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Accommodation Review - 2015-16 - Owen Sound Area Group of Schools




Capital Priorities Funding

Together, 11.75 million dollars has been granted to repurpose and renovate the former OSCVI building for elementary aged students, along with capital funding for the current Owen Sound District Secondary School, to meet the accommodation needs of the additional students and staff.

Funding of 5.02 million dollars was committed to complete capital work to renovate the former OSCVI building for K-8 programming, and create space for the Ontario Early Years Program and YMCA Owen Sound Grey Bruce Child Care partnership. In addition, 6.7 million dollars in Capital Priorities Funding was provided for renovations at Owen Sound District Secondary School. An additional 1.75 million dollars from the increased School Condition Improvement funding will cover renewal needs, totaling an investment of over 8.5 million dollars to be implemented over two years at Owen Sound District Secondary School.


Request for Administrative Review
Final Accommodation Review Decisions for the Owen Sound Area Group of Schools

At a Regular Meeting of Bluewater District School Board held on April 19, 2016, trustees approved the following recommendations related to the Accommodation Review – Owen Sound Area Group of Schools:

1. That Owen Sound Collegiate and Vocational lnstitute students be consolidated with West Hill Secondary School students on the site of the current West   Hill Secondary School for the 2016-17 school year, effective September 2016; and    

That the Owen Sound Collegiate and Vocational lnstitute (OSCVI) facility be renovated to accommodate K-8 programming commencing the 2017-18 school year.

2. That Bayview Public School and Sydenham Community School be closed effective June 30,2017; and

That the elementary programs from Bayview Public School and Sydenham Community School, including French lmmersion, be re-located to the renovated OSCVI facility, commencing September 2017.

3. That Dufferin Elementary School be closed effective June 30, 2017; and

That the students at Dufferin Elementary School be re-located to Hillcrest Elementary School and Keppel-Sarawak Elementary School commencing September 2017 based on adjusted boundaries (as per Report AR 2015.16-02a Appendix ll) and available school capacity for out of boundary requests (as per Administrative Procedure AP 6212-D).

4. That Derby Public School be closed effective June 30, 2016; and,

That the students at Derby Public School be re-located to Arran Tara Elementary School, Hillcrest Elementary School, and Hepworth Central Public School commencing September 2016 based on adjusted boundaries (as per Report AR 2015.16-02a Appendix II) and available school capacity for out of boundary requests (as per Administrative Procedure AP 6212-D).

5. That a plan be presented to the Policy Standing Committee regarding the possible reduction of Owen Sound urban walk distances for secondary students.

6. That a business case be submitted to the Ministry of Education to seek funding for a secondary school to replace the Owen Sound secondary school (to be named) to meet the future enrolment expectations in the Owen Sound area

7. That a business case be submitted to the Ministry of Education to seek funding for an elementary school to replace Hillcrest Elementary School to meet future enrolment expectations.

Final Staff Report

At a Special Committee of the Whole Meeting held on April 12, 2016, the Board of Trustees received the Final Staff Report for the Accommodation Review for the Owen Sound Area Group of Schools.

The recommendations included in the Final Staff Report will go forward to the Board of Trustees for approval at the Regular Board Meeting to be held on April 19, 2016.

To view the Final Staff Report presented to trustees, click here.

Preliminary Final Staff Report

At a Committee of the Whole Meeting held on March 1, 2016, the Board of Trustees received the Preliminary Final Staff Report for the Accommodation Review for the Owen Sound Area Group of Schools.

To review the report, click here.                                               
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Background Information on the Accommodation Review for the Owen Sound 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 an accommodation review on the Owen Sound Area Group of Schools (Alexandra Community School, Bayview Public School, Derby Public School, Dufferin Elementary School, Hillcrest Elementary School, Keppel-Sarawak Elementary School, Owen Sound Collegiate and Vocational Institute, Sydenham Community School, and West Hill Secondary School) in accordance with BP3101-D.

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

To review the Initial Staff Report, click here .

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



Notice of Meetings

During the Public Consultation Period of the Accommodation Review, there will be two (2) public meetings.  The first public meeting will commence the 40 day Public Consultation Period and the second public meeting will end the 40 day Public Consultation Period.

Notice of Meetings will be published below.

December 3, 2015

The first public meeting to receive community feedback for the Owen Sound Area Group of Schools accommodation review was held on Thursday, December 3, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. in the Owen Sound Collegiate and Vocational Institute auditorium.

For the full Notice of Meeting, click here .

January 7, 2016

A working meeting of the Accommodation Review Committee will be held on January 7, 2016.  Members of the public are welcome to attend this meeting as observers only. There will be no opportunity for public input.  

For the full notice of meeting, click  here.

January 25, 2016

A working meeting of the Accommodation Review Committee will be held on January 25, 2016.  Members of the public are welcome to attend this meeting as observers only.  There will be no opportunity for public input.

For the full notice of meeting, click here

February 11, 2016

The second public meeting to receive community feedback for the Owen Sound Area Group of Schools accommodation review will be held on Thursday, February 11, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. in the Owen Sound Collegiate and Vocational Institute auditorium.

To review the Media Release for further details, click here.

March 23, 2016

A Special Board Meeting for Accommodation Review Delegations for the Owen Sound Area Group of Schools will be held on Wednesday, March 23, 2016 at 7 p.m. at the Education Centre in Chesley.

To review the Media Release for full details and information on requests to present as a delegation at the meeting, please click here.

Accommodation Review Meetings - Minutes and Documentation

November 18, 2015

A meeting was held at the Bluewater District School Board Education on November 18, 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.

November 25, 2015

A pre-public orientation meeting was held at West Hill Secondary School for members of the Accommodation Review Committee (ARC). The purpose of the meeting was to review Board Policy BP3101-D "Accommodation Review - School Program and Facility Efficiency", and to discuss organizational tasks and the norms and responsibilities of the ARC.

To review the minutes of the meeting, click here.                         

December 3, 2015

The first public meeting to receive community feedback for the Owen Sound Area Group of Schools accommodation review was held on Thursday, December 3, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. in the OSCVI auditorium.  This meeting commences the 40 day Public Consultation Period.

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

To review the minutes of the meeting, click here.

January 7, 2016 (Working Meeting)

A working meeting of the Accommodation Review Committee was held on January 7, 2016.  Members of the public are welcome to attend working meetings as observers only. There will be no opportunity for public input.  

For the full notice of meeting, click  here.

This is a summary of proposed accommodation options to January 7, 2016.                    

To review the minutes of the meeting, click here.

January 25, 2016

A working meeting of the Accommodation Review Committee was held on January 25, 2016.  Members of the public were welcome to attend this meeting as observers only.  There was no opportunity for public input.

To review the minutes of the meeting, click here.  At the meeting, there was facilitated discussion on a Grade 7-12 school model versus a single secondary school model.  Please click here to review the comparison chart.

February 11, 2016

The final public meeting to receive community feedback for the Owen Sound Area Group of Schools accommodation review was held on Thursday, February 11, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. in the OSCVI auditorium.  This meeting concludes the 40 day Public Consultation Period.

To review the minutes of the meeting, click here.

Proposed Options

To review the Summary of Proposed Options and Estimates as at January 7, 2016, click  here.
To review the Summary of Proposed Options and Estimates as at January 25, 2016, click here.

Submissions Received


Presentations




Questions and Answers


Bayview SCC Jan 11 2016  *Questions were addressed as part of the agenda of the Working Meeting held on January 25/16.
Kim Hoy Dufferin Jan 11 2016  *Questions were addressed as part of the agenda of the Working Meeting held on January 25/16
Consultation

Click  here  for Public Submission Guidelines.



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