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 is initiating an elementary School Boundary Review in the Town of Oakville for St. Gregory the Great CES. The scope of the school boundary review is 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.
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.
All the proposed school boundary options reviewed are available below under Meeting Resources.
School Boundary Review Milestones
|May 4, 2021||Board Meeting||Information Report – SBRC Initiation Report|
|June 4, 2021||Notification||Communication for SBRC Parent Member Selection|
|June 28, 2021||SBRC Meeting||SBRC Working Meeting #1|
|September 15, 2021||Information Meeting||Public Information Meeting|
|September 29, 2021||SBRC Meeting||SBRC Working Meeting #2 (if needed)|
|October 19, 2021||Board Meeting||Interim Staff Report – SBRC Recommendations|
|November 2, 2021||Board Meeting||Public Delegations|
|November 2, 2021||Board Meeting||Final Action Report – SBRC Recommendations|
|November 3-5, 2021||Notification||Communication to the impacted school communities|
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.
SBRC Working Meeting #1 (June 28, 2021)
- Meeting Presentation
- How to Read Projections
- Boundary Option Worksheet-Status Quo
- Boundary Option Worksheet-Option 1
- Boundary Option Worksheet-Option 2
- Boundary Option Worksheet-Option 3
Policies & Procedures
- Operating Policy I-29: School Boundary Review Process
- Administrative Procedure VI-88: School Boundary Review Process