Options presented by Ladysmith Extended Consultation Working Group

These are the two options presented for Ladysmith schools during public meetings Nov. 25 and 26.

Option A:

Phase 1 – September 2014

• Close Davis Road in June 2014

• Move Davis Road English track K-3 to Ladysmith Primary School (LPS)

• Move Davis Road English track 4-6 to Ladysmith Intermediate School (LIS)

• Option for Davis Road English track, LPS and LIS students to go to North Oyster

• Grades 7 to 12 at Ladysmith Secondary School (LSS)

• French Immersion K-7 to North Oyster

• North Oyster to be a K-7 school for French Immersion and English track

• School District 68 (SD68) to evaluate feasibility of offering late French Immersion at North Oyster

• SD68 to evaluate Grade 8 French immersion offered at LSS

• Retain Davis Road site for possible future use

• Begin planning process for conversion of Ladysmith Primary to K-6 school

Phase 2 – 2015 or 2016

• Close Ladysmith Intermediate requiring a 60-day consultation process

• Renovate/expand Ladysmith Primary to accommodate LIS students, creating a 480-student school

Long term: Build new K-6 school in Ladysmith

Option B:

Phase 1- September 2014

• Close Ladysmith Intermediate in June 2014 requiring a 60-day consultation process

• Convert LPS to K-6 school

• Change Davis Road to a K-6 school without French Immersion

• LIS students to attend converted LPS and Davis Road

• Change catchment boundaries to direct more students to Davis Road

• Grades 7 to 12 at LSS

• Move French Immersion K-7 to North Oyster

• North Oyster to be a K-7 school for French Immersion and English track

• SD68 to evaluate feasibility of offering late French Immersion at North Oyster

• SD68 to evaluate Grade 8 French immersion offered at LSS

Phase 2 – 2015 or 2016

• Close Davis Road requiring a 60-day consultation process

• Renovate/expand Ladysmith Primary to accommodate additional Davis Road students, creating a 480-student school

• Retain Davis Road site for future planning purposes

Long term: Build new K-6 school in Ladysmith