When classes resumed at Lake Country’s Davidson Road Elementary, it was all they could do to fit all of the students into the building.
In fact, close to 50 students living in the Davidson Road catchment area will be in school at either Peter Greer Elementary or Oyama Traditional as school officials continue to grapple with how to change the catchment area for Lake Country’s three elementary schools.
“We’re still trying to come up with better catchment areas for Lake Country,” said Central Okanagan superintendent Hugh Gloster.
“That area has been the subject of some challenge with the Davidson Road catchment having the majority of the growth in Lake Country. We know we have to adjust and we hope to bring that to closure before the winter break and new catchments will start for the following September.”
In Lake Country, there are still long-term plans to build a new middle school next to George Elliot, a move that would free up space in the three elementary schools as it would allow the middle school to move to the new Grade 6 to 8 configuration.
The school district owns the land but is currently leasing it back to the Aspen Golf Course for use until a new school is approved, somewhere in the future.