The District is continuing to move forward with the middle school model.

At the Regular Meeting on Tuesday, June 18, 2019 the Board of Education passed the following motion:

“That District staff commence a consultation process with parents and staff in the DW Poppy and Aldergrove families of schools and Coghlan Fundamental Elementary, regarding the three options presented to the Transition Committee, and report back to the Board of Education at their Regular Meeting in December 2019 with the feedback they receive and possible next steps.”

The three plans for consideration include:

  • Plan 1: Re-submit the request for capital funding to the Ministry of Education
  • Plan 2: Place portables onsite to accommodate at least one grade group
  • Plan 3: DW Poppy becomes a stand-alone middle school and Aldergrove Secondary would become the feeder secondary school

District staff are now seeking community input to assist in the development of a recommendation to present to the Board of Education at their Regular Meeting on December 10th.  We invite you to take part in the consultation process being undertaken.  Input will be gathered between September 18, 2019 and November 15, 2019.

There are three ways in which you can participate in the consultation process:


Community meetings will take place at the following locations:

DateTimeSchool CommunitiesLocation
Wed., Sept. 186:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.Betty Gilbert Middle School/Parkside Centennial Elementary SchoolBetty Gilbert Middle School
Thur., Sept. 266:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.North Otter Elementary/Wix-Brown Elementary SchoolNorth Otter Elementary
Thur., Oct. 36:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.Aldergrove Community Secondary School/Shortreed Elementary SchoolAldergrove Community Secondary School
Thur., Oct. 106:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.DW Poppy Secondary SchoolDW Poppy Secondary School
Thur., Oct. 17

Wed., Oct. 16 *New

6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.Fort Langley ElementaryFort Langley Elementary
Wed., Oct. 236:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.Peterson Road Elementary School/Coghlan Fundamental Elementary SchoolPeterson Road Elementary School
Thur., Nov. 7

Tues., Nov. 12 *New

6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.DistrictwideSchool Board Office – livestream

Program Note: Due to limited room capacity at the School Board Office, the District will not be conducting the group workshops to collect feedback at the Tuesday, November 12 meeting. Attendees will be directed to submit written feedback on site, by email, and or online survey. Thanks for your cooperation.

Please take note the School Board Office meeting will be live-streamed and recorded to ensure accessibility.

The District upholds its values of integrity, courage, excellence and community throughout this process. We look forward to hearing from you and appreciate your support in creating an innovative, inspiring and unified, learning community.

For more information about the consultation process, please contact:

Joanne Abshire
Communications Manager