2019 Town of Milton Overview

Overview Description

The Town of Milton is one (1) of the primary growth areas of the Board, and as a result, is expected to generate a significant number of students over the next 15 years and onward. This growth is also one of the key factors that sustain the Board’s ongoing yearly increase in student population, moderating the effects of projected declines in older more maturing neighbourhoods.

With the exception of Holy Rosary (M) Catholic Elementary School and Our Lady of Victory Catholic Elementary School (CEM1), all other communities in Milton have within their attendance boundaries recent and or new greenfield developments that generate a high number of students. These include Single Family Dwellings and Townhomes.

As it relates to future development potential, Milton still has a generous supply of greenfield developments (Single Family Dwelling and Townhomes) to meet its growth targets. The largest areas of lands identified for future development include the Boyne Secondary Plan (CEM2C-2D), the Milton Education Village (CEM2D), the Milton Heights Secondary Plan (CEM1), and most recently the Milton Urban Expansion Lands (CEM3A).

As development continues, the need for additional capacity will be required both at the elementary and secondary school panels, resulting in new schools over the next 15-year period and beyond.

Town of Milton Projections

As demonstrated in the below figure, the total enrolment for the Town of Milton for both the elementary and secondary school panels are projected to increase significantly as growth generates new students, and demand for space. Existing communities (already built) are also expected to remain relatively stable overall.

The projection period for the Long-Term Capital Plan (LTCP) is over 15 years, between the 2018-2033 school years. During this time, the Board anticipates the following:

  • Within a 15-year period, the Town of Milton’s elementary panel enrolment is projected to continue growing significantly, increasing from 6,996 students to 13,133 students, representing a growth of approximately 88% overall. Utilization for the elementary panel will increase from 113% to 212% over this period – thus requiring additional pupil places to house students.
  • Within a 15-year period, the Town of Milton’s secondary panel enrolment is projected to continue growing significantly, increasing from 3,827 students to 7,141 students, an increase of approximately 87% overall. Utilization for the secondary panel will increase from 163% to 240% over this period – thus requiring additional pupil places to house students.

Upcoming Projects

Type of ProjectProject DescriptionYear RequiredCPFP Opportunity
Capital ProjectsMilton #3 CSS2020-21Yes
Milton #10 CES2021-22Yes
Milton #9 CES2022-23Yes
Milton #11 CES2024-25Yes
Pupil Accommodation ReviewsProvincial Moratorium in Effect.
Schools Boundary & Program ReviewsCEM1, CSM1-2 Administrative School Boundary Review for Milton Heights1-5 yearsNo
CSM1-3 Interim School Boundary Review1-5 yearsNo
Renewal ProjectsBishop P. F. Reding CSS Renewal and Addition2021-21No
Schools with Underutilized SpacesN/AN/AN/A

Description

Overall enrolment has fluctuated over the last few years within this area, largely due to declines in the existing community combined with increases from new developments. Overall, enrolment is expected to increase over the long-term.

Holy Rosary (M) CES hosts regional Extended French programming and Our Lady of Victory CES hosts regional Special Education Classes for Gifted Students.

This review area has a mix of mature communities in Old Milton and Timberlea; newer communities in Scott, and planned developments in Milton Heights and Milton GO Mobility Hub. Remaining development will take the form of existing single-family home replacements, and medium and high-density intensification.

Schools Involved

Projections

CEM1 Overview and Projection Details

CEM1 Recommendations

Short-term (1-5 years)

  • Explore the potential to increase portable capacity at the Queen of Heaven CES school site to address accommodation pressures at the school.
  • An Administrative School Boundary Review should be conducted to determine school catchments for Milton Heights.

Long-term (6-15 years)

  • Continue to monitor enrolment.

Description

Enrolment in this review area has been increasing at a rapid and consistent rate over the past ten (10) years since development began in the Bristol Survey, creating significant enrolment pressures on existing schools requiring the use of numerous temporary portable classrooms. Enrolments are projected to stabilize significantly over the long-term.

To address remaining accommodation challenges at St. Benedict CES (CEM2B), optional French Immersion (FI) and Extended French (ExF) programming changes were made in 2018, which will take effect for 2019. Additional details regarding program changes are available in CEM2A Overview and Projection Details.

Most large-scale subdivision developments have been completed within this area, however lands remain available for some medium- to high-density developments within this area. There is a possibility that schools with available capacity within this area may serve as holding schools for the Milton Urban Expansion Lands (CEM3A).

Schools Involved

Projections

CEM2A Overview and Projection Details

CEM2A Recommendations

Short-term (1-5 years)

  • Continue to monitor enrolment.

Long-term (6-15 years)

  • It should be noted that schools with available capacity within CEM2A may hold students from the Milton Urban Expansion Lands (CEM3A) due to its proximity to the area.

Description

Enrolment in this review area has been increasing at a rapid and consistent rate over the past ten (10) years since development was initiated in the Sherwood Survey, creating significant enrolment pressures on existing schools requiring the use of numerous temporary portable classrooms.

A School Boundary Review was conducted in 2017-18 to establish new boundaries for St. Scholastica CES (CEM2D). The school opened in September 2018 and alleviated some accommodation pressures at St. Benedict CES.

St. Benedict CES currently hosts the regional French Immersion and Extended French programs. To address remaining accommodation challenges at St. Benedict CES, optional French Immersion (FI) and Extended French (ExF) programming changes were made in 2018, which will take effect for 2019. Additional details regarding program changes are available in CEM2B Overview and Projection Details.

Most of the low-density residential developments are nearing completion within this area. Additional development will be medium and high-density housing in nature.

Schools Involved

Projections

CEM2B Overview and Projection Details

CEM2B Recommendations

Short-term (1-5 years)

  • Continue to monitor enrolment.

Long-term (6-15 years)

  • Continue to monitor enrolment.

Description

Greenfield development will continue to occur within the Boyne Secondary Plan over the long-term and is forecasted to impact enrolment in the community.

The first elementary school in the Boyne Secondary Plan, St. Scholastica CES, opened in September 2018. St. Scholastica CES is projected to exceed Site Capacity by 2021. At which point, an additional elementary school will be needed within the community. As a part of the School Boundary Review for St. Scholastica CES, holding areas were designated for Milton #9 (Walker), Milton #10 (Cobban) and Milton #11 (Bowes) Catholic Elementary Schools.

To address remaining accommodation challenges at St. Benedict CES (CEM2B), optional French Immersion (FI) and Extended French (ExF) programming changes were made in 2018, which will take effect for 2019. Additional details regarding program changes are available in CEM2C-2D Overview and Projection Details.

In addition, development is planned in the Milton Education Village. It is expected that new schools in Boyne will have sufficient capacity to accommodate students from this development.

Schools Involved

Projections

CEM2C-2D Overview and Projection Details

CEM2C-2D Recommendations

Short-term (1-5 years)

  • As development proceeds within the Boyne Secondary Plan and Milton Education Village, the next elementary school (Milton #9 or #10 CES) will be required by 2021-22 to accommodate students from new development. Following that, the third elementary school (Milton #9 or #10 CES) in Boyne will be required by 2022-23. The timing of development in Walker and Cobden will continue to be monitored to determine whether Milton #9 or #10 CES will be the next school required in Boyne.

Long-term (6-15 years)

  • As development proceeds within the Boyne Secondary Plan and Milton Urban Expansion Lands, the fourth elementary school (Milton #11 CES) will be required by 2024-25 to accommodate students from new development. It should be noted that schools with available capacity within CEM2A may also hold students from the Milton Urban Expansion Lands (CEM3A) due to its proximity to the area, which may impact the timing of Milton #11 CES.

Description

There are currently no schools within these review areas. Students are being housed at Holy Rosary (M) CES (CEM1), Queen of Heaven CES (CEM1), St. Benedict CES (CEM2B) and St. Peter CES (CEM2A).

Currently this review area contains housing that is rural in nature.

Milton #9 (Walker) CES (CEM2D) and Milton #11 (Bowes) CES (CEM2C) are designated as holding schools for some areas once these schools are introduced. Lands in CEM3A are designated as a part of the Milton Urban Expansion Lands, which will see significant residential development within the medium- to beyond the 15-year timeframe. The Board has indicated that 5 elementary school sites will be needed to accommodate students within this area.

CEM3A-3B Overview and Projection Details

CEM3A-3B Recommendations

Short-term (1-5 years)

  • Once development proceeds within the Milton Urban Expansion Lands (CEM3A), five (5) new elementary schools will be required within the area. As the Town of Milton is currently undergoing secondary planning for the area, the timing of new schools will be determined once additional details are available. The timing of development is contingent on the 2019 Region of Halton Allocation program.

Long-term (6-15 years)

  • Development in CEM3A will result in the need for new elementary schools within the area. As the Town of Milton is currently undergoing secondary planning for the area, the timing of new schools will be determined once additional details are available.

Projections By Secondary Review Area (SRA)

Description

Enrolment has been increasing at Bishop P. F. Reding CSS for the last five years. It is forecasted to continue increasing then stabilize over Functional Building Capacity over the long-term. It should be noted that high enrolment from 2020 to 2028 may not be accommodated using portables based on the current site condition. However, staff are currently examining solutions to address these accommodation challenges, including the potential to increase portable capacity on site through site improvements.

On January 19, 2018, the Ministry announced that it would fund a 29-classroom addition and a 4-room Child Care Centre to Bishop P. F. Reding CSS that was submitted as part of the 2017 Capital Priorities Business Cases. This will increase the FBC of the school from 912 to 1542, and is expected to be complete in 2020-21.

The availability of the new Advanced Placement (AP) program is attracting students to the school. The school also hosts regional Extended French programming, which is a significant draw to the schools.

This area includes a mix of mature neighbourhoods in Old Milton and Timberlea; rural housing in Halton Hills South, Milton West; recent developments in Scott and planned new developments in Milton Heights. In addition, there are some new medium and high-density developments in Old Milton.

Schools Involved

Projections

CSM1 Overview and Projection Details

CSM1 Recommendations

Short-term (1-5 years)

  • An interim School Boundary Review may be required to address increasing enrolment at Jean Vanier CSS. This review is dependent on Ministry classroom loading requirements. Enrolment will continue to be monitored.
  • As development within the Boyne Secondary Plan continues to proceed, Milton #3 CSS (CSM3) will be required for 2020-21.
  • An Administrative School Boundary Review should be conducted to determine school catchments for Milton Heights.

Long-term (6-15 years)

  • Once development proceeds within the Milton Urban Expansion Lands (CSM3), a new secondary school will be required within the area. Preliminary indicators are that development will be initiated by 2022. As the Town of Milton is currently undergoing secondary planning for the area, timing of the new school will be determined once additional details are available.

Description

Enrolment has been increasing at Jean Vanier CSS (CEM2) since it first opened in 2013 and is forecasted to continue increasing over the long-term. It should be noted that Site Capacity is projected to be exceeded by 2019.

Currently there are no secondary schools in CEM3. Students from this review area are being held at Jean Vanier CSS in CEM2. The Boyne East Tertiary Plan does designate a Catholic Secondary School site in CEM3 (Milton #3 CSS). The Board has acquired a site for the new secondary school and currently undergoing municipal planning processes to acquire the required land use designations. The Board has identified the Milton #3 CSS as a priority capital requirement to the Ministry of Education and has yet to gain Ministry funding approval. Additional information is available in Milton #3 CSS: The Mazmik Site.

The need for an additional Catholic Secondary School has been identified within the Milton Urban Expansion Lands (CEM3).

These areas contain largely recently developed communities, as well as planned developments in Boyne. Proposed developments in the Milton Education Village (CEM2) and Milton Urban Expansion Lands (CEM3) also fall within these review areas.

Schools Involved

Projections

CSM2-3 Overview and Projection Details

CSM2-3 Recommendations

Short-term (1-5 years)

  • An interim School Boundary Review may be required to address increasing enrolment at Jean Vanier CSS. This review is dependent on Ministry classroom loading requirements. Enrolment will continue to be monitored.
  • As development within the Boyne Secondary Plan continues to proceed, Milton #3 CSS (CSM3) will be required for 2020-21.
  • An Administrative School Boundary Review should be conducted to determine school catchments for Milton Heights.

Long-term (6-15 years)

  • Once development proceeds within the Milton Urban Expansion Lands (CSM3), a new secondary school will be required within the area. Preliminary indicators are that development will be initiated by 2022. As the Town of Milton is currently undergoing secondary planning for the area, timing of the new school will be determined once additional details are available.
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