1. the purpose and intent of the school's outdoor education program;
2. the recent and forecasted trends in outdoor education for youth;
3. a comparative consideration of the outdoor education programs offered by other independent schools;
4. how effective the Norval property is as a venue through which the school's outdoor education program can be delivered and whether there are significant deficiencies in the Norval property as that venue;
5. the existence of alternative outdoor education options for the school which don't involve the use of the Norval property. Those alternatives were evaluated with respect to:
a. the relative effectiveness, from a pedagogical perspective, of the Norval outdoor education programming relative to other outdoor education options;
b. the cost-effectiveness of Norval-based outdoor education programming relative to other outdoor education options;
6. whether development trends in the area of the Norval campus are adversely impacting on the school's outdoor education programming and whether over the longer term such trends will have a material adverse impact on such programming;
7. the contribution of the Norval campus to school culture and history;
8. and whether there are other present or long-term uses of the Norval campus (including revenue-generating uses), other than outdoor education uses.
The committee reported to the board with its recommendations regarding the matters listed above in the spring of 2011.