FAQ – Pineview Valley

Pineview Valley
Frequently Asked Questions and Answers

Please note that questions and responses have been grouped by themes.

Important note: We did not provide answers to individual emails. We collected questions and answered them in this FAQ section.

To provide feedback on the plans, please email us: HERE

 

Theme 1: Registration and Catchment Changes

Many parents are excited about the new school and want to know when it will be open and when and how they can register. Others are asking about whether they will be required to attend a designated school due to a catchment change. We have provided the questions and answers below.

Q: When will this school be ready?
A: We expect that the school will be completed in the Spring of 2026 and that the school will accept students by September 2026.
Q: When will we be able to register our children for this school and how will I find out?
A: Registration information will be available once we can confirm that the school will be ready for opening by September 2026. Information will be available on this webpage and the school principal will provide a communication to staff and families impacted by the catchment change. Parents who live in the catchment area of the school will receive communication directly from the District.
Q: Will there be a catchment change impacting my child?
A: Yes. Families attending the affected schools will be notified of the proposed plan for the catchment change in the Fall of 2024. There will be community engagement opportunities to see the proposed changes, provide feedback, and ask questions.
Q: Is there an outline as to where the catchment area will be?
A: Zoom Answer: Director McDonald - There is not at this time that will be something that we will be developing I believe next fall. There will be a process where the board will actually have to approve the catchment area.
Theme 2: Transportation and Active Transportation

We have received feedback about the need to promote active ways to get to and from school by walking, biking, and rolling to school instead of driving children to school. The District Parent Advisory Council has asked for bike racks to be identified as part of this request. Health professionals have recommended limiting parking availability and parent drop-off and pick-up points. They also suggest extending the Safe School Streets Pilot program, as previously implemented at Arthur Hatton. This extension would close off some street access at certain times of the day to encourage safe walking, biking, and rolling to school. We also have feedback about where one can park when visiting the school and where parents and caregivers can pick-up and drop-off children. For those families who want to know about how to get a bus, we have provided information below.

Q: Will we have a bus that takes our children to Pineview Valley Elementary School? 
A: Once the catchment area for the new school is established, the provision of busing will be determined in accordance with Board Policy 17 and Administrative Procedure 305. Similar to all other schools, walk limits will determine if any busing will be provided.
Q: Where can we pick-up and drop-off our children?
A: The parking lot area at the front of the school has areas for pick-up and drop-off of students. Copperhead Drive may also be used during peak traffic times.
Q: Where will bike racks be located at the school?
A: As with all schools, this school will have bike racks. There will be several locations for bike racks, and the bike racks will be shown as the design drawings progress.

Q: Could we review the schematics to prioritize active transportation? The "front" of the school is very heavily auto-centric, with drive through drop-off areas, and dominant parking. I would hope that the success of the school streets pilot in the spring of 2023 might influence the design choices of the build school environment. I would love to see the parking and auto access "disconnected" from the school property. By that I mean the parking lot entry should be placed well away from the main part of the school. There should be planning with the City to provide active transportation access from all directions. This needs to include adequate provision for both sidewalks and cycleways. Bicycle parking should be front and center, not off to the side as an afterthought. Planning should incorporate facilitating car free zones for pick-up and drop-off. We have a grand opportunity to plan a school that looks at evidenced based built environments for the 21st century. The proposed parking and access layout does not prioritize or facilitate non-vehicular school travel for either staff or students.

The Kamloops Cycling Coalition (KCC) strongly encourages the provision of supportive infrastructure and the elimination of barriers to facilitate the adoption of active transportation for students of School District No. 73. The planning phase for the new Pineview Elementary School provides the perfect opportunity to design for a future where young people reap the health, social, economic, and environmental benefits of transporting themselves safely and efficiently to school by bicycle, scooter, or on foot. To achieve this, designing space now in optimal locations for ample and secure bike parking (lockers/racks) is critical to encourage the uptake of active transportation. Additionally, designing pathways from the street that are suitable to accommodate cyclists and pedestrians is imperative. KCC also strongly encourages the design team to plan for Safer School Streets when considering the entrance and exit points of the new facility. Ensuring that youngsters who are walking or pedaling do not have to navigate through busy parking lots and bus or automobile drop off locations is very important. It is worth serious consideration given the existing car transport bias that discourages parents from letting their children walk or ride to school due to real or perceived safety concerns. If active transportation planning is not given adequate consideration we risk locking in car transportation as the primary mode of transport to and from schools well into the next generation and beyond.

A: Active transportation has been discussed at the Pineview Valley Elementary Engagement Committee, and we are doing what we can to include this and the multitude of other ideas and requests that we have received.

Specific to your comments, there are several factors that have led to the layout of the current design, namely:

  • The School District has to meet the City of Kamloops bylaw requirements for parking which prescribe a minimum number of parking stalls to be provided.
  • Accessibility for persons with diverse needs has to be part of the design. This results in some parking spots being located very close to the building, which in turn requires drive aisles to those parking stalls needing to be close to the building.
  • We are dealing with a very difficult site in terms of shape and access points. The shape limits where major infrastructure like the playfield, building, and parking lot can go on the site. We only have one place where we have access off of Copperhead Drive, so our design has to incorporate that location.
  • We are dealing with a very difficult site in terms of topography. There is approximately a 17m difference in elevation from the high point of the site to the low point of the site. This also limits where major infrastructure can go on the site. For instance, the school is two storeys high. The two storeys are used to help deal with some of the significant elevation change across the site.

The drawings you have seen are not the most current as we are still working on the design. The current drawings include a path along the north side of the site that connects to the existing dirt paths. This will help with walkability. We also haven't finalized layouts for things like bike and scooter racks.

There has been much discussion with the Committee around teaching about the local ecology, outdoor education, etc. Those items will be under the purview of the school administration once the school opens.

Although roadways and sidewalks are not under the School District's jurisdiction, we have been working closely with the City and they are providing sidewalks on Copperhead Drive.

Q: Please consider a Copperhead Drive roundabout at the entrance to the school parking lot. It will be a very busy road with many parents coming and going during the day. A roundabout is a great way to slow traffic in the area and ensure flow.
A: The design of Copperhead Drive is the purview of the City of Kamloops, not School District No. 73.
Q: Is Pineview school within walking distance of all the residences in the Pineview neighbourhood?  What is the greatest walking distance?

A: Zoom Answer: Director McDonald - if we're talking about our busing policy, the answer would be yes. 

The second part of the question is what is the greatest walking distance that is something we will have to put into the FAQ section as a response.

Q: Will the Copperhead Drive road instead of the access road be used?

A: Zoom Answer: Director McDonald - If we're talking during construction that will depend on when the city completes Copperhead Drive. Obviously once copperhead Dr. is completed we will be using that.

Q: Will there be a trail access from Arnica Drive to the school and Aberdeen neighbourhood on the south side of the lot?

A: Zoom Answer: Director McDonald -  Currently there are no trails on the South Side of the lot because that is all private property above us.

Q: I am also curious if you have any updates on the Aberdeen to Pineview connection road. Is the plan still egress for now?

A: Zoom Answer: Director McDonald - I can tell you what I know but really that's a question for the City of Kamloops I believe they're still looking at an egress road but that would be a question for them.

Q: Has there been modeling for traffic to support an intersection/entrance versus a roundabout at the school entrance?

A: Zoom Answer: Director McDonald - City takes care of design of roads, so that would be a question for the city of Kamloops.

Theme 3 : Location of the School and Ecological Considerations

This is a beautiful, ecologically unique location because it is located by Python Lake which is known for its natural beauty, protected species (Painted Turtle), and varied plants (mariposa lilies, yarrow, and giant wildrye) and animals (a variety of butterflies, songbirds, and ducks, as well as deer and many small mammals). There is also an extensive trail network in the area. This location opens up so many opportunities for land-based learning and outdoor education, and we are excited to be part of the development of this school.

Q: Where is the new school?

A: It is located just south of Python Lake and is bordered by Copperhead Drive on the east. 
Q: What are you doing to preserve the wildlife and plant life close to Python Lake? 

A: The Kamloops Naturalist Society has provided in-depth feedback and suggestions and is working with us as one partner on this project. Station One Architects has responded with strategies to enable us to reduce the impact on wildlife and plant life.

 

FeedbackSuggestionsWhat We Have Done
Maintain the look and feel of the natural environment as much as possible. Consider grade alternatives to reduce the height of the field retaining wall. The field has been placed at the same level as the outdoor hard surface play areas to ensure easy accessibility to the field for all.
     

Plant trees and natural vegetation to soften the feel of the field retaining wall.

This is included in the design.
Review vegetation and tree species to minimize water usage and connection to existing natural vegetation. The School District uses certain species of trees based on our experience with trees that provide longevity and structural stability. Only areas that require irrigation will receive it.

Take advantage of site topography to develop play opportunities for the students, where possible (e.g.,use some portion of the hills to create slides).

The design of the south playground area is incorporating play equipment that takes advantage of the hill in that area. 

Maintain access to existing pathways that border the school and to Python Lake.

A path along the north side of the site has been included to connect to the existing pathways.
Review fencing of school district site considering animal and human access, and student safety. We have fenced the area around the field and back access of the school to Python Lake and provided only certain openings in the fence to ensure that animals have their habitat undisturbed and that they do not easily come into the school yard. Likewise, we aim to have children stay mainly in the field space unless being supervised to engage in outdoor education near Python Lake.
Provide an appropriate development setback from riparian areas. They would like to see a 30 m distance between the retaining wall and Python Lake. A 10 m setback is being provided. We recognize maintaining a setback to Python Lake is important, while we also have to ensure as much play space for the students as possible on this site. With the site constraints, the playfield will only be about the same size as Dufferin Elementary has, even though when full Pineview Valley Elementary will have more than double the amount of students as Dufferin Elementary has.
Provide natural vegetation for the relocated Python Creek stream channel. The Kamloops Naturalist members who attended the August meeting were willing to support us in selecting and replanting natural vegetation around the school, especially near the retaining wall. The stream channel will be naturalized as much as possible, recognizing that erosion control measures will be required in certain areas. 
Naturalize the west end of the site as much as possible to offset some of the natural features that will be removed.   This was also a request from the Ministry of Environment. We will be naturalizing the west end of the site as much as possible, which may include removal of some of the existing trails, as these trails are man-made.
Ensure that students are safe while also having access to the natural environment.   We are working to maintain the natural vegetation and wildlife habitat around the lake area. We will put a fence up with a location to go into this area near the lake while also making it safe so that children can see the boundary for the safe play area at recess.
Develop a field that gives as much space as possible for students to engage in multi-use field activities  

We recognize maintaining a setback to Python Lake is important, while we also have to ensure as much play space for the students as possible on this site. With the site constraints, the playfield will only be about the same size as Dufferin Elementary has, even though when full Pineview Valley Elementary will have more than double the amount of students as Dufferin Elementary has.

Q: We have some concerns about the present plan where the corner of the playing field will be only 6 metres from Python Lake. In addition, an 8 metre high retaining wall in this same location may be an issue for many residents. We feel the current design could potentially harm the small population of western painted turtles in the lake (they are a federally listed species of concern), and it may negatively impact several bird species known to nest there. It also does not integrate well with the nearby park system, which means the school property would detract from resident enjoyment of the space and miss out on tying into some incredible educational opportunities. We have been working with the Kamloops Naturalist Club, an ecosystem biologist from the province, and the City of Kamloops to develop a potential solution to this situation. We are proposing to use land from the adjacent City property to re-orient the edge of the soccer field, moving it away from the lake and potentially extending it to a full 100 metres (instead of the 95 metres due to site constraints).

A: A 10 m setback from the retaining wall to Python Lake is being provided. We recognize maintaining a setback to Python Lake is important, while we also have to ensure as much play space for the students as possible on this site. With the site constraints, the playfield will only be about the same size as Dufferin Elementary, even though when full Pineview Valley Elementary will have more than double the amount of students as Dufferin Elementary has.

The School District previously discussed with the City of Kamloops about using the City’s new drainage pond area for the school field. After review, this was not a feasible option.

 Q: We are concerned about the plans for the new school in Pineview, in particular the height of the retaining wall at the South West corner and its proximity to the lake. While a facility has an exemption from the required 30 m setback from a riparian habitat, not having sufficient set back will increase the likelihood of damage to the habitat.
A: A 10 m setback is being provided. We recognize maintaining a setback to Python Lake is important, while we also have to ensure as much play space for the students as possible on this site. With the site constraints, the playfield will only be about the same size as Dufferin Elementary has, even though when full Pineview Valley will have more than double the amount of students as Dufferin Elementary has.

Q: There is also the negative aesthetic effect of such a high retaining wall on a natural area popular with local residents.

A: Trees and potentially other plantings will be provided to “soften” the look of the retaining wall. 

Q: We are also concerned about the potential loss of access to the trails up behind Python Lake which are accessed from that corner up the dirt road (not shown on the plans!) that will be cut off by the southwest corner of the school property.
A: We will be naturalizing the west end of the site as much as possible, which may include removal of some of the existing trails, as these trails are man-made.
Q: Will there be an access trail from Snowberry Crescent and Python Lake area up to the school on the north side of the school property so that children and their parents can walk/bike to school?
A: Yes, a new trail is shown on the drawings along the north side of the school site.
Q: The trail along the south side of Python Lake which continues east to Aberdeen and south up the hill will partially be on school property. Will this trail be kept open so that residents and people from other areas of Kamloops can continue to use it? The trail is heavily used by walkers and cyclists.
A: That trail will be disrupted on School District property. Site fencing will cut off that trail, and the new path for Python Creek will run through where the existing trail is.
Q: Will the School District make every effort to avoid negative impacts on Python Lake, the natural vegetation surrounding it and the species that live there (birds, turtles etc.)? Residents are also concerned about the overall impacts of the three development projects taking place in the area. Playing field: In the current plan, the corner of the school’s playing field is very close to Python Lake. Residents are concerned about how close it is and what the visual impacts will be. Could the playing field be moved further away? Do you have 3D visuals which show the 8 metre high retaining wall and what it will look like from Python Lake? Could the playing field be lowered so that the high retaining wall isn’t necessary?

A: A 10 m setback from the retaining wall to Python Lake is being provided. We recognize maintaining a setback to Python Lake is important, while we also have to ensure as much play space for the students as possible on this site. With the site constraints, the playfield will only be about the same size as Dufferin Elementary has, even though when full Pineview Valley Elementary will have more than double the amount of students as Dufferin Elementary has.

3D site renderings can be found here.

The field has been placed at the same level as the outdoor hard surface play areas to ensure easy accessibility to the field for all.

Q: What materials will be used in the retaining wall? Could vegetation be planted to “soften” the visual effect of the wall?

A: Trees and potentially other plantings will be provided to “soften” the look of the retaining wall.
Q: Neighbourhood Learning Centre: Would you tell us more about this space and what it will be used for? Will there be a Daycare in this area? Will there be a space for community activities?
A: The Neighborhood Learning Center is a funding allocation from the Ministry of Education. From the Community Engagement Committee meetings, it was determined that the funding would be used to expand the gymnasium, provide an Aboriginal Education room and provide a Before/After School Care room.
Q: There’s a small spring/pond on the southeast part of the school property which is used by wildlife for a watering hole. What will happen to this pond? How will the School District deal with the groundwater which flows underneath the site?

A: The existing spring will be removed.

Groundwater from this area will be piped into Python Lake.

Q: Will the resulting alteration of the area on and around the school impact the natural water flow into and through Python Lake?”
A: Any current surface water and groundwater will be piped into Python Lake. 
Q: Will it be possible to leave undeveloped areas of the school property in their natural state so that they can be used for outdoor/ nature studies?

A: This was also a request from the Ministry of Environment. We will be naturalizing the west end of the site as much as possible, which may include removal of some of the existing trails, as these trails are man-made.

 

Q: I live in Pineview and walk the trail around Python Lake daily. I am concerned with the size of the retaining wall that will be down close to the trail around the lake. This area is such a beautiful spot and I'm worried that the whole experience of walking in nature will be taken away if there is a large retaining wall looming over top of us. I think it would be so much nicer if the playing field was stepped down from the school. That way when you're walking you would still get a view of the whole valley with the school nestled into the hill. A wooden fence, like the one you have at Dufferin Elementary between the playing field and the wetlands would look so much better and compliment the nature in the area. I do not have kids that will be going to the school, but I think it will be a great addition to our neighborhood. I can't wait to hear the kids playing outside during their breaks. And I also can't wait to hear about what type of outdoor learning they will be able to do in a setting surrounded by nature.

A: We previously reviewed having the field lower and decided against lowering the field as it resulted in many issues for students with mobility issues. Having the field at the same level as the hard surface play areas is the best situation for students.

Trees and potentially other plantings will be provided to “soften” the look of the retaining wall. 

Q: Thank you for the updated new plans for the school. I am in the neighborhood east of this development, in Aberdeen Glen Village and am wondering how and why we are not considered as a neighbor of this school, beyond those down in the area of the school. On my docket to the city as well as sd73 will be? about wildfire/emergency exits for our community. We would be hooped if there was a wildfire in or above Pineview Valley as there has been no consideration to allow for a fire exit into the new road (that has blocked all of our hiking trails). As a note, the Juniper neighborhood has just gotten cleared for a dirt road for wildfire. It seems to me as I have lived here for 10 years, that there has been little to no thought given to our community and how the development by the sd73 could allow for some egress (?) onto the road below us in case of emergencies. I agree about fencing etc, but there should be availability to go through that, if even by foot. It is sad to see all of the trees gobbled up and the area that was pristineish to be cleared away for such a large amount of children. I don't have children or grandchildren and many in this place don't. Many retired and low incomes live here and unfortunately we have to have our taxes increased for a population increase that we personally have no connection with. I have contacted our property management but they have not considered any of this re: emergency exits. Will be contacting the City but doubt anyone listens.  I am a retired CEA so I know the needs are ballooning in this area. Seems like progress and younger people get more attention then those that are retired and have no means to keep putting money into these 'improvements' or now the disruption of our beloved hiking trails that used to keep us moving! Now we have to drive somewhere for a good walk. Sad. So, my feedback. Good luck with your plans and really really sad to see such pristine land gone, like so much of Kamloops seems to be doing.

A: The design of municipal roadways is the purview of the City of Kamloops, not School District No. 73.

We recognize that the construction of the new school will result in the loss of many existing trees. We will be retaining as many existing trees as possible and will be planting many new trees as part of the project.

As part of the design, we will maintain some of the existing trails and will provide some new connections to the existing trails. Some of the existing trails will be removed to accommodate the new school. 

Q: Although the hill to the south is owned by a private individual, there has always been a trail access point through the area where the school is being built. Will there be a point of access through the school grounds or will people have to walk around the school to access the trail network on the hill to the south?

A: There will not be a point of access through the school grounds to access the trail network on the hill to the south.
Q: When will the bulk soil removal end?
A: Zoom Answer: Director McDonald - The contractor at this time is trying to be out prior to Christmas break. That is somewhat dependent on the weather.  Once we have the next tender package go out there still will be removal of some soil and import of soil as well.
Q: Question regarding the “replacement” pond. A desired line to the trails passes through there. Will this be maintained? I couldn't tell from the FAQs whether this area will be fenced off or not.
A: Zoom Answer: Director McDonald - In that area,  those trails will not be maintained and that area will be fenced. At this point we're probably looking at something like a wood split rail fence not chain link fence.
 Q: Will there be monitoring of impacts to the wildlife that frequent the ponds?
A: Zoom Answer: Director McDonald - We do have environmental consultants as part of our design team. Since we aren't touching Python lake at all we're expecting actually no impact.  One of the requests we did get from the Ministry of Environment was that we save some of the tree stumps that we cut down and put them into Python Lake to provide additional sitting spots for ducks and other wild animals.

Q: Here is the link to the Kamloops Trail Master Plan

https://www.kamloops.ca/sites/default/files/2022-01/13-08-trailsmasterplan.pdf

Page 42. Appendix A  - Aberdeen and Pineview Valley

Sorry: Page 37 of the document. Page 42 of the pdf.

A: Zoom Answer: Director McDonald - somebody's provided a link to the campus trail master plan thank you for that and as I mentioned we'll have a look at that and provide an answer in the FAQ section on the website.

Also thank you for the specific reference in the trail master plan. That's helpful.

Additional response - we will advise the City that their plan will need to be updated to account for the school.

Q: Can you outline your communication with the City on development to date?

A: Zoom Answer: Director McDonald - We have been talking to the city for probably five to seven years on Pineview Valley. We have been working together quite closely for a long time. They've been of great assistance to us in providing what may be coming forth for development so we can use that to determine the capacity of the school.

Q: And further to the concern re trail access, the community trail plan currently shows the trail linking Aberdeen to Pineview to lie under the school site.

A: Zoom Answer: Director McDonald - That is something we would have to look at.  I don't know of any community trail plan so that's something we'll have to look at and answer in the FAQ.

Q: After reviewing the latest plans and maps for Pineview School, I have a question regarding the western portion of the School District property (west of the playing field).  The maps say it will be used for Habitat Restoration.  Will the trail through this area be kept open?  As mentioned before this is an important trail, which links to the trails to the south and to Aberdeen in the east.

 

Will the Habitat Restoration area be fenced off or not?   It doesn’t show fencing in the overall site plan, but we’d like to know for sure.

 

Also, as Pineview residents walk the trails and adjust to the construction of the new school, many questions are arising.  Would it be possible for 2 of us to meet with you and review the maps and plans and ask questions?  It’s important for residents to have clarity as the project progresses.

A: The trails through the west end of the site area marked habitat restoration will not be kept active.

The habitat restoration area will be fenced off to ensure the plants are not walked on nor disturbed to allow them to grow and mature.

Please submit your questions through the district website at FAQ – Pineview Valley - School District No. 73 (sd73.bc.ca). We receive many questions and it is more equitable for everyone to have questions go through the website so that everyone sees the responses.

Q: What type of fence will be installed in the western portion of the school property (area designated as Habitat Restoration). Would it be possible to have a wooden fence similar to the one at Dufferin School, so it's more aesthetically pleasing? When will the fence be built? It will help the Pineview Community to know this since a major trail is being cut off.

A: The fence around the western portion of the site is planned to be wood split rail fence.

Q: Several trees were removed last fall during site preparation. They have been placed either inside or outside of the orange fence. What is the plan for these trees? We understand that some will be used for turtle basking logs- correct? How will the rest of the trees and branches be disposed? Will they be chipped or...? When would this happen?

A: Some of the trees will be placed in the existing waterways as basking logs. Some logs will be placed in the new pond being built on the west side of the school site. Some logs will be placed in the restoration area on the west side of the site. This work will happen during construction.

 Q: It looks like a catchment basin is being build on the Pineview school grounds. Will it be under the playing field to capture groundwater?
A: This collection structure is temporary and was to capture site water and trap the sediment before draining into Python Lake. The collection structure will be removed in the next phase of construction. Groundwater will be captured by a new underground system.
Theme 4: School Design
Q: There is a huge lack of accessibility to playgrounds in the school district. Some have equipment that is accessible but the ground covering is not. For someone in a wheel chair, leg braces, cane, walking aids, or mobility issues, the use of people rock and/or wood chips make the play area not accessible.  I would like to see the rubber compound that is used at the Riverside Park accessible playground and Prince Charles park in Kamloops used at this new school.
A: The playground will be inclusive, however rubber compound will only be in select areas of the playground.
Q: Sorry if you answered this but what type of lighting will be used? Fluorescent? LED?
A: Zoom Answer: Director McDonald - We will be using dimmable LED throughout the building.
Q: What type of surface will the playground be? It would be great if it was that rubber compound that wheelchairs and people with mobility issues could use.
A: Zoom Answer: Director McDonald - We will have a mix of the rubber compound and engineered wood fiber.  The rubber compound will be provided for all the accessible swings and probably an area to get into the playground, with shared fiber making up the rest of it.
Q: The first floor classrooms have two doors.  What about the second floor classroom fire exits?
A: Zoom Answer: Director McDonald -  By code, classrooms only require 1 door for fire exiting. On the 2nd floor what we are doing (though I didn't highlight it but it was on the renderings), is we have an interconnecting door between each of the two classrooms so that there is a second way out for any other issue that may arise.
Q: How much space will after school care have?

A: Zoom Answer: Director McDonald - That after school care room is the standard classroom size so it's about 80 square meters.

Assistant Superintendent Reilly - In terms of actual number of spaces available for our students, that really depend on licensing. We have to go through the licensing process to get an accurate number of how many actual spots for kids would be available.

Q: My kids are watching tonight and they are excited to see what their new school is going to look like. :)

A: Zoom Answer: Director McDonald - Thank you very much for the feedback.  That's what we always need to remember is why we're doing this and it's for the students

Q: School looks beautiful. Thank you for all your hard work

A: Zoom Answer: Director McDonald - I'll make sure to pass that on to our architects. They would be most appreciative to hear that comment.
Theme 5: School Operations
Q: What process is (or will be) in place to determine the schools sports team name and team logo? Could there by any community or student body involvement in that process?
A: Once a principal is appointed to the new school in Pineview Valley, that individual will consult with community and Indigenous Rightsholders to develop a school mascot, team name and team logo.
Q: I am curious about amenities included in the final scope or what sorts of things might a future PAC need to fundraise for? Ie. Playground equipment, sound systems, score boards, basketball hoops, classroom sports equipment, sports equipment etc.
A: Zoom Answer: Director McDonald - Pretty much everything that was mentioned is provided as part of the building.  Playground is there, sound systems where needed are in, scoreboards, basketball hoops, classroom sports equipment, and general sports equipment will be provided. However, at some point in the future the school may decide they want other things.

Assistant Superintendent Reilly -  I think one of the things that we've learned from schools reopening or new opening of schools is that jerseys are a huge cost to schools right off the top and if PAC can fundraise for jerseys, that would be awesome.
Q: How will the Pineview community access the spaces for community use?
A: Zoom Answer: Director McDonald - That would be like all of our other schools where we have a rental process and you would contact the board office and create a booking for your group.

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