The Facilities Department is responsible for:
Operations – Cleaning of schools and other buildings
Maintenance – Keeping the district’s schools and other buildings and grounds in good repair
- Parents or the general public who have maintenance concerns should contact the school directly. If required, the school will initiate a service request to the appropriate department.
Capital Planning – Overseeing construction of new buildings and additions to buildings and overseeing construction projects to address seismic condition of schools
- South Wellington Project
- Cilaire Elementary Seismic Mitigation Project
- Ecole Hammond Hammond Bay Elementary Expansion
- Ventilation Upgrades
Minor Alterations – Planning and carrying out renovations to schools
NLPS Energy Cup 2021-22 & MINI Cup (NEW)
The Energy Management Team is excited to announce the 7th Annual Energy Cup (for all schools) and 1st Energy MINI Cup (for elementary schools) will launch on Monday, December 6, 2021. The Energy Cups are district-wide competitions that empowers staff and students to save energy and think about sustainability in schools.
Students have an opportunity to:
- Work as a team;
- Be environmental role models
- Build leadership skills;
- Take action and see results;
- Lower our carbon footprint;
- Win money for their schools’ Green Initiatives
These opportunities align with the Board of Education’s Goal – To be a Leader in Environment Stewardship and Sustainability. The challenge runs from December 6, 2021 until February 18, 2022. Win up to $2,500 towards your school’s Green Initiative for Energy Cup participants or $400 for MINI Cup winners.
- Electric School Buses NLPS Energy Manager Mary Zuccaro shares her experience during the BC Hydro electrical service upgrade for the new electric buses. Mary believes the buses are a great way to show the community how serious the school district is about sustainability. 2021
- PSO Climate Change Accountability Report (CCAR) – 2020
- BC Hydro Quarterly Report – July 2020
- Testing Water Quality in School Facilities
- Ministry of Education – Seismic Mitigation Program
Transportation – Providing school bus services
Who Receives School Bus Service?
Bus transportation is provided for students who live outside the walk limit boundaries. Walk limits for the provision of school bus transportation are:
- Students in Kindergarten to Grade 3 living beyond 4 km (2.5 miles) from school will be eligible for transportation.
- Grades 4-12 pupils living beyond 4.8 km (3 miles) from school will be eligible for transportation.
- All Grades 1-12 pupils may be required to walk up to 3.2 km (2 miles) to the nearest bus stop.
The district also provides school bus service for students with special needs.
After-hours rental of district facilities to community groups
October 20, 2021
At this time, indoor rentals are still currently on-hold and under review due to Covid. We are currently working on updating our Covid Exposure Safety Plan for all renters to complete and anticipate a gradual return for indoor rentals to begin in the coming weeks.
*Important notice for renters regarding emergency cancellations*
A reminder to all rental partners that the School District reserves the right to cancel individual rental incidences waiving the notice period, for health and safety risks. In these instances the renter will not be charged due to emergency cancellation by the Board. Power outages, inclement weather, emergent maintenance, capital loss events, and school closures are some of the reasons the district has had to cancel permits in the past. The district may also cancel rentals when given direction from the health authority. Thank you for your understanding.