Public Board Meeting – October 17, 2016
Long Range Facilities Plan
The Chairperson and the Superintendent provided background on the 15 month public consultation process to gather and share information that was initiated due to declining enrollment and seismic mitigation challenges facing the school district. The Chairperson noted the importance and timing of the next steps and advised that the Board would shortly meet with the Minister of Education and would request a meeting with Richmond MLAs.
The Superintendent advised that although the current closure process has been terminated, much work is still required with the Long Range Facilities Plan .
The Let’s Talk website will remain open but the current school closure process component would now be closed. The community is encouraged to continue visiting the Let’s Talk website and to register on the site to ensure they are updated with all future information around the Long Term Facilities Plan.
Aboriginal Education Annual Report Update
Assistant Superintendent Archer and Lynn Wainwright, Teacher Consultant, highlighted the strong cultural, educational and social emotion work that is being done by the Aboriginal Success Team, Teacher Consultants and staff throughout the district to support our Indigenous students, their families and all the students and staff in the Richmond School District. They then shared the work done to create a new Aboriginal Education Enhancement Agreement.