Proposed School Boundary Revisions - McRoberts

The Richmond School District has recommended 4 boundary changes for McRoberts. The purpose of a school boundary change is to reflect the regional strategy contained in the Long Range Facilities Plan. It is important to note that families that have a child currently attending McRoberts will:

  • not be affected by the boundary change,
  • have the choice to remain in their current catchment or transfer to their newly proposed catchment,
  • have the choice to enrol any siblings in their current catchment or their newly proposed catchment.

Who is affected?

  • As of September 2020, all new students living in an adjusted catchment area will be part of the newly formed catchment.

The proposed boundary changes can be found in the “Document Library” section on the right-hand side of this page.

If you have any feedback, please respond by November 15, 2019 by providing your comments online or by submitting written feedback to the school office. All comments will be considered prior to the Board of Education making a decision on the proposed boundary changes on December 11, 2019.

The Richmond School District has recommended 4 boundary changes for McRoberts. The purpose of a school boundary change is to reflect the regional strategy contained in the Long Range Facilities Plan. It is important to note that families that have a child currently attending McRoberts will:

  • not be affected by the boundary change,
  • have the choice to remain in their current catchment or transfer to their newly proposed catchment,
  • have the choice to enrol any siblings in their current catchment or their newly proposed catchment.

Who is affected?

  • As of September 2020, all new students living in an adjusted catchment area will be part of the newly formed catchment.

The proposed boundary changes can be found in the “Document Library” section on the right-hand side of this page.

If you have any feedback, please respond by November 15, 2019 by providing your comments online or by submitting written feedback to the school office. All comments will be considered prior to the Board of Education making a decision on the proposed boundary changes on December 11, 2019.

Please feel free to provide any comments or feedback regarding the proposed school catchment revisions: 

CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.

Meet with the parents and students face to face to discuss the LRFP- do not be satisfied with the illusion of consultation by burying the true plans in a 344 page document and only offering a Let's Talk forum to post ideas.

riverville 6 days ago
characters left

The rationale needs to be shared in a clear and meaningful way until people are convinced this is the best solution possible. And, if it turns out it is best that a school close down, then it should be done on the basis of criteria that makes sense to everyone involved. Do not try to pit schools against one another or see whose voices are the loudest.The board has a responsibility to clarify what are the criteria to determine a solution, and how are these weighted? This must involve more than a "Let's Talk" online forum and must include open-minded, extensive, and TRANSPARENT thoughtful dialogue. We are creative and reasonable people and I am sure we can come up with a good solution which will be better than all the bad feelings and decisions that come about when plans are railroaded and the heart of community is disrespected. Again, I urge you to SLOW DOWN the process and seriously consider how to do this better.

riverville 6 days ago
characters left

The prospect of McRoberts closing down and splitting the French/English students is still not known to many- this information has not been shared in a transparent way and is buried in a 344 page report. This is insulting to the community and does not give a real opportunity to be involved in such an important decision. We must extend the consultation period to give more time to look at this and make a decision based on solid educational principles and community values (eg. community cohesion, school spirit, having continuity through the teen years, etc.).

riverville 6 days ago
characters left

I implore the Board to NOT APPROVE the boundary changes until they are considered ALONGSIDE the Long-Range Facilities Plan. Think about it: If the purpose of a school boundary change is "to reflect the regional strategy contained in the Long Range Facilities Plan", then the school boundary changes should NOT be considered (or consulted about) separately from the Long Range Facilities Plan, and yet this is how the process has been approached with the community "consultation". This is the basis for my concern with the consultation process.

riverville 6 days ago
characters left

Switching boundaries or worse, closing McRoberts, would affect so many families whose children are currently attending Whiteside and Bridge. We've been talking to other parents and many of us believe that McRoberts should not be closed and the boundary suggestions made no sense. Some even moved or rent in certain areas of the neighborhood, so they get to be in the catchment of McRoberts, or just so that their kids are closer to school. Changing that would affect our lives.

en 7 days ago
characters left

I think the board needs to be clear and transparent about what the real intention is with McRoberts. There are rumours that the board is trying to close this school. Looking at the redistribution of students it seems that to be the case.1. Why have parents not been told in clear language?2. Why has it been left for parents to read a massive document to try and put together implicit pieces of information about the school's future? Why has the board simply not been clear instead of hiding behind a thick document? I assume so they can say that they a) "consulted" b) the "information" was in the long range facilities plan...this cloak and dagger process is a sham.3. What is clearly lacking is common sense. Looking at some of the redistribution of boundaries, it makes no sense to see student not attend the nearest school (students in south Richmond having to go all the way to Cambie when McRoberts or McNair is an option.

G 21 days ago
characters left