Proposed School Boundary Revisions

The Richmond School District’s Board of Education gathered valuable information from the public during its consultation on the Long Range Facilities Plan (LRFP) from February – June 2019. Subsequent to the approval of the LRFP, district staff reviewed all school catchments and identified opportunities to align boundaries, reduce the number of major road crossings, and develop options to reduce the number of split-feeder elementary schools.

The District is now beginning the next phase of facilities planning. It is important to note that families that have a child currently attending a school with a proposed school boundary revision will:

  • not be affected by the boundary revision,
  • have the choice to remain at the school in their current catchment or transfer to a school in 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.

All school boundary revisions can be found in the “Proposed School Boundary Revisions” section on the right-hand side of this page. Only those schools impacted by a boundary revision will be listed.

If you have any feedback, please respond by November 15, 2019 by providing your comments online or by submitting written feedback to your school. The Board of Education is committed to a robust consultation process and will:

  • Authentically engage in an inclusive and meaningful way;
  • be accountable to maintain and grow our relationships in an honest, transparent, and responsible way;
  • and listen in order to make decisions that are best for our students.

All comments will be considered prior to the Board of Education making a decision on the proposed boundary revisions on December 11, 2019.


学区通告

2019年2月至6月期间关于长远设施规划(Long Range Facilities Plan, LRFP)的公众咨询为列治文学区的教育委员会提供了极为有价值的信息。在长远设施规划经批准之后,学区工作人员审阅了所有学校的校区分界,确认了有关校区边界划分、减少主要道路交通口数量,并发展方案用以减少多选生源小学的数量。

于2019年10月21日起,列治文学区将开始下一阶段的设施规划。如果您所在的校区分界将面临任何改动, 您所在的学校校长将会与您沟通。值得特别注意的是,如果您家中的孩子目前就读的学校将会面临校区分界改动,你的家庭将:

  • 不受校区边界改动的影响,
  • 可以选择按照目前的校区分界升学, 或按照新校区分界申请转学去新校区内的学校,
  • 可以选择按照目前的校区分界注册任何兄弟姐们入学,或按照新校区分界注册入学新的校区。


谁会受到影响?

2020年9月起,居住在新校区分界的所有 新生 入学申请, 将按照新校区分界分配入学。

如果您有任何回馈,请于2019年11月15日之前在Let’s Talk网站上留下您的评论,或向您的学校提交书面回馈意见,学务委员会致力于创建一个健全的咨询流程,并将:

  • 真正地以开放包容,积极有意义的方式进行意见征询;
  • 全力打造诚实、透明、负责的相互关系;
  • 倾听意见,为学生做出最佳决策。

学务委员会将在2019年12月11日作出决议以前, 考虑所有收获的建议。

The Richmond School District’s Board of Education gathered valuable information from the public during its consultation on the Long Range Facilities Plan (LRFP) from February – June 2019. Subsequent to the approval of the LRFP, district staff reviewed all school catchments and identified opportunities to align boundaries, reduce the number of major road crossings, and develop options to reduce the number of split-feeder elementary schools.

The District is now beginning the next phase of facilities planning. It is important to note that families that have a child currently attending a school with a proposed school boundary revision will:

  • not be affected by the boundary revision,
  • have the choice to remain at the school in their current catchment or transfer to a school in 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.

All school boundary revisions can be found in the “Proposed School Boundary Revisions” section on the right-hand side of this page. Only those schools impacted by a boundary revision will be listed.

If you have any feedback, please respond by November 15, 2019 by providing your comments online or by submitting written feedback to your school. The Board of Education is committed to a robust consultation process and will:

  • Authentically engage in an inclusive and meaningful way;
  • be accountable to maintain and grow our relationships in an honest, transparent, and responsible way;
  • and listen in order to make decisions that are best for our students.

All comments will be considered prior to the Board of Education making a decision on the proposed boundary revisions on December 11, 2019.


学区通告

2019年2月至6月期间关于长远设施规划(Long Range Facilities Plan, LRFP)的公众咨询为列治文学区的教育委员会提供了极为有价值的信息。在长远设施规划经批准之后,学区工作人员审阅了所有学校的校区分界,确认了有关校区边界划分、减少主要道路交通口数量,并发展方案用以减少多选生源小学的数量。

于2019年10月21日起,列治文学区将开始下一阶段的设施规划。如果您所在的校区分界将面临任何改动, 您所在的学校校长将会与您沟通。值得特别注意的是,如果您家中的孩子目前就读的学校将会面临校区分界改动,你的家庭将:

  • 不受校区边界改动的影响,
  • 可以选择按照目前的校区分界升学, 或按照新校区分界申请转学去新校区内的学校,
  • 可以选择按照目前的校区分界注册任何兄弟姐们入学,或按照新校区分界注册入学新的校区。


谁会受到影响?

2020年9月起,居住在新校区分界的所有 新生 入学申请, 将按照新校区分界分配入学。

如果您有任何回馈,请于2019年11月15日之前在Let’s Talk网站上留下您的评论,或向您的学校提交书面回馈意见,学务委员会致力于创建一个健全的咨询流程,并将:

  • 真正地以开放包容,积极有意义的方式进行意见征询;
  • 全力打造诚实、透明、负责的相互关系;
  • 倾听意见,为学生做出最佳决策。

学务委员会将在2019年12月11日作出决议以前, 考虑所有收获的建议。

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

CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.

Pls DON’T close McRoberts. My daughter graduated from McRoberts and my son is studying here right now. We think this is the BEST HIGH SCHOOL IN RICHMOND.

Fannyli 7 days ago
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I strongly disagree to close McRobert,it is a good school,the Principal and teachers are helpful, changing the school and environment might impact their future, please do not close McRobert!

Cassie 7 days ago
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i strongly disagree to close McRoberts, it is a good school , the Principal and teachers are helpful and friendly, changing the environment and school might impact the students' future(social and mentally), please do not close McRoberts!

kingcheng 7 days ago
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I strongly disagree to close McRobert,it is a good school,the Principal and teachers are helpful, changing the school and environment might impact their future, please do not close McRobert!

kingcheng 7 days ago
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I am concerned about the proposed changes to the Westwind/SLSs/McMath boundaries. Like many other families commenting here, we live west of Railway Ave and south of Steveston Hwy and our children would have a beautiful and short walk or cycle through the green belt to McMath. Should the proposed boundaries come into effect, our children would have to commute to SLSS across very busy main roads every day - a 25 minute walk according to google maps! I somewhat understand the desire not to split cohorts coming out of Westwind, but this proposed change would be a large imposition on our family life and on the safety of our children’s commute. The safe, walkable commutes to schools is part of why we chose to buy our townhome. I would be very upset if this were to go forward.

J 7 days ago
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I strongly oppose the proposed boundary changes for McRoberts secondary and it's feeder schools Bridge and Whiteside. It appears the plan is to reduce McRoberts' catchment (already the 2nd smallest geographic catchment) further to reduce enrollment to justify closing McRoberts. I see this school out my window every day, graduated from this high school and hope that my kids will be able to do the same. McRoberts has a strong community with several teachers working there for 20+ years. To close this school would be a huge loss. The two French Immersion feeder schools Bridge and Whiteside have a close relationship with McRoberts because of their geographic proximity (classes from both schools will walk to the high school for different events) and to relocate the French Immersion program to Palmer and close McRoberts would destroy this unique elementary/high school relationship. Please reconsider your long-term plan for McRoberts and the French Immersion program.

leahrempel 7 days ago
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I vehemently oppose the proposed boundary changes to McRoberts Secondary. Families living directly across from McRoberts are being asked to send their children further for no sensible reason. I am also extremely dismayed as these boundary changes to McRoberts are clearly a stepping stone to the eventual proposed closure of McRoberts. I strongly believe that the board is not putting students first and thinking about the impact of dismantling this vibrant school community. I understand that the board's platform is that the French immersion program is portable, but at the high school level, English and French streamed students are highly intertwined...they are all one school community and their friendships and support networks are not based on which program they are in. I feel that the board has not thought about the deep social-emotional impact and mental health impact on our kids when friends and peers are divided. Boundary changes/school closures are more than just lines on a map.

Harinder 7 days ago
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We STRONGLY DISAGREE with the boundary changes for McRoberts. It doesn’t make sense for the my kids only need 5 mins walk to McRoberts and change 25 mins walk to McNair for study every day. It is not safe for them. All parents don't want McRoberts close, it would affect so many many families whose children are currently attending Whiteside. Please reconsider remain the original McRoberts boundary! Please Please do not close McRoberts!

EG 7 days ago
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if this is the council we voted for, we should call it back. we voted for better life and better community, we DON'T vote for school closure!!!!!!!!if city is in need of money, city should hire less staff. if city said less students are or will be enrolled, city should hire less staff again. we pay tax for kids and other things not for school closure. whoever came up this boundary change plan didn't understand how to serve the community at all, so if you knew nothing, please listen to us!!!!

amywang 7 days ago
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amywang 7 days ago
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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
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Would McNair offer French immersion in this proposed revision?

Farouk 7 days ago
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As the boundary changing is only for "proposal", however, the newly students included kindergarten and new comers will be considered in new boundary, so looks like it is a done deal, for Dec 11 meeting, just for make it officially? The plan on McRoberts will separate the current catchments, Whiteside and Bridge, not only Lee affected. If it is the priority reason for changing boundaries is "prohibited separate catchment schools", this plan should not be considered. Furthermore, the new boundary proposal shrink McRoberts catchment area, it is helping to develop "McRoberts doesn't have enough students"?Even though we have 5 portables and fully occupied school building. McRoberts is main part of southarm community, also it is the recover destination of code red for schools and neighborhood, it should be considered we need a school in this location for it community responsibility.

vanessasamuel 7 days ago
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I strongly disagree the plan to close McRoberts. Please consider what is better for the students. McRoberts is such a good school that all the students in this school want to stay there for study. So don’t close McRoberts.

Stephanieguan 7 days ago
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We don’t want McRoberts to be closed. It doesn’t make sense for the students who lives near McRoberts to go so far to McNair for study every day. It is not safe at all. McRoberts is such a good school, their quality of the education is better than many other schools. The principal and the teachers treat the students so well. We really don’t want to lose McRoberts. Please don’t close McRoberts. Please don’t! Please don’t! Please don’t!

Stephanieguan 7 days ago
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I am also concerned about your recent changes to Policy 704 that appears to give the Board more discretion around school closures and disposal of land. It used to be the case that a school could only be closed if there was room for the students at neighbouring schools AND at least 1 of 9 conditions were met (e.g., 20% or more of the student come from out of catchment). Now the Board need only "consider" these conditions, resulting in more discretion and less transparency. I only learned of this policy change by reading all the minutes and agendas for all Board meetings in 2019 - it was buried in the appendices to the Agenda for the Sept 11th Board meeting (page 137 of 158). This, combined with the lack of transparency on the boundary moves, is very upsetting - it makes it seem the Board is quietly getting it's ducks in a row to close schools and hoping parents don't find out about it until it is TOO LATE. That is NOT transparent public consultation.

lmurdoch 7 days ago
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To present the boundary changes in isolation, without referring to the Long Range Facilities Plan, is disingenuous and insulting. All of the changes in South Central lead to less students coming to McRoberts in favour of the other high schools. Obviously the boundary changes are part of a larger plan to close McRoberts and transfer the English students to McNair and the French students to Palmer. We are STRONGLY OPPOSED to that plan and therefore STRONGLY OPPOSED to the proposed boundary changes. You need to present the information honestly so we can have real debate about the future of the schools in our city.

lmurdoch 7 days ago
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Just attended McRoberts PAC meeting regarding Long Term Facility Plan. A room packed the parents has voiced their opinion loud and clear: We don't agree with the plan to change the catchment boundary and close McRoberts school in the future. All the reasons should have been given to the School Board spokes person at this meeting.

Li Ping Magnusson 7 days ago
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I am strongly opposed to the proposed boundary changes to the McRoberts catchment area. Why did the school board think one of the secondary school should be closed? I am wondering where our property tax goes? Do we pay the tax to close our commmunity school?

abcjim 7 days ago
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The proposed catchment change is destroying our community!

yonghuage 7 days ago
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