School closure public consultation schedule set

The public consultation process for the five schools still being considered for possible closure is scheduled to begin October 25. The first meeting will be held at Windermere Secondary for Carleton Elementary.

On Oct. 5, 2010, the Vancouver Board of Education directed staff to initiate a public consultation process based on the recommendations contained within the staff-prepared Administrative Report: Schools Considered for Possible Closure.

The 144-page report provides detailed information and analysis of the enrolment trends, school space utilization, current school programming, facility and site information, operational issues and financial impact for each school that received pre-notification of potential consideration for closure last June.

As a result, 14-day notice of public meeting has been issued to the following schools:

  • Carleton Elementary;
  • Champlain Heights Annex;
  • Macdonald Elementary;
  • McBride Annex; and
  • Queen Alexandra Elementary.

The public consultation schedule has been placed on the district website, advertised in local media, signs posted in English and the majority languages at the entrances of the schools, and letters to the PAC and parents/guardians of students enrolled in the school.

To view the notices, please see our School Closure Public Notices page.

Feedback can be emailed to: schoolclosure@vsb.bc.ca

The five schools listed above are being considered for closure effective June 30, 2011.

Trustees also approved the staff recommendation removing the following schools from the list of potential closures:

  • Bruce Elementary;
  • Collingwood Neighbourhood School;
  • Dickens Annex;
  • Hudson Elementary;
  • Kerrisdale Annex; and
  • Seymour Elementary.

For more information, please visit the school closure webpage at: www.vsb.bc.ca/school-closures

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