List of Possible School Closures

As you are likely aware the VSB had released a preliminary list of schools which might be considered for closure.  Please find at the link below, an important letter from the Superintendent and key information regarding the process.

Click here for School Closures Letter from the Superintendent of Schools

Preliminary List Of Schools That Might Be Considered For Closure

1. Queen Elizabeth Annex (K – 3) 

If approved for closure, the primary French Immersion program offered at Queen Elizabeth Annex would be accommodated at Queen Elizabeth Elementary.

Locating the French Immersion program at Queen Elizabeth Elementary could support closer connections and collaboration between staff and students in this primary program and the main school program at École Jules Quesnel, where students already go for Grade four.

2. Champlain Heights Annex (K – 3) 

If approved for closure, students at Champlain Heights Annex would be accommodated at Champlain Heights Elementary.

The annex shares a catchment with the main school. Students enrolled at Champlain Heights Annex already move to the main school for Grade four.

3. Tecumseh Annex (K – 3) 

If approved for closure, students at Tecumseh Annex would be accommodated at Tecumseh Elementary.

The annex shares a catchment with Tecumseh Elementary, where students already go for Grade four.

Tecumseh Elementary has been seismically upgraded, placing students in a seismically safe school.

4. McBride Annex (K – 3) 

If approved for closure, students at McBride Annex would be accommodated at McBride Elementary.

The annex shares a catchment with the main school. Students enrolled at McBride Annex already move to the main school for Grade four. McBride Elementary has been seismically upgraded.

5. Dr. A.R. Lord Elementary 

If approved for closure students at Lord Elementary would be accommodated at Begbie Elementary.

Begbie is on the priority list for seismic upgrading.

6. Admiral Seymour Elementary 

If approved for closure, students at Seymour Elementary would be accommodated at Strathcona Elementary. This would not occur until 2018/19 after seismic upgrading of Strathcona is complete and once the new school at International Village is open.

7. Graham D. Bruce Elementary 

If approved for closure, students at Bruce Elementary would be accommodated at Grenfell Elementary and Collingwood Annex. Collingwood would become the annex of Grenfell.

Both Bruce and Grenfell are in need of seismic upgrading. By combining the school communities, VSB can make a stronger case for potentially building a replacement school for this community.

8. Sir Guy Carleton Elementary 

If approved for closure, students at Carleton Elementary would be accommodated at Cunningham Elementary and MacCorkindale Elementary.

By combining these three school communities into two sites at MacCorkindale and Cunningham, VSB can make a stronger case for funding to complete the seismic upgrading of these two schools.

9. Queen Alexandra Elementary 

If approved for closure, students at Queen Alexandra Elementary would be accommodated at Grandview Elementary and Florence Nightingale Elementary.

By combining these three school communities into two sites at Grandview and Nightingale, VSB can make a stronger case for funding to complete the seismic upgrading of these two schools.

10. Pierre Elliott Trudeau Elementary 

If approved for closure, students at Trudeau Elementary would be accommodated at Walter Moberly Elementary.

Moberly Elementary has completed seismic upgrading.

11. Britannia Secondary 

If approved for closure, students at Britannia would be accommodated at Templeton Secondary.

The combined school community would not fit into Britannia’s building. But by combining the communities at Templeton, VSB can make a stronger case for potentially building a replacement school for the combined communities.

12. Gladstone Secondary 

If approved for closure, students at Gladstone would be accommodated at Windermere Secondary, Vancouver Technical Secondary, John Oliver Secondary and Tupper Secondary.

The buildings at Tupper and Van Tech have been seismically upgraded, so students would get a safer school. With the incoming students, John Oliver and Windermere’s new enrolment makes those sites better candidates for seismic upgrades or new school buildings in the coming years.

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One thought on “List of Possible School Closures

  1. I’m sorry to hear about AR Lord. Half of its boundaries falls in the same super block as Garibaldi so it seems strange that those kids cannot come to Garibaldi is they choose to do so. I think this is worth raising at the Fall consultations. Garibaldi Annex could be one that feeds not only into Lord Nelson but also Begbie, giving parents at AR Lord more choice if it does close.

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