Comox Valley Schools held extensive consultations for school boundaries in 2019 and in June 2021 the board approved updates to the 10-year Long Range Facilities Plan.
The board looked at boundary/catchment solutions, but only shorter-term mitigations occurred.
Applications have been submitted for capital expansions at Royston and Cumberland schools.
Since that time, enrolments have grown significantly and are projected to continue increasing.
We are already over capacity at Royston Elementary and a shift in the boundary could assist in alleviating these pressures.
We can’t defer decisions further into the future, a longer-term solution must be implemented.
More information will be available in early January 2022 with opportunities for community feedback.