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Long Range Facilities Plan Approved

The Richmond School District is pleased to announce the release of the 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 March 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 community including parents, staff and stakeholders understand the concepts and issues related to facilities planning and have input into the final version of the plan.

The LRFP was approved by the Richmond Board of Education at a Special Public Meeting held June 26, 2019.