Option C

Ladysmith Extended Consultation Working Group outlines Option C

Phase 1- September 2014

  • Close North Oyster Elementary in June 2014
  • Move North Oyster K-3 to Ladysmith Primary (one-time option for Cedar elementary schools).
  • Move North Oyster 4-7 to Ladysmith Intermediate (one-time option for Cedar elementary schools).
  • Grades 8 to 12 at Ladysmith Secondary.
  • Move towards transition of English enrollment at EDR to LPS/LIS beginning in September 2014.
  • Single Track French Immersion K-7 at Davis Road.
  • Analyze feasibility of offering late French Immersion at Davis Road
  • District to evaluate French Immersion offered at Ladysmith Secondary.
  • Explore uses for North Oyster School site with CVRD and community.
  • Begin planning and consultation process for expansion/renewal of Ladysmith Primary to a K-7 and new Dual Track French Immersion school in Ladysmith.

Phase 2- 2014-2017

  • If deemed viable, begin Late Immersion (Grade 6) at Davis Road September 2014 or 2015.
  • Retain LPS/LIS to serve Ladysmith Zone K-3/4-7 English stream.
  • If deemed viable, French Immersion begins at LSS.
  • Monitor enrollment trends at LSS to ensure high school sustainability.

Long term 2017 and onwards

  • Renovate and Expand Ladysmith Primary to renewed K-7 School.
  • Build new K-7 Dual Track French Immersion School in Ladysmith (site to be determined).