Funding split between projects at two Comox Valley schools

The Board of Education split its support for proposed renovation projects at Huband and Royston elementary schools evenly.

The Board of Education split its support for proposed renovation projects at Huband and Royston elementary schools evenly at last Tuesday’s board meeting.

The Comox Valley School District can get grants up to $12,500 (plus a possible $5,000 further) through the School Community Connections program, which is designed to encourage more community use of school facilities and supports co-location of services.

Huband Elementary School applied for funds to install a traverse climbing wall for its school gym.

The climbing wall would be used in the school’s physical education program and could be used to train other teachers and interested community members.

Royston Elementary School applied for money to renovate the school stage.

A letter from the school noted the walls are chipped and need some paint, and the curtains are stained and shredded as they’re 45 years old.

Trustees noted both projects were worthy of the grants and voted to split their support evenly between the two.

The applications can now be sent of to government.

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The Board of Education unanimously approved the School District 71 Long Range Facility Plan which includes 14 recommendations.

The in-depth plan is posted on the district website at www.sd71.bc.ca.

Trustees were assured the plan is flexible and goals can change over the next five years.

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A trustee Rick Grinham motion to have senior staff provide an overview on the use of a balanced school calendar for the district passed.

Grinham made it clear he was not saying he’s in favour of a balanced school calendar — he simply wants to take a look at what a balanced calendar could look like for the Valley.

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