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About SD68

Facilities & Rentals

The Facilities Department oversees the servicing, construction, and renovation of district buildings and grounds. 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. 

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

Capital Projects

Major Capital Projects Summary January 2022

Minor Alterations – Planning and carrying out renovations to schools

Energy Management

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.

More information, toolkits and supplementary resources are available here.


Other initiatives

Transportation

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.


Facility Rentals

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.