Bronte Green New Development Area Elementary School Boundary Review

Approved: Boundary Change for St. Mary CES and St. Joan of Arc CES

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. This development is being marketed as “Glen Abbey Encore”. 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 current boundaries, this development will fall within the St. Mary CES boundary. St. Mary CES continues to face accommodation pressure due to high enrolment, while neighbouring St. Joan of Arc CES has seen declining enrolment over the last few years with sufficient available pupil places to accommodate additional students in the future.

As a response to the above concerns, Board staff initiated a New Development/Holding Area Administrative Standard School Boundary Review Process involving St. Mary CES and St. Joan of Arc CES on March 2, 2021.

Scope of this Boundary Review

The scope of the school boundary review was as follows:

  • 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.

Final Action Report

At the May 27, 2021 Special Meeting of the Board, staff presented the School Boundary Review Committee’s recommended boundary option for consideration and approval through Action Report 4.2 Bronte Green School Boundary Review Committee Recommendation.

Staff Report

At the May 4, 2021 Regular Meeting of the Board, staff presented the School Boundary Review Committee recommended boundary to Trustees. More information is available in Staff Report 9.2 Bronte Green School Boundary Review Committee Recommendation.

The recommended boundaries will be presented as an Action Report for the May 18, 2021 Regular Meeting of the Board for consideration and approval. An opportunity to delegate is also available at the May 18, 2021 Board Meeting. For delegation information and timelines, please see Board Policy I-06 Delegation to the Board.

Virtual Public Information Meeting

On March 24, 2021, the School Boundary Committee met virtually and reviewed the current school boundaries and the proposed school boundaries for St. Mary CES and St. Joan of Arc CES. The Committee moved to present the proposed boundaries to the community for feedback through the Virtual Public Information Meeting. The Public Feedback Survey Results are now available online.

School Boundary Review Milestones

Tentative DateForum Actions
March 2, 2021Board MeetingInformation Report – SBRC Initiation Report
March 11, 2021NotificationCommunication for SBRC Parent Member Selection
March 24, 2021SBRC MeetingSBRC Working Meeting #1
April 7, 2021Information MeetingPublic Information Meeting
April 21, 2021SBRC MeetingSBRC Working Meeting #2
May 4, 2021Board MeetingInterim Staff Report – SBRC Recommendations
May 18, 2021Board MeetingPublic Delegations
May 27, 2021Board MeetingFinal Action Report – SBRC Recommendations
May-June, 2021NotificationCommunication to the impacted school communities

Meeting Resource

Meeting Resources

SBRC Working Meeting #1 (March 24, 2021)

Public Information Meeting (April 7, 2021)

SBRC Working Meeting #2 (April 21, 2021)

Board Reports

Policies & Procedures

Additional Resources

Claudia PalucciBronte Green New Development Area Elementary School Boundary Review