Special Board Meeting on Long Range Facilities Plan

Special Board Meeting on Long Range Facilities Plan

UPDATED TUESDAY at 5:26 p.m. – Decision was made to postpone the meeting due to technical difficulty.
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The Board of Education of School District No. 83 (North Okanagan-Shuswap) will hold a special board meeting on Wednesday, May 12 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. The focus of this meeting is to discuss the SD83 Long Range Facilities Plan, particularly the greater Salmon Arm area.

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At the April Board of Education meeting it was decided to hold a special meeting to further discuss this topic. See details below:

Long Range Facilities Plan: The Board of Education of School District No. 83 (North Okanagan-Shuswap) again wrestled with the grade configuration for schools in the Salmon Arm area for the Long Range Facilities Plan, agreeing to pick up the conversation at a special meeting (date to be determined) or at the May board meeting. Discussion began with Superintendent of Schools/CEO Peter Jory outlining the process to date. Each trustee then gave their thoughts around the options (link to LRFP discussion below). Board Chair Amanda Krebs suggested, and it was approved, that as many of the people sending in letters said they felt the Jackson campus was inequitable to the Sullivan Campus, they also consider looking at Shuswap Middle School as a potential high school and turning the current Jackson campus into a middle school.

LISTEN TO DISCUSSION HERE
BRIEFING NOTE HERE
SUMMARY OF CONSULTATION HERE
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON SALMON ARM OPTIONS