In order to ensure that future Capital Plan submissions to the Ministry of Education accurately reflect the priorities and needs of the Maple Ridge – Pitt Meadows School District, the board directed staff to update the comprehensive school district Strategic Facilities Plan in consultation with stakeholders, educators, the community and the two municipalities.
The Strategic Facilities Plan will identify and rationalize current and future capital requirements for school sites, new schools, and facility upgrades based on building condition, seismic vulnerability and ongoing maintenance/life cycle costs; as well as new education initiatives.
The completed plan will provide the critical context for discussions with the municipalities regarding eligible school sites, the Ministry of Education regarding high priority project requests, and the community regarding the board’s vision and priorities surrounding school district facilities.
The Strategic Facilities Plan will be created in three steps:
- Phase I: Strategic Facilities Review
June 2021 – Strategic Facilities Review.
The information gathered in the first phase and presented in the Strategic Facilities Review document, forms the foundation for phase two consultation.
- Phase II: Strategic Facilities Planning Consultation
September – November 2021 – strategic facilities planning consultation with stakeholders, educators, the community and the two municipalities. The feedback the school district collected throughout the consultation process will shape the recommendations included in the Strategic Facilities Plan.
- Phase III: Strategic Facilities Plan
December 2021 – Board adopts new Strategic Facilities Plan.