Approved: Milton Ultimate Boundary Option and Interim Accommodation
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.
The full board report and approved resolution can be downloaded here.
Final Action Report
At the November 17, 2020 Regular Meeting of the Board, staff will present the School Boundary Review Committee’s recommended ultimate boundary option and the interim accommodation plan for consideration and approval through Action Report 8.4 – Milton Secondary School Boundary Review – Ultimate Boundary and Interim Accommodation Recommendations.
Interim Staff Report
At the November 3, 2020 Regular Meeting of the Board, staff presented the School Boundary Review Committee’s recommended ultimate boundary option and the interim accommodation plan for information through Staff Report 9.1 – Milton Secondary School Boundary Review – Ultimate Boundary and Interim Accommodation Recommendations.
The recommendation will be presented as a Final Action Report for consideration and approval at the November 17, 2020 Regular Meeting of the Board.
Opportunities to delegate are provided at both the November 3 and 17 Board Meetings. Please see Delegation to the Board for more information.
Virtual Public Information Meeting #2
The purpose of the Virtual Public Information Meeting #2 was to present the School Boundary Review Committee’s (SBRC) recommended Ultimate School Boundary and Interim Accommodation Plan to the Milton community. The two (2) plans were chosen based on the feedback received from parents in the Milton community last spring, and the recommendations at the October 7, 2020 SBRC meeting.
The Milton Boundary Virtual Public Information Meeting #2 was held on Wednesday, October 14, 2020, from 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. Prior to the meeting, members of the public had the opportunity to submit a question to be answered during the live meeting.
A online survey was available from October 15-22, 2020 and submissions and feedback regarding the SBRC recommended options were collected from the school communities. Survey results are now available!
Interim Accommodation Plan Feedback Survey
Following Virtual Public Information Meeting #1 and the results of its Feedback Survey, we reached back out to the community to gather more important feedback with regards to what the preferred Interim Accommodation Plan should be.
The Interim Accommodation Plan Feedback Survey was available from June 5 to June 14, 2020. Survey Results are now available!
Thank you for your valuable feedback!
Virtual Public Information Meeting #1
The purpose of Virtual Public Information Meeting #1 was to gather input and feedback from the wider Milton community regarding the SBRC’s preferred accommodation options.
The Feedback Survey is now closed. Survey results are now available.
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. It is anticipated the funding announcements will be made in early 2020, at which point the Board will receive confirmation if it was successful.
The 2019 Long-Term Capital Plan Update indicates that due to St. Francis Xavier (formerly Vanier) CSS reaching its maximum portable capacity by the 2021-22 school year, the Milton #3 CSS project is required by the same school year. However, seeing as a secondary school takes a minimum of three years to construct, a 2021-22 opening date is not feasible. This may result in Milton #3 CSS students having to be temporarily relocated to alternate school accommodations with available space within the Board’s jurisdiction.
As a response to the above concerns, the Board initiated a Secondary School Boundary Review for the Town of Milton secondary panel at the November 26, 2019 Special Board Meeting. Read the full report: Milton Secondary School Boundary Review Action Report – November 26, 2019
Goals of this Boundary Review
- Define the school attendance boundary for the future Milton #3 CSS, as well as its elementary family of schools;
- Identify an interim holding school to temporarily accommodate Milton #3 CSS students, in wait for the school opening;
- Work with senior staff to develop an interim and ultimate accommodation plan for Milton Secondary Students; and,
- Define future holding areas for the next Milton Catholic Secondary School, as defined in the Board’s 2019 Long-Term Capital Plan.