2019-2030 Long-Range Facilities Plan Adopted, Nelson Family of School Configuration Changes for 2021-2022

At a meeting of the Board of Education of School District No. 8 (Kootenay Lake) held on December 10, 2019, the Board adopted a new Long-Range Facilities Plan and resolved that for the 2021-2022 school year, commencing September 2021, the grade configurations for the Nelson Family of schools will change as follows:

  • LV Rogers will be a Grade 10 to 12 Grad Program school;
  • Trafalgar will be a Grade 6 to 9 Middle School;
  • Elementary Schools in the Nelson Family of schools, where capacity exists, will be K-6, with Parent/Student choice to remain at their Elementary schools for Grade 6 or go to Trafalgar Middle School.

The configuration changes in the Nelson Family of School are designed to create the best possible Learning Environments for all students within the District’s existing inventory of facilities, over the 10- year planning horizon for which the Board has enrolment projections.  The decision was driven by evolving educational considerations, including the New Curriculum’s K-9 Elementary curriculum and Grades 10-12 Grad Program.    

The updated Long-Range Facilities Plan also includes plans for major expansion projects at Blewett Elementary and at Salmo Secondary.  For more details please visit the District’s Long-range Facilities Planning page.


For more information;

Dr. Christine Perkins 



About The Board of Education of School District No. 8 (Kootenay Lake):

The Board of Education of School District No. 8 provides educational services to numerous diverse communities in the East & West Kootenays, including Crawford Bay, Creston, Kaslo, Meadow Creek, Nelson, Salmo, Slocan, South Slocan, Winlaw, Wynndel and Yahk. Its dedicated team focuses on providing the best possible educational opportunities for over 5,400 students and their families. Its mission is to focus on excellence for all learners in a nurturing environment.