Elementary School Program Framework Consultation

The district has just released a draft Elementary School Program Framework (ESPF).  The Framework explains that the district's model for elementary school program delivery is the designated community school model.  The framework outlines our elementary program offerings, school configuration models, school size, and addresses single and dual track schools.
It is a companion document to the Secondary School Program Framework. Together these two documents describe our vision for school configuration models and program offerings from K-12.   These two frameworks will inform decision making in accommodation planning in terms of how best to use District facilities and resources to offer exemplary programming in a fiscally responsible manner.

Consultation on the ESPF is undeway and we are interested in your feedback.There are a number of ways to get involved:

  • Discuss this issue at school council;
  • complete the survey; and/or
  • Send an e-mail.

Consultation is planned between November 3 to December 21st. The survey deadline is December 13, 2016. The final staff report, including feedback gathered through consultation will be presented for discussion at the OCDSB Committee of the Whole meeting on January 17, January 24, 2017. Please note updated date for staff report release.
For more information, visit our website to read the ESPF. If you have questions, please email us at ElementaryProgramFrameworkConsultation@ocdsb.ca

For Trustee Ellis thoughts on the ESPF

Key Consultation Timeline for Eastern Secondary Review

  • November 20: Thoughtexchange Star Phase Closes
  • December 6, Time 7-9 pm, Ottawa Technical SS: Accommodation Review Committee Meeting
  • January 11, 7-9 pm Gloucester HS: Second Public Meeting for Eastern Area Review
  • January 27: Final staff report is published
  • February 15: Board of Trustees Committee of the Whole (COW) - Hear delegations form the public - Consider final staff report for Eastern Secondary Area
  • March 7: Board Meeting - final decision for Eastern Secondary Area

There may be additional Advisory Committee meeting(s)

How to register for a delegation. Delegations can be given at any COW or Board Meeting

Save Rideau HS Facebook page

The community has started the Save Rideau Facebook page

Audio of discussion of Report 16-094, English Programming in the OCDSB in the Context of an ElementarySchool Program Framework​

This audio is from Committee of the Whole (Public) 14 June 2016

 9.   b.    Report 16-094, English Programming in the OCDSB in the Context of an ElementarySchool Program Framework​ PDF of the report hosted on OCDSB web site.


Agenda Item Audio: 

Interesting discussion and relevant to the upcoming Elementary School Program Framework policy decision.

OrKidstra Reaching for our potential: expansion to Vanier

After many months of planning, OrKidstra held its first classes for 50 very excited students in Rideau High School, in the under-served area of Vanier, on October 3rd, 2016. It was a great first day that included an impromptu performance for the kids and parents by OrKidstra teachers!

With your continued support, OrKidstra will continue bring the transformational power of music to under-served children and youth in our community and help them to reach their potential! Find out more about our programs here.

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