SD68 to call on community for help as it moves forward with consultations

Nanaimo-Ladysmith School District turns to community, school representatives for guidance in its extended public consultation process.

The Nanaimo-Ladysmith School District has outlined the first steps in the extended public consultation process for École Davis Road and North Oyster elementary schools.

The school district announced last week that Donald Golob, the professional facilitator who assisted with the 10-Year Enhanced Facilities for Learning Plan consultation process during May and June, will continue in that role for the extended consultation period for the proposed closures of École Davis Road and North Oyster Elementary schools.

The school board voted on June 26 to extend the consultation process for the proposed closures of those two schools to Dec. 1.

As a first step, Golob will ask representatives from École Davis Road, North Oyster and the Ladysmith community for assistance in designing the next steps in the consultation process, according to a press release from the school district.

“For this phase of the consultation process, the board is interested in narrowing in on what are viable options that would meet the board’s goals for a sustainable model for public education in Ladysmith for the next 10 or more years,” it states.

The school district expects that planning for the consultation process will get underway in late August or early September.

For more information about the school district’s 10-Year Enhanced Facilities for Learning Plan, visit www.sd68.bc.ca.