Willoughby catchment consultation begins today

The Langley School District is asking the public for input into proposed catchment changes in Willoughby.

  • Apr. 7, 2016 2:00 p.m.

The Langley School District has begun its community consultation process regarding proposed catchment changes for elementary schools on the Willoughby slope. The District is planning six community meetings on:

•    Thursday, April 7 for the RC Garnett and Langley Meadows communities at RC Garnett Elementary (7096 201st Street) with the first meeting at 1 p.m. and the second at 6:30 p.m.

•    Monday, April 11 for the Richard Bulpitt and Lynn Fripps communities at Richard Bulpitt Elementary (20965 77A Avenue) with the first meeting at 1 p.m. and the second at 6:30 p.m.

•    Wednesday, April 13 for the Willoughby, Yorkson Creek and RE Mountain communities at Willoughby Elementary (20766 80th Avenue) with the first meeting at 1 p.m. and the second at 6:30 p.m.

The meeting content will be the same at each meeting regardless of location and that families are welcome to attend any of the meetings.

The biggest change is in the catchment area for Richard Bulpitt, which reduces dramatically in size to encompass 208 Street on the west, 80 Avenue on the north, 216 Street on the east and 74B Avenue on the south.

Lynn Fripps and Willoughby Elementary will accommodate the areas previously in the Richard Bulpitt catchment. R.C. Garnett will also grow in size, and Langley Meadows will decrease.

These changes will put enrolment numbers for Langley Meadows, Lynn Fripps and RC Garnett in the mid 400s for the next 10 years, while removing pressure in other areas. There is also a proposal to potentially use the six classrooms and portable space at James Anderson Learning Centre at 20381 66 Ave. as an annex for RC Garnett for three years.

Ultimately, the board is hoping for approval from the provincial government to purchase additional land for a new elementary school in north Willoughby.

See maps here

 

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Comments are closed

Just Posted

BREAKING: Cloverdale McDonald’s employee tests positive for COVID-19

McDonald’s Canada immediately shut down the restaurant

Scavenger hunt sends residents around Langley City to locate landmarks

Family-friendly activity held throughout July instead of Community Day due to COVID-19 precautions

LETTER: Langley man concerned about cross-border ditch meetings

A local resident says he sees people not social distancing along Zero Avenue

Popular Thanksgiving festival cancelled by COVID

Fort Langley’s 25th annual October street festivities are put off until 2021 to avoid spread of virus

Horrifying video shows near head-on collision on Trans Canada

The video was captured on dash cam along Highway 1

Fraser Valley woman complains of violent RCMP takedown during wellness check

Mounties respond that she was not co-operating during Mental Health Act apprehension

B.C. sees 12 new COVID-19 cases, no new deaths

Three outbreaks exist in health-care settings

Lost dog swims Columbia River multiple times searching for home

The dog was missing from his Castlegar home for three days.

COVID-19: B.C. promotes video-activated services card

Mobile app allows easier video identity verification

ICBC to resume road tests in July with priority for rebookings, health-care workers

Tests have been on hold for four months due to COVID-19

Would you take a COVID-19 vaccine? Poll suggests most Canadians say yes

75 per cent of Canadians would agree to take a novel coronavirus vaccine

Abbotsford school vice-principal accused of getting Instagram ‘confessions’ page shut down

@A.S.S.S.Confessions page claims school officials contacted families to find out person behind page

Recreational chinook openings leave First Nations frustrated on the Lower Fraser

Limited recreational openings for chinook on the Chehalis and Chilliwack rivers being questioned

Most Read