Milton #10 Catholic Elementary School Boundary Review

Approved: New Boundary for Milton #10 CES

At the November 16th Regular Board Meeting, the Board of Trustees approved the boundary change to redirect areas of Boyne community, East of Regional Road 25, from St. Scholastica CES to Milton #10 CES, as presented in Appendix B of Action Report 8.4 Milton #10 Catholic Elementary School Boundary Review-School Boundary Review Committee Recommendation.  The boundaries will take effect for the 2022-2023 school year. Students attending Grade 7 at St. Scholastica CES in the 2021-2022 school year, and who live within the new Milton #10 CES boundary will be grandfathered at St. Scholastica CES for the 2022-2023 school year for Grade 8.

Note that due to the Milton #10 CES building being used temporarily as a holding school for St. Kateri Tekakwitha CSS students for the 2022-23 and 2023-2024 school years, JK-Grade 7 students in the Milton #10 CES catchment in the 2022-2023 school year and JK-Grade 8 students in the Milton #10 CES catchment in the 2023-2024 school year may be directed to a holding school temporarily until the Milton #10 CES building is available for elementary students. At this time, there is a lack of available classroom space at existing elementary schools in the Town of Milton. Board staff is actively looking at options to hold Milton #10 CES elementary students in the interim.

Boundary maps for the 2022-2023 school year:

Background

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.

On July 23, 2020, the Ministry of Education approved funding for Milton #10 CES. The Board is currently proceeding with municipal approvals and construction in order to have the facility ready for the 2022-2023 school year.

Note that 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 this Boundary Review

As a response to the above concerns, HCDSB is initiated an elementary School Boundary Review in the Town of Milton for St. Scholastica CES. The scope of the school boundary review was as follows:

  • Review the school attendance boundaries for St. Scholastica CES to establish school boundaries for Milton #10 CES; and
  • Complete the review with implementation to take effect for September 2022, before capacity is exceeded at St. Scholastica CES, and to ensure that elementary students from the Boyne new development area are directed to their home school, Milton #10 CES.

Final Action Report

At the November 16, 2021 Regular Board meeting, staff presented the School Boundary Review Committee’s recommended boundary option for consideration and approval through Action Report 8.4 Milton #10 Catholic Elementary School Boundary Review-School Boundary Review Committee Recommendation.

An opportunity to delegate was also available at the November 16, 2021 Board Meeting. For delegation information and timelines, please see Board Policy I-06 Delegation to the Board.

Staff Report

At the November 2, 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 Milton #10 Catholic Elementary School Boundary Review – School Boundary Review Committee Recommendation.

Virtual Public Information Meeting

On June 22, 2021, the School Boundary Committee met virtually and reviewed the current school boundary and the proposed school boundaries for St. Scholastica CES and Milton #10 CES. The Committee moved to present the proposed boundaries to the community for feedback through the Virtual Public Information Meeting. A summary report of the Online Survey Results can be viewed here.

School Boundary Review Milestones

Tentative DateForum Actions
May 4, 2021 Board MeetingInformation Report – SBRC Initiation Report
June 2, 2021 NotificationCommunication for SBRC Parent Member Selection
June 22, 2021 SBRC MeetingSBRC Working Meeting #1
July 14, 2021SBRC MeetingSBRC Working Meeting #2 (if needed)
September 16, 2021Information MeetingPublic Information Meeting
October 13, 2021 SBRC MeetingSBRC Working Meeting – Final
November 2, 2021Board MeetingInterim Staff Report – SBRC Recommendations
November 16, 2021Board MeetingPublic Delegations
November 16, 2021Board MeetingFinal Action Report – SBRC Recommendations
November 22-26, 2021NotificationCommunication to the impacted school communities
September 2022ImplementationNew boundaries implemented

The above schedule is tentative and may be subject to change as the SBRC moves through the process. If additional or fewer working meetings and/or public meetings are required, further modifications may be made to the above schedule.

Meeting Resources

SBRC Working Meeting #2 (Final)

SBRC Working Meeting#1

Board Reports

Policies & Procedures

Additional Resources

Claudia PalucciMilton #10 Catholic Elementary School Boundary Review