LETTER: NVSD responds to Balmoral school story
In response to the February 16 Outlook article regarding the future of Balmoral school, the North Vancouver School District would like to provide the following clarifications.
Since the November 15, 2011, decision to locate the new Community Learning Program at Balmoral, considerable effort has been made to inform the community, facilitate consultation, and provide regular updates on the implementation process.
In connection with this, a traffic study has been commissioned that will provide information on the possible impacts on traffic from the introduction of new programs and services to the school. As well, the study will look at options for mitigating potential impacts.
While the Board has resolved to locate the Community Learning Program at Balmoral, it’s important to note that decisions around additional programs and services have not yet been made. We encourage members of the community to visit the School District website (www.nvsd44.bc.ca) for more information and updates on this topic.
Between now and the end of April, a Community Advisory Working Group, including representatives of the Balmoral neighborhood, will be working together to ensure concerns are raised and addressed. The Working Group will be followed up by a Transition Committee tasked with supporting the change. Members of the community may direct their input to the Working Group for consideration.
For those asking to be heard, the opportunity is there.
Chair, North Vancouver Board of Education