///Saint John Paul II Boundary Review
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Saint John Paul II Boundary Review

Schools Involved:

  • Saint John Paul II Catholic Elementary School
  • St. Daniel Catholic Elementary School

Goals of the Saint John Paul II Boundary Review

  • Reduce enrolment pressure at Saint John Paul II Catholic Elementary School.

Policy Documents

This accommodation review will follow the Boundary Review Process outlined in APF008: Accommodation Review Process Part A “Boundary Review”.

Initial Staff Report

The Initial Staff Report was presented to the Board of Trustees during the October 26, 2015 Board Meeting.

Boundary Review Committee (BRC)

The BRC is responsible for acting as the official conduit for information shared between the school board and the school communities. The BRC is made up of parent representatives, principals, WCDSB staff, Trustees, and community members.

The WCDSB is seeking two parent representatives from each school to sit on the BRC committee. If interested, please review the Role of the Parent Representatives and complete the Application form. All completed applications must be submitted to your school principal no later than November 26, 2015.

When will boundary changes or school closures be implemented?
The timing of implementation for this boundary review will be September 2016.

What happens once the Boundary Review is finished?
Following a decision by the Board of Trustees, transition planning will begin. A Transition Plan will be created to help students and families become familiar with their new school communities and help everyone prepare for the move.

What is an Accommodation Review?
An accommodation review is a formal process that is used to evaluate and change how students are accommodated in our schools. There are two types of accommodation reviews: a Boundary Review and a School Closure Review. The Saint John Paul II review will follow the Boundary Review process.

Are school(s) proposed to close?
This is a boundary review and therefore no schools will close.

Has a decision already been made?
No. Nothing will be decided until the Board of Trustees votes at the end of the review process.

Who makes the final decision?
The WCDSB staff bring recommendations forward to the Board of Trustees. The Trustees will make the final decision.

How can I participate in the review?
There are many ways to participate in the review process.

  • Visit the Saint John Paul II Boundary Review website regularly
  • Sign up for email updates (you can do this by emailing planning@wcdsb.ca)
  • Attend the public consultation session(s)
  • Complete and submit the comment sheets provided at the public consultation session(s)
  • Email comments or questions to planning@wcdsb.ca

How are the public comments used?
All written comments are read by the BRC, Trustees and WCDSB staff. Comments are taken into consideration when evaluating accommodation options and making recommendations. Comments are also taken into consideration by the Trustees prior to making a decision. All written comments will be posted on this website, and become part of the public record.

If a parent representative on the BRC cannot attend a BRC meeting can they send a substitute?
No. The two parent reps and the Principal from each school can update each other if one is absent.

How are the enrolment projections created?
Enrolment projections are developed by the WCDSB Planning Department. The projections take into consideration new housing development, historic enrolment trends in that particular area, and live birth data.

What are the walking distances for students?
JK-Grade 3 students living within 0.8km of their school are not eligible to receive transportation and therefore are considered walkers. Grade 4 – Grade 8 students living within 1.6km of their school are considered walkers.

Glossary of Terms

Boundary Review Committee (BRC): A committee established to carry out a boundary review.

Total Enrolment (or Total Bodies): The total number of students enrolled.

On-The-Ground (OTG) capacity: The rated capacity for a facility as indicated on the Ministry of Education’s School Facilities Inventory System.

Utilization/Percent Capacity: Calculated by dividing the total enrolment by the school’s OTG capacity.

Written comments may be submitted by email, mail, fax or dropped off at your school. If you wish to receive email updates throughout the review, please send us an email.
Email: planning@wcdsb.ca

Mail: 35 Weber Street West, P.O. Box 91116, Kitchener, Ontario N2G 4G2

Fax: 519-884-6635
For more information, please contact:

Virina Elgawly
Planning Officer
519-578-3660 ext. 2359

Wendy de Gomez
Capacity Planning Analyst
519-578-3660 ext. 2355

Lindsay Ford
Manager of Planning
519-578-3660 ext. 2253

All data, reports, submissions, parent/ratepayer comments received during the Accommodation Review process are subject to Freedom of Information/Protection of Privacy legislation. All written public comments received by staff will be posted on this website. Comments that contain derogatory or otherwise inappropriate comments and personal or sensitive information (e.g. name, email address) will not be distributed. Public comments received throughout the process will become part of the public record.

Meeting Information

Recommendations and Final Staff Report

Board Meetings

Time: 6:00 PM

Purpose

  • Presentation of the Final Staff Report including recommendations from the BRC and staff
  • Parents and members of the public may register as delegations if they wish to present their comments to the Board of Trustees

Time: 6:00 PM

Purpose

  • The Board of Trustees may ask questions of clarification to the staff
  • Parents and members of the public may register as delegations if they wish to present their comments to the Board of Trustees

Time: 6:00 PM

Purpose

  • The Board of Trustees is scheduled to make a decision
  • No delegations permitted

*Delegations wishing to address the Board are required to e-mail Barb.Pilsner@wcdsb.ca by the Wednesday prior to the meeting. Each delegation will be allowed ten minutes.

BRC Meetings

The following meetings are working sessions of the Boundary Review Committee (BRC). These meetings are open to the public. Parents and community members will not be allowed to actively participate in these meetings but are invited to listen and observe.

Public Consultation Sessions

Parents, guardians and the general public are invited to the public consultation sessions. All written comments will be posted on this website and become part of the public record. The review process includes two public consultation sessions which will be held as follows:

Time: 4:00 – 8:00 PM – Open House

  • Same presentation to be given at 5:00 PM and 7:00 PM
  • Staff will be available to answer questions during the open house but there will be no formal question and answer period.

Location: Saint John Paul II School (Gym)

Purpose: To present background information, existing conditions, and boundary options

Documents

Display Boards

Time: 4:00 – 8:00 PM – Open House

  • Same presentation to be given at 5:00 PM and 7:00 PM
  • Staff will be available to answer questions during the open house but there will be no formal question and answer period

Location: St. Daniel School (Library)

Purpose: To present the Boundary Review Committee proposed option, implications, and implementation recommendations.

Documents

Meeting times are still to be determined by the Boundary Review Committee but will be announced well in advance of the first session.

School Council Meetings

A presentation will be given to each school council involved in this review. The presentation will contain a brief overview of the purpose of the review, the review process and timelines, and the role of the parent representative on the BRC. A copy of the presentation can be found here.

Presentation Dates:

  • Saint John Paul II – November 3, 2015, 6:30 PM
  • St. Daniel – November 19, 2015, 6:30 PM