Approved: Milton Ultimate Boundary Option and Interim Accommodation Plan

At the November 17th Regular Board Meeting, the Board of Trustees approved the ultimate school boundary option and interim accommodation plan for the Milton Catholic secondary schools.  The approved accommodation plan was based on the School Boundary Review Committee’s (SBRC) recommendation as presented at the November 3 and November 17 Regular Meeting of the Board.   

Approved secondary school boundary maps:

Interim Accommodation Plan

  • The following is a summary of the approved interim accommodation plan:
    • Students currently attending in Grade 9-11 at St. Francis Xavier CSS in the 2020-2021 school year will be grandfathered and allowed to remain at St. Francis Xavier, with student transportation;
    • Students entering Grade 9 starting in the 2021-2022 school year that are within the redirect areas identified on the new boundary map will attend Milton #3 Catholic Secondary School for their secondary school education;
    • Milton #10 Catholic Elementary School will be temporarily established as the Milton # 3 CSS Holding School for the 2021-2022 school year and until Milton # 3 CSS is completed.
    • In the event that the new Milton #10 Catholic Elementary School is not be completed for the 2021-2022 school year, Grade 9 students will be temporarily accommodated at Lester B. Pearson High School in Burlington until the completion of Milton #10 CES. Transportation to Lester B. Pearson High School will be provided for all students.

Visit the Milton Catholic Secondary Boundary Review main page for a full overview and timeline of this boundary review. School construction updates can be found on the Milton No. 3 CSS School Construction page.

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Ministry of Education Approves Funding for New Catholic Elementary School in North Oakville

On Tuesday, October 20, 2020 the Ministry of Education approved funding for the new North Oakville #4 Catholic Elementary School.

Background

  • Halton Catholic District School Board (HCDSB) is in need of a new elementary school to accommodate the projected student population growth in North Oakville.
  • On September 30, 2019, the Board submitted its 2019-20 Capital Priorities Submission to the Ministry of Education. 
  • On October 20, 2020, the Board was informed of its Capital Priorities allocation for the new North Oakville #4 Catholic Elementary School.

Next Steps

There are additional steps in the planning and building approval process for the North Oakville #4 Catholic Elementary School before construction can proceed:

  • An architect must be officially appointed, along with sub-consultants to complete the design of the project.
  • Necessary permits and approvals must be obtained from the Town of Oakville and the Region of Halton.
  • The Ministry of Education must approve the school design.

HCDSB is very appreciative of the Ministry’s recognition of the Board’s student accommodation pressures in North Oakville. The recent funding approval for a new elementary school will be a great addition to the growing community!

To read more about this exciting announcement, please read the news release issued from MPP Effie Triantafilopoulos’ office.​​

For more information about the North Oakville #4 Catholic Elementary School, please visit the HCDSB School Planning website.​

Quotes:

“Students in our community deserve to learn in modern, state-of-the-art schools where they can learn the skills they need from their teachers to achieve lifelong success. The Ontario Government’s investment of $14.5 million for a new Catholic elementary school in North Oakville will help meet the needs of students, staff and teachers. It’s great news for our community. I was proud to work with the Halton Catholic District School Board as they advocated for this new school and I am pleased that our government has delivered.” – Effie Triantafilopoulos, Oakville North-Burlington MPP

“As a leader board in Ontario, Halton Catholic District School Board has experienced unique growth pressures, being situated in the one of the fastest growing geographical areas of the country, thereby desperately needing additional pupil places in Oakville. On behalf of our Board of Trustees, and especially our Oakville trustees, Peter DeRosa, Nancy Guzzo, and Helena Karabela who strongly advocated for a new school, I wish to extend our appreciation for the diligent work of the Ford government, Minister of Education Stephen Lecce and most specifically MPP Effie Triantafilopoulos who heard our pleas and answered the call. Her swift actions have helped to bring relief to the families in Oakville for the educational benefit of their children.  

It is with much gratitude that we thank all concerned for focusing on our students’ wellbeing in our gift of a publicly funded Catholic education.” – Vincent Iantomasi, Chair of the Halton Catholic District School Board.

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Milton CSS Boundary Review SBRC Meeting #9 Resources Available Now

The School Boundary Review Committee (SBRC) for the Milton Catholic Secondary School Boundary Review met for the ninth time on Tuesday, October 7, 2020. The materials that were reviewed at the meeting are listed below:

For additional information, please visit the dedicated Milton Catholic Secondary School Boundary Review page.

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Ministry of Education Approves Funding for Milton #3 CSS and Milton #10 CES

On Wednesday, July 29, 2020, the Premier of Ontario, Doug Ford, the Minister of Education, Stephen Lecce, and the Member of Provincial Parliament for Milton, Parm Gill, announced the approval for funding for the new Milton #3 Catholic Secondary School and the Milton #10 Catholic Elementary School.

Background

  •  Halton Catholic District School Board (HCDSB) is in dire need of a new secondary school and elementary school to accommodate the current and projected student population growth in Milton.
  • On September 18, 2018, the Board acquired a parcel of raw development lands at the southeast corner of Louis St-Laurent and Kennedy Circle to accommodate the construction of the Board’s third Catholic secondary school in the Town of Milton. After purchasing the lands, the Board initiated the works required to prepare the lands to permit a secondary school.
  • On September 30, 2019, the Board submitted its 2019-20 Capital Priorities Submission to the Ministry of Education. The Milton #3 Catholic Secondary School (CSS) project was submitted as Priority #1.
  • On July 23, 2020, the Board was informed of its Capital Priorities allocation for the new Milton No.3 Catholic Secondary School to accommodate 1542 pupil places. The Board was also informed of its allocation for the new Milton No. 10 Catholic Elementary School to accommodate 671 pupil places and a 5-room child care centre.​

Next Steps

There are additional steps in the planning and building approval process for the Milton #3 Catholic Secondary School and the Milton #10 Catholic Elementary School before construction can proceed:

  • An architect must be officially appointed for the projects, along with sub-consultants to complete the design of the projects.
  • Necessary permits and approvals must be obtained from the township of Milton.
  • Lastly, the Ministry of Education must approve the school design.

HCDSB is very appreciative of the Ministry’s recognition of the Board’s student accommodation pressures in Milton. The recent funding approval for two new schools will be a great addition to the growing community of Milton!

To read more about this exciting announcement, please read the news release issued from MPP Parm Gill’s office.

For more information about the Milton #3 Catholic Secondary school, and the Milton #10 Catholic Elementary School, please visit the HCDSB School Planning website.

Quotes

“From modernizing our curriculum to revitalizing our classrooms and their facilities, we are investing in our students and giving them every tool to achieve their full potential. “Our financing of the #3 and #10 Catholic Schools, and the SW #12 Public School, further demonstrates our government’s historic investment in Ontario’s schools and our overall commitment to supporting our students and families.” – Stephen Lecce, Minister of Education​

“Today’s announcement is wonderful news for our school district as a whole, but more importantly, it is wonderful news for the families in our growing community of Milton.” – Patrick Murphy, Milton Trustee

“A new Catholic elementary school will address the rapid growth in our community,” added Trustee Duarte. “We look forward to proceeding with the next phase of the approval process so that we can begin construction on these two schools.” – Marvin Duarte, Milton Trustee & Vice-Chair of the Halton Catholic District School Board

The full HCDSB news release can be accessed here.

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Milton CSS Boundary Review SBRC Meeting #8 Resources Now Available

The School Boundary Review Committee (SBRC) for the Milton Catholic Secondary School Boundary Review met for the eighth time on Tuesday, August 11, 2020. The materials that were reviewed at the meeting are listed below:

The SBRC Virtual Working Meeting #9 is scheduled for Wednesday, October 7, 2020.  For additional information, please visit the dedicated Milton Catholic Secondary School Boundary Review page.

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FEEDBACK SURVEY: Milton CSS Boundary Review Interim Accommodation Plan

We want additional feedback from you!

Following the Milton Catholic Secondary School Boundary Review’s Virtual Public Information Meeting #1, and the results of its accompanying Feedback Survey, we are reaching back out to the community to gather more important feedback with regards to the preferred Interim Accommodation Plans.

Please visit the Interim Accommodation Plan Feedback Survey page to learn more about the top three Interim Accommodation Plan options, and ultimately share your feedback about what you think the best option is.

The Interim Accommodation Plan Feedback Survey will be available from June 5 to June 14, 2020.

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POSTPONED: Milton CSS Boundary Review Virtual Public Information Meeting #2

IMPORTANT UPDATE: The Virtual Public Information Meeting for the Milton Catholic Secondary School Boundary Review that was scheduled to take place online on May 20th has been postponed until further notice. 

Consequently, the Feedback Survey has also been postponed.

In the meantime, you can learn more about the Milton CSS Boundary Review here.

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Milton #3 CSS Project Update: Track Site Preparation Activities

Visit our Milton #3 CSS Project page for more information on this project, including:

  • Site update videos
  • School concept plans
  • Informative presentations
  • Ministry of Education funding updates

Please note:  Ministry of Education funding for this project was officially announced on July 29, 2020.  The full news release can be read here.

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Milton Secondary School Boundary Review Virtual Information Meeting

You’re invited to attend our Board’s Virtual Information Meeting for the Milton Secondary School Boundary Review starting on Friday, April 24, 2020!

This virtual meeting will go live here on our website beginning the evening of April 24th. You can review the information the meeting provides at your leisure once it goes live.

You will also have the opportunity to submit questions and complete a feedback survey. The feedback survey will be available until May 4, 2020.

In the meantime, please visit the Milton Catholic Secondary School Boundary Review page for more information, including:

  • Why this boundary review is necessary
  • Informative webinar
  • School Boundary Review Committee meeting minutes and resources
  • Important milestones
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Milton CSS Boundary Review SBRC Meeting # 3 Resources Now Available

The School Boundary Review Committee (SBRC) for the Milton Catholic Secondary School Boundary Review met for the third time on March 11, 2020. The materials that were reviewed at the meeting are listed below:

For additional information, please visit the dedicated Milton Catholic Secondary School Boundary Review page.

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