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Special Public Meeting Administrative Presentation The motion that the Board passed at the Special Public Meeting of January 22 nd, 2007 is: “At the earliest.

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1 Special Public Meeting Administrative Presentation The motion that the Board passed at the Special Public Meeting of January 22 nd, 2007 is: “At the earliest possible date direct administration, to bring forward the recommendation, of which schools the Board could consider for closure based on the key elements contained in the Declining Enrolment Committee Interim Report.”

2 Special Public Meeting Family Schools Capacity Family2006 FTECapacity% of Capacity Esquimalt1,007.01, % Lambrick Park % Mount Douglas % Oak Bay1,178.01, % Reynolds1,376.52, % Spectrum1,509.01, % Victoria High1,467.51, %

3 Special Public Meeting Family of Schools Enrolment Family2006 FTE Number of Schools Average FTE per School Esquimalt1, Lambrick Park Mount Douglas Oak Bay1, Reynolds1, Spectrum1, Victoria High1,

4 Special Public Meeting One Fewer School Per Family and Enrolment Family2006 FTE Number of Schools Less One School Avg FTE Esquimalt1, Lambrick Park Mount Douglas Oak Bay1, Reynolds1, Spectrum1, Victoria High1,

5 Special Public Meeting Policy 3711 The following criteria will be used as a “filter” in the designation of schools identified for possible closure: Criteria: The decision to close a school should: 1.Not be considered for a school that has a high level of structured involvement in the community. 2.Not be considered unless the receiving school has sufficient room in the immediate and near future. 3.Be based on minimizing the number of students disrupted in the immediate and near future. 4.Not result in the closure of two adjacent schools (defined as closest schools). 5.Not be considered unless the resulting walk routes are safe and the resulting walking distances are reasonable. 6.Result in a reasonable amount of immediate and/or future savings allowing for the age, condition and capital investment required of the school building. 7.Not be considered if the enrolment in the general area is increasing significantly. 8.Not be considered if the receiving school requires major capital costs in order to accommodate the students being relocated.

6 Special Public Meeting DECLINING ENROLMENT COMMITTEE – Key Elements REYNOLDS FAMILY Condition of facilities Impact on mature French Immersion Program Maintaining/enhancing an educational presence in the northern corridor of our District Effect on access and equity within the family and district Where students live Capacity of neighboring schools

7 Special Public Meeting DECLINING ENROLMENT COMMITTEE – Key Elements ESQUIMALT FAMILY Aboriginal Education Enhancement Where students live

8 Special Public Meeting Additional Data Cloverdale has 145 kindergarten through grade 4 students out of 188 students that would be affected by potential school closure and relocation. Lampson has 134 kindergarten through grade 4 students out of 168 students that would be affected by potential school closure and relocation.

9 Special Public Meeting Additional Data (continued) 41% of Cloverdale’s kindergarten through grade 4 students live within a 2 km radius of Doncaster 93% of Cloverdale’s kindergarten through grade 4 students live within a 2 km radius of Quadra 70% of Lampson’s current kindergarten through grade 4 students live within a 2 km radius of Victoria West 92% of Lampson’s current kindergarten through grade 4 students live within a 2 km radius of Macaulay

10 Special Public Meeting February 5, 2007Public Meeting on possible school closure to be held at Lampson Street School. Booklet distributed. Open mike. Information meeting, PowerPoint presentation on rationale. February 8, 2007Public Meeting on possible school closure to be held at Cloverdale Elementary School. Booklet distributed. Open mike. Information meeting, PowerPoint presentation and rationale. March 5, 2007Public Meeting to receive input on possible school closure to be held at Lampson Street School. Round table discussions, questions, answers, and comments. March 8, 2007Public Meeting to receive input on possible school closure to be held at Cloverdale Elementary School. Round table discussions, questions, answers, and comments. April 10, 2007Public Board Meeting to deliberate, debate and make decisions regarding possible school closures. It is recommended that the following motion be passed: “That the Board approves the consultative process to consider closure of Cloverdale Elementary School and Lampson Elementary School effective July 1, 2007 and that the Board agrees to commence the consultative process as follows:”


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