Proposed Boundary Review - Cooper Meadows Development

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Your opinion matters, and we want to hear from you!

The Abbotsford School District is in the process of conducting a boundary review for the Cooper Meadows Development. We recognize that changes could impact your educational experience and are committed to ensuring your voice is heard. Whether you are a parent, student, or an engaged community member, your perspective is essential in shaping the future of our schools.

What's Happening?

Cooper Meadows is a new housing development area with over 400 homes, located in the eastern part of the city along McMillan Road. It is a diverse community with different housing types and new roads, including a significant road extension. We're expecting around 150 school-age children to live here when it's fully developed.

The Need for Changes

The purpose of the proposed boundary change is to encompass the entire development property into the Margaret Stenersen Elementary, William Fraser Middle and Yale Secondary catchments and to direct any future enrolment from this development away from the school catchments that are part of the McKee Neighbourhood Plan area (Prince Charles Elementary, Clayburn Middle and Robert Bateman Secondary).

What You Should Know

  • If you are an existing Abbotsford School District family, this won't affect your child's school placement; the changes only apply to the new development area.
  • The new Cooper Meadow Development is close to the schools in question (Margaret Stenersen Elementary, William A. Fraser Middle and Yale Secondary) - less than 1.5km away.
  • To prepare for the new students, we're expanding capacity at Margaret Stenersen Elementary, and the Board of Education's 2024/25 Capital Plan submission to the Ministry of Education & Child Care includes a request for additional classrooms at William Fraser Middle and Yale Secondary.

Proposed Boundary Changes

Elementary Catchment Boundary: Margaret Stenersen Elementary/Prince Charles Elementary

CURRENT: The current elementary school boundary includes homes on both sides of McMillan Road, divided between Prince Charles Elementary and McMillan Elementary up to Old Yale Road. The rest falls under Margaret Stenersen Elementary, which leads into different middle and secondary schools depending on its northern (Robert Bateman/Clayburn) or southern (Yale/William Fraser) location.

View current Elementary Catchment Boundary Map

PROPOSED CHANGE: The proposed change would run the boundary along McMillan Road from High Drive to Quarry Avenue to encompass the entire development in the Margaret Stenersen Elementary catchment. There would be no changes to the portion that is in the McMillan Elementary catchment.

View proposed Elementary Catchment Boundary Map

Secondary/Middle Catchment Boundary: Yale Secondary/Robert Bateman Secondary and William Fraser Middle/Clayburn Middle

CURRENT: The existing middle and secondary school boundaries extend along McMillan Road between High Drive and McNab Avenue, including adjacent properties in the Yale Secondary/William Fraser Middle catchment. Beyond this, the boundary splits the development: the south to Yale Secondary/William Fraser Middle and the north to Robert Bateman Secondary/Clayburn Middle catchments, up to the 2800 block of Sumas Way.

View current Elementary Catchment Boundary Map

PROPOSED CHANGE: The proposed change would run the boundary west from the McMillan Road/High Drive intersection to the north-west corner of the development property (excluding Old Clayburn Road), then south along the western edge of the property to the point where the future extension of McKee Road will be built, then west over to the 2800 block of Sumas Way, encompassing the entire development property into the William Fraser Middle and Yale Secondary.

View Proposed Middle/Secondary Catchment Boundary Map

Your opinion matters, and we want to hear from you!

The Abbotsford School District is in the process of conducting a boundary review for the Cooper Meadows Development. We recognize that changes could impact your educational experience and are committed to ensuring your voice is heard. Whether you are a parent, student, or an engaged community member, your perspective is essential in shaping the future of our schools.

What's Happening?

Cooper Meadows is a new housing development area with over 400 homes, located in the eastern part of the city along McMillan Road. It is a diverse community with different housing types and new roads, including a significant road extension. We're expecting around 150 school-age children to live here when it's fully developed.

The Need for Changes

The purpose of the proposed boundary change is to encompass the entire development property into the Margaret Stenersen Elementary, William Fraser Middle and Yale Secondary catchments and to direct any future enrolment from this development away from the school catchments that are part of the McKee Neighbourhood Plan area (Prince Charles Elementary, Clayburn Middle and Robert Bateman Secondary).

What You Should Know

  • If you are an existing Abbotsford School District family, this won't affect your child's school placement; the changes only apply to the new development area.
  • The new Cooper Meadow Development is close to the schools in question (Margaret Stenersen Elementary, William A. Fraser Middle and Yale Secondary) - less than 1.5km away.
  • To prepare for the new students, we're expanding capacity at Margaret Stenersen Elementary, and the Board of Education's 2024/25 Capital Plan submission to the Ministry of Education & Child Care includes a request for additional classrooms at William Fraser Middle and Yale Secondary.

Proposed Boundary Changes

Elementary Catchment Boundary: Margaret Stenersen Elementary/Prince Charles Elementary

CURRENT: The current elementary school boundary includes homes on both sides of McMillan Road, divided between Prince Charles Elementary and McMillan Elementary up to Old Yale Road. The rest falls under Margaret Stenersen Elementary, which leads into different middle and secondary schools depending on its northern (Robert Bateman/Clayburn) or southern (Yale/William Fraser) location.

View current Elementary Catchment Boundary Map

PROPOSED CHANGE: The proposed change would run the boundary along McMillan Road from High Drive to Quarry Avenue to encompass the entire development in the Margaret Stenersen Elementary catchment. There would be no changes to the portion that is in the McMillan Elementary catchment.

View proposed Elementary Catchment Boundary Map

Secondary/Middle Catchment Boundary: Yale Secondary/Robert Bateman Secondary and William Fraser Middle/Clayburn Middle

CURRENT: The existing middle and secondary school boundaries extend along McMillan Road between High Drive and McNab Avenue, including adjacent properties in the Yale Secondary/William Fraser Middle catchment. Beyond this, the boundary splits the development: the south to Yale Secondary/William Fraser Middle and the north to Robert Bateman Secondary/Clayburn Middle catchments, up to the 2800 block of Sumas Way.

View current Elementary Catchment Boundary Map

PROPOSED CHANGE: The proposed change would run the boundary west from the McMillan Road/High Drive intersection to the north-west corner of the development property (excluding Old Clayburn Road), then south along the western edge of the property to the point where the future extension of McKee Road will be built, then west over to the 2800 block of Sumas Way, encompassing the entire development property into the William Fraser Middle and Yale Secondary.

View Proposed Middle/Secondary Catchment Boundary Map

  • The Abbotsford School District is in the process of conducting a boundary review for the Cooper Meadows Development. We recognize that changes could impact your educational experience and are committed to ensuring your voice is heard. Whether you are a parent, student, or an engaged community member, your perspective is essential in shaping the future of our schools.

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