October 29, 2015
Spring of 2012, the North Vancouver Board of Education embarked upon a
long-term, multi-channel initiative to facilitate public involvement and
awareness of North Vancouver School District land management
initiatives and the future possibilities for 11 properties identified as
surplus to long-term public education needs. More detailed information
is available in the Land, Learning and Livability Update - October 2015.
October 16, 2014
The Land, Learning and Livability Update report for October 2014 has now been published and is available here: LLLOctober2014Update
This report provides a summary of community engagement initiatives on
the third year of implementation of the board’s land management
process, as well as an updated set of property fact sheets with detailed
information on the current status each of the 11 surplus sites in the
North Vancouver School District. Information on the status of the Argyle
replacement project request is also provided and the report notes that
five of the 11 properties are now under long-term lease and provide
valuable revenue to help meet budgetary needs across the NVSD.
Jun 18, 2014
The Summary Report for the North Vancouver School District Land Management Planning Process for the Lucas Centre and the Cloverley School and Site (June 12, 2014) was received by the North Vancouver
Board of Education on Tuesday, June 17th. Trustees will review the
report over the summer in preparation for further consideration of next
steps when operations resume in the new school year. The full report is
June 13, 2014
At its June 17, 2014 public meeting, the North Vancouver Board of Education will receive the Summary
Report for the North Vancouver School District Land Management Planning
Process for the Lucas Centre and the Cloverley School and Site
(June 12, 2014) which concludes the School District’s initial community
engagement process for the Lucas and Cloverley sites. The Board will
review the contents of the report in relation to determining appropriate
next steps for these two important sites.
To review the report, please consult the June Board Agenda Package, beginning on page 106. A link to the report is here.
May 15, 2014
On April 16, 2014, the North Vancouver School District hosted two
Open House events seeking public input on the redevelopment ideas for
the Lucas Centre and Cloverley School sites. A full report of both Open
Houses is available here: 04250_Open House 2 Summary Report_14-5-14
October 23, 2013
At the Public Board Meeting on October 22, 2013, John Lewis, Superintendent of Schools, presented the Land, Learning and Livability Community Engagement Update.
It highlights the identification of a lead proponent for the Monteray
site, a revised process for the Plymouth facility and site, and progress
related to the redevelopment of the former Ridgeway Annex and Keith
Lynn sites. The update also refers to the outcome of the call for
Expressions of Interest for land management planning services for the
Lucas Centre and the Cloverley School site.
October 17, 2013
The Land, Learning and Livability Community Consultation Update - October 2013 includes
a summary of community engagement initiatives since the Spring of 2012,
when the North Vancouver Board of Education embarked upon a process to
facilitate the public's involvement and awareness in the Board's land
management initiatives. The report summarizes the activities, outreach,
and key decisions.
The Board of Education's land management planning and engagement processes are guided by the North Vancouver School District's Strategic Plan 2011-2021.
In the Spring of 2012, the North Vancouver Board of Education
embarked upon a new, long-term, multi-channel initiative to facilitate
public involvement and awareness of the School District's land
management initiatives and the possibilities for 11 properties
identified as surplus to long-term needs.
Year I of the Land, Learning and Livability process (January - June
2012) introduced the properties under consideration to the community and
invited dialogue and input through public surveys, an open house,
municipal leader's workshop, public forum and community conversation on
land management ideas and solutions. By the end of June 2012, more than
150 stakeholders and media had joined the Land, Learning and Livability
list-serve, and regular updates on the process were being provided to
the greater public through the School District's land management blog.
September 24, 2012
In the fall of 2010, the Board of Education began a process towards
the development of a long-term land management initiative that
culminated in the Board's approval of the Surplus Land Retention and
Disposition Strategy at its Public Meeting on February 22, 2011.
The Strategy and its guiding principles provided a general sense of
direction. However, the Board believed that the Strategy could be
refined and improved through a broad-based community engagement and
consultation process. At its January 24, 2012
Public Meeting, the Board approved the establishment of an ad hoc
Community Engagement Steering Committee to develop a comprehensive
community engagement process.
The Board approved its Community Engagement Principles, Goals and Decision-Making Framework at its Public Meeting on February 21, 2012.
Over the following four months, the Board engaged in its Land, Learning
and Livability, a comprehensive series of community engagement and
consultation events and processes, which included advertisements, chat
and public dialogue sessions, regular website and blog updates,
workshops, meetings, conversations, an open house and an on-line survey.
A key outcome of the Land, Learning and Livability community
engagement and consultation processes was the identification of the next
steps to facilitate the Board of Education's decision making, either on
a per property basis or as groups of properties. Hence, the Board
provided direction to the North Vancouver School District's Executive
Committee to review and revise the land management Guiding Principles and incorporate the primary themes identified through the community consultation process.
May 9, 2012
On April 25, 2012 the North Vancouver School District held an Open
House to invite the community to learn more about the School District’s
land management strategy. At this interactive event, the Board of
Education (trustees) invited citizens to provide input on issues and/or
concerns as well as ideas and/or opportunities for 11 properties within
the City and District of North Vancouver.
A total of 140 community stakeholders attended the Open House. We invite you to read the April 25th Open House Report to learn about the concerns and ideas that were put forth by members of the community who attended.
By June 2012, the Board found itself in the position of having 11 surplus properties. The Board requested development of a strategy that demonstrates how the varied land management interests are balanced while moving forward in a positive direction. Here is a full copy of the School District's Surplus Land Retention and Disposition Strategy, 2011.
Strategic Plan 2011-2021
Land Management Guiding Principles
Land, Learning and Livability Community Consultation Update - October 2015
Policy 610: Closure of Schools (Permanent)
Policy 805: Disposition of Land or Facilities
Disposal of Land or Improvements Order M193/08
School Opening and Closure Order M194/08
School Building Closure and Disposal