Feedback Sought on Old Crofton Elementary Site

The Board of Education of the Cowichan Valley School District (SD79) is excited to announce that it has started started exploring options for the old Crofton Elementary site.

Closed in 2009, the old Crofton Elementary site has sat vacant for some time, and the Board is excited to be able to come to the community to start the discussion about what should happen with the site.

Entering in this process lets the Board develop a plan for the future use of the site.

There are several items that the Board must consider when entering this process, those include:

  • Consideration of future enrollment growth in the district, including Kindergarten to Grade 12, adult programs, and early learning;
  • Consideration of alternative community use of surplus space in school buildings and other facilities; and
  • A fair consideration of the community’s input and adequate opportunity for the community to respond to the board’s plans for the school.

Some of the options we must explore together could be:
  • Advisability of keeping property for future education purposes;
  • Alternative uses of the property by a local government, community organization, independent school, or Conseil scolaire francophone;
  • Advisability of entering into a long-term lease to a private interest;
  • Advisability of selling the property for the fair market value to any other person.

In anticipation of our upcoming public meeting, we would like to gather as much information as possible regarding your thoughts on this property. Please take some time to share your thoughts and/or questions with us through this short survey.

To best prepare for the upcoming public meeting on May 30th (6:30 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.), the Board is hoping you could answer the following questions:

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* 1. If you are planning on attending the 90-minute public meeting, what questions do you have about the old Crofton Elementary site, or the disposal process, that we can answer for you?

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* 2. What information do you think the Board should consider when deciding on the future of the old Crofton Elementary site?

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