Many of our older schools are reaching the point where they will soon need major repairs. The older these schools get, the more expensive they are to maintain or upgrade. We hosted an initial meeting in March 2016 to talk about the condition of seven area schools: Athlone, Calder, Kensington, Lauderdale, McArthur, Rosslyn and Scott Robertson.
In May 2016, we hosted a second meeting to talk about potential concepts for schools in the Rosslyn area. City of Edmonton staff also joined us to share information about other community projects happening in the area and answer questions.
From October 2016 to February 2017, a working committee group developed a community-driven plan using feedback gathered at the public meetings, along with data and other information.
VIEW: Report to the Community (PDF) provides a closer look at our engagement and consultation process in the Britannia, Westlawn and Rosslyn areas.
The feedback from the survey and public meeting held in March 2017 didn’t show a clear preference for a specific concept. The conversations did, however, show that concept 1, concept 2 and concept 5 were preferred.
We also heard that conversations about programming for this area were limited and need to be explored more.
Edmonton Public Schools is coming back to the community during the 2017-2018 school year for further consultation. We want to make sure all final concepts support the input we receive from all the communities involved.
We will recommend that the Rosslyn cluster is placed in the Three-Year Capital Plan 2018-2021. The Three-Year Capital Plan is prepared each year and identifies the District’s needs for new schools, modernizations and replacement schools. The plan is approved by the Board of Trustees and is submitted to the provincial government each spring. The government plans funding based on the projects listed in the plan. Projects included in the plan are not guaranteed until government funding is announced.
VIEW: Rosslyn Area Map (PDF)