Facilities Plan 2016-2024

 

Facilities Plan Family of Schools Follow up Meetings

Presentations 2018

Presentations 2017

Final Facilities Plan 2016-2024

2016-2024 Facilities Plan – July 12, 2016

On July 12, 2016 the Board held a Special Open Board Meeting:

Consideration of Closure – Yahk Elementary School

  • The Board passed readings one and two of a closure bylaw effective June 30, 2017

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 – Creston Education Centre

  • The Board passed readings one and two of a closure bylaw effective February, 2018
  • The Board intends to continue discussions with interested civic and regional governments as well as other interested parties that may wish to take on the capital costs of the building from the district in order to maintain community programming – and possible district programming

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.

Consideration of School Closures Notice of Public Meetings

Draft Plan

At its Special Open Board Meeting on March 29, 2016, the Board unanimously advanced DRAFT 1 of the District’s Facilities Plan forward for public consultation from March 29 to April 30, 2016.“In the first place, we want more programs and services for students. Infra-structure can’t be addressed with current annual facilities grant funding. With empty space and aging buildings we can’t invest in learning, in classrooms. The draft plan is somewhere to start from.” Chair Lenora Trenaman.“With daunting challenges ahead: declining enrolment, government funding and aging infra-structure, the draft plan is a starting point for conversations with communities about the 5000 students we have now, and the 5000 students to come.” Trustee Curtis Bendig.“The board received 100’s of pieces of feedback from constituents as a result of the scoring feedback period and is committed to its draft plan.” Trustee Dawn Lang.“It’s a very challenging conversation and we want to hear from everyone affected in the district. Making change is hard and when we walk away after completing this work we need to work together.” Trustee Sharon Nazaroff.