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Accommodation Review - 2015-16 - Meaford Area Group of Schools




The Modified Student Accommodation Review for the Meaford Area Group of Schools has been
completed  with final recommendations approved by the Board of Trustees.

At a regular meeting of the Board held on March 22, 2016 the Board of Trustees approved the final recommendations for the Meaford Area Group of Schools Accommodation Review as follows:

That Bluewater District School Board approve that the grade 4-8 program in the Meaford Area Group of Schools be re-organized and accommodated in Georgian Bay Secondary School for the 2016-17 school year; and,
That the grade K-3 program in the Meaford Area Group of Schools be re-organized and accommodated in St. Vincent-Euphrasia Elementary School for the 2016-17 school year; and,
That Meaford Community School be closed effective June 30, 2016.

That Bluewater District School Board approve the submission of a business case to the Ministry of Education to seek funding for a new K-12 school with a proposed capacity to meet the future enrolment expectations in the Meaford area.

To view a copy of the Final Staff Report presented to the Board of Trustees at a Committee-of-the-Whole Meeting on March 1, 2016, click here.

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Background Information on the Modified Accommodation Review for the Meaford Area Group of Schools

At the Regular Meeting of Bluewater District School Board held on October 20, 2015, trustees approved the following recommendation:

That Bluewater District School Board commence a modified accommodation review for the Meaford Area Group of Schools (Georgian Bay Secondary School, Meaford Community School, and St. Vincent-Euphrasia Elementary School) in accordance with BP3101-D.

Please click here for the notice that Bluewater District School Board has commenced an accommodation review for the Meaford Area Group of Schools.

To review the Initial Staff Report for the Meaford Area of Schools, click here.

To review the School Information Profile (SIP) report for each school under review in the Meaford Area Group of Schools, please click on the links below:



Final Staff Report

At a Committee of the Whole Meeting of the Board held on Tuesday, March 1, 2016, the Board of Trustees received the Final Staff Report for the Modified Accommodation Review for the Meaford Area Group of Schools.  Below are the recommendations included in the report:

Recommendations:

  • That Bluewater District School Board consider for approval that the grade 4-8 program in the Meaford Area Group of Schools be re-organized and accommodated in Georgian Bay Secondary School for the 2016-17 school year; and,
That the grade K-3 program in the Meaford Area Group of Schools be re-organized and accommodated in St. Vincent-Euphrasia Elementary School for the 2016-17 school year; and,
That Meaford Community School be closed effective June 30, 2016.

  • That Bluewater District School Board consider the submission of a business case to the Ministry of Education to seek funding for a new K-12 school with a proposed capacity to meet the future enrolment expectations in the Meaford area.
The Board of Trustees will make its final decision at a regular meeting of the Board on March 22, 2016.

To view the Final Staff Report presented to the Board of Trustees, click here.

Preliminary Final Staff Report

At a Committee of the Whole Meeting held on January 5, 2016, trustees received the Preliminary Final Staff Report for the Meaford Area Group of Schools.  To review the report, click here.

Notice of Meetings

There will be one public meeting to receive community feedback.  Notice will be posted here.

A public meeting to receive community feedback for the Meaford Area Group of Schools modified accommodation
review was held on Monday, December 7, 2015 beginning at 7:00 p.m. in the Georgian Bay Secondary School
gymnasium.

To review the Notice of Meeting, click here.

To review the minutes of the meeting, click  here.

Special Board Meeting for Accommodation Review Delegations

The Special Board Meeting for Accommodation Review Delegations has been cancelled.
 Please click here for Media Release.

Delegations pertaining to the accommodation review for the Meaford Area Group of Schools will be heard at a Special Board Meeting at the Education Centre on Tuesday, January 26, 2016 at 7 p.m.

Requests to be a delegation must be submitted to the Director's Office with a copy of the presentation by 12 p.m. Tuesday, January 19, 2016. Please contact the Director's Office by phone at 519-363-2014, Ext. 2105 or by email at bev_sims@bwdsb.on.ca in order to submit your request.

Please refer to the Media Release issued on January 5, 2016 for further details.

Minutes of Accommodation Review Meetings

November 16, 2015

A meeting was held at the Bluewater District School Board Education on November 16, 2015 with invited upper and lower tier government, those who attended the Community Planning and Partnership Meeting in June 2015, and other community partners that expressed an interest in being part of the process.

To review the presentation provided at the meeting, click here.

To review the minutes of the meeting, click here.

December 7, 2015

The public meeting for the Meaford Area Group of Schools accommodation review was held on Monday, December 7, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. at Georgian Bay Secondary School.

To review the presentation provided at the meeting, click here.

Consultation

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