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Working Committee Meeting Notes

The District asked representatives of important stakeholder groups to participate on a working committee. This committee will provide feedback as we develop several options for a community-driven strategy for the Rosslyn area. The working committee includes:

  • school principals
  • District staff
  • parents (one or two from each school)
  • community representatives (one from each community league)
  • City of Edmonton representatives

The committees will meet between October 2016 and February 2017 to develop a plan. In spring 2017, the plan will be presented at a public meeting for feedback from the community.


FEBRUARY 23, 2017 MEETING NOTES

MEETING OVERVIEW

In this final meeting of the Rosslyn area working committee, concepts were reviewed for any minor changes. The Committee planned the presentation and breakout sessions for the public meeting on March 22, 2017.


FEBRUARY 2, 2017 MEETING NOTES

MEETING OVERVIEW

In December, the Rosslyn area committee asked the architect to develop five different concepts. These concepts were reviewed at the fifth committee meeting in February. The concept plans will be revised to reflect committee feedback and reviewed again at the end of February. Final concepts will be shared for public feedback in early March 2017.


DECEMBER 16, 2016 MEETING NOTES 

MEETING OVERVIEW

The committee discussed the following questions:

  • How many students do we need to serve?
  • What size of schools and grade configurations will be best for our students?
  • Which school sites should be considered?
  • What basic things should an architect consider when developing concepts?

The meeting included discussion around District programs and how they are distributed. We also took a look at how Kindergarten-Grade 9 schools benefit students in our District. The Rosslyn committee asked the architect to develop five different concepts. These plans will be reviewed by the committee in late January and again in mid-February. Final concepts will be shared with the public for feedback in March 2017. 

SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS 

Rosslyn Meeting Information Package
School Building Assessments 


DECEMBER 1, 2016 MEETING NOTES 

MEETING OVERVIEW 

The committee reviewed data to get a better understanding of the students and the community the schools serve. Committee members looked at the data and identified trends or information relevant to our process, as well as other ideas not provided in the data. This information will be used in our next meeting, December 13, 2016, to form new concepts to share with the community in March 2017.

SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS 

Rosslyn Data Package

FEEDBACK SURVEY 

Thank you to everyone who took the time to complete the site evaluation/building considerations survey. The survey is now closed. This information will be used to form new concepts to share with the community in March 2017.


NOVEMBER 17, 2016 MEETING NOTES 

MEETING OVERVIEW

Committee members toured Major-General Grisebach School (a replacenment school built in 2012) and Balwin School (built in 1960 and fully modernized in 2006). 

These tours showed committee members the possibilities available in a new construction project compared to the possibilities and/or limitations of modernizing an existing building. The committee will use this knowledge to develop potential concepts for the area.

SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS 

 
Photos from Balwin School Tour
Replacement Schools and Modernizations Overview


OCTOBER 24, 2016 MEETING NOTES

MEETING OVERVIEW

At the first meeting for the Rosslyn community, the committee:

  • discussed setting the direction, purpose and scope for the Working Committee
  • reviewed the feedback from the spring consultations
  • toured Rosslyn School for a closer look at what kind of repairs are needed to bring the school back to good condition

This helped committee members get a better understanding of how each school in the Rosslyn consultation area was assessed last spring by an independent company to determine how much work each school needs.

SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS

Rosslyn feedback - May 2016 meeting
Rosslyn Working Committee Purpose and Structure
Capital Planning Process
Edmonton Public Schools Planning Principles