All Schools: In-class Learning Suspended / Soft Beginnings starting Monday, March 30th.

Teachers will be contacting students and families during the week to check up and say 'hi'. Stay Healthy. 

Long-Range Facilities Plan

 

A New Long-Range Facilities Plan was adopted by the Board of Education on December 10, 2019, replacing the 2016 Facilities Plan, following an in-depth study of enrolment projections and existing facilities, and a transparent consultative process with stakeholders in all the District's Families of Schools. 

2019-2030 Long-Range Facilies Plan (DRAFT) (Board approved finalized version will be uploaded soon.)

2019-2020 Facilities Meetings Schedule

See the Schedule

Key References:

2019-2020 Presentation & Consultation Meetings

Presentation at October 1, 2019 Open Board Meeting

2018-2019 Presentation & Consultation Meetings


Existing Facilities Plan 2016-2024

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.