Bronte Green New Development Area ~ Recommended Boundary Option Approved

At the May 27th Special Board Meeting, the Board of Trustees approved the boundary change to redirect the Bronte Green New Development Area from St. Mary CES to St. Joan of Arc CES.  The approved accommodation plan was based on the School Boundary Review Committee’s (SBRC) recommendation as presented at the May 4 Regular Meeting of the Board and May 27 Special Meeting of the Board. The approved resolution and school boundaries can be found in Action Report 4.2 Bronte Green School Boundary Review Committee Recommendation.

Background

  • Bronte Green (formerly Saw Whet Golf Course) is a new residential development area in the northwestern portion of the Town of Oakville. The development is currently under construction and the first units are expected to be complete at the earliest by late summer of 2021.
  • Based on our current boundaries, the Bronte Green development (also known as the Glen Abbey Encore development) will fall within the St. Mary Catholic Elementary School boundary. St. Mary continues to face accommodation pressure due to high enrolment, while neighbouring St. Joan of Arc has seen declining enrolment over the last few years.
  • The 2019 Long-Term Capital Plan (LTCP) identified the need to conduct a School Boundary Review to address enrolment pressures and determine a home school for the new community in Oakville.
  • In March 2021, the Halton Catholic District School Board (HCDSB) initiated a New Development/Holding Area Administrative Standard School Boundary Review Process involving St. Mary CES and St. Joan of Arc CES. 

There were two main goals of the Bronte Green New Development Area Boundary Review Process:

  • Review the school attendance boundaries for St. Mary CES and St. Joan of Arc CES to support long-term sustainable enrolment at both schools;
  • Complete the review with implementation to take effect for September 2021 to ensure that a home school for the Bronte Green New Development Area is determined in advance of first group of students from the new community.

What does this mean?

As of September 2021, elementary students from the Bronte Green New Development Area and nearby areas south of Upper Middle Road (study areas P19 and O18) will be directed to their new home school, St. Joan of Arc Catholic Elementary School. See Appendix B of the Action Report for approved school boundaries.

For more information:

For more information on the Bronte Green New Development Area Catholic Elementary School Boundary Review, please visit the HCDSB School Planning website.

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We Want Your Feedback ~ Milton Catholic Elementary French Immersion Proposed Boundary Options

The Board is currently undergoing a School Boundary Review Process to identify a long-term accommodation plan for the expansion of the French Immersion Program in Milton.

Parents/guardians can now access Virtual Public Information Session #1 for the Milton Catholic Elementary Boundary Review to Accommodate French Immersion Expansion Boundary Review process.

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.
  • Due to these accommodation pressures 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. 
  • Under the current status quo, St. Scholastica Catholic Elementary School is approaching and could likely exceed site capacity in the 2021-2022 school year, while St. Peter Catholic Elementary School has sufficient space to temporarily accommodate a two (2) class French Immersion expansion for Milton in the 2021-2022 school year.
  • 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 2022-2023.
  • 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.

Review the Options & Complete the Survey!

Through five working meetings, the School Boundary Review Committee have agreed to present three potential boundary options to the community to gather feedback.

After reviewing the proposed boundary options, we invite you to complete the Feedback Survey which will close on June 11, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. 

Please note that all proposed boundary options are in the Virtual Public Information Session webpage.

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 community once again for feedback.

Board staff will then be provided with the Committee’s recommendation for review and will present a recommendation to the Board of Trustees for consideration and approval.

We look forward to receiving your feedback!

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Call for Parent Volunteers to Serve on Milton #10 CES Boundary Review Committee!

Parents and guardians of St. Scholastica are invited to participate in a school boundary review to determine the school boundaries for the new Milton #10 Catholic Elementary School.

Background

  • On July 23, 2020, the Ministry of Education approved funding for Milton #10 CES. 
  • 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.
  • The Milton #10 CES facility will be used as a holding school for Milton #3 CSS until the new Milton #3 CSS 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.

Scope of the Boundary Review

A School Boundary Review for St. Scholastica will review school attendance areas to establish school boundaries for the new Milton #10 Catholic Elementary School. 

School Boundary Review Committee (SBRC)

The first step in this review involves establishing a School Boundary Review Committee (SBRC) made up of parents and Board staff. The role of the SBRC is to gather and share information about the review with their school communities.

SBRC Composition

St. Scholastica has been asked to provide two (2) parent representatives to serve as members of the SBRC.

The Board is hoping to have representation on the SBRC from one (1) member of the St. Scholastica School Council, as well as one (1) parent who does not sit on the Catholic School Council.

Time Commitment

The SBRC will meet several times throughout the review process. The meetings will be held virtually during weekday evenings and may last anywhere between 2-3 hours. The first (orientation) meeting will take place on Wednesday, June 9, 2021 beginning at 7:00PM

In addition to attending all SBRC meetings, SBRC members are also required to attend the public consultation meetings which will take place throughout the process.

Interested in Being a Rep on the SBRC?

If you are interested in serving on the Milton #10 Catholic Elementary School Boundary Review Committee, please let your School Principal know by Wednesday, June 2, 2021.

Need More Information?

Additional information related to this boundary review process, including background, reports, and tentative timelines is available on the Milton #10 CES Boundary Review web page.

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Call for Parent Volunteers to Serve on North Oakville #4 CES Boundary Review Committee!

Parents and guardians of St. Gregory the Great are invited to participate in a school boundary review to determine the school boundaries for the new North Oakville #4 Catholic Elementary School.

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).

Scope of the Boundary Review

A School Boundary Review for St. Gregory the Great will review existing school attendance areas to establish school boundaries for the new North Oakville #4 Catholic Elementary School. This will ensure that elementary students from the North Oakville new development area are directed to their new home school by September 2022 – before capacity is exceeded at St. Gregory the Great.

School Boundary Review Committee (SBRC)

The first step in this review involves establishing a School Boundary Review Committee (SBRC) made up of parents and Board staff. The role of the SBRC is to gather and share information about the review with their school communities.

SBRC Composition

St. Gregory the Great has been asked to provide two (2) parent representatives to serve as members of the SBRC.

The Board is hoping to have representation on the SBRC from one (1) member of the St. Gregory the Great School Council, as well as one (1) parent who does not sit on the Catholic School Council.

Time Commitment

The SBRC will meet several times throughout the review process. The meetings will be held virtually during weekday evenings and may last anywhere between 2-3 hours. The first meeting will take place on Wednesday, June 16, 2021 beginning at 7:00 PM.

In addition to attending all SBRC meetings, SBRC members are also required to attend the public consultation meetings which will take place throughout the process.

Interested in Being a Rep on the SBRC?

If you are interested in serving on the North Oakville #4 Catholic Elementary School Boundary Review Committee, please let the School Principal know by Friday, June 4, 2021.

Need More Information?

Additional information related to this boundary review process, including background, reports, and tentative timelines is available on the North Oakville #4 CES Boundary Review web page.

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Notice of Intention to Amend 2018 EDC By-Law

What Are EDCs?

Education Development Charges (EDCs) are used by school boards to fund school site acquisitions and other site-related costs that are required to accommodate students from new development. Residential and non-residential development in the Region of Halton is subject to Education Development Charges by both the Halton Catholic District School Board and the Halton District School Board. EDCs are collected by local municipalities on behalf of both school boards and are payable at the time of building permit issuance.

Notice of EDC By-Law Amendment

Take notice that at its meeting scheduled for June 1, 2021, the Halton Catholic District School Board (the “Board”) proposes to pass a by-law that will amend the Halton Catholic District School Board Education Development Charges By-law, 2018 (the “2018 By-law”), which came into effect on July 4, 2018.

The schedule of education development charges now imposed by the 2018 By-law is as follows:

  • Charge on residential development: $3,169.00 per dwelling unit
  • Charge on non-residential development: $0.67 per square foot ($7.21 per square metre) of gross floor area

The proposed amending by-law will increase the education development charge on residential development from $3,648.00 to $3,769.00 per dwelling unit for the period July 4, 2022 to July 3, 2023.

The proposed amending by-law will not change the amount of the following education development charges per dwelling unit imposed under the 2018 By-law for the periods set out below:

(i) June 6, 2021 to July 3, 2021 – $3,169.00; and
(ii) July 4, 2021 to July 3, 2022 – $3,469.00.

The proposed amending by-law will increase the education development charge on non-residential development to the following amounts per square foot of gross floor area for the periods set out below:

(i) June 6, 2021 to July 3, 2021 – $0.74;
(ii) July 4, 2021 to July 3, 2022 – $0.84; and
(iii) July 4, 2022 to July 3, 2023 – $0.94.

The proposed amending by-law will incorporate the following mandatory exemptions into the 2018 By-law:

(i) private school;
(ii) long-term care home, as defined in the Long-Term Care Homes Act, 2007;
(iii) retirement home, as defined in the Retirement Homes Act, 2010;
(iv) hospice or other facility that provides palliative care services;
(v) child care centre, as defined in the Child Care and Early Years Act, 2014;
(vi) memorial home, clubhouse or athletic grounds owned by the Royal Canadian Legion;
(vii) college of applied arts and technology established under the Ontario Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology Act, 2002;
(viii) university that receives regular and ongoing operating funds from the Government of Ontario for the purposes of post-secondary education; and
(ix) Indigenous Institute prescribed for the purposes of section 6 of the Indigenous Institutes Act, 2017.

Conditions apply to the exemptions listed in clauses (vii) to (ix) above.

The 2018 By-law applies to all lands in the Regional Municipality of Halton. Accordingly, a key map showing the location of the land subject to the 2018 By-law is not provided as part of this notice.

Should the Board pass an amending by-law on June 1, 2021, collection of education development charges pursuant to the 2018 By-law, as amended, will commence on June 6, 2021.

A copy of the proposed amending by-law, the education development charge background study prepared in connection with the 2018 By-law, and information concerning the proposed amendment are available below under “Additional Resources” or on request during regular business hours at the Board’s administrative offices, 802 Drury Lane, Burlington, Ontario, and on the Board’s website at www.hcdsb.org.

Requests to address the Board at the June 1, 2021 Board Meeting

If a person wishes to address the Board at the June 1, 2021 Board meeting, they are requested to advise the Board on or before May 25, 2021.

Submissions and requests to address the Board as delegations at the Board meeting should be submitted to:

Rosie Di Pietro
Executive Assistant to the Director of Education
Halton Catholic District School Board
Email: dipietror@hcdsb.org.

Further Information

Any comments or requests for further information regarding this matter may be directed to:

Branko Vidovic
Senior Manager, Planning Services
Halton Catholic District School Board
Email: vidovicb@hcdsb.org

Additional Resources

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LTCP Community Feedback Survey Now Available!

At the May 4, 2021 Board Meeting, staff presented the draft 2021 Long-Term Capital Plan (LTCP) to the Board of Trustees, and we’re looking for your feedback.

What is the Long-Term Capital Plan?

The Long-Term Capital Plan (LTCP) provides detailed student enrolment projections over a 15-year period. The LTCP is reviewed annually and modified, as needed.

The LTCP helps us identify: 

  • Where new schools and/or additions are needed;
  • Specific schools that require maintenance, classroom enhancements, program enhancements, etc.;
  • Areas where school boundary reviews or program reviews may help to address increasing or declining student enrolment;
  • Schools that have surplus space that might provide opportunities for use by community partners.

For more information about the Long-Term Capital Plan, and the proposed accommodation strategies, please visit the Long Term Capital Plan page on the Planning Services website.

Share Your Feedback – Online Survey

Parents and Halton Region community members are invited to provide feedback regarding the accommodation strategies proposed in the updated LTCP.

The survey will remain open until May 19, 2021. All community feedback will be presented to HCDSB Trustees prior to the updated LTCP being finalized and presented to Trustees for information at the Regular Board Meeting on June 1, 2021.

For More Information

Branko Vidovic
Senior Manager, Planning Services
Halton Catholic District School Board
vidovicb@hcdsb.org

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Annual Community Planning & Facility Partnerships Meeting

On Monday, April 26, 2021, the Halton Catholic District School Board (HCDSB) will be hosting a virtual Community Meeting for local agencies and public service providers to learn more about current partnership opportunities and working with HCDSB on future capital projects.

The Community Planning and Facility Partnerships Procedure (VI-78) provides a framework for HCDSB to work with community partners who will support the Board’s Mission, Vision, Values, and strategic direction.

Upcoming Community Information Meeting

Agencies and public service providers interested in learning more about working with HCDSB are invited to tune in to the virtual meeting on April 26th, beginning at 6:30 PM. Please R.S.V.P here by end of day on April 25th to receive a direct online invitation.

Become a Community Partner

Those interested in becoming a community partner are invited to review Policy I-37 Community Planning and Facility Partnerships and Community Planning and Facility Partnerships Procedure (VI-78) before submitting a proposal.

Partnerships will be evaluated and chosen based on suitability for upcoming projects and for meeting the criteria outlined in HCDSB’s VI-78 Procedure.

For detailed information on the process of submitting a proposal, please visit the Community Planning and Partnerships page.

More Information

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We Want Your Feedback ~ Bronte Green Catholic Elementary School Proposed Boundary Option

We are currently undergoing a School Boundary Review Process involving St. Mary and St. Joan of Arc Catholic Elementary Schools. A School Boundary Review (SBR) Committee was established to gather and share information with members of our school communities.

You can now access the Virtual Public Information Meeting (VPIM) for the Bronte Green Catholic Elementary School Boundary Review process here.

Background

  • Bronte Green (formerly Saw Whet Golf Course) is a new residential development area in the northwestern portion of the Town of Oakville. The development is currently under construction and the first units are expected to be complete at the earliest by late summer of 2021.
  • Based on our current boundaries, the Bronte Green development (also known as the Glen Abbey Encore development) will fall within the St. Mary Catholic Elementary School boundary. St. Mary continues to face accommodation pressure due to high enrolment, while neighbouring St. Joan of Arc has seen declining enrolment over the last few years.
  • The 2019 Long-Term Capital Plan (LTCP) identified the need to conduct a School Boundary Review to address enrolment pressures and determine a home school for the new community in Oakville.

Review the Option & Complete the Survey!

At the first School Boundary Review Committee Meeting on March 24, 2021, the committee moved to present the proposed boundary option to the community to gather feedback.

After reviewing the proposed boundarywe invite you to complete the Feedback Survey, which will remain open until April 16, 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 Bronte Green Catholic Elementary School Boundary Review. We look forward to receiving your feedback.

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Resources Now Available! Bronte Green New Development Area Elementary School Boundary Review

The Bronte Green New Development Area Elementary School Boundary Review is currently underway.

Meeting Materials:

Meeting materials, reviewed by the School Boundary Review Committee (SBRC), are listed below and are updated regularly as they become available:

For more information:

For additional information, please visit Planning Services dedicated webpage for the Bronte Green New Development Area Elementary School Boundary Review.

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Resources Now Available! Milton Catholic Elementary Boundary Review to Accommodate French Immersion Expansion

The Milton Catholic Elementary Boundary Review to Accommodate French Immersion Expansion is currently underway.

Meeting Materials:

Meeting materials, reviewed by the School Boundary Review Committee (SBRC), are listed below and are updated regularly as they become available:

SBRC Working Meeting #2 (April 8, 2021)
SBRC Information Start-Up & Working Meeting #1 (March 18, 2021)

For more information:

For additional information, please visit Planning Services dedicated webpage for the Milton Catholic Elementary Boundary Review to Accommodate French Immersion Expansion.

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