What is the LTAP?
The Long-Term Accommodation Plan (LTAP) is a document showing how well used, and how well kept our schools are (their condition). Using this information, the LTAP suggests ways to deal with utilization issues over the short-term (one to five years) and long-term (six to ten years).
On March 26, 2018, The final Long-Term Accommodation Plan (LTAP) was approved by the Board of Trustees.
In addition to the ongoing accommodation work that planning is regularly doing, we will be prioritizing the recommended actions of the LTAP to establish a work plan for the next one to two years.
We plan to update the LTAP in alignment with the next Education Development Charges Background Study in 2020-2021. In the meantime, the annual community planning and facility partnership meeting will continue to be held in May or June each year.
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Why is it important?
The LTAP helps us to prioritize projects for funding. Before considering any accommodation (school closure) reviews, we need a plan. It will inform administration, local municipalities, stakeholders, and the public. It will help guide decisions on how we can best meet the needs of students today and in the future.
We will use the short- and long-term recommendations to draft a work plan for the next ten years. The proposals in the LTAP are only potential solutions. Following an open and transparent review process, the final decision regarding these matters rests with the elected Board of Trustees.
What’s in the plan?
This plan identifies where we should consider:
- building new schools,
- building additions,
- changing attendance boundaries (through a boundary study process),
- closing schools (through a pupil accommodation review process), and/or
- developing partnerships.
It also highlights how well we maintain our schools.
The Draft LTAP was collaboratively developed over the 2017-18 school year with input from internal and external stakeholder groups. The draft plan was made available in January and feedback was collected until mid February. A final version of the plan was presented the Board of Trustees and approved on March 26, 2018.