School District 62 (Sooke) Projects

Capital Plan Submission, Sooke School District, BC - 2012

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We assisted in the preparation and submission of the 2012/2013 Capital Plan for School District 62 (Sooke). We updated the enrolment and capacity utilization analysis for the school district facilities plan. This helped us to determine the highest priority capital projects involving the creation of additional capacity. We prepared and reviewed successive lists of capital projects, including seismic mitigation, mechanical upgrades, building envelope program and bus replacements as well as major new buildings. We prepared capital cost estimates for the major capital projects. We completed the capital plan submission using the Ministry of Education’s online system. Completed in 2012.

Update District Facilities Plan, Sooke School District, BC - 2011

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Update of an earlier long-range facilities plan for a rapidly growing part of the Capital Regional District comprising Langford, Colwood, Sooke, Metchosin, Highlands and the Juan de Fuca Electoral Area. BC Statistics estimates that the school district’s school age population will grow by 53% in the next 25 years. We reviewed plans for residential development in consultation with local government planners. We determined the best enrolment forecasts for each school based on past trends and anticipated future new housing. We assessed the effective capacities of schools taking into account the introduction of full day kindergarten. We reviewed the physical condition of the existing schools. We developed a plan to expand and replace existing facilities as well as build new schools in growing neighbourhoods. We updated the School Sites Acquisition Charge and assisted the school district in presenting summaries of the plan to the Ministry of Education and the public. Supplementary work focused on the Belmont Zone. Completed in 2011.

Capacities for Glen Lake and Royal Bay Secondary Schools, Sooke School District, BC - 2011

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We analyzed relevant enrolment forecasts to determine the capacities for two new secondary schools in Colwood and Langford. We recommended that Glen Lake and Royal Bay Secondary Schools be built with 1,200 spaces each. Completed in 2011.

Update Long-Range Facilities Plan, Sooke School District, BC - 2007

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Update of an earlier long-range facilities plan. Completed in 2007. Later, we assisted the district with public consultation related to the plan.

Long-Range Facilities Plan, Sooke School District, BC - 2005

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The overall goal of the study was to prepare a comprehensive, long-term strategic plan for all facilities in the school district. One theme was to outline a plan that organized the district into four zones, each with a secondary school. The plan provided an inclusive picture of the facilities required at the five, ten and fifteen year planning horizons. Part of our work involved comprehensive analysis of municipal development, including Official Community Plans, and identification of the implications for future school facilities. We also developed a feasibility study for a proposed new secondary school. Completed in 2005.

Happy Valley Elementary School, Langford, BC - 2004

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When Happy Valley Elementary School was destroyed in a fire we were asked to determine the capacity and location for the replacement facility. Part of our analysis included mapping the residence locations for all current students. Completed in 2004.