After much conversation, debate, and public consultation, boundaries for RVS are set to change.

Currently seven trustees represent six wards in the growing school district but as of January 26, a 6-1 vote will see eight trustees represent six wards come October 2107.

Colleen Munro, RVS Board Chair says this is the third time since 2007 the board has reviewed the boundaries and minus a slight change back in '09 little to no change has been made.

"It has been on our radar and one of those things we wanted to accomplish in our board self evaluation that we always do every year, and we've done it."

Personally speaking, Munro says if they could have stayed at seven or even gone down to five without affecting board operations she would have been open, but it wasn't practical.

Nine options were on the table from status quo to nine trustees; in the end, the board (minus Trustee Helen Clease) voted in favour of the change which they feel not only balances numbers but community voice.

"Going to eight was in the best Canadian way a compromise; it recognizes the growth in our urban areas. The City of Chestermere is going have its own trustee, another trustee in Airdrie, and with three rural voices that I think respect the community areas, the history, the way people travel, where they do their business/recreation; I think while it's not perfect it's the best we could come up with."

Munro says if growth continues the board will most likely need to revise wards again sooner than later.

The next step will see RVS administration work with the Ministry to draft a bylaw which will need to pass three readings.

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