Cochrane Accommodation Consultation

Rocky View Schools (RVS) will be holding a public consultation from Jan. 16 to April 23, 2020, to share information and hear feedback on proposed accommodation options for K - Gr. 8 students attending Cochrane schools.

Background

RVS' student population in the Town of Cochrane has been increasing by approximately 250 students annually. This trend is expected to continue, resulting in Cochrane schools being over 100 per cent utilized within the next five years unless new facilities are approved. Current utilization rates for Cochrane schools can be found below:

Rocky View SchoolsGrade Structure 2019 Preliminary
Utilization Rate
Elizabeth Barrett Elementary K - Gr. 5 92%
Glenbow Elementary K - Gr. 5 83%
Manachaban Middle School Gr. 6 - 8 88%

Mitford School/
Cochrane Christian Academy

Gr. 6 - 8/K - Gr. 8 87%
Fireside School K - Gr. 8 77%
RancheView School K - Gr. 8 101%
Bow Valley High Gr. 9 - 12 97%
Cochrane High Gr. 9 - 12 88%


Ideally, RVS would like to build a school to accommodate this anticipated student growth; however, at this time, an interim solution of balancing student enrolments among Cochrane schools is being considered.

Jan. 16, 2020 - Public Consultation 1

Location: RancheView School (2 Sundown Road, Cochrane)

Time: 7 p.m.

Purpose: RVS will share information on enrolments and school capacity trends, possible accommodation changes, and other items relating to providing quality learning environments for our students in Cochrane. This meeting will see participants involved in roundtable discussion to ensure all feedback is documented and heard.

Resource: Jan. 16, 2020 Presentation

Feb. 25, 2020 - Public Consultation 2

Location: Mitford School (110 Quigley Drive, Cochrane)

Time: 7 p.m.

Purpose: RVS will provide a high-level review of the Jan. 16, 2020 meeting, share detailed options under consideration and gather feedback on the options presented and other ideas.

Resource: TBA

March 19, 2020 - Delegations to the Board of Trustees and/or Written Submissions

Location: RVS Education Centre (2651 Chinook Winds Dr., Airdrie)

Time: 10 a.m.

Purpose: RVS will provide an opportunity for stakeholders to make a presentation to the Board of Trustees at its public meeting (please see Policy 7 Board Operations (Section 9)).

IMPORTANT - All requests to make a presentation to the Board must be submitted no later than March 9, 2020, C/O Superintendent’s Office, at 2651 Chinook Winds Dr., Airdrie, T4B 0B4 or to suptoffice@rockyview.ab.ca. Written submissions also may be submitted no later than March 9, 2020.

Resource: AF150 - A Request to Present to the Board of Trustees Application

April 23, 2020 - Board Deliberation

Location: RVS Education Centre (2651 Chinook Winds Dr., Airdrie)

Time: 10 a.m.

Purpose: The Board of Trustees will deliberate its decision on attendance areas for Cochrane students. A notice will be issued to all stakeholders regarding the decision following the adjournment of the public meeting.

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