Long Range Facilities Plan Public Consultation

The Richmond School District’s Public Board of Education gathered valuable information from the public during its consultation on school closures from June 2015 to October 2016. The feedback that was received during this consultation helped inform and guide many decisions that the District has made since the consultation closed. Now, in 2019, the Richmond School District is beginning the next phase of facilities planning and is looking for public input on the development of our Long Range Facilities Plan.

The fundamental premise of a Long Range Facilities Plan is to provide a mechanism for districts to demonstrate they are managing their facilities in an effective, economic and efficient way in support of their educational goals.

The Long Range Facilities Plan places the need for capital projects in a district-wide context and becomes the basis for submission of capital project requests by the district and for investment decisions by the Ministry.

These are important considerations for the District and we hope that you will be involved in this process as it unfolds. We want to hear from you as we gather information to inform our decisions.


列治文学区的教育委员会在2015年6月至2016年10月学校关闭意见征询期间从公众中收集了宝贵的信息。在此次意见征询期间收到的反馈为征询结束后本学区做出的许多决定都提供了参考和指南。现在,2019年,列治文学区正在开始下一阶段的设施规划,并就长期设施规划(Long Range Facilities Plan)的制定寻求公众的意见。

长期设施规划的基本前提是为学区提供一种机制,以证明他们将以有成效、经济和有效率的方式管理其设施,以支持其教育目标。

长期设施规划将资本项目的需求置于整个学区的背景之下,并成为本学区提交资本项目请求和教育厅投资决策的基础。

这些是本学区的重要考虑事项,我们希望您能够随着这个进程的展开而参与其中。我们希望在收集信息时能听到您的意见,以便为我们的决策提供参考。我们鼓励您訪問我們的網站 www.letstalksd38.ca

The Richmond School District’s Public Board of Education gathered valuable information from the public during its consultation on school closures from June 2015 to October 2016. The feedback that was received during this consultation helped inform and guide many decisions that the District has made since the consultation closed. Now, in 2019, the Richmond School District is beginning the next phase of facilities planning and is looking for public input on the development of our Long Range Facilities Plan.

The fundamental premise of a Long Range Facilities Plan is to provide a mechanism for districts to demonstrate they are managing their facilities in an effective, economic and efficient way in support of their educational goals.

The Long Range Facilities Plan places the need for capital projects in a district-wide context and becomes the basis for submission of capital project requests by the district and for investment decisions by the Ministry.

These are important considerations for the District and we hope that you will be involved in this process as it unfolds. We want to hear from you as we gather information to inform our decisions.


列治文学区的教育委员会在2015年6月至2016年10月学校关闭意见征询期间从公众中收集了宝贵的信息。在此次意见征询期间收到的反馈为征询结束后本学区做出的许多决定都提供了参考和指南。现在,2019年,列治文学区正在开始下一阶段的设施规划,并就长期设施规划(Long Range Facilities Plan)的制定寻求公众的意见。

长期设施规划的基本前提是为学区提供一种机制,以证明他们将以有成效、经济和有效率的方式管理其设施,以支持其教育目标。

长期设施规划将资本项目的需求置于整个学区的背景之下,并成为本学区提交资本项目请求和教育厅投资决策的基础。

这些是本学区的重要考虑事项,我们希望您能够随着这个进程的展开而参与其中。我们希望在收集信息时能听到您的意见,以便为我们的决策提供参考。我们鼓励您訪問我們的網站 www.letstalksd38.ca

Survey 3

This survey will help us see how you believe we should prioritize the use of our facilities.

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Facility Cost Implications of Lower Capacity Utilization

The District would like to gather additional information on what to do with schools that have low capacity utilization. Schools with lower capacity utilization are more costly to operate based on a per-student basis. The facility operating and maintenance (O&M) cost per student-per school formula indicates the difference in spending efficiencies between schools with lower capacity utilization and schools with higher capacity utilization. This formula reflects the operation costs associated with running a school facility but does not include additional costs such as staffing which tend to be impacted by the size of the school.

Cost Per Student Per School Formula

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2. Do you support the District examining options to address schools that have a higher O&M cost per student (i.e. increasing space utilization through school consolidation, catchment area boundary moves, etc.)? * required
3. Across the District, the average facility O&M cost per student-per elementary school is $995. The highest cost is $7,467 and the lowest cost is $649. At what cost threshold should the District begin to address elementary schools with lower capacity utilization? * required
4. Across the District, the average facility O&M cost per student-per secondary school is $1,367. The highest cost is $2,111 and the lowest cost is $1,184. At what cost threshold should the District begin to address secondary schools with lower capacity utilization? * required

Implications of Being Over-Capacity

The District would like to gather additional information on what to do with schools that have exceeded their capacity or are projected to do so in the near future. Over-capacity schools pose a number of implications to the District, including, but not limited to: • The District may need to add portables to accommodate the overflow of students. The cost to purchase and install a new portable is a significant District expense (paid for out of its annual operating budget) at approximately $180,000, plus additional ongoing O&M costs. • Parents may no longer be able to have their child attend their catchment school. • Parents who wish to transfer their child to a different school may not have the opportunity to do so.

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