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Five-Year Capital Plan for 2024/25
‚Äč2024/25 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 March 2023, the Ministry of Education and Child Care issued instructions identifying the funding programs and requirements for the preparation and submission of the 2024/25 Five-Year Capital Plan.  The deadlines for the submissions, using the Capital Asset Planning System online platform, as follows:

  • Major Capital Programs  ‚Äď June 30, 2023
  • Minor Capital Programs  ‚Äď September 30, 2023

The staggered deadlines are intended to provide the Ministry with input required to initiate planning for the next budget cycle, while enabling school districts additional time and flexibility to plan over the summer. School districts may wish to provide Major and Minor Capital submissions by the June 30, 2023 deadline.

School districts are required to have a current Long Range Facilities Plan (LRFP) 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.

A consultant was engaged to assist with updating ten-year enrolment projections and emerging priorities for the LRFP.  These priorities were used to highlight major capital project requests.

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:

  • Addition/Expansion Program
  • Demolition Project
  • New School Program
  • Replacement/Renovation Program
  • Seismic Project
  • Site Acquisition Program

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

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

The following Draft priorities have been identified for the 2024/25 Five-Year Capital Plan in the tables below:

Major Capital Funding Programs

School Addition/Expansion Projects

Priorities based on Long Range Facilities Plan and enrolment projections.

‚ÄčPriorityFacility Name‚ÄčProject Description‚ÄčProject Cost‚Äč
‚Äč1‚ÄčLynnmour Elementary‚ÄčExpand capacity from 20K/250E to 60K/450E‚Äč$18,911,702
‚Äč2‚ÄčCarson Graham Secondary‚ÄčExpand capacity from 1100 to 1400‚Äč$27,803,499
‚Äč3‚ÄčQueensbury Elementary‚ÄčExpand capacity from 20K/250E to 60K/400E‚Äč$12,619,690
‚Äč4‚ÄčWestview Elementary‚ÄčExpand capacity from 20K/225E to 20K/325E‚Äč$9,814,784
‚Äč5‚Äč‚ÄčLarson Elementary
‚ÄčExpand capacity from 40K/375E to 60K/475E‚Äč$10,151,378
‚Äč6‚ÄčHighlands Elementary‚Äč‚ÄčExpand capacity from 40K/350E to 40K/450E‚Äč$9,489,792
‚Äč7Sutherland Secondary
‚Äč‚ÄčExpand capacity from 1000 to 1300

Demolition Program

This funding is primarily for rural school districts; however, the NVSD has submitted a request with the hope it might be funded.

‚ÄčPriority‚ÄčFacility Name
Project Description‚ÄčProject Cost‚Äč
‚Äč1‚ÄčWilliam Lucas Centre
Partial demolition of the West and South blocks of the building.‚Äč$2,500,000‚Äč

New School Program

New school proposed based on long range enrolment projection. This request would be subject to securing a new site.

‚ÄčPriorityFacility Name‚ÄčProject Description‚ÄčProject Cost‚Äč
‚Äč1New CNV School‚ÄčNew 60K/400E capacity K-7 Elementary school on new site.‚Äč$50,783,020‚Äč

School Replacement/Renovation Projects

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

‚ÄčPriorityFacility Name‚ÄčProject Description‚ÄčProject Cost‚Äč
‚Äč1‚ÄčRoss Road Elementary‚ÄčReplace and expand capacity from 40K/425E to 60K/475E‚Äč$53,631,016
‚Äč2‚ÄčSeymour Heights Elementary‚ÄčReplace and expand capacity from 20K/250E to 60K/525E‚Äč$54,765,652

Seismic Program

‚ÄčPriorityFacility Name‚ÄčProject Description‚ÄčProject Cost‚Äč
‚Äč1‚ÄčLynnmour Elementary
This project request is connected with the Lynnmour expansion project‚Äč request and both projects will need to be delivered as a singular project.

Site Acquisition Program

A funding request to support the acquisition of future elementary school.

‚ÄčPriorityFacility Name‚ÄčProject Description‚ÄčProject Cost‚Äč
‚Äč1‚ÄčNew CNV School Site
Acquisition of new ‚Äčsite that can accommodate a 60K/400E capacity school.



Minor Capital Funding Categories

Carbon Neutral Capital Program

School districts are 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
‚Äč1‚ÄčSeycove Secondary Community
‚ÄčHeating plant boiler & system renewal
2Canyon Heights Elementary‚ÄčHeating plant boiler & system renewal$450,000
‚Äč3‚ÄčCarisbrooke Elementary‚Äč‚ÄčHeating plant boiler & system renewal‚Äč$450,000
Seymour Heights Elementary‚ÄčHeating plant boiler & system renewal$450,000
Windsor Secondary‚ÄčHeating plant boiler & system renewal$ 1,000,000


Playground Equipment Program

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.

PriorityFacility NameProject Description‚ÄčProject Cost
1Sherwood Park ElementaryNew accessible playground project to resolve inequity and deficient play space
2Eastview ElementaryNew accessible playground project to resolve inequity and deficient play space‚Äč‚Äč$165,000
3Dorothy Lynas ElementaryNew accessible playground project to resolve inequity and deficient play space‚Äč‚Äč$165,000


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. Eligible projects must be valued at more than $100,000 but not exceed $2,000,000. One project must be included that is valued at $500,000 or less. School districts are limited to a maximum of 5 separate School Enhancement Projects limited to five priorities.

‚ÄčPriorityFacility Name‚ÄčProject DescriptionProject Cost‚Äč
‚Äč1‚ÄčWindsor Secondary
Phase 2 - Building envelope and glazing systems renewal‚Äč$1,000,000‚Äč
‚Äč2‚ÄčVarious‚ÄčAccessible washroom upgrades at multiple facilities (Blueridge, Brooksbank, Cleveland and Larson)
‚Äč3‚ÄčVarious‚ÄčElevator upgrades/modernization at multiple facilities (Boundary, Braemar, Cleveland, Ross Road, Seycove and Windsor)
‚Äč4Boundary Elementary
‚ÄčBuilding envelope renewal of exterior wood cladding system.
‚Äč5‚Äč‚ÄčVarious‚ÄčLighting upgrades at multiple facilities (Highlands, Queen Mary and Ridgeway)