Based on the short-term (1-5 year) and long-term (6-15 year) recommendations, a list of projects over the next 15-year planning horizon was formulated. These projects include future tentative Boards actions that will be required over the long-term to meet the accommodation and program needs of the Board’s students. Note, the implementation of certain processes require Board approval prior to proceeding and will follow the Board’s operating policies and administrative procedures. School Boundary Review and Pupil Accommodation Review (PARs) processes include many opportunities for public consultation. Final decisions in these reviews are made by the Board of Trustees, based on Board policy.
These projects are provided to allow the public and stakeholders across Halton to review the HCDSB’s future plans, opening the door for potential collaborations with stakeholders, and align stakeholder capital plans with the Board’s future capital plans. The project timelines specified in the LTCP are guidelines that are meant to inform the accommodation planning process and may change depending on various circumstances and/or time specific opportunities that present themselves.
These projects include the following types of projects:
- New capital projects in developing areas of the Halton Region that require new pupil places to meet growth demands;
- Pupil Accommodation Reviews (PARs) in areas of declining enrolment, when empty pupil places could be removed to enhance efficiencies;
- School Boundary Reviews in areas where enrolment can be re-balanced to address over and under utilization rates at schools;
- Administrative Program Reviews in areas where enrolment can be re-balanced through optional programming changes determined by Senior Administrative staff;
- Capital Renewal Projects for specific schools that require capital works for maintenance purposes, classroom enhancements, program enhancements, or capacity enhancements (among others);
- Schools with Underutilized Spaces are identified in areas and schools that are still needed to provide pupil accommodations and operate as a viable schools, but have excess space that can be utilized with approved community partners to fill empty spaces no longer needed for school accommodation.