some cases they are city properties,” Tichauer says. “We are starting those conversations and those partnerships now in Sparwood and in other locations in Cranbrook.”
Tichauer says rainbow crosswalks give the school district an opportunity to show they embrace diversity in their students, faculty and guests.
Currently, they have been painted outside the main office in Cranbrook and Fernie Secondary School.
He says the symbol is being welcomed by students and staff.
“Its not just saying we are tolerant of all who come to our buildings, but we are embracing that diversity and really seeing it as an opportunity for all of us to learn,” Tichauer says.
– SD5’s Director of Student Learning, Jason Tichauer