The Richmond School District is pleased to announce the release of a preliminary draft Long Range Facilities Plan (LRFP). The fundamental premise of a LRFP is to provide a mechanism for districts to demonstrate they are managing their facilities in an effective, economic and efficient way in support of their educational goals. The LRFP places the need for capital projects in a district-wide context and becomes the basis for submission of capital project requests by the district and for investment decisions by the Ministry.
Work on the draft LRFP began in earnest in May 2018 with a review of the District's physical assets (lands and buildings), school boundaries and program locations. The process has included the gathering and analysis of data, developing and testing strategies and gathering feedback from numerous workshops so that strategic directions could be established.
A public engagement website was launched on February 19, 2019 to ensure that the Richmond community understands the concepts, issues and proposals related to facilities planning. The website delivers multiple opportunities to provide input into the plan and is currently hosting a survey to gather input on key considerations. An open house has also been scheduled for April 4, 2019 at MacNeill Secondary to offer the public an opportunity to speak to staff and trustees and learn more about the plan.
The preliminary draft LRFP includes a series of proposals that directly impact the future use of district facilities. The public is encouraged to visit the Long Range Facilities Plan Public Consultation website, attend upcoming open houses and complete the online surveys to ensure that their input is incorporated into the final LFRP.
Preliminary Draft Long Range Facilities Plan:
Long Range Facilties Plan Public Consultation Website: