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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Virtual Public Information Meeting #2: Milton Catholic Elementary French Immersion Recommended Boundary Option

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.

We are writing to invite you to the Virtual Public Information Session #2 for the Milton Catholic Elementary Boundary Review to Accommodate French Immersion Expansion on Thursday, September 9, 2021 from 7:00 – 8:00 PM.

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.
  • On June 3, 2021, the School Boundary Review Committee presented three potential boundary options and gathered feedback from the community. Based on the public feedback received from the community, the School Boundary Review Committee arrived at a recommended boundary.

Virtual PIM #2 – Event Details 

After reviewing feedback from the community, the SBR Committee is recommending a preferred boundary option that will be presented at the Virtual PIM #2.

The Virtual PIM #2 will be live streamed and available through this link on September 9th at 7:00 p.m.: https://youtu.be/5ZTBJhzIMBw

Submit Your Question!

Parents will be able to submit their questions in advance through the Virtual PIM #2 – Online Form. Responses to questions will be answered during the Virtual PIM #2 on September 9th.  

More Information

For more information, please visit our School Planning website.

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HCDSB 2021 Long-Term Capital Plan (LTCP) Now Finalized!

The Halton Catholic District School Board’s 2021 Long-Term Capital Plan has been finalized and is now available on the Planning Services website here.

The Long-Term Capital Plan (“LTCP”) is a comprehensive planning tool that presents detailed enrolment projections and school utilization for a fifteen (15) year horizon. This plan will be used to guide accommodation planning at the Halton Catholic District School Board. The data provided in the LTCP is analyzed to:

1.       Identify enrolment pressures such as over and under-utilization of schools and suggest preferred mechanisms for addressing these accommodation issues such as:

  • School Boundary Reviews
  • Administrative Program Reviews
  • School additions and renovations
  • Pupil Accommodation Reviews (PARs may result in school closures and consolidations as per Board’s Operating Policy I-09: School Accommodation Review – Consolidation/Closure)
  • Proposing new schools

2.       Identify potential partnership opportunities as per Board’s Operating Policy I-37: Community Planning and Facility Partnerships.

3.       Identify future Capital Projects and potential future School Closure and Consolidation projects to be submitted in response to Ministry Funding announcements.

For more information, please visit: https://schoolplanning.hcdsb.org/long-term-capital-plan-2021/

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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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