North Oakville #4 Catholic Elementary School Boundary Review

Approved: New Boundary for North Oakville #4 CES

At the November 2nd Regular Board Meeting, the Board of Trustees approved the boundary change to redirect areas of North Oakville east of Sixth Line from St. Gregory the Great CES to North Oakville #4 CES, as presented in Appendix B of the Action Report 8.1 North Oakville #4 Catholic Elementary School Boundary Review – School Boundary Review Committee Recommendation (also provided below).  The boundaries will take effect for the 2022-2023 school year. Note that students attending Grade 7 at St. Gregory the Great CES in the 2021-2022 school year, and who live within the new North Oakville #4 CES boundary will be grandfathered for the 2022-2023 school year for Grade 8.

Boundary maps for the 2022-2023 school year:

Background

North Oakville #4 CES is located in the new residential development area of North Oakville, within the North Oakville East Secondary Plan. The North Oakville development area community contains many low and medium-density residential developments. Approximately 12,600 residential units, of varying densities, are expected from the North Oakville community.

Currently, all elementary students within the North Oakville community are being accommodated at St. Gregory the Great CES for JK to Grade 8. However, St. Gregory the Great CES is nearing site capacity and cannot accommodate future students from the North Oakville community. St. Gregory the Great CES is projected to exceed site capacity by 2024 due to development pressures and the potential expansion pressures from optional programming demands (i.e. French Immersion program).

On October 20, 2020, the Ministry of Education approved funding for North Oakville #4 CES. The Board is currently proceeding with municipal approvals and construction in order to have the facility ready for September 2022.

Scope of this Boundary Review

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

  • Review the school attendance boundaries for St. Gregory the Great CES to establish school boundaries for North Oakville #4 CES;
  • Complete the review with implementation to take effect for September 2022, before capacity is exceeded at St. Gregory the Great CES, and to ensure that elementary students from the North Oakville new development area are directed to their home school, North Oakville #4 CES, once it opens for the 2022-2023 school year.

This school boundary review process is governed by Operating Policy I-29: School Boundary Review Process Administrative Procedure, and follows the protocols of the New Development/Holding Area Administrative Standard School Boundary Review Process, based on Section 4.2 of Administrative Procedure VI-88: School Boundary Review Process Administrative Procedure.

Final Action Report

At the November 2nd Regular Board meeting, staff presented the School Boundary Review Committee’s recommended boundary option for consideration and approval through Action Report 8.1 North Oakville #4 Catholic Elementary School Boundary Review- School Boundary Review Committee Recommendation. An opportunity to delegate was also available at the November 2, 2021 Board Meeting. For delegation information and timelines, please see Board Policy I-06 Delegation to the Board.

Staff Report

At the October 19, 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 North Oakville #4 Catholic Elementary School Boundary Review – School Boundary Review Committee Recommendation.

The recommended boundaries will be presented as an Action Report for the November 2, 2021 Regular Meeting of the Board for consideration and approval.

Virtual Public Information Meeting

On June 28, 2021, the School Boundary Committee met virtually and reviewed the current school boundary and the proposed school boundaries for St. Gregory the Great CES and North Oakville #4 CES. The Committee moved to present the proposed boundary in Option 2 to the community for feedback through the Virtual Public Information Meeting. A summary report of the Online Survey Results can be viewed here.

All the proposed school boundary options reviewed are available below under Meeting Resources.

School Boundary Review Milestones

Tentative DateForum Actions
May 4, 2021 Board MeetingInformation Report – SBRC Initiation Report
June 4, 2021 NotificationCommunication for SBRC Parent Member Selection
June 28, 2021 SBRC MeetingSBRC Working Meeting #1
September 15, 2021 Information MeetingPublic Information Meeting
September 29, 2021 SBRC MeetingSBRC Working Meeting #2
October 19, 2021Board MeetingInterim Staff Report – SBRC Recommendations
November 2, 2021Board MeetingPublic Delegations
November 2, 2021Board MeetingFinal Action Report – SBRC Recommendations
November 3-5, 2021NotificationCommunication to the impacted school communities

Meeting Resources

SBRC Working Meeting #2 (September 29, 2021)

SBRC Working Meeting #1 (June 28, 2021)

Board Reports

Policies & Procedures

Additional Resources

Claudia PalucciNorth Oakville #4 Catholic Elementary School Boundary Review