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  • Resolution Number: 2018.5
  • Resolution Status: Active

Be it resolved that BCCPAC advocate for revisions to the Ministry of Education Area Standards document for the design of all new or rebuilt schools throughout B.C. that would

  1. Require space allocations in elementary schools for non-enrolling classrooms to ensure there is room for essential elements of quality public education such as art, music, science, individualized learning as per the new curriculum and support for students with special needs,
  2. Require space allocations in elementary schools for not-for-profit licensed out-of-school childcare programs, and
  3. Require at least 0.5% of total construction budget for all schools to include purchase and installation of appropriate accessible playground and outdoor structures in consultation with the school PAC.

Be it further resolved that BCCPAC's advocacy include

  1. Immediately writing a letter to the Ministry of Education asserting that such revisions of the Area Standards document are urgently needed given the current government’s expressed intention to increase the pace of seismic mitigation projects throughout the province,
  2. Participating to the greatest extent possible in any Ministry of Education consultations around such revisions, and
  3. Reporting back on outcomes to the BCCPAC membership.