Update on the new North Oakville #4 Catholic Elementary School building

Background

  • On October 20, 2020, the Ministry of Education approved funding for the new North Oakville #4 Catholic Elementary School
  • Over the past year, Board staff have been working with consultants, stakeholders and the local municipalities to plan and design the new school, in hopes that construction would be completed and the school would be ready for occupancy by September 2022. 
  • The plans for the project were submitted to the Ministry of Education in Fall of 2021 and have been awaiting Ministry approval to begin construction. As we have not yet received final approval from the Ministry of Education to proceed, we have not been able to commence construction of the new school. 

What Does This Mean?

This means that in the interim, until the new school has been built and ready for occupancy, students will continue to attend St. Gregory the Great Catholic Elementary School for the 2022-2023 school year. It is now expected that the new school building will be ready for occupancy in September 2023.

While it is recognized that this is disappointing news, families should be reassured that HCDSB is doing all it can to expedite this approval process so that construction can begin on the new school.

Updates will be provided once final approval has been received from the Ministry. 

For any questions regarding the construction project, please feel free to contact Courtney Abrahams, Senior Manager of Facility Management Services, at abrahamsc@hcdsb.org.

Claudia PalucciUpdate on the new North Oakville #4 Catholic Elementary School building
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Milton #10 Catholic Elementary School ~ Recommended Boundary Option Approved

At the November 16th Regular Board Meeting, the recommended boundary option for the Milton #10 Catholic Elementary School was approved

See the final action report here.

Background

  • On July 23, 2020, the Ministry of Education approved funding for Milton #10 CES. The school is currently under construction and is anticipated to be ready for the 2022-2023 school year.
  • Milton #10 Catholic Elementary School is located in the new residential development area of Boyne, in the southern part of the Town of Milton urban boundary. Approximately 16,900 residential units are expected for the Boyne community consisting of many low and medium-density residential developments.
  • Currently, all elementary students within the Boyne community are being accommodated at St. Scholastica CES for JK to Grade 8 (2021-2022 school year boundary map). However, St. Scholastica CES is projected to exceed site capacity by the 2021-2022 school year due to development pressures and the expanding French Immersion program.
  • As a response to the above noted accommodation concerns, Board staff initiated a New Development/Holding Area Administrative School Boundary Review Process involving St. Scholastica CES on May 4, 2021.
  • The Milton #10 CES facility will be used as a holding school for St. Kateri Tekakwitha CSS (Formerly Milton #3 CSS) until the new secondary school building is complete. This boundary change is being proactively sought in anticipation of the Milton #10 CES future transition from a holding school to a JK to Grade 8 school and to address accommodation pressures at St. Scholastica CES.

There were two main goals of the Milton #10 Catholic Elementary School Boundary Review Process:

  • Review the school attendance boundaries for St. Scholastica CES to establish school boundaries for Milton #10 CES; and
  • Complete the review with implementation to take effect for September 2022, to alleviate enrolment pressures at St. Scholastica CES, and to ensure that elementary students from the Boyne new development area are directed to their home school, Milton #10 CES.

What Does This Mean?

The approved boundaries, as presented in Appendix B of the Action Report, will take effect for the 2022-2023 school year. The new boundaries will redirect areas of the Boyne community, East of Regional Road 25, from St. Scholastica CES to Milton #10 CES. Students attending Grade 7 at St. Scholastica CES in the 2021-2022 school year, and who live within the new Milton #10 CES boundary will be grandfathered at St. Scholastica CES for the 2022-2023 school year for Grade 8.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the Milton #10 CES building being used temporarily as a holding school for St. Kateri Tekakwitha CSS students for the 2022-23 and 2023-2024 school years, JK-Grade 7 students in the Milton #10 CES catchment in the 2022-2023 school year and JK-Grade 8 students in the Milton #10 CES catchment in the 2023-2024 school year may be directed to a holding school temporarily until the Milton #10 CES building is available for elementary students. At this time, there is a lack of available classroom space at existing elementary schools in the Town of Milton. Board staff is actively looking at options to hold Milton #10 CES elementary students in the interim.

For more information on the Milton #10 Catholic Elementary School Boundary Review, please visit the HCDSB School Planning website.

Thank you for your interest in the Milton #10 Catholic Elementary School Boundary Review. 



Claudia PalucciMilton #10 Catholic Elementary School ~ Recommended Boundary Option Approved
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Milton Catholic Elementary School Boundary Review to Accommodate French Immersion Expansion ~ Recommended Boundary Option Approved

At the November 16th Regular Board Meeting, the recommended boundary option to accommodate the expansion of the French Immersion Program in Milton was approved.

See the final action report here.

Background

  • The Town of Milton is a high growth community that continues to see new residential development, which results in high enrolment and accommodation pressures at existing Catholic elementary schools, as well as the need for new schools to meet demand in future development areas.
  • Under the current status quo, St. Scholastica Catholic Elementary School is approaching and could likely exceed site capacity in the 2021-2022 school year. 
  • Due to these accommodation pressures at St. Scholastica Catholic Elementary School and the direction from the Board of Trustees to expand French Immersion programming for the 2021-2022 school year, a temporary alternate location was established at St. Peter CES for the 2021-2022 school year only. 
  • On March 16, 2021, the Board of Trustees approved a motion to undertake the expansion of the French Immersion Program by satisfying all registrations annually in each region each year starting in the 2022-2023 school year.
  • As a response to these concerns, the Board initiated an Elementary School Boundary Review for the Town of Milton and established a School Boundary Review Committee (SBRC), whose goal is to identify solutions to accommodate an expanded French Immersion program in Milton.

There were two main goals of this Boundary Review Process:

  • Review the school attendance boundaries for Milton elementary schools to facilitate French Immersion program expansion, which involved a comprehensive review of both Regular Track and French Immersion programming, where necessary; and, 
  • Work with senior staff to develop an accommodation plan for Milton Elementary Regular Track and French Immersion Students.

What Does This Mean?

The approved boundaries, as presented in Appendix C of the Action Report, will take effect for the 2022-2023 school year. Note that existing students in the French Immersion program (as of the 2021-2022 school year) at St. Benedict CES, St. Peter CES, and St. Scholastica CES, will be grandfathered at their existing French Immersion program until Grade 8.

For more information on the Milton Catholic Elementary School Boundary Review to Accommodate French Immersion Expansion, please visit the HCDSB School Planning website.

Thank you for your interest in the Milton Catholic Elementary School Boundary Review to Accommodate French Immersion Expansion.

Claudia PalucciMilton Catholic Elementary School Boundary Review to Accommodate French Immersion Expansion ~ Recommended Boundary Option Approved
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North Oakville #4 Catholic Elementary School ~ Recommended Boundary Option Approved

At the November 2nd Regular Board Meeting, the recommended boundary option for the North Oakville #4 Catholic Elementary School was approved

See the final action report here.

Background

  • On October 20, 2020, the Ministry of Education approved funding for North Oakville #4 CES
  • North Oakville #4 CES is located in the new residential development area of North Oakville, within the North Oakville East Secondary Plan. The North Oakville community contains many low and medium-density residential developments. Approximately 12,600 residential units, of varying housing densities, are expected from the North Oakville community.
  • Currently, all elementary students within the North Oakville community are being accommodated at St. Gregory the Great CES for JK to Grade 8. However, St. Gregory the Great CES is nearing site capacity and cannot accommodate future students from the North Oakville community. St. Gregory the Great CES is projected to exceed site capacity by 2024 due to development pressures and the potential expansionfrom optional programming demands (i.e. French Immersion program).
  • As a response to the above concerns, Board staff initiated a New Development/Holding Area Administrative School Boundary Review Process involving St. Gregory the Great CES on May 4, 2021.

There were two main goals of the North Oakville #4 Catholic Elementary School Boundary Review Process:

  • Review the school attendance boundaries for St. Gregory the Great CES to establish school boundaries for North Oakville #4 CES;
  • Complete the review with implementation to take effect for September 2022, before capacity is exceeded at St. Gregory the Great CES, and to ensure that elementary students from the North Oakville new development area are directed to their home school, North Oakville #4 CES, once it opens for the 2022-2023 school year.

What Does This Mean?

As of September 2022, students from St. Gregory the Great Catholic Elementary School that reside in North Oakville east of Sixth Line will be directed to their new home school, North Oakville #4 Catholic Elementary School, once it opens. See Appendix B of the Action Report for approved school boundaries.

Please note that students attending Grade 7 at St. Gregory the Great CES in the 2021-2022 school year, and who live within the new North Oakville #4 CES boundary will be grandfathered for the 2022-2023 school year for Grade 8. For more information on the North Oakville #4 Catholic Elementary School Boundary Review, please visit the HCDSB School Planning website.

Thank you again for interest in the North Oakville #4 Catholic Elementary School Boundary Review. 

Claudia PalucciNorth Oakville #4 Catholic Elementary School ~ Recommended Boundary Option Approved
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Opportunity to Delegate – Milton #10 Catholic Elementary School Boundary Review Recommended Boundary Option

The Board is currently undergoing a School Boundary Review Process to determine the Regular Track school boundaries for the new Milton #10 Catholic Elementary School. A School Boundary Review (SBR) Committee was established to gather and share information with members of our school communities.

At the November 2nd Regular Board meeting, staff will present the SBR Committee’s recommended boundary option to the Board of Trustees. See the recommended boundary option in the Staff Report here.

Opportunity to Delegate to the Board ~ November 16th Regular Board Meeting

Parents and members of the community will have an opportunity to delegate to the Board at the November 16th Regular Board meeting. Read more about the delegation process here.

The recommended boundary option will then be presented to the Board of Trustees as an Action Report for consideration and approval at the same Board meeting.

For more information on the Milton #10 Catholic Elementary School Boundary Review, please visit the HCDSB School Planning website.

Claudia PalucciOpportunity to Delegate – Milton #10 Catholic Elementary School Boundary Review Recommended Boundary Option
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Opportunity to Delegate – Milton Catholic Elementary School Boundary Review to Accommodate French Immersion Expansion

The Board is currently undergoing a School Boundary Review Process to identify an accommodation plan for the expansion of the French Immersion Program in Milton. A School Boundary Review (SBR) Committee was established to gather and share information with members of our school communities.

At the October 19th Regular Board meeting, staff will present the SBR Committee’s recommended boundary option to the Board of Trustees. See the recommended boundary option in the Staff Report here.

Opportunity to Delegate to the Board ~ November 2nd Regular Board Meeting

Parents and members of the community will have an opportunity to delegate to the Board at the November 2nd Regular Board meeting. Read more about the delegation process here.

The recommended boundary option will then be presented to the Board of Trustees as an Action Report for consideration and approval at the November 16th Regular Board meeting. For more information on the Milton Catholic Elementary School Boundary Review to Accommodate French Immersion Expansion, please visit Planning Services’ webpage for this school boundary review.

Claudia PalucciOpportunity to Delegate – Milton Catholic Elementary School Boundary Review to Accommodate French Immersion Expansion
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Opportunity to Delegate – North Oakville #4 Catholic Elementary School Boundary Review Recommended Boundary Option

The Board is currently undergoing a School Boundary Review Process to determine the school boundaries for the new North Oakville #4 Catholic Elementary School. A School Boundary Review (SBR) Committee was established to gather and share information with members of our school communities.

At the October 19th Regular Board meeting, staff will present the SBR Committee’s recommended boundary option to the Board of Trustees. See the recommended boundary option in the Staff Report here.

The recommended boundary option will then be presented to the Board of Trustees as an Action Report for consideration and approval at the November 2nd Regular Board Meeting.

Opportunity to Delegate to the Board ~ November 2nd Regular Board Meeting

Parents and members of the community will have an opportunity to delegate to the Board at the November 2nd Regular Board meeting. Read more about the delegation process here.

For more information on the North Oakville #4 Catholic Elementary School Boundary Review, please visit Planning Services’ webpage for this school boundary review.

Claudia PalucciOpportunity to Delegate – North Oakville #4 Catholic Elementary School Boundary Review Recommended Boundary Option
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We Want Your Feedback ~ Milton #10 Catholic Elementary School Proposed Boundary Options

The Board is currently undergoing a School Boundary Review Process to determine the Regular Track school boundaries for the new Milton #10 Catholic Elementary School.

You can now access the Virtual Public Information Meeting for the Milton #10 Catholic Elementary School Boundary Review here.

Background

  • On July 23, 2020, the Ministry of Education approved funding for Milton #10 CES. The school is currently under construction and is anticipated to be ready for the 2022-2023 school year.
  • Milton #10 Catholic Elementary School is located in the new residential development area of Boyne, in the southern part of the Town of Milton urban boundary. Approximately 16,900 residential units are expected for the Boyne community consisting of many low and medium-density developments.
  • Currently, all elementary students within the Boyne community are being accommodated at St. Scholastica CES for JK to Grade 8 (boundary map). However, St. Scholastica CES is projected to exceed site capacity by 2022 due to development pressures and the expanding French Immersion program.
  • As a response to the above noted accommodation concerns, Board staff initiated a New Development/Holding Area Administrative School Boundary Review Process involving St. Scholastica CES on May 4, 2021.
  • The Milton #10 CES facility will be used as a holding school for St. Kateri Tekakwitha CSS (Formerly Milton #3 CSS) until the new secondary school building is complete. This boundary change is being proactively sought in anticipation of the Milton #10 CES future transition from a holding school to a JK to Grade 8 school and to address accommodation pressure at St. Scholastica CES.
  • On June 22, 2021, the School Boundary Review Committee met virtually and reviewed the current school boundaries and several proposed school boundaries for the Boyne community. The Committee moved to present Options 1 and 2 to the community for feedback.

Review the Option & Complete the Survey! 

The School Boundary Review Committee are presenting the proposed boundary options to the community to gather feedback.

After reviewing the boundary review materials and proposed boundary options, we invite you to complete the Feedback Survey which will remain open until September 23, 2021. 

Next Steps

The feedback gathered will be shared with the School Boundary Review Committee at the next committee working meeting. Once the SBR Committee selects the preferred proposed boundary, it will be presented to the Board of Trustees for consideration and approval.

Thank you for your time and interest in the Milton #10 Catholic Elementary School Boundary Review. We look forward to receiving your feedback.

Claudia PalucciWe Want Your Feedback ~ Milton #10 Catholic Elementary School Proposed Boundary Options
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We Want Your Feedback ~ North Oakville #4 Catholic Elementary School Proposed Boundary Option

The Board is currently undergoing a School Boundary Review Process to determine the school boundaries for the new North Oakville #4 Catholic Elementary School.

You can now access the Virtual Public Information Meeting for the North Oakville #4 Catholic Elementary School Boundary Review here.

Background

  • On October 20, 2020, the Ministry of Education approved funding for North Oakville #4 CES
  • North Oakville #4 CES is located in the new residential development area of North Oakville, within the North Oakville East Secondary Plan. The North Oakville development area community contains many low and medium-density residential developments. Approximately 12,600 residential units, of varying densities, are expected from the North Oakville community.
  • Currently, all elementary students within the North Oakville community are being accommodated at St. Gregory the Great CES for JK to Grade 8. However, St. Gregory the Great CES is nearing site capacity and cannot accommodate future students from the North Oakville community. St. Gregory the Great CES is projected to exceed site capacity by 2024 due to development pressures and the potential expansion pressures from optional programming demands (i.e. French Immersion program).
  • As a response to the above concerns, Board staff initiated a New Development/Holding Area Administrative School Boundary Review Process involving St. Gregory the Great CES on May 4, 2021.
  • On June 28, 2021, the School Boundary Review Committee met virtually and reviewed the current school boundaries and several proposed school boundaries for North Oakville. The Committee moved to present Option 2 as the preferred proposed boundary option to the community for feedback.

Review the Option & Complete the Survey!

The School Boundary Review Committee are presenting the proposed boundary option to the community to gather feedback.

After reviewing the boundary review materials and proposed boundary option we invite you to complete the Feedback Survey which will remain open until September 22, 2021. 

Next Steps

The feedback gathered will be shared with the School Boundary Review Committee at the next committee working meeting. Once the SBR Committee selects the preferred proposed boundary, it will be provided to Board staff to review and be presented to the Board of Trustees for consideration and approval.

Thank you for your time and interest in the North Oakville #4 Catholic Elementary School Boundary Review. We look forward to receiving your feedback.

Claudia PalucciWe Want Your Feedback ~ North Oakville #4 Catholic Elementary School Proposed Boundary Option
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We Want Your Feedback ~ Milton Catholic Elementary French Immersion Recommended Boundary Option

On Thursday, September 9, 2021 from 7:00 – 8:00 pm, the Board held the second Virtual Public Information Meeting (VPIM) for the Milton Catholic Elementary School Boundary review process to accommodate the French Immersion Program. We would like to thank the parents and members of our community who took time out of their busy schedules to tune in. 

If you were unable to attend the Virtual PIM #2, the meeting has been recorded and posted on our Board’s YouTube channel for viewing: https://youtu.be/5ZTBJhzIMBw

Background

In June 2021, the Board held the first Virtual Public Information Meeting (PIM) to share recommended boundary options being considered by the School Boundary Review (SBR) Committee. A feedback survey was then distributed to the community seeking further input on a preferred proposed boundary option.

The feedback gathered from the Virtual PIM #1 was used to help narrow down the options.

Review the Option & Complete the Survey! 

At the September 9th Virtual Public Information Meeting #2, staff presented the SBR Committee’s recommended boundary option to accommodate the French Immersion Program in Milton – available here.

After reviewing the options, we invited community members to complete the Feedback Survey by September 17, 2021. Thank you to all those who contributed! The survey is now closed.

Next Steps

The SBR Committee’s recommended boundary option will be shared with the Board of Trustees for consideration and approval. The feedback gathered will also be shared at a future Board Meeting, and will help guide the Board’s decision about the recommended boundary option.

Questions?

You are welcome to contact board staff and the SBR Committee members representing your school community through the Additional Questions section at the bottom of the Virtual Public Information Meeting #2 webpage online question portal. View the list of SBR Committee members here.

Thank you for your time and interest in the Milton Catholic Elementary School Boundary Review to accommodate French Immersion. We look forward to receiving your feedback.

Claudia PalucciWe Want Your Feedback ~ Milton Catholic Elementary French Immersion Recommended Boundary Option
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