On August 26th, 2018, our beloved Hornby Island School burned down, and we have a lot of work to do. HIES, in support of School District 71 and the Hornby Island Community, has now opened a “School Renewal Fund” for those who wish to donate to our community’s efforts.
The money raised will help cover financial gaps left after the insurance and School District apply their financial resources. Some of the monies will be used in the short-term to support educational programs and transition activities. The school is a major facility for our small community as well. The School District, HIES, and the Parent Advisory Council will collaborate to prioritize disbursements from the fund.
As HIES is a registered charity, you will receive a deductible tax receipt. To donate please click on the button below.
If you don’t have a credit card you can also send us a cheque made to Hornby Island Educational Society at 2100 B Sollans Road Hornby Island, BC V0R 1Z0, or send us an e-transfer to Hornby Island Educational Society at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for your support at this challenging time – Hornby Island and the school will recover and we appreciate your financial support.
SCHOOL RENEWAL FUND . . . UPDATE
In January and February 2020 representatives from the Hornby Island Educational Society, the Parent Advisory Council, Hornby Island Residents & Rater Payers Association, the Preschool, Natural History, School staff and School District 71 staff and architect met in a series of meetings in a collaborative design process for the rebuild of the Hornby Island Community School.
From this design process emerged the request and recommendation to the School Renewal Fund Committee to commit $90,000.00 of the fund to SD 71 for the purpose of increasing square footage in the rebuild, specifically to be used in the learning commons and Multi Purpose room – areas of the school that will be utilized for community use. See HICS floor plan below.
The School Renewal Fund Committee agreed unanimously with this proposal. The remainder of the School Renewal Fund, and any future contributions, will be used to supplement the needs of the Hornby Island Community School after the rebuild, as identified by students, staff, parents and other community members in a process to be determined in the near future.