Facilities Planning

 

A New Facilities Plan 2019-2029 will replace the Existing Facilities Plan, upon resolution by the Board, expected in Fall 2019, after a full, transparent consultative process with all stakeholders now underway.

Presentations 2019 - Information & Consultation Meetings


Existing Facilities Plan 2016-2024

2016-2024 Facilities Plan – July 12, 2016

Presentations 2018

Presentations 2017

Board resolutions under the Existing Facilities Plan 2016-2024

On July 12, 2016 the Board held a Special Open Board Meeting where it resolved to consider the following schools for closure: 

Consideration of Closure – Salmo Elementary School

  • The Board passed readings one and two of a closure bylaw effective June 30, 2017 unless deferred by the Board to a date no later than June 30, 2019
  • The bylaw references the Board’s intention to build an addition to Salmo Secondary School in order to accommodate a K-12 configuration in  Salmo

Consideration of Closure – Trafalgar Middle School

  • The Board passed readings one and two of a closure bylaw effective June 30, 2017 unless deferred by the Board to a date no later than June 30, 2019
  • The bylaw references the Board’s intent to construct an addition to Blewett Elementary School, and a renovation to Central Education Centre, in order to accommodate a K-7 elementary configuration in the Nelson Family of Schools

Consideration of Closure – Jewett Elementary School

  • The Board passed a motion to accept the Rural Education Enhancement Funding, and defer school closure until REEF funding ceases
  • The Board intends to continue to explore options for transfer of title or financial burden while also maintaining a public school program in the community.
  • This means the Board is not planning to close Jewett School at this time.

Consideration of Closure – Winlaw Elementary School

  • The Board passed a motion to accept Rural Education Enhancement Funding for the 2017-2018 and subsequent fiscal years for Winlaw Elementary School.
  • This means the Board is not planning to close Winlaw Elementary School at this time.