Reconfiguration

On March 7, 2017, the Board of Education approved the concept of reconfiguration of Chilliwack Schools to K to grade 5, grade 6 to grade 8, and grade 9 to grade 12, with the exception of Rosedale as K to grade 8. Implementation will occur in fall 2018 and the Board will be provided with regular reports regarding implementation plans and consultation.

The Board of Education understands that Reconfiguration will have an impact on our schools, students, parents, staff and the community, and that there are many questions and much planning and consultation required. As such we are please to provide the following information. Further updates will be posted as they become available.


October 11, 2017 Update

The Reconfiguration - Implementation Advisory Committee, Co-Chaired by Trustee Bob Patterson and Superintendent Evelyn Novak, along with Committee members representing trustees, district leadership, principals/vice principals, teachers, support staff, DPAC, PACs, parents and our Aboriginal Advisory Committee, met for its regular meeting on Tuesday, October 10. Three (3) Draft Options were reviewed regarding redefined Boundaries and Feeder Schools, with the caveat that there may be minor amendments to options provided. Please see the 3 Draft Options: Option 1, Option 2, Option 3. 

The Committee may have another meeting in October to provide additional feedback, after the Board of Education reviews the Options and gives further direction.

Feedback can be provided to Superintendent Evelyn Novak

(evelyn_novak@sd33.bc.ca)

Members of the Reconfiguration – Implementation Advisory Committee:

Superintendent: Evelyn Novak - Co-Chair

Trustees: Bob Patterson - Co-Chair, Silvia Dyck

Assistant Superintendent: Rohan Arul-pragasam

Director of Instruction: Janet Hall

Director of Instruction: Kirk Savage

Principals: Chuck Bloch (Elementary), Paula Gosal (Middle), Brian Fehlauer (Secondary)

CTA: Tammy McKinley (Elementary), Michelle Kohuch (Middle), Ed Klettke (Secondary)

CUPE: Theresa Alexander, Shana Kirkland, Lori Lambert

DPAC: Diane Braun, Jessica Clarke

Aboriginal Education Advisory Committee: Wenona Hall, Loren Muth

Parents North: Kim Karr, Judy Rocher, Mike White

Parents South: Steph Brubaker, Kyla Schell, Natasha Taylor

September 2017 Update

We are on track to successful reconfiguration within Chilliwack School District for the 2018/19 school year.

Reconfiguration will see our schools structured in the following way:

Elementary Grades K - 5
Middle Grades 6 - 8
Secondary Grades 9 - 12
Rosedale Traditional Grades K - 8
GW Graham Grades 9 - 12

 

The Reconfiguration Advisory Committee, created in spring 2017, had its first meeting this fall – with 24 participants representing a broad cross section of our school community. This committee, which is also connected to our Working Committees at the Elementary, Middle and Secondary levels, ensures that we are considering multiple perspectives as we implement Reconfiguration.

Even though we have only just started the school year, our schools are already planning transition pieces with excitement for grades 5 and 6 students at the Elementary level, and grades 8 and 9 at the Middle level.

Work undertaken to date has highlighted a growing list of resources to be considered. Early work has identified resources such as play structures and library books, which we will address in more depth in coming months.

Work still to be completed this fall includes a Boundary Review. Boundaries determine catchment areas and align areas of our city with appropriate schools (elementary, middle or secondary). It is important that our schools are balanced for population and proximity. Following this determination, a transportation plan will be put in place.

Our staff is working diligently to further this work over the coming months and we are looking forward to successful Reconfiguration for the 2018/19 school year.


Further Information

Reconfiguration Advisory Committee

Elementary Updates

Middle Updates

Secondary Updates