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THE BOARD OF EDUCATION OF SCHOOL DISTRICT 68 SPECIAL BOARD MEETING TO BE HELD WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2014 6:00 PM LADYSMITH SECONDARY SCHOOL GYM A G E N D A

 

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1. CALL TO ORDER

The Chair will call the meeting to order and recognizes that tonight’s meeting is being held on the traditional territory of the Stz'uminus people.

2. APPROVAL OF THE AGENDA

3. UNFINISHED BUSINESS

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Ladysmith Zone - 10 Year Enhanced Facilities for Learning Plan

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POSTPONED MOTION - RE LADYSMITH ZONE FACILITIES Folio R14/01/29-28 That the Board of Education of School District 68 (Nanaimo- Ladysmith) postpones discussions and decisions on the Ladysmith Zone Facilities until Thursday, February 6, 2014 at a Special Board Meeting to be held at Ladysmith Secondary School Gym.

That the Board of Education approves the following Ladysmith zone 10 Year Enhanced Facilities for Learning Plan proposals and enacts the by-laws required by the School Act regarding school closure.

RECOMMENDATION - Ecole Davis Road

• Close Ecole Davis Road, June 2014 and consolidate the English and French

programs as follows: the K-6 French Immersion Program with Ladysmith Intermediate; the EDR English program grades 4-6 students with Ladysmith Intermediate; and the K-3 EDR English program students with Ladysmith Primary. Transportation will be provided as per Board Transportation Procedure 4400. The district will also apply Board Procedure 4011, The Disposition of Property, with respect to exploring the potential future use of the site.

RECOMMENDATION That the District will undertake a feasibility study with respect to the addition of a grade eight French immersion program at Ladysmith Secondary.

RECOMMENDATIONS - PAGE 11

Approve Ecole Davis Road Elementary School Closure Bylaw No. 2013-

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RECOMMENDATION - North Oyster Elementary

• Close North Oyster Elementary in June 2015. This coincides with the opening

of the newly renovated Cedar Elementary School in the fall of 2015, which may be a school of choice for North Oyster families. Provide an opportunity for further consultation around school choice and possible catchment area

Procedure No. 1001 E(P) - Closed Meetings Subject matter is restricted to salary negotiations; personnel matters- acquisition, sale, lease, exchange, legal matters, confidential communication

Policy No. 1070 - News Media Communications The Chairperson, or designate, shall be the official spokesperson to the news media for the Board.

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revisions with the North Oyster community in the fall of 2014. The district will also apply Board Procedure 4011, The Disposition of Property, with respect to exploring the potential future use of the site.

RECOMMENDATION

• That the District in the 2015-2016 School Year undertake a feasibility study with respect to elementary school renovations and or rebuilds in the Ladysmith zone. The senior team will work closely with the Ministry in support of this goal.

RECOMMENDATIONS - PAGE 13

• Approve North Oyster Elementary School Closure Bylaw No 2013-02

4. NEW BUSINESS

4.1 Notice of Motion to Rescind - Trustee Curley

Notice of "Motion to Rescind" Motion, Folio R13/06/26-30, carried June 26,

2013,

That the Board of Education of School District 68 (Nanaimo-Ladysmith) reconfigures Ladysmith Secondary School as a Grades 7-12 school effective September 2014.

That the Board of Education of School District 68 (Nanaimo-Ladysmith) rescinds Folio R13/06/26-30.

4.2 Notice of "Motion to Rescind" Motion, Folio R13/06/26-31, carried June 26,

2013,

That the Board of Education of School District 68 (Nanaimo-Ladysmith) relocates the grade 7 students from Davis Road and Ladysmith Intermediate to Ladysmith Secondary School; and further that Ladysmith Secondary will become a dual-track school effective September 2014.

That the Board of Education of School District 68 (Nanaimo-Ladysmith) rescinds Folio R13/06/26-31.

4.3 Notice of Motion - Trustee Saunders

Procedure No. 1001 E(P) - Closed Meetings Subject matter is restricted to salary negotiations; personnel matters- acquisition, sale, lease, exchange, legal matters, confidential communication

Policy No. 1070 - News Media Communications The Chairperson, or designate, shall be the official spokesperson to the news media for the Board.

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That the Board of Education of School District 68 (Nanaimo-Ladysmith) provide busing to the students of Cedar Secondary wishing to attend Ladysmith Secondary in September 2014 and further that staff lease, purchase or use a combination of methods needed to purchase the necessary buses to transport secondary students from Cedar to Ladysmith.

5. QUESTION PERIOD

Questions from the audience must be submitted in writing and given to the Board’s Executive Assistant (Cathy Kelt) for submission to the Chair. The question period is intended to enable the public to obtain clarifying information regarding a current agenda item.

Forms are available in the information rack near the entrance of the Board Room

6. ADJOURNMENT

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BOARD OF EDUCATION OF SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 68

ACTION SHEET

DATE:

February 6, 2014 December 18, 2013

 

TO:

Board of Education

FROM:

Dave Hutchinson, Superintendent/CEO

SUBJECT:

Ladysmith Zone Extended Consultation and the 10 Year Enhanced Facilities for Learning Plan

Background:

On June 26 th , 2013 the Board of Education approved the following 10 Year Enhanced Facilities Plan motions with respect to Ecole Davis Road and North Oyster Elementary schools:

R13/06/26-29: That the Board of Education of School District 68 (Nanaimo-Ladysmith) extends the consultation period, to consider various alternatives, for Ecole Davis Road Elementary School to December 1, 2013 for the closure of Ecole Davis Road on June 30, 2014 and further that staff be requested to develop a proposal and consultation plan to be presented at the Regular September 2013 Board meeting.

R13/06/26-28: That the Board of Education of School District 68 (Nanaimo-Ladysmith) extends the consultation period, to consider various alternatives, for North Oyster Elementary School to December 1, 2013 for the closure of North Oyster Elementary on June 30, 2014 and further that staff be requested to develop a proposal and consultation plan to be presented at the Regular September 2013 Board meeting.

Please note that the Board of Education later agreed to a request from the Ladysmith Extended Consultation Working Group that the deadline for submission of the committee’s report be extended to December 9 th , 2013.

In fulfillment of the motions above, a working group was formed in September 2013 that included representation from the Town of Ladysmith, the Cowichan Valley Regional District, Parent Advisory Councils, school administration, District senior staff, and the Board of Education. From the outset, the working group was aware that, as per the Board motions above, their mandate was to develop various alternatives for the Board of Education’s consideration.

Please note that the final report from the Ladysmith Working Group is attached (see Appendix A). In the report, the working group details the “criteria used to evaluate the possible options (p.7).” It is important to keep in mind that the final proposals developed by the working group, with the exception of Option C, were

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evaluated using a matrix that included district and community criteria, both of which are detailed in the attached working group report.

Finally, I would be remiss if I did not acknowledge and thank the working group for its members’ intensive commitment to the extended consultation process; a process that included numerous evening meetings, consideration of over 30 proposals, and two public meetings at Ladysmith Secondary to present, and receive feedback on, the group’s key proposals. To summarize the concluding sentiments of the working group, I would like to quote directly from the Ladysmith Working Group final report, (pp 13-14):

The district is committed to an ongoing process of consultation and planning as we move forward together. The level of understanding and engagement between the community and district achieved through what has been a very difficult process, a positive on all sides. The lines of communication are open.

The members of the Ladysmith Working Group support the district’s vision of a public education system in the Ladysmith area that is sustainable into the future. The working group members have devoted a considerable amount of time and effort to try to find solutions that will be workable for the entire Ladysmith area, but recognize that the situation in the Ladysmith area is complex.

SUMMARY OF LADYSMITH WORKING GROUP OPTIONS

The final report from the Ladysmith Working Group included the following proposals:

Option A

Phase One:

Close Ecole Davis Road, June 2014

Consolidate the Davis Road English program K-3 students with Ladysmith Primary

Consolidate the Davis Road English program 4-6 students with Ladysmith Intermediate

The Davis Road English program students, as well as the Ladysmith Primary and Intermediate students, have the option of attending North Oyster Elementary

Ecole Davis Road and Ladysmith Intermediate grade 7 English program students will consolidate with Ladysmith Secondary

Relocate the Davis Road K-7 French immersion program to North Oyster Elementary, North Oyster becomes a dual track school

The District will study the feasibility of offering late French Immersion programming at North Oyster Elementary

The District will study the feasibility of offering Grade 8 French immersion at Ladysmith Secondary

Retain the Davis Road site for future possible uses

Begin the planning process for the conversion of Ladysmith Primary to a K-6 school

Phase Two:

Close Ladysmith Intermediate, June 2015 or 2016 – this would require the 60 day consultation process

Renovate/expand Ladysmith Primary to a K-6 school to accommodate LIS students, creating a school of approximately 480 students

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Phase Three:

Build a new K-6 school in Ladysmith at a site to be determined, starting in the 2016-2017 school year

Option B

Please see the “Addendum to the Report from the Ladysmith Working Group” regarding Option B, at the conclusion of the attached working group final report. Following the public meetings in Ladysmith, the working group decided not to further consider Option B, and chose instead to put forward a different proposal referred to as “Option C.”

Option C

Phase One: 2014-2015

Close North Oyster, June 2014

Consolidate the North Oyster K-3 students with Ladysmith Primary (one-time option for Cedar elementary schools)

Consolidate the North Oyster 4-7 students with Ladysmith Intermediate (one-time option of Cedar Elementary schools)

Ladysmith Secondary maintains the grades 8-12 configuration

Begin the transition of the Ecole Davis Road K-7 English program students to Ladysmith Primary and Ladysmith Intermediate

Ecole Davis Road becomes a single track French immersion school

The District will study the feasibility of offering late French immersion at Ecole Davis Road

The District will study the feasibility of offering Grade 8 French immersion at Ladysmith Secondary

The District will explore alternative uses for North Oyster Elementary with the regional district and the community

The District will begin the planning and consultation process for expansion/renewal of Ladysmith Primary to a K-7 and new dual track French Immersion school in Ladysmith

Phase Two: 2014-2017

If deemed viable, begin late immersion (Grade 6) at Davis Road September 2014 or 2015

Retain Ladysmith Primary and Intermediate to serve the Ladysmith zone K-7 English program

If deemed viable, French immersion begins at Ladysmith Secondary

Monitor enrollment trends at LSS to ensure high school sustainability

Phase Three: 2017+

Renovate and expand Ladysmith Primary as a K-7 Elementary School

Build a new dual track French Immersion school in Ladysmith (site to be determined)

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THE DISTRICT’S ORIGINAL LADYSMITH ZONE PROPOSAL

In addition to the Ladysmith Working Group proposals, the original proposal submitted by the Superintendent/CEO to the Board of Education on April 24 th , 2013 was as follows:

Phase One: 2014

Reconfigure Ladysmith Secondary as a grades 6-12 school, September 2014*

Close North Oyster, June 2013

Consolidate North Oyster students with Woodbank Primary and North Cedar Intermediate

Close Ecole Davis Road, June 2014

Consolidate with Ladysmith Intermediate which becomes a dual-track K-5 Elementary school

The District will study the feasibility of offering Grade 8 and 9 French immersion at Ladysmith Secondary

Phase Two: 2015-2017

In the fall of 2015, Woodbank Primary and North Cedar Intermediate students move into the newly renovated Cedar Elementary school

In the fall of 2017, all Ladysmith elementary students move into a new facility to be built on the Ladysmith Secondary site

*Please note that the Board of Education approved the reconfiguration of Ladysmith Secondary as a 7-12 school at the June 26 th , 2013 Regular Board meeting: the additional Ladysmith zone recommendations were referred to the extended consultation process.

SENIOR STAFF REVIEW OF LADYSMITH WORKING GROUP OPTIONS

The senior staff greatly appreciated the proposals submitted by the Ladysmith Working Group, as well as the comments and suggestions from parents, students and other community members before, during, and following the November 25 th and 26 th public meetings. Overall, the extended consultation process achieved what it was intended to do: it brought a diverse cross-section of community representatives together with district staff to develop alternate Ladysmith zone facilities plan proposals for the Board of Education’s consideration.

The process also required that the working group’s final report be provided to the Superintendent for further consideration prior to the development of final recommendations that would be submitted to the Board of Education for discussion/decision at the December 18 th , 2013 Regular Board meeting.

After reviewing the working group recommendations the senior staff initially felt that Option A had the most merit. However, feedback received during the public meetings encouraged the senior team to take a closer look at the enrollment history of the French immersion program at Ecole Davis Road and the catchment area enrollment trends at North Oyster Elementary. After considering this data (see Appendices B and C), senior staff concluded that as it currently stands, the French immersion program at Ecole Davis Road is marginally viable. In summary, the enrollment history data below tells us that the grade seven attrition rates are a cause for concern:

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Grade 1 Sept 30

Grade 7 Sept 30

Percentage +/-

Grade 1 Sept 30 Grade 7 Sept 30 Percentage +/-

2004: 9 students

2005: 15 students

2006: 21 students

2007: 23 students

2010: 8 students

-11%

2011: 10 students

-33%

2012: 13 students

-38%

2013: 13 students

-43%

2010: 8 students -11% 2011: 10 students -33% 2012: 13 students -38% 2013: 13 students -43%
2010: 8 students -11% 2011: 10 students -33% 2012: 13 students -38% 2013: 13 students -43%

It is also important to note that of the grade seven students eligible to transition to the NDSS French immersion program, none chose to do so in 2011, followed by 5 in 2012, and 2 in 2013. This leaves the current transition rate of Ecole Davis Road French immersion students to NDSS at 12%. Given this evidence, and the statements made by a number of Ecole Davis Road parents during the public meetings where many indicated that they would not choose to have their children attend a French Immersion program at North Oyster Elementary, the senior team could only conclude that the placement of the French Immersion program at North Oyster Elementary is not a viable option.

In addition, a review of the school choice data from students living in the North Oyster Elementary catchment area revealed the following information:

There is a total of 168 K-7 students currently attending district schools who live in the North Oyster catchment area;

A total of 71 students living in the North Oyster catchment area attend North Oyster;

A total of 29 students living in the North Oyster catchment area attend Woodbank Primary and North Cedar Intermediate schools;

A total of 21 students living in the North Oyster catchment area attend Ladysmith Primary and Intermediate schools;

A total of 16 students living in the North Oyster Catchment area attend Ecole Davis Road; and

A total of 31 students living in the North Oyster catchment area attend various other district schools and programs.

Given the above, it is evident that the majority of the families with K-7 children in the North Oyster catchment area are opting to choose schools outside of the North Oyster catchment area. As this has likely been a trend for quite some time, this data calls into question the long term viability of North Oyster Elementary. We acknowledge and thank the North Oyster Parent Advisory Council for recommending a variety of program enhancement options for the school. After considering all relevant information carefully however, the senior team does not think that it is realistic to advance a recommendation that includes maintaining North Oyster Elementary.

As Option B had been withdrawn by the working group, there was no need for the senior team to consider it further. In regard to Option C, there were a number of recommendations that the senior team found problematic, including:

Leaving Ecole Davis Road open, a building which is overcrowded and has the worst facility condition rating in the district;

Maintaining Ladysmith Secondary as an 8-12 school, which contradicts the Board’s decision to reconfigure LSS as a 7-12 school as well the optimal school size guidelines outlined in the district’s Ten Year Enhanced Facilities for Learning Plan;

It advocates for a gradual removal (one grade per year) of the English stream at Ecole Davis Road, which again, is not consistent with the district’s optimal school size guidelines; and

It consolidates North Oyster with Ladysmith Primary and Intermediate (with a one-time option to choose Cedar Elementary schools), and the senior team believes a conversation should be held with North Oyster families with respect to school choice and potentially, the revision of catchment areas.

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SENIOR STAFF OPTION: MODIFICATION OF THE ORIGINAL PROPOSAL

The district’s facilities plan consultations have unfolded over the past seven months, and have been extensive. The recommendations below take into account all feedback received to date from a significant number of internal and external stakeholders. Given this, and regarding the Ladysmith zone schools, senior staff recommends the following actions with respect to the district’s Ten Year enhanced Facilities for Learning Plan:

Close Ecole Davis Road, June 2014 and consolidate the English and French programs as follows: the K-6 French Immersion Program with Ladysmith Intermediate; the EDR English program grades 4-6 students with Ladysmith Intermediate; and the K-3 EDR English program students with Ladysmith Primary. Transportation will be provided as per Board Transportation Procedure 4400. The district will also apply Board Procedure 4011, The Disposition of Property, with respect to exploring the potential future use of the site.

Grade seven students from EDR and Ladysmith Intermediate will move to Ladysmith Secondary, fall 2014 (already approved by the Board). Transportation will be provided as per Board Transportation Procedure 4400.

The district will undertake a feasibility study with respect to the addition of a grade eight French immersion program at Ladysmith Secondary.

Close North Oyster Elementary in June 2015. This coincides with the opening of the newly renovated Cedar Elementary School in the fall of 2015, which may be a school of choice for North Oyster families. Provide an opportunity for further consultation around school choice and possible catchment area revisions with the North Oyster community in the fall of 2014. The district will apply Board Procedure 4011, The Disposition of Property, with respect to exploring the potential future use of the site.

2015-2016 School Year: undertake a feasibility study with respect to elementary school renovations and or rebuilds in the Ladysmith zone. The senior team will work closely with the Ministry in support of this goal.

The proposal outlined above would leave Ladysmith Intermediate with an enrollment of 324 and Ladysmith Primary with an enrollment of 273. With capacities of 300 for Ladysmith Intermediate and 185 for Ladysmith Primary, this will necessitate the addition of 1 portable at the intermediate school, and 3 portables at the primary school. Although the number of portables required for Ladysmith Primary is not ideal, the following needs to be kept in mind:

The majority of Ladysmith’s K-6 student population lives in the primary and intermediate school catchment areas. Given our enrollment projections, this will continue to be the case for the foreseeable future;

The increased enrollment supports the district’s goal of strengthening the equitable delivery of learning programs and services to every student; and

The French Immersion program remains in Ladysmith, and will be supported by a district plan to enhance French immersion programs currently under development by an internal design team.

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RECOMMENDATION:

That the Board of Education approves the following Ladysmith zone 10 Year Enhanced Facilities for Learning Plan proposals and enacts the by-laws required by the School Act regarding school closure:

Ecole Davis Road

Close Ecole Davis Road, June 2014 and consolidate the English and French programs as follows: the K-6 French Immersion Program with Ladysmith Intermediate; the EDR English program grades 4-6 students with Ladysmith Intermediate; and the K-3 EDR English program students with Ladysmith Primary. Transportation will be provided as per Board Transportation Procedure 4400. The district will also apply Board Procedure 4011, The Disposition of Property, with respect to exploring the potential future use of the site.

Approve Ecole Davis Road Elementary School Closure Bylaw No. 2013-01

The district will undertake a feasibility study with respect to the addition of a grade eight French immersion program at Ladysmith Secondary.

North Oyster Elementary

Close North Oyster Elementary in June 2015. This coincides with the opening of the newly renovated Cedar Elementary School in the fall of 2015, which may be a school of choice for North Oyster families. Provide an opportunity for further consultation around school choice and possible catchment area revisions with the North Oyster community in the fall of 2014. The district will also apply Board Procedure 4011, The Disposition of Property, with respect to exploring the potential future use of the site.

Approve North Oyster Elementary School Closure Bylaw No 2013-02

2015-2016 School Year: undertake a feasibility study with respect to elementary school renovations and or rebuilds in the Ladysmith zone. The senior team will work closely with the Ministry in support of this goal.

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THE BOARD OF EDUCATION OF SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 68

A C T I O N

S H E E T

DATE:

February 6, 2014December 18, 2013

 

TO:

Board of Education

FROM:

Phil Turin, Secretary-Treasurer

 

SUBJECT:

Ecole Davis Road Elementary School Closure Bylaw No. 2013-01

FIRST READING OF BYLAW RECOMMENDATION: Be it resolved that the Board of Education of School District No. 68 (Nanaimo-Ladysmith) permanently closes Ecole Davis Road Elementary School, located at 444 Parkhill Terrace, Ladysmith, BC, V0R 2E0; Facility No. 68027; on June 30, 2014 and that it be given first reading.

SECOND READING OF BYLAW RECOMMENDATION: Be it resolved that the Board of Education of School District No. 68 (Nanaimo-Ladysmith) permanently closes Ecole Davis Road Elementary School, located at 444 Parkhill Terrace, Ladysmith, BC, V0R 2E0; Facility No. 68027; on June 30, 2014 and that it be given second reading.

UNANIMOUS CONSENT REQUIRED TO READ THIRD AND FINAL BYLAW RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Education of School District No. 68 (Nanaimo-Ladysmith) adopts all three readings of the Ecole Davis Road School Closure Bylaw No. 2013-01 at its Special Board Meeting of February 6, 2014Regular Board Meeting of December 18, 2013.

THIRD AND FINAL READING OF BYLAW RECOMMENDATION: Be it resolved that the Board of Education of School District No. 68 (Nanaimo-Ladysmith) permanently closes Ecole Davis Road Elementary School, located at 444 Parkhill Terrace, Ladysmith, BC, V0R 2E0; Facility No. 68027; on June 30, 2014, and that it be given third and final reading.

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THE BOARD OF EDUCATION SCHOOL DISTRICT 68 (NANAIMO-LADYSMITH) SCHOOL CLOSURE BYLAW NO. 2013-01 ECOLE DAVIS
THE BOARD OF EDUCATION
SCHOOL DISTRICT 68 (NANAIMO-LADYSMITH)
SCHOOL CLOSURE BYLAW NO. 2013-01
ECOLE DAVIS ROAD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
WHEREAS section 73 of the School Act states that a board may, subject to the orders of the Minister,
open, close or reopen a school permanently or for a specified period of time;
AND WHEREAS pursuant to School Opening and Closure Order, Ministerial Order 194/08, closing a
school permanently means the closing, for a period exceeding 12 months, of a school building used for
purposes of providing an educational program to students;
AND WHEREAS pursuant to said Ministerial Order 194/08, if a school board decides to permanently close
school under section 73 of the School Act, the board must, without delay, provide the Ministry with
written notification of the decision containing the following information:
a
(a)
the school’s name
(b)
the school’s facility number
(c)
the school’s address
(d)
the date on which the school will close
AND WHEREAS pursuant to said Ministerial Order 194/08, the Board of Education has developed and
implemented its School Closure and/or Alternate School Use Policy 3605 that includes a public
consultation process with respect to permanent school closures and this policy has been made available
to
the public;
AND WHEREAS the Board of Education has applied the above-noted policy in accordance with Ministerial
Order 194/08;
NOW THEREFORE be it resolved that the Board of Education of School District No. 68 (Nanaimo-
Ladysmith) permanently closes Ecole Davis Road Elementary School, located at 444 Parkhill Terrace,
Ladysmith, BC, V0R 2E0; Facility No. 68027; on June 30, 2014.
This bylaw may be cited as School District No. 68 (Nanaimo-Ladysmith) School Closure Bylaw No. 2013-
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Board Chair
Secretary Treasurer
HEREBY CERTIFY this to be a true and original copy of School District No. 68 (Nanaimo-Ladysmith)
School Closure Bylaw No. 2013-01
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THE BOARD OF EDUCATION OF SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 68

A C T I O N

S H E E T

DATE:

February 6, 2014December 18, 2013

 

TO:

Board of Education

FROM:

Phil Turin, Secretary-Treasurer

 

SUBJECT:

North Oyster Elementary School Closure Bylaw No. 2013-02

FIRST READING OF BYLAW RECOMMENDATION: Be it resolved that the Board of Education of School District No. 68 (Nanaimo-Ladysmith) permanently closes North Oyster Elementary School, located at 13470 Cedar Road, Ladysmith, BC, V9G 1H6; Facility No. 68058; on June 30, 2015 and that it be given first reading.

SECOND READING OF BYLAW RECOMMENDATION: Be it resolved that the Board of Education of School District No. 68 (Nanaimo-Ladysmith) permanently closes North Oyster Elementary School, located at 13470 Cedar Road, Ladysmith, BC, V9G 1H6; Facility No. 68058; on June 30, 2015, and that it be given second reading.

UNANIMOUS CONSENT REQUIRED TO READ THIRD AND FINAL BYLAW RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Education of School District No. 68 (Nanaimo-Ladysmith) adopts all three readings of the North Oyster Elementary School Closure Bylaw No. 2013- 02 at its Special Board Meeting of February 6, 2014.Regular Board Meeting of December 18, 2013.

THIRD AND FINAL READING OF BYLAW RECOMMENDATION: Be it resolved that the Board of Education of School District No. 68 (Nanaimo-Ladysmith) permanently closes North Oyster Elementary School, located at 13470 Cedar Road, Ladysmith, BC, V9G 1H6; Facility No. 68058; on June 30, 2015, and that it be given third and final reading.

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THE BOARD OF EDUCATION SCHOOL DISTRICT 68 (NANAIMO-LADYSMITH) SCHOOL CLOSURE BYLAW NO. 2013-02 NORTH OYSTER

THE BOARD OF EDUCATION SCHOOL DISTRICT 68 (NANAIMO-LADYSMITH) SCHOOL CLOSURE BYLAW NO. 2013-02 NORTH OYSTER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

WHEREAS section 73 of the School Act states that a board may, subject to the orders of the Minister, open, close or reopen a school permanently or for a specified period of time;

AND WHEREAS pursuant to School Opening and Closure Order, Ministerial Order 194/08, closing a school permanently means the closing, for a period exceeding 12 months, of a school building used for purposes of providing an educational program to students;

AND WHEREAS pursuant to said Ministerial Order 194/08, if a school board decides to permanently close

a school under section 73 of the School Act, the board must, without delay, provide the Ministry with written notification of the decision containing the following information:

(a)

the school’s name

(b)

the school’s facility number

(c)

the school’s address

(d)

the date on which the school will close

AND WHEREAS pursuant to said Ministerial Order 194/08, the Board of Education has developed and

implemented its School Closure and/or Alternate School Use Policy 3605 that includes a public consultation process with respect to permanent school closures and this policy has been made available

to the public;

AND WHEREAS the Board of Education has applied the above-noted policy in accordance with Ministerial Order 194/08;

NOW THEREFORE be it resolved that the Board of Education of School District No. 68 (Nanaimo- Ladysmith) permanently closes North Oyster Elementary School, located at 13470 Cedar Road, Ladysmith, BC, V9G 1H6; Facility No. 68058; on June 30, 2015.

This bylaw may be cited as School District No. 68 (Nanaimo-Ladysmith) School Closure Bylaw No. 2013-

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Board Chair

Secretary Treasurer

I HEREBY CERTIFY this to be a true and original copy of School District No. 68 (Nanaimo-Ladysmith)

Board the 6 th day of February 6, 2014.18th day of

School Closure Bylaw No. 2013-02 adopted by the December, 2013.

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