Representatives from School District 60 and the City of Fort St. John will make a submission to the Education Minister next week.
District 60 Superintendant Larry Espe will be part of a joint presentation to Margaret MacDiarmid at the Union of B.C. Municipalities conference in Vancouver on Tuesday (Sept. 29th). The submission will outline the city and district’s proposal to house a community school campus inside the Enerplex.
As reported in May, the city and school district are looking into renovating existing space in the Enerplex, possible relocating as many as 250 secondary school students. The district says the move would cost around $5.3 million, at least $2.5 million cheaper than expanding existing schools or building new ones.
A press release on Friday outlines a plan that would see the campus house a 12,000 square foot, open-concept space. It would include up to seven classrooms, as well as common areas and activity and fitness rooms. It could also be built using moveable walls, to allow the space to be renovated as educational needs change.
The site could also include a training facility for municipal staff, and could offer instruction on operations such as ice making, and water treatment.