Alta Vista/Hunt Club Accomadation Review Put on Hold

From Boardroom Newsbrief June 26, 2017

(The Newsbrief is meant to provide the highlights of the decisions made at the Board meeting for the benefit of our community. The notes do not serve as the official record of the meeting. Please refer to Board or Committee minutes).

Report 23, Committee of the Whole, 06 June 2017
Approval of Student Learning and Multi-Year Plan and Timelines for Alta Vista/Hunt Club Area Review

Director of Education,Jennifer Adams advised Trustees that given the rural engagements and the on-going discussions with Ministry staff on the issues at play, it appears more and more likely the changes may arise to the PARG both for rural schools and for the broader PAR process.
If this is the case, this will most likely affect the timelines and requirements related to the OCDSB Multi-Year Plan and more immediately the proposed timelines for the Alta Vista/Hunt Club accommodation review. As such staff is recommending that the motion relating to the multi-year plan and the timelines for the Alta Vista/Hunt Club review be delayed until more information becomes available.

Trustees referred the motion to staff until further information is available.

Alta Vista and Hunt Club Accommodation Review Starts ????

Alta Vista and Hunt Club Accommodation Review review will NOT proceed in September as planned. 

Last night at the meeting of the Board of Trustees, the motion to approve the timelines for the Alta Vista Hunt Club accommodation review was referred back to staff.  This means that the review will NOT proceed in September as planned.
There has been speculation that the government may soon announce changes to the pupil accommodation review process.  If so, this could affect/interrupt or prevent planned reviews. It will not affect any review decisions already made.
The Board did not want to proceed with new reviews if there is uncertainty around the process. The report was referred back to staff until more information becomes available.

The Ottawa-Carleton District School Board (OCDSB) has finalized the Western and Eastern Accommodation Reviews, which culminated in decisions to close 6 elementary schools in the west and Rideau HS in the east.

The Alta Vista and Hunt Club Accommodation Review is now set to start September 2017 which is a delay from its original proposed start date of April 2017. It will probably have the same timelines as the previous accommodation reviews which means the final decision will happen early in March 2018.

The elementary schools involved will be;
Alta Vista PS Arch Street PS
Bayview PS Blossom Park PS
Charles H. Hulse PS Dunlop PS
Featherston PS Fielding Drive PS
General Vanier PS Hawthorne PS
Pleasant Park PS Riverview Alternative *
Robert Bateman Roberta Bondar PS
Sawmill ES Vincent Massey PS


The high schools will be;
Brookfield HS Ridgemont HS
Canterbury HS Hillcrest HS

* May be part of a Alternative Program Review process.

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