The Long Range Facilities Plan is a framework to guide facilities planning throughout the District.
The Plan is required by the Ministry of Education to show how the District manages facilities in an effective, economic and efficient way in support of educational goals and as well as informing the annual submission of a five-year capital plan. Through the LRFP the District aims to improve the overall safety and quality of schools for Vancouver students today and in the future, including:
- Maximize operating funds directed for student programs and services by recommending ways to reduce deferred maintenance costs.
- Provide safe schools that best serve the needs of students in their communities.
- Balance enrolment demand with available space and reduce surplus capacity
- Effectively manage capital assets
Changes to LRFP Guidelines
April 12, 2019 letter from the Minister of Education
Revised LRFP Guidelines
District staff, based on data and previous engagement with the public and stakeholder groups and based on enrolment statistics, building conditions and other considerations, drafted the LRFP with 17 recommendations for Board consideration.
- Several key areas are covered within the LRFP including enrolment forecasts, facility condition, seismic mitigation, the development of a Capital Asset Management Plan, and reduction of capacity.
- The draft LFRP is intended to guide the prioritization of capital projects to ensure students are in seismically-safe facilities that provide modern learning environments now and in the future.
The draft Long Range Facilities Plan was presented for Board approval in April, 2019.
Long Range Facilities Plan - May 29, 2019 - (190 pages, PDF)
A two page factsheet can be found here.
Your input matters to us!
In addition to hearing from members of school communities at meetings of the Facilities Planning Committee and via email (LRFP@vsb.bc.ca), two public information sessions will take place to gain further feedback about the draft Plan and it’s 17 recommendations. Information boards from the public information sessions are available here.
An online survey seeking feedback on the 17 recommendations of the draft LRFP was open from April 11 to April 26, 2019. See the full online survey summary report here.
On May 15, 2019, A survey summary report will be provided to trustees at the Facilities and Planning Committee, including all comments submitted along with information from the feedback sessions, email comments and delegation presentations at the committee meetings.