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Argyle Secondary School

November 9, 2018

Argyle Replacement - Project Update

  • Bulk excavation complete
  • Piling complete
  • Concrete footings and foundations under construction
  • Site servicing installations underway
  • Confirmation of funding for development of artificial turf field obtained from District of North Vancouver
  • Development permit for field and Kilmer Creek daylighting - pending
  • Funding for furniture for the new school - The Board of Education allocated $750,000 from the 2017/2018 budget surplus towards furniture for the new Argyle Secondary 

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August 22, 2018

Frequently asked questions

When will construction start?

The contractor commenced site mobilization at the end of June 2018, and major construction activity commenced at the end of July 2018.

How will construction affect students and staff?

During construction of the new school, the old school will remain as is with no affect to classes. The new school is being constructed at the location of the former grass and gravel fields, so the fields have been permanently closed; however, a small portion of the gravel field remains accessible for school and community use. While school will continue as usual, there will be construction noise and increased activity of heavy machinery on the site and along community streets. We appreciate student, staff and community patience and understanding during this time.

Where will outdoor sports take place and where will physical education classes occur?

The existing gymnasiums and fitness centre will remain fully accessible for physical and health education classes throughout the construction process. School staff have made arrangements to utilize other local fields for outdoor sporting events.

How will the heavy truck traffic be managed during school hours both at Argyle Secondary and Lynn Valley Elementary?

A Construction Traffic Management plan is in place, which has been reviewed and approved by the District of North Vancouver and conforms to municipal bylaws. Construction traffic will travel to and from Highway #1 via Lynn Valley Road and Mountain Highway, and will access the Argyle property via either Argyle Road and/or Frederick Road.

What will the construction phases be?

Phase 1: Construction of the new school and new parking lot on the site of the former fields. The South grass field and part of the gravel field are off-limits for non-construction personnel as it has become an active construction and staging site. Access to areas that are designated construction zones are restricted. In the interest of safety, please respect the active construction zones and do not trespass into the secured, fenced-off areas.

Phase 2: Demolition of the old school (Summer/Fall 2020)

Phase 3: Site work to daylight Kilmer Creek, off-site municipal improvements (Fall 2020/Winter 2021)

Phase 4: Building the new playing field on the site of the old school. (Winter/Spring 2021)

When will the new school be complete and when will students start taking classes in the new school?

The targeted completion date for the new school building is Summer 2020, with intent to obtain occupancy in time for the return of students in the Fall 2020.

How many students will the new school be built for?

The school is being built to accommodate 1300 students.

Have new housing developments in Lynn Valley been taken into account when determining the capacity of the new school?

The school district works with professional planners to look at the broad scope of potential impacts on school enrolment numbers, including demographic changes, enrolment patterns, and residential developments planned in the community.

What will the new school look like?

Here are some renderings of what the new school will look like:

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What are some of the key features of the new school?

The new school is designed to support 21st century learning, with elements such as learning pods, multiuse adaptable spaces, a multiuse theatre, open spaces, and lots of natural light.

How was community input integrated into the design?

  • A committee of staff and students was formed (Argyle Design Development Input Team) and the committee was consulted during the design phase to determine what their needs are for a new school.
  • A project steering committee was formed (specifically community user groups) and community input was gathered at intervals throughout the design development process through school tours and other input meetings.
  • A public meeting was held at the school to obtain community feedback. Community feedback was also obtained via online submissions, in particular relating to parking, traffic flow and playing fields; this feedback was used to determine final designs.

When will construction on the new field start?

The old school will be demolished in late Fall 2020 and construction on the new field will begin shortly after (likely in Spring 2021).

When will the new field be complete and ready for use?

The scope and type of new field has not yet been determined. The District of North Vancouver Parks Department has expressed an interest in establishing a partnership to develop an artificial turf field. The School District and District of North Vancouver will continue to work towards this goal. Construction scheduling will be determined upon confirmation of municipal support.

How can we voice our opinion (support) for a turf field? 

You can demonstrate your support for a turf field by emailing District of North Vancouver Mayor and Council.

Who is the contractor building the school?

DGS Construction is the contractor building the new Argyle Secondary. DGS is a family-owned company with 36 years of experience in large scale construction projects, primarily focused on constructing new schools. They currently have several projects under construction for the Vancouver School Board and have worked previously on projects within the North Vancouver School District.

What is the budget?

The construction budget for the project is roughly $61 million.

Is the project on time?

It took longer than expected to secure a contractor for the project, so the project has fallen behind schedule; however, the targeted occupancy date for fall of 2020 remains unchanged.

Who can we contact for more information?

Updates will be posted to the school district website here: https://www.sd44.ca/Board/CapitalPlanProjects/CapitalProjectsUpdates/Argyle/Pages/default.aspx. For further questions, comments and feedback, please send to feedback@sd44.ca.

 


August 9, 2018

Check out the layout design for the new Argyle Secondary School

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July 13, 2018

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June 7, 2018

Argyle Full Replacement Project Update

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Argyle Capital Project Update - June 2018

November 3, 2017

Argyle Full Replacement Project Update

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Conceptual image prepared for the District of North Vancouver Development Permit Application.

October 16, 2017

Argyle Full Replacement Project Update

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Argyle Capital Project Update - October 2017 - PDF


November 29, 2016

Argyle Replacement Project - Renderings and Feedback

North Vancouver School District is proposing to replace the existing Argyle Secondary School, located at 1131 Frederick Road. The new school is being designed to accommodate 1200 students, with additional space for up to 100 more students funded by the School District. The new school will also be designed to support other community functions.

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The new Argyle Secondary School and associated parking will be constructed on the existing grass and gravel play fields at the east end of the property. Following completion of construction of the new school, the existing Argyle school will be demolished, and a new sports field will be constructed in its place.​

Parking​

There are two parking concepts being considered:

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Concept 1 includes two parking lots with a total of 165 spots. This meets District of North Vancouver requirements.

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The second concept would require a variance from the District of North Vancouver. It includes fewer stall (110 total) and replaces what would have been parking stalls in one area with increased outdoor​ recreation space (sports courts of some kind).​

Traffic Flow

There are two traffic flow concepts being considered:

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The first concept is one way circulation through the main parking lot, entering off of Frederick Rd and exiting on Argyle Rd.

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The second concept has the traffic from the main parking lot entering and exiting on Frederick Rd.

Sports Field

There are two concepts for the sports field being considered:

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The first concept is a proposal to construct a new artificial turf field, which is being considered by the District of North Vancouver.​ This concept would likely include lighting and perhaps public washrooms.

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The second concept is an all weather gravel field. This concept does not include lighting or public washrooms.

Feedback

North Vancouver School District is seeking feedback on these three aspects of the project. We ask that you provide your input by December 5, 2016. Feedback can be submitted to feedback@sd44.ca

Exterior Images

Here are some architectural renderings of the outside of the proposed project:

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Layout

Here are some images of the layout within the building:

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This is the layout of the main floor.

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This is the layout of the second floor.

Interior Design

As design work on the interior of the school moves forward and architectural renderings of the inside become available, these will be shared with staff, parents, students and the public. This will likely take place in early spring 2017.


November 10, 2016

Public Information Meeting

Argyle Secondary School Replacement Project

The North Vancouver School District is hosting a public information meeting to present the development proposal to replace the current Argyle Secondary School with a brand new school located on the same parcel of land (1131 Frederick Rd, North Vancouver).

Meeting Time and Location:

Thursday, November 24, 2016

6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Argyle Secondary School gymnasium

1131 Frederick Rd., North Vancouver


Meeting Agenda

6:30 p.m. – Doors Open

6:30 - 7:15 p.m. – Open House

7:15 - 8:30 p.m. – Presentation

Community feedback is being sought on several community-related aspects of the project

The Proposal

North Vancouver School District proposes to replace the existing Argyle Secondary School, located at 1131 Frederick Road. The new school is being designed to accommodate 1200 students, with additional space for up to 100 more students funded by the School District. The new school will also be designed to support other community functions.

The new Argyle Secondary School and associated parking will be constructed on the existing grass and gravel play fields at the east end of the property. Following completion of construction of the new school, the existing Argyle school will be demolished, and a new sports field will be constructed in its place.

A proposal to construct a new artificial turf field is being considered by the District of North Vancouver. A gravel replacement field will be constructed if the turf option is not possible.

The site will be accessed from a new driveway on Frederick Rd., with two concepts being considered for site traffic egress. The Municipal Bylaw requires 165 parking stalls be constructed on-site; however, the School District may request a relaxation to the Bylaw and construct fewer parking stalls in the interest of developing more green / sports / community space.

Construction anticipated to commence in late Fall 2017.

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June 9, 2016

Argyle Secondary replacement project approved

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Argyle Secondary School staff join Minister of Education Mike Bernier and MLA for North Vancouver-Seymour Jane Thornthwaite to announce funding approval to build a brand new Argyle Secondary.


Students at Argyle Secondary school will have a brand new, seismically safe and state-of-the-art school thanks to a partnership between the B.C. government and the North Vancouver School District. Minister of Education Mike Bernier and MLA for North Vancouver-Seymour Jane Thornthwaite announced the $45.7 million investment with school district staff, teachers, students and parents at an event at Argyle Secondary on Tuesday, June 9, 2016.

 

"By working together, we are able to move this important safety project forward to protect and benefit students, teachers and staff in North Vancouver. The new Argyle Secondary will serve students, families and the community for generations to come" said Minister Bernier.

 

In May 2012, the Ministry of Education approved a seismic upgrade project for Argyle Secondary School. Since that time, as part of the Land, Learning and Livability community consultation process, the North Vancouver Board of Education has been working with the community, the District of North Vancouver, and the Ministry of Education to change this project from a seismic upgrade renovation to a brand new replacement school for Argyle.

 

"We are very excited to be able to provide our students, staff and community a brand new secondary school, which will consist of a modern design that will support teaching and learning methods for the future. The North Vancouver Board of Education has worked hard for a long time to bring this project to fruition and we are elated that it upholds our school district's vision for student-centred learning in the 21st century," said Christie Sacré, chairperson, North Vancouver Board of Education.

 

The Province is contributing $37.6 million toward the project as part of its award-winning Seismic Mitigation Program. The North Vancouver School District is contributing an additional $8.1 million to fund a full school replacement. Above and beyond this amount, the North Vancouver School District is contributing an additional $3.3 million for a 1050 square-meter Neighbourhood Learning Centre component. This aspect of the project will bring the total estimated project cost to $49.1 million and will include amenities that can be utilized by the school and community.

 

The North Vancouver Board of Education is able to provide $11.4 million towards the replacement of Argyle Secondary because of a lengthy consultation process whereby school district assets were reviewed and surplus assets were sold to be utilized to fund the remainder of the replacement project for Argyle. 

 

"We are very excited to be able to provide our students, staff and community a new secondary school, which will consist of a modern design that will support teaching and learning methods for the future," said Sacré.

 

The new school will be designed to meet today's standards for safety, accessibility and modern learning. It will encompass green building standards and efficient technology, will involve plans for a new artificial turf field, and will lower overall operations and building life cycle costs. Other exciting aspects of this project include enhanced multi-use performance space, improved gym facilities, integration of technology throughout the school, improved drop-off areas and parking, and environmental enhancements such as outdoor learning spaces, gardens, rainwater drainage and creek enhancements.

 

Construction is expected to start in 2017, with the new school slated to open in September 2020. It will be built on the existing playing fields. Once construction is complete, the students will move to the new school and the existing buildings will be demolished and turned into new playing fields.

 

"Argyle Secondary is a stalwart in this community and I know that past, present and future Argylians support this project as it could open new doors for community access that enrich the daily lives and learning of students and community members alike," said Elizabeth Bell, Principal at Argyle Secondary School.


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Christie Sacré, Chairperson of the North Vancouver Board of Education, speaks to students, staff and parents at the announcement of the project to build a new Argyle Secondary School.




February 24, 2016

Argyle Full Replacement Project Update

The North Vancouver School District continues to await confirmation from the Ministry of Education regarding the Board's request to proceed with the full replacement of Argyle Secondary School, rather than the approved seismic upgrade.  Since the October 22, 2015 update, the key developments are provided below:

  • Communication has contined with Ministry of Education staff, indicating that the replacement of Argyle School is at the highest priority of the Ministry

  • The cost difference between the seismic upgrade ($37.8M) and a full replacement ($45.7) remains at an estimated cost of $7.9M

  • The North Vancouver School District now has $11.38M in capital reserve, with these funds targeted towards the Argyle Replacement Project

  • The Board has confirmed its intent to pursue the full preferred option that provides:
    • Additional space for additional classroom capacity (+600 sq. m.)
    • Area for multi-purpose/performing arts (+1000 sq. m.), and
    • Recreation support space (+176 sq. m.)

  • Killick, Metz, Bowen and Rose Architects and Planners (KMBR) facilitated a "Designs for Learning" workshop with staff to explore current options for the design of new schools to address the changing curriculum and approaches to learning

  • The Board continues to pursue all options to secure the funding necessary for the full preferred replacement option.  The Board has requested a meeting with the Ministry of Education and will arrange a meeting with the District of North Vancouver

  • The Board will also consider the potential to raise additional funds through surplus lands, leases, and other methods. 

The Board of Education looks forward to an invitation to enter into a Project Agreement at the earliest opportunity to move this 'long-awaited' replacement project forward.

As information becomes available on this project, updates will be posted.

A print copy of this information is available here.

 

 

October 22, 2015

Argyle Capital Project Update

Parents/guardians of students in the Argyle Family of Schools were invited to an Argyle Parent Advisory Council-sponsored event on October 21, 2015 at École Boundary Elementary School to learn more about the Argyle Capital Project.  John Lewis, Superintendent of Schools, provided an overview of the history of the Argyle Capital Project; funding the "gap"; building and site enhancements; timelines; and the next steps.  He outlined the actions that the Board of Education is taking to support and implement the Argyle Full Replacement Capital Project. 

The slides from Superintendent Lewis' Argyle Capital Project Update are available here.  

Argyle Capital Project Update Presentation - October 21, 2015

 

 

 

October 20, 2015

Argyle Full Replacement Project Update

The North Vancouver School District continues to make progress with its request for the full replacement of Argyle Secondary School.  Since the update provided at the Argyle Parent Advisory Council Meeting on March 2, 2015, key developments are provided below:

  • Constructive meetings and communications have continued with Ministry of Education staff through the spring and summer, including a site visit by Ministry staff in June 2015

  • The Project Definition Report (PDR) for the replacement project was finalized after a number of updates to meet Ministry requirements and for presentation to the Ministry of Finance

  • As a result of price escalation and clarification of project scope, the cost difference between the seismic upgrade ($37.8M) and the base full replacement ($45.7) is $7.9M.  The preferred alternative options that incorporate additional space for the multi-purpose / performing arts areas (+1000 sq. m.) and additional classroom capacity and recreation support space (+766 sq. m.) have increased in cost to approximately $10.7M and $13.7M respectively.  The total cost of the preferred Argyle option is $51.5M ($37.8M Ministry + $13.7M NVSD)

  • The North Vancouver School District has now sold the Keith Lynn site ($5M) and Monteray site ($6.38M), with proceeds targeted towards the Argyle replacement project. A conditional sale of a surplus parcel of land at the Braemar site ($2.4M) is proceeding through the municipal process.  Together, the proceeds from these three properties will achieve the financing needed for the preferred replacement option at Argyle

  • A conditional sale of the Ridgeway Annex site ($5.1M) is at fourth and final reading with the Council of the City of North Vancouver.  This will allow the sale to be completed in November, with proceeds applied to the remaining debt associated with the replacements of Sutherland Secondary and Westview Elementary Schools

  • Expressions of Interest were issued in May for architectural and consultant services, followed by a Request for Proposals.  Killick, Metz, Bowen and Rose Architects and Planners (KMBR) were selected as the lead consultants for the Argyle project. KMBR have extensive experience in the design and construction of schools in BC, with North Vancouver School District experience including the Sutherland Secondary School replacement project

  • During the summer 2015, advance project work was completed including: geotechnical investigation, site survey, arborist assessment, hazardous materials assessment, and non-structural seismic assessment of the existing building

  • Meetings were held with the District of North Vancouver (DNV) Planning Department to identify project requirements for both the seismic and full replacement options.  DNV staff provided detailed information related to building department reviews, code compliance, local improvements, and expectations related to the ‘daylighting’ of Kilmer Creek for flood mitigation purposes

  • The project request is considered by the Province of BC's Treasury Board as a “Major Capital Project’ for review by Treasury, Finance, and the Capital Branch to determine the outcome of the Board's request to advance to a Project Agreement before the end of the calendar year.

The Board of Education looks forward to an invitation to enter into a Project Agreement before the end of the 2015 calendar year. 

As information becomes available on this long-awaited project, updates will be posted.

A print copy of this information is available here.


 

June 15, 2015

The North Vancouver School District is continuing to work with the Ministry of Education's Capital Planning Branch to advance the request for a Full Replacement Project.  In consultation with the Ministry, the School District is able to proceed with some preliminary work, at its own risk, in advance of a Project Agreement being in place.  As the Project Agreement may not be finalized until September 2015, the School District has identified a limited scope of work that may be completed during the summer months.  This advance work would focus on a due diligence engineering review of the site. 

The Project Definition Report associated with the Seismic Project and the Replacement Project request is currently under review by the Capital Branch.  The School District will be meeting with the Capital Branch staff before the end of June to discuss the report and identify any further requirements to establish the capital budget figures for both the seismic upgrade and the replacement school options.

The Expression of Interest process for Argyle School resulted in an invitation to participate in a Request for Proposal process to a short-list of highly qualified candidate firms.  The Request for Proposal process will facilitate the selection of a project architect by the end of June or early July 2015, in advance of a Project Agreement being in place.

June 11, 2015

Learn more about the sale of the former Monteray School site - Proceeds to be directed to the Argyle Secondary School Replacement Project

 

 

March 3, 2015

Argyle Capital Project Update

Parents/guardians of students in the Argyle Family of Schools were invited to an Argyle Parent Advisory Council-sponsored event on March 2, 2015 to learn more about the Argyle Capital Project.  John Lewis, Superintendent of Schools, provided an overview of the history of the Argyle Capital Project; funding the "gap"; building and site enhancements; and the next steps.  He outlined the actions that the Board of Education will take and how the community can lend its support to an Argyle Replacement Capital Project. 

The slides from Superintendent Lewis' Argyle Capital Project Update are available here.  

Argyle Capital Project Update Presentation - March 2, 2015

 

 

January 27, 2015

On behalf of the Board of Education, Chair Barry Forward sent a follow-up letter to Education Minister Peter Fassbender regarding the Board's request to meet with the Minister and Ministry staff to discuss the conversion of the Argyle Secondary School seismic project to a full-replacement school.

 

 

September 9, 2014

On behalf of the Board of Education, Chair Franci Stratton sent a letter of request to Education Minister Peter Fassbender to meet with him and Ministry staff to address any remaining concerns related to the Argyle Secondary School Replacement Project.

 

 

 
June 18, 2014
 
At the Public Board Meeting on June 17, 2014, Superintendent John Lewis, provided a status update on the Argyle Replacement Project request.
 
On June 5, 2014, the North Vancouver School District and the Corporation of the District of North Vancouver sent joint correspondence to Education Minister Peter Fassbender regarding the continued request for the full replacement of Argyle Secondary School. The correspondence responds to a number of conditions identified by the Minister of Education as necessary for the approval of the full replacement project and the authorization to borrow $8.9M to fund the differential, if needed.
 
The Board of Education and the Mayor and Council of the District of North Vancouver indicated that they would be pleased to meet with the Minister and appropriate Ministry staff to address any remaining concerns to enable this project to move forward at the earliest opportunity.
 
 
 
 
 
April 24, 2014
 

Argyle Capital Project Update  


More than 100 school and community members attended an Argyle Capital Project Update on April 23, 2014 to discuss future opportunities associated with a new Argyle Secondary School.  John Lewis, Superintendent of Schools, presented an overview of the project update. The presentation from the meeting is available here
 

Argyle Capital Project Update Presentation - April 23, 2014

 
 
Following the presentation, participants provided thoughtful input regarding potential site and building enhancements that would be possible if a new school was constructed on the site. 
  

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At the current time, the Ministry of Education has approved a seismic upgrade project for Argyle Secondary School.  The Board of Education continues to pursue a full replacement project as the preferred option.  
 
 

April 22, 2014

A number of presentations and meetings are taking place regarding the Board of Education's pursuit of a full replacement project for Argyle Secondary School.  A presentation was provided at the Lynn Valley Community Associations' "Speaker Series" on April 17, 2014.  The event provided an update on the Argyle project and a question and answer period.

The Board has arranged a public meeting at Argyle School on April 23rd at 6:45 p.m. to present to the local community an update on the request for a replacement project.  Table groups will be arranged to provide increased opportunities for discussion and input.  The meeting participants will consider potential site and building enhancements and priorities for consideration.  
 
The North Vancouver School District has contacted the Ministry of Education regarding a recent announcement of a change in Ministry policy for funding capital projects.  The School District is seeking clarification on this policy change and the potential impact on capital projects at Windsor, Argyle, and Handsworth Secondary Schools. 
 
 
 
 
January 21, 2014
 

Awaiting Response


At the Public Board Meeting on January 21, 2014, John Lewis, Superintendent of Schools, provided a Land, Learning and Livability Community Engagement Update.  Information about the Argyle School Replacement Project was included in the Update.
 
The Board of Education continues to await a letter of response from the Ministry of Education Capital Branch, or the Ministry of Finance, regarding the Board's request for borrowing authority to support the full replacement of Argyle Secondary School.  
 
We have informed the Ministry of the intended uses of the Neighbourhood Learning Centre within the requested full replacement project, and provided a letter of support from the District of North Vancouver regarding the Board's property disposal plan related to the sale of the Keith Lynn and Monteray properties.
 
 
  
November 22, 2013
 

Argyle Replacement Project Request

The Board of Education received a response from the Minister of Education on November 21, 2013 regarding the request for borrowing authority and to proceed with a replacement project, rather than a seismic upgrade project.  The Minister has indicated that the level of approval required for the Argyle project will be determined by the Ministry of Finance, based on their risk-screening process.  Before Ministry staff can engage in the risk-screening process, two conditions were identified that need to be met.  These conditions are:

  1. A letter of support for the Board's property disposal plan is needed from the District of North Vancouver, particularly with regard to the sale of the Keith Lynn and Monteray properties; and
  2. An outline of the intended uses for the proposed Neighbourhood Learning Centre space in Argyle Secondary School should be provided to the Ministry's Capital Management Branch.

The School District will request a letter of support from the District of North Vancouver and provide an outline of intended uses of the Neighbourhood Learning Centre to the Capital Management Branch at the earliest opportunity to continue to advance the request for a full replacement project.

 

 

A Timeline of the Progress to Convert the Argyle Seismic Upgrade to a Full Replacement Project

 
September 24, 2013
 
At the Public Board Meeting, the Board of Education passed a resolution: 
    • Requesting borrowing authority to a maximum of $15M to finance the difference between the funding provided for the Seismic Upgrade and the cost of a full replacement project
    • That the Ministry provide approval for the School District to proceed with a full replacement project for Argyle Secondary in place of the Seismic Upgrade project, and
    • That the repayment of this borrowing will be achieved through future land leases, land sales, or other land disposition options no later that June 30, 2023.

 

 

 
 
October 1, 2013

In a letter to Education Minister Peter Fassbender, the Board of Education formalized its request for borrowing authority with the commitment of a repayment plan.

The cost estimate for the proposed full replacement project is $48,014,000.  The final cost estimate for the Seismic Upgrade was identified as $39,142,000.  The difference of $8,872,000 will be funded through future land leases, land sales, or other disposition options.

The Board received formal Ministry approval for the disposition of three surplus properties, including Ridgeway Annex, Monteray, and Keith Lynn.  Approvals were provided in 2010 for the disposition of surplus land parcels at Argyle Secondary and Braemar Elementary Schools.

 

 

 
 
October 7, 2013

The Board of Education arranged a meeting with Minister Fassbender, MLAs Ralph Sultan, Jane Thornthwaite, and Naomi Yamamoto, City Mayor Darrell Mussatto, District Mayor Richard Walton, Council members from the City and District of North Vancouver, and respective staff to discuss the Board's Land Management Strategy and its relationship to the replacement request for Argyle Secondary School.

A series of next steps were identified to advance the request to become a full replacement project.  These steps include:

  1. The need to develop and submit a business case to support the requested borrowing authority
  2. Identifying the priority components of a Neighbourhood Learning Centre in consultation with the school community and municipality
  3. Identifying any additional priorities of the School District for inclusion in a replacement school
  4. Identifying partnership opportunities for the redevelopment of the school and site, and
  5. Examining the procurement methods for the capital project in consultation with the Ministry Capital Branch. 

 

October 11, 2013

The business case to support the request for borrowing authority was developed and submitted to the Ministry Capital Branch.  The Capital Branch will forward the business case to the Ministry of Finance for review and assessment.

In anticipation of a positive response to the request for a full replacement project and the need to identify the scope of the project, School District staff will prepare for consultations with the school community and the District of North Vancouver.  Although a replacement project has not yet been approved, preliminary discussions will greatly assist with the development of the project budget and scope.