School District 42 Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows

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School District 42 Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows
Region Fraser Valley
Board office location Maple Ridge
Communities served Maple Ridge, Pitt Meadows
Number of schools 31
Budget:

CAD$ (millions)

123.8
Student population:

full-time equivalent

15,346 [1]
Superintendent: Sylvia Russell [2]
School District 42 Website

School District 42 Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows is a school district in British Columbia east of Vancouver. This includes Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows.

Board of School Trustees[edit]

Board of School Trustees (2011-2014) The trustees for School District No. 42 are Mike Murray (Chair), Eleanor Palis (Vice-Chair), Susan Carr, Ken Clarkson, Kathy Marshall, Sarah Nelson, and Dave Rempel. They were all elected in November 2011 for a three-year term. The Chief Executive Officer for the District is Jan Unwin. Flavia Coughlan serves as the Secretary Treasurer.

The Board holds public meetings on the second and last Wednesday of each month, September through June (there will also be a meeting on August 31). The meetings start at 6:00 PM and are held in the District Education Office at 22225 Brown Avenue, Maple Ridge.

Issues and research[edit]

Former Maple Ridge trustee Katherine Wagner (elected: 1996-2005 before retiring from political office) writes School Watch column, printed bi-weekly in the The Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows Times

Facilities utilization[edit]

School District 42 is facing a difficult challenge: there is not enough room in schools in the East, but the District does not meet Ministry of Education funding criteria for new schools because many schools in other areas are underutilized.

Overcrowding in schools in the east part of the District is already a problem and is projected to get worse. The objective is to provide enough school capacity in the eastern area within reasonable travel distances. Expanded and new schools will be required. Currently the District cannot expand or build new schools because it does not qualify for capital funding from the Ministry of Education. This is because many schools are underutilized and the District does not meet Ministry utilization targets. The challenge facing the District is how to meet the growing needs of the eastern part of the District given the lack of capital funding from the Ministry. The School District has been exploring strategies for making the best use of school facilities in the coming years.

Schools[edit]

School Location Grades Features
Albion Elementary School Maple Ridge K-7
Alexander Robinson Elementary School Maple Ridge K-7
Alouette Elementary School Maple Ridge K-7 Cyberschool
Arthur Peake Centre Maple Ridge 11-12
Blue Mountain Elementary School Maple Ridge K-7
Continuing Ed SD 42 Maple Ridge 11-12
Davie Jones Elementary School Pitt Meadows K-7
District 42 Alternative Secondary School Maple Ridge 7-11
Edith McDermott Elementary School Pitt Meadows K-7
Eric Langton Elementary School Maple Ridge K-7 French immersion school
Fairview Elementary School Maple Ridge K-7
Garibaldi Secondary School Maple Ridge 8-12 offers International Baccalaureate
Glenwood Elementary School Maple Ridge K-7
Golden Ears Elementary School Maple Ridge K-7 Late entry French immersion (gr 6-7)
Hammond Elementary School Maple Ridge K-7 Montessori
Harry Hooge Elementary School Maple Ridge K-7
Highland Park Elementary School Pitt Meadows K-7 One to One Laptop Program
Kanaka Creek Elementary School Maple Ridge K-7 Balanced Calendar - months of December, May and August are holidays instead of traditional breaks
Laity View Elementary School Maple Ridge K-7 French Immersion
Maple Ridge Elementary School Maple Ridge K-7
Maple Ridge Secondary School Maple Ridge 8-12 French Immersion
Mount Crescent Elementary School Maple Ridge K-7
Pitt Meadows Elementary School Pitt Meadows K-7 French Immersion
Pitt Meadows Secondary School Pitt Meadows 8-12 Hockey Academy, football
Riverside Elementary School Maple Ridge K-7
Samuel Robertson Technical Secondary School Maple Ridge 8-12 Post secondary partnership programs, culinary program
Thomas Haney Centre Maple Ridge 8-12 Self directed learning.
Websters Corner Elementary School Maple Ridge K-7
Westview Secondary School Maple Ridge 8-12 Soccer Academy
Whonnock Elementary School Maple Ridge K-7
Yennadon Elementary School Maple Ridge K-7


International Education[edit]

School District 42 welcomes international students from all over the world. Currently, approximately 600 international students from Brazil, China, Colombia, France, Germany, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Russia, and Spain are studying in our elementary and secondary school programs. In addition to academic year programs, the school district offers international students short-term, custom-made programs year-round as well as English as a Second Language (ESL) and cultural programs in the summer. The International Education office provides support, homestay accommodation, and other services to international students to ensure that their stay is safe, secure, and comfortable and that their learning experience is unforgettable.

See also[edit]