The Community Knowledge Campus Needs Assessment Guidelines is used to assess future school site requirements. School boards identify requirements for the number and location of school sites. Future school and park sites are identified in the Area Structure Plan (ASP). At the ASP stage the assembly of land for the school and park site does not yet begin, and the site is referred to as unassembled. School and park sites are set aside or assembled through the reserve entitlement provision included in provincial legislation.
Future school and park sites are further confirmed in the Neighbourhood Structure Plan (NSP). The assembly of land for school and park sites occures during subdivision.
At this stage, a future school site is referred to as under assembly.
Land assembly for school and park sites is completed as neighbourhood development progresses.
When this process is completed, the school site is referred to as assembled and vacant.
The City develops and maintains all sports fields, including those planned for future schools. The planned school building envelope is developed to the minimum park standard, including grade, level and seed, and may include the installation of temporary sports field(s) to meet high demand.
School boards evaluate their need for future school sites on an ongoing basis. At any point during the planning phase, school boards may determine that a school site (unassembled, under assembly, assembled, and vacant) is surplus to its needs.