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Five-Year Capital Plan for 2022/23
​2022/23 Five-Year Capital Plan & Priorities

Each year, boards of education are required to submit a Five-Year Capital Plan identifying both major and minor capital funding priorities required for their school districts.  In late May 2021, the Ministry of Education issued instructions identifying the funding programs and requirements for the preparation and submission of the 2022/23 Five-Year Capital Plan. The Ministry of Education requires the school district to adopt and submit their Five-Year Capital Plans with supporting documentation on, or before, September 30, 2021.

School districts are required to have a current Long Range Facilities Plan (LRFP) in place to support major capital priorities identified in their Five-Year Capital Plan submission. The LRFP is to incorporate consideration of demographic changes, enrolment patterns, residential developments planned in the community, facility condition, and capacity utilization.

Consultants were engaged to assist with updating the School District's LRFP in 2020. In 2021 the same plan was carried forward with updated enrolment projections. The updated projections highlighted the same priorities as the 2020 LRFP, and therefore the School District is recommending those same priorities for this year's submission.  

The major capital funding programs require projects to be prioritized over a five-year budget horizon. The current major capital funding programs that are applicable to the North Vancouver School District are:

  • New School Program
  • Site Acquisition Program
  • Addition/Expansion Program
  • Replacement/Renovation Program

The minor capital programs only require funds to be identified for a single budget year. The minor capital funding programs include the following:

  • School Enhancement Program
  • Carbon Neutral Capital Program
  • Playground Equipment Program

The following Draft priorities have been identified for the 2022/23 Five-Year Capital Plan in the tables below:

Major Capital Funding Categories

New School Program

A new elementary school within the City of North Vancouver (CNV) to address enrolment growth is identified as a top priority.

PriorityFacility NameProject DescriptionProject Cost
1New CNV SchoolNew 40K / 425E Capacity School$38,861,001


Site Acquisition Program

A funding request to support the acquisition of a site for a new future CNV elementary school is identified as a priority.  This is preliminary order of magnitude estimate which would be further qualified once the priority is supported and moves forward to a feasibility study, which would take in factors such as land availability, etc.

PriorityFacility NameProject DescriptionProject Cost
1New CNV SchoolNew CNV school site$30,000,000


School Addition/Expansion Projects

Priorities based on Long Range Facilities Plan and enrolment projections.

PriorityFacility NameProject DescriptionProject Cost
1Carson Graham SecondaryExpand capacity by 300$19,670,687
2Queensbury ElementaryExpand capacity from 40K/225E to 60K/400E$8,216,938
3Westview ElementaryExpand capacity by 100$6,105,192
4Highlands ElementaryExpand capacity by 100$6,662,184
5Larson ElementaryExpand capacity from 40K/400E to 60K/475E$5,801,348


School Replacement/Renovation Projects

Priorities based on a combination of facility condition with consideration to future enrolment.

PriorityFacility NameProject DescriptionProject Cost
1Lynnmour ElementaryReplace with a new larger 60K/450E school$39,707,379
2Seymour Heights ElementaryReplace with a new larger 60K/525E school$42,848,416
3Ross Road ElementaryReplace with a new larger 60K/475E school$41,134,737


Minor Capital Funding Categories

School Enhancement Program

School Enhancement projects are investments that will contribute to the safety and function of the school and will extend the life of the existing asset. Projects and priorities were identified with the use of the Ministry's Capital Asset Management System, consulting reports, and staff input. Submissions are limited to five priorities and must be between $100,000 and $2,000,000.

PriorityFacility NameProject DescriptionProject Cost
1Seycove SecondaryWood Dust Extraction System$ 600,000
2Seycove SecondaryInterior LED Lighting Upgrade$ 250,000
3Windsor SecondaryInterior LED Lighting Upgrade$ 250,000
4Windsor SecondaryPhase 1 – Building Envelope renewal$ 1,000,000
5Windsor SecondaryLarge Gym Flooring Renewal$ 300,000


Carbon Neutral Capital Program

Project call is for the 2022/23 year only and is limited to five priorities. Projects must contribute to measurable emissions reductions, operational cost savings, align with Capital Asset Management Systems equipment renewal period and LRFP.

PriorityFacility NameProject DescriptionProject Cost
1Cleveland ElementaryBoiler System Renewal$ 350,000
2Carisbrooke ElementaryBoiler System Renewal$ 350,000
3Blueridge ElementaryBoiler System Renewal$ 350,000
4Windsor SecondaryBoiler System & Piping system Renewal$ 1,000,000
5Sherwood Park ElementaryBoiler System Renewal$ 350,000


Playground Equipment Program

The Ministry's funding eligibility is based on new or replacement playground equipment. Prioritization is given to schools that do not currently have playground equipment, and where students do not have easy access to nearby playground facilities. School districts are limited to three requests for universally accessible playground equipment up to $165,000.

The requests below are prioritized based on requests from schools, facilities staff assessments, equipment age and condition, community access, proximity to parks, and equity between schools (including equity in terms of play space area to enrolment numbers).​​

PriorityFacility NameRequest
1Brooksbank ElementaryUniversally Accessible Playground Equipment
2Upper Lynn ElementaryUniversally Accessible Playground Equipment
3Ross Road ElementaryUniversally Accessible Playground Equipment