Views sought to address T.E. Scott Elementary overcrowding

Surrey Schools is seeking input regarding a proposed catchment change to address overcrowding at T.E. Scott Elementary.

T.E. Scott, located at 7079 148 St., is currently over capacity by four classrooms. This year, the Surrey School District added two portables to T.E. Scott to accommodate enrolment growth and the school is closed to students who live outside the catchment area.

Meanwhile, Georges Vanier Elementary to the west has some additional capacity.

Surrey Schools is proposing a catchment boundary change that would more evenly distribute students between T.E. Scott and Georges Vanier. Under this proposal, the southwestern section of the current T.E. Scott Elementary school catchment would be moved to the Georges Vanier Elementary school catchment.

The proposed change would not apply to students (and their siblings) already attending T.E. Scott Elementary, though those students could choose to register at their new catchment school if desired.

Feedback received by Nov. 28 will be considered by staff before a final decision is made in early December. If approved, the change would be implemented for September 2017 and new students in the proposed move area would attend their new catchment school.

To give feedback, take the online survey. The resources tab provides more information that has helped shape this proposal.