Facilities and Capital Plan
North Vancouver School District's Five-Year Capital Plan
Each year, Boards of Education are required to submit to the Ministry of Education a Five-Year Capital Plan that outlines high-priority capital projects within their school district. The process includes the development and maintenance of a comprehensive Facilities Plan and a Project Identification Report (PIR) for each project that is identified as a priority and included in the five-year capital plan. The North Vancouver School District's Long-Range Facilities Plan was prepared by Matrix Planning Associates in November 2007.
Surplus Land Retention and Disposition Strategy
As a result of demographic changes such as the aging population and smaller families that have resulted in declining enrolment and the school district’s direction towards fewer newer schools, the school district has found it necessary to close schools to reduce surplus capacity. By June 2012, the school district found itself in the position of having 12 surplus properties. It is highly unlikely that these properties will be required again for school use as future enrollment growth can be accommodated through additions to existing operating schools.
The Board of Education has an important stewardship role respecting these valuable community assets as well a desire to maximize their revenue potential to support enriched educational opportunities for students within the North Vancouver School District. Accordingly, the Board requested development of a strategy that demonstrates how the varied interests are balanced while moving forward in a positive direction. A full copy of the North Vancouver School District's Land Asset Strategy is available here NVSD Land Asset Strategy c. 2011