Why are you doing this review now?
The primary purpose of this boundary review is to establish a boundary for the new Huron Brigadoon CES in advance of its opening (anticipated September 2022). A decision in June 2021 will allow: a full year for transition planning; a year notice for affected families that are required to move schools; and, set boundaries for kindergarten registration and French Immersion applications in January/February 2021.
Will current students be grandparented?
Grandparenting provisions have not yet been discussed and will be determined through the boundary review process.
Can families request to stay at their current school instead of moving to a different school?
When a decision to move an area to a different school occurs, students are expected to transfer to that school, subject to any grandparenting provisions that may be determined through this boundary review.
Where should I register my child for kindergarten?
As no decisions have been made on changes to school boundaries, please register your child at your current/home school. Should school boundaries change after you register your child, you will be notified of the change and any necessary information for your new school will be provided.
Have any boundary change decisions already been made?
No. The Board of Trustees will decide on any changes to school boundaries on June 14, 2021.
When are we moving?
As noted above, no decisions have been made by the Board of Trustees. Staff will be recommending implementation to occur when the new Huron Brigadoon Catholic Elementary School (CES) opens, which is anticipated to be September 2022.
What is the rationale for not allowing school staff and their immediate family members to be on the Boundary Review Committee (BRC)?
Board staff and their immediate family may have competing interests in their roles as parents and employees of the Board, whether real or perceived. To keep the process as transparent as possible, the preference is to have a boundary review committee member wear only one “hat”.
Are the three options in the Initial Staff Report the only options that are being considered?
Other options may be considered by the BRC if there is supporting rationale.
How can I provide feedback?
There will be two public meetings: March 24, 2021 and April 14, 2021. Parents, guardians, and other stakeholders will have the opportunity to provide feedback on options and implementation recommendations through a survey tool. Written comments can also be sent to HuronBrigadoon@wcdsb.ca. All written comments will be shared with the Boundary Review Committee and the Board of Trustees prior to a decision.
Once a recommendation is provided to the Board of Trustees, there will be two opportunities for parents and stakeholders to register as a delegation to address the Board directly with their comments, prior to a decision.
All opinions are welcome and we encourage parents and stakeholders to THINK before sending their comments (this is what we teach our students).
Is it True?
Is it Helpful?
Is it Inspiring?
Is it Necessary?
Is it Kind?
How are enrolment projections created?
There are four elements to enrolment projections: existing enrolment, housing development, retention rates (the number of students in Grade X that enter Grade X+1 the following year), and birth data (used to predict the number of students entering into JK for years later).
In addition, the Board’s enrolment projections are informed by municipal planning processes (e.g., Official Plans, Environmental Assessments, Secondary Plans, draft plans of subdivision, etc.), internal enrolment analyses, experiences of other school boards, and regional population forecasts.