Let's Talk - District Long Term Facilities Plan

 

Let’s Talk SD38: Our Schools, Our Students, Our Future

In most of Richmond declining neighbourhood enrolment has resulted in underutilization of school capacity. In some schools student populations are so small that the School District cannot offer the optimal range of programs. Trustees need to make a decision on which schools to close to ensure facilities are used in an effective and fiscally responsible way.

Trustees want to hear from you as they gather information to inform their decisions and make their way through this process. Please visit HYPERLINK "http://letstalksd38.ca(link is external)"http://letstalksd38.ca(link is external) and register on the site to provide your input and receive regular updates.

Let’s Talk SD38: Getting Your Child to School

Please provide your feedback on the new Let's Talk SD38 Survey: Getting Your Child to School.

As Trustees move forward with the Long Range Facilities Plan, understanding how your child gets to and from school and how long this journey takes is important information for    them to have. The information collected from this survey will assist trustees in making informed decisions about schools.

The survey is very brief and will only take about 2 minutes to complete. The survey will close on October 9, 2015 at 5pm. Please click the link to begin the survey: HYPERLINK "http://bit.ly/1Qfiip7"http://bit.ly/1Qfiip7(link is external)

Open House Dates Announced

Richmond parents, community members and school district employees were asked how they would like to be engaged in discussions about schools and how they would like to receive information about the engagement process.

The response to the survey was largely in favour of holding information sessions at schools. As a result, the Board has scheduled a number of open houses from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm at secondary schools across the city. The following open house dates have been confirmed:

Thursday, October 15, 2015 - Richmond Secondary Theatre room
Tuesday, October 20, 2015 - Burnett Secondary, Multi-purpose room
Thursday, October 22, 2015 - McNair Secondary, Gym
Tuesday, October 27, 2015 - McMath Secondary, Gym
Thursday, October 29, 2015 - Cambie Secondary, Gym

We hope that you will attend one of these sessions and continue to provide your input.

Please visit http://letstalksd38.ca(link is external) for more information.