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Five-Year Capital Plan for 2018/19

For capital projects to be considered as priorities by the Ministry of Education, school districts are required to have a current Long Range Facilities Plan (LRFP) in place to support the Capital Plan. The LRFP is to incorporate consideration of demographic changes, enrolment patterns, residential developments planned in the community, facility condition, and capacity utilization.

Matrix Planning was engaged to update the School District’s Long Range Facilities Plan in 2017, and key findings of the LFRP were used to identify project priorities for the Draft 2018/19 Five-Year Capital Plan intake submission.

Draft Five-Year Capital Plan & Priorities 2018/19

The Capital Planning Committee met in February of 2017 to review the updated 2017 Long Range Facilities Plan, which was used to identify priorities for the Draft 2018/19 Five-Year Capital Plan.

Taking into account the LRFP, as well as the Ministry's emphasis on facilities condition and seismic ratings, the Draft 2018/19 Five-Year Capital Plan identifies the following priorities in the tables below for each Category:

Seismic Mitigation Program (SMP)

Projects below are identified by priority per previous Ministry Seismic Assessments. The Handsworth update is still in progress and costing is yet to be determined*, so we have added $3 million to the previous seismic project costing, per guidance from our cost consultant.

Project PriorityFacility NameProject TimingSeismic RiskProject Cost
1Handsworth2019/2020H1$   46,047,692
2Mountainside2022/2023H3$   19,779,016

[*Please note, the board meeting minutes reflect estimated project costs. The actual funded amount for Handsworth Secondary School is $62.3 million dollars.]

School Expansion Projects (EXP)

Priority based on Long Range Facilities Plan and enrolment projections. Please note that an unqualified placeholder of $10 million is carried forward from the previous year for priority 1, and costing is yet to be determined.

Project PriorityFacility NameProject TimingProject DescriptionPreliminary Estimate
1New Lower Lonsdale2018/19Site Acquisition$           10,000,000
2New Lower Lonsdale2020/21New 40 K/ 450 Elementary School$           17,589,862
3Carson Graham2022/23Expand Capacity of school by 200$             9,236,862


School Replacement Projects (REP)

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

Project PriorityFacility NameProject TimingProject DescriptionPreliminary Estimate
1Seymour Heights /  Blueridge2020/21Replace one school with expanded 60 K / 425$    16,604,998
2Lynnmour2021/22Replace with expanded 60 K / 400$    16,638,133
3Queensbury2022/23Replace with expanded 60 K / 400$    17,081,413
4Larson2022/23Replace with expanded 60 K / 475$    18,958,864
5Brooksbank2022/23Replace with expanded 60 K / 425$    17,949,871


Building Envelope Program (BEP)

This funding is subject to schools identified through a risk assessment report facilitated by BC Housing. The Ministry has advised that only Dorothy Lynas Elementary was eligible for consideration under the program, and they have advised to carry a project budget of $277,000.00. We have prioritized this item for the 2018/19 fiscal year.

School Enhancement Program (SEP)

Project call is for the 2018/19 year, and limited to five priorities. SEP 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 are identified with the use of the Ministry’s Capital Asset Management System, consulting reports, and Facilities staff input.

Project PriorityProject TypeProject DescriptionFacility NameProject Cost
1Window ReplacementGroup A - Window Replacement - Capilano and EastviewCapilano Eastview$1,276,537
2Window ReplacementGroup B - Window Replacement - Braemar and Ross RoadBraemar Ross Road$1,134,679
3Heating and Ventilation UpgradesGroup C - Boiler replacement in 4 schools Capilano, Braemar, Ross Road, and ClevelandMultiple Schools$1,037,600
4Safety EnhancementsGroup D - Renewal of emergency lighting systems and exit signage in 18  SchoolsMultiple Schools$1,066,150
5Safety EnhancementsGroup C - Renewal of Public address systems in 9 Elementary SchoolsMultiple Schools$   959,454


Carbon Neutral Capital Program (CNCP)

Project call is for 2018/19 year only, and limited to three priorities. Projects must contribute to measurable emissions reductions, operational cost savings, align with VFA equipment renewal period and LRFP.

Project PriorityProject TypeProject DescriptionFacility NameProject Cost
1Boiler ReplacementReplacement of low efficiency boilers in each mechanical room with two individual high efficiency boilers, pumps and DDC controlsCapilano$  237,600
2Boiler ReplacementReplacement of low efficiency boilers with 2 high efficiency boilers, pumps and DDC controlsRoss Road$  233,680
3Boiler ReplacementReplacement of low efficiency modular boiler with high efficiency boilers, pumps and DDC controlsBraemar$  309,880

School Bus Replacement Program (BUS)

Funding eligibility is based on school bus age, mileage, safety and mechanical issues. Although no buses in the School District meet these requirements, we have been encouraged to apply for funding by the Ministry, and have included a request to replace an existing 10-year-old bus.

Capital Planning Timelines

Capital Planning Timelines
June 20, 2017Presentation at Public Board Meeting of DRAFT 2018/19 Five-Year Capital Plan priorities and timelines for Board consideration and adoption.
June 30, 2017Due date for boards of education to submit 2018/19 Five-Year Capital Plan to Ministry complete with Board Resolution adopting the plan.
July 2017 – September 2017Ministry conducts intake review, and prioritizes Five-Year Capital Plan, and determines budget for 2018/2019 Capital Expenditures.
October 2017Ministry provides Treasury Board with the 2018/19 Capital Budget.
February 2018Ministry provides capital project approvals for 2018/19.
March 2018Ministry sends capital response letters to school districts identifying capital projects that are approved to proceed with for 2018/19.
March / April 2018Ministry releases Capital Plan Intake instructions for 2019/20.