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.

I have major concerns with the proposed McRoberts/McNair boundary revisions.Currently, we are under 1 km away from McRoberts (our current catchment) and our kids need to cross one arterial road (Williams Road). With the proposed boundary revision to the McNair catchment, the distance would double to 2km, and our kids need to cross two arterial roads (Garden City & No 4 Road) that are much busier than Williams Road.We bought the house wanting to be close to the school that kids attend so that they can walk to school (not be driven). We have three kids at different ages and currently they walk to school together. The proposal will result in the kids going to schools at opposite direction.We will end up needing to drive them to schools.Please do not proceed with the proposed boundary change.

fcl about 2 months ago
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We have 3 children at home, the oldest entering high school next year. McMath is literally steps away from our back gate and we took comfort knowing our children would have the security and assurance of being so close to our home at Klahanie Cooperative during their formative high school years. The proposed revision would mean our children lose that special link to home and to their community. It means the school where they all learned to ride their bicycles at, where we like to play catch during the summer months at, will not be a part of their teenage years. In addition, the revision would take us from a zero emission daily commute to a 6 kilometer round trip by car, needlessly adding to the morning traffic. Indeed, transit is an option but we are not comfortable with sending our children on their own to Steveston-London by bus especially during their first years. I respectfully ask The District to consider the negative impact such a change would have on families such as ours.

Jeremiah Garcia about 2 months ago
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I have a major concern with the proposed boundary revisions of the Richmond High/Steveston London Catchment. Currently, we reside in an area that is 1.5 km away from Richmond High (our current catchment) and 1.3 km from Burnett. With the new proposed boundary revisions, my kids would have to go to Steveston-London which is 3.8 km away. Both my husband and myself work full time and the kids have to walk to school. It is not reasonable to ask them to walk 3.8 km (approximately 40 minutes) when there are two high schools less than 1.5 km away in each direction. Please reconsider the proposed revisions.

Dhand about 2 months ago
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I do not think the Newly proposed catchment for the neighborhood between Gilbert and No. 2 Road and Between Blundell and Granville makes any sense. Richmond High is our current cachement. Richmond High is 1.3K away, And Burnett is 1.5k. Either one of these schools makes sense for my kids. Under the newly proposed cachement they would go to Steveton London. That would be 3.8k away. That makes no sense. It’s almost three times as far, completely unwalkable, and not a part of our community. Shifting neighborhoods to schools outside of their communities to help achieve some sort of enrolment quota is bad for communities, bad for families, bad for kids, and bad for the environment. Please consider shifting resources to meet the needs of families where they are instead of trying to shift families and entire communities to where the resources currently are at. Thank you.

Mhand about 2 months ago
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With all the catchment change, why is Hamilton not included in the change. Yes, there is a school bus but it takes from 30 minutes to 45 minutes to get to McNair. Wouldn’t it be closer to have them to go to Cambie. First, this reduces the number of traffic and time of the students to and from school. Students from Hamilton wake up at 6:45am to catch the bus in the morning bus at 7:25am to go to McNair and arrive back home around 4:00pm. That is such a long period of time away from home. Also, if students are dismissed early, they can take 15 minute public transit back to Hamilton easily if they were to attend Cambie. As for McNair, public transit is not convenient which takes over an hour back to Hamilton. Like first day of school, the school bus for McNair only ran in the morning and afterschool. Students only needed to attend school for 2 hours, so some students were stuck at school for the whole day. Please consider the needs of Hamilton students.

Vancityfamily about 2 months ago
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I disagree with realigning McMaths catchment. It appears that you are virtually proposing to remove McMath school from its own catchment . 3 townhome complexs, including Klahanie co-op, are predominantly family residences. Given the socio-economic pressures these families already face, it would be a disservice to move their kids out of a catchment where their high school can be literally 150m from their complex. It was a very important family consideration to have our kids attend our community catchment school. Emphasis on community. We would like to see our current catchment boundaries maintained.

TNorthrup about 2 months ago
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I do not agree with the Mcroberts catchment boundary revision, Mcroberts is much closer to my house. I do not want my kids to go to McNair!!!!!!!!!

Panjohn12 about 2 months ago
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I don't agree with the boundary revision between McMath and Steveston-London Secondary. I am living in Merchantman place area, now my daughter can walk to school by herself everyday within 5 minutes, it is good for everyone of our family. If the boundary revised, 6 years later, my son has to move to Steveston-London Secondary, it is not convenient to take a bus, I think he will have to spend 1 extra hour on the road, this is not good for our family. Thank you for a kind consideration!

Kelvin about 2 months ago
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I am not agree. So many students from Ferris school have siblings or friends at Richmond Secondary and it will be unfair what some of them will be at Richmond Secondary and some will not. I have my daughter Polina at Richmond Secondary and another daughter Lisa at Ferris. I'll know what it will be big tragedy if Lisa will not be at Richmond Secondary. Thank you!

Natalia Sudakova about 2 months ago
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"...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..."While this doesn't affect my children as they current go to Walter Lee and looks like we have the option to select between McRoberts or McNair, however, the changes don't support your statement above.I live right across from McRoberts. When Rideau Park was closed years ago, my daughter has to go to Walter Lee instead of Whiteside (which is adjacent across to where we live). Now you are telling me in the future, the catchment is McNair for new enrolled students for our entire block?? HOW is this reducing the number of major road crossing?!?The city certain went crazy allowing developers to rezone along #3 and Williams for townhouses. We paid the premium for the location and now the school board is going to make us suffer?!?!

alaw2k about 2 months ago
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My child goes to Cambie and came from Tait. It is too far to MacNeil for these kids to get to on their own and dangerous on bikes etc.Also the break down of the smaller Elementary school to a large school. No family community as the older kids are at cambie. This is the silliest thing I have ever looked at ever.

Jniemi about 2 months ago
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