Attendance Area Reviews

As the needs of school communities change in response to residential development and/or enrolment, it is necessary to conduct an Attendance Area Review (AAR) in order to rationalize the student population through the optimization of program offerings and facility spaces to meet the needs of our students.

Read the current TVDSB Attendance Area Review Procedure for more information.

Western Middlesex Attendance Area Review 

About

From the Minutes of the April 24, 2018 Board meeting:

Superintendent S. Mark D introduced Learning Supervisor L. Munro, Planning Coordinator B. Moore and Planning Analyst D. Kettle. S. Mark referred to the Western Middlesex Attendance Area Review (2018) Initial Report (item 13.a) provided to Trustees in advance of the meeting.

It was noted this report was prepared in response to the following motion of 2017 November 28:


THAT Administration provide an Initial Attendance Area Review Report for the Komoka- Kilworth area by 2018 April 24. 


S. Mark reviewed the slide-deck provided in the agenda package. S. Mark reported in order to address the accommodation challenges in the Komoka-Killworth and Delaware areas of Western Middlesex County the creation of a Holding Zone and designation of a Holding School is recommended. Administration responded to questions of clarification.

The following recommendation was moved by Trustee Morell, seconded by Trustee J. Bennett and CARRIED: 


THAT an Attendance Area Review be conducted for the attendance area (inclusive for assigned/future holding zones) of Parkview P.S., Valleyview P.S., Oxbow P.S., and Delaware Central P.S. 

THAT the review, as per the TVDSB Attendance Area Review procedure, be commenced no later than 2018 November 27 with the final report presented to Trustees no later than 2019 May 28.

THAT, during the review, consideration of boundary adjustments be given to the boundaries for Caradoc P.S., East Williams Memorial P.S. and Centennial Central P.S.

In consideration of the above, the following deferred motion of 2018 November 28 was withdrawn.

THAT the Kilworth Holding Zone be created for subdivision plans 39T-MC-CDM1704, 39T-MC1301, 39T-MC0902 as outlined on Figure 16 of the Western Middlesex Attendance Area Review (2018) Initial Report, designated to Delaware Central PS as a Holding School.

 Reports and Shared Information
 

Date

Item

April 24, 2018

Western Middlesex Attendance Area Review (2018) Initial Report

 

 

Elgin County Elementary French Immersion (2017)

About

On September 26, 2017 the Board authorized Senior Administration to conduct an Attendance Area Review for the Elementary French Immersion program serving Elgin County.

The review was in response to the growing demand for French Immersion programs within Elgin County, the capacity issues at Pierre Elliott Trudeau and to address the interim solution of Grade 7 and 8 Immersion programs temporarily located in Port Stanley.

The Attendance Area Review focused on the options for new SK-8 attendance areas for both Pierre Elliott Trudeau French Immersion Public School and a new French Immersion School to be located at Sparta Public School, as of September 2018. 

French Immersion parents and guardians were invited to participate in the public consultation process as a member of the Attendance Area Review Committee (AARC) for their school. The committees were asked to share with and gather information from their respective community and to complete a report to the Board that represents input from the community.

Key Dates

Date

Item

September 26, 2017

Board receives the Initial Attendance Area Review (AAR) Report and authorizes Senior Administration to initiate an Attendance Area Review

October 6, 2017

Deadline for parents to volunteer for the School Attendance Area Review Committee (AARC) and submission of nomination form to Principal.

October  24, 2017

TVDSB staff meet with the School AARCs to share and discuss information and outline the AAR process and role of the AARCs.

November  6, 2017

School-Level Meeting(s) held for School AARC to share information and gather input / feedback from the school community

November 24, 2017

Deadline for additional School-Level meeting

December 11, 2017

Deadline for each School AARC to submit to planning@tvdsb.ca a report based on feedback gathered from public consultation

January 23, 2018

Senior Administration presents the Final Attendance Area Review Report, based on feedback from the School AARC reports, to the Board

February 7, 2018

Public Delegation on the Final AAR Report received by the Board

February 27, 2018

Decision of Board on the Final AAR Report recommendations

Reports and Shared Information

 

Date

Item

September 26, 2017

Initial Attendance Area Review Report (*Revised Sept 27, 2017)

Elgin County FI AAR - Sept 26 presentation

October 24, 2017

Attendance Area Review Committee Meeting Agenda

January 23, 2018

Elgin County FI AAR Senior Administration Final Report

 

Elgin FI AAR Appendix A

 

Elgin FI AAR Appendix B

 

Elgin FI AAR Appendix C

 

Elgin FI AAR Appendix D

 

Approved Recommendations

The following reflects the decisions made by the Board of Trustees for the Thames Valley District School Board on February 27, 2018.

  1. THAT a new single track SK to grade 7 French Immersion Public School open at 45885 Sparta Line, St. Thomas, effective 2018 July 1.

  2. THAT the new French Immersion Public School, located at 45885 Sparta Line, St. Thomas, attendance area for SK to grade 7 French Immersion program be approved, as per Figure 01, with the exclusion of area A, effective 2018 July 1.

  3. THAT the Pierre Elliott Trudeau French Immersion Public School attendance area for SK to grade 7 French Immersion be approved, as per Figure 02, effective 2018 July 1.

  4. THAT the Pierre Elliott Trudeau French Immersion Public School attendance area for grade 8 French Immersion be approved, as per Figure 03, effective for the 2018-2019 school year only.

  5. THAT the Pierre Elliott Trudeau French Immersion Public School Extended French Immersion attendance area be approved as per Figure 04, not including Area A, effective 2018 July 1.

  6. THAT Pierre Elliott Trudeau French Immersion Public School and the new French Immersion Public School, located at 45885 Sparta line, St Thomas, school models be expanded to grade 8, effective 2019 July 01.

  7. THAT the new French Immersion Public School, located at 45885 Sparta line, St Thomas, attendance area for SK to grade 8 French Immersion be expanded to include Area A as shown on Figure 01, upon the opening of the new Belmont Public School.

  8. THAT the Pierre Elliott Trudeau French Immersion Public School attendance area for Extended French Immersion be expanded to include Area A as shown on Figure 04, upon the opening of the new Belmont Public School.

  9. THAT the French Immersion attendance area for Princess Anne French Immersion Public School, Princess Elizabeth Public School be adjusted to exclude Area A as shown on Figure 01, upon the opening of the new Belmont Public School.

  10. THAT the Extended French Immersion attendance area for Princess Elizabeth Public School and Louise Arbour French Immersion Public School be adjusted to exclude Area A as shown on Figure 04 upon the opening of the new Belmont Public School.

  11. THAT a Naming Committee be established to provide input regarding the naming of the new French Immersion Public School, located at 45885 Sparta line, St Thomas.

  12. THAT Transition Committees be established for the new French Immersion Public School, located at 45885 Sparta line, St Thomas and Pierre Elliott Trudeau French Immersion Public School based on the proposed attendance areas.

  13. THAT New Sarum Public School, located at 9473 Belmont Road, St. Thomas, be declared surplus and offered up for disposition, upon the opening of the new Southeast St. Thomas and new Belmont Public Schools.

  14. THAT students residing in Area A of Figure 01 be permitted to attend the new French Immersion school for French Immersion programming or Pierre Elliot Trudeau F.I. Public School for Extended French Immersion programming effective 2018 July 01, with the understanding that transportation will not be provided until such time as a new Belmont School is opened.

* Minutes of the February 27 Board meeting to be approved on March 27, 2018

Approved Implementation Timeline

 Year

 Date

 Action

 2018

 March 

 Transition Committees are formed and begin meeting

 

 March/April

 Naming Committee is formed for the new FI school and begins meeting

 

 July 1

 Attendance area changes in effect - new/alterations
 Extended FI program relocated to P.E. Trudeau FI PS

 

 September 1 

 P.E. Trudeau FI PS:

  • School model change to SK - Grade 7 (2018-2019 only)
  • Extended FI program 
  • All grade 8 FI students accommodated at P.E. Trudeau FI PS (2018-19 only)

New FI PS in Sparta:

  • Opens as SK - Grade 7 (2018-2019 only)

 2019 

 July 1

 P.E. Trudeau FI PS and New FO school become SK to Grade 8

 2020

 July 1

 Upon the opening of the new Belmont PS, Area A attendance area    adjustments, in effect - the New FI PS, P.E. Trudeau FI PS, Princess Anne FI  PS, Princess Elizabeth PS and Louise Arbour FI PS

Approved Attendance Area Maps

1 - Attendance area for the new French Immersion Public School, located at 45885 Sparta Line, St. Thomas

2 - French Immersion attendance area for Pierre Elliott Trudeau French Immersion Public School

3 - Grade 8 French Immersion attendance area for Pierre Elliott Trudeau French Immersion Public School for the 2018 2019 school year only 

4 - Extended French Immersion attendance area for Pierre Elliott Trudeau French Immersion Public School 

5 - Upon the opening of new Belmont Public School, the proposed Area A French Immersion attendance area adjustments to Princess Anne French Immersion Public School and Princess Elizabeth Public School 

6 - Upon the opening of new Belmont Public School, the proposed Area A Extended French Immersion attendance area adjustments to Louise Arbour French Immersion Public School and Princess Elizabeth Public School 

Southeast London Attendance Area Review (2014-15)

 About
 Southeast London AAR:
  • Summerside Holding Zone at Fairmont Public School
  • Summerside Holding Zone at Princess Elizabeth Public School
  • Summerside Holding Zone at Tweedsmuir Public School
  • Westminster Central Public School
  • New Southeast London Elementary School
 Approved Recommendations

Following is the summary of recommendations approved by the Board of Trustees on April 14, 2015.

1. That the attendance area for the proposed Southeast London JK to 8 Elementary School and Westminster Central Public School be approved as per Map 1, contingent upon Ministry of Education funding approval for the new school, upon opening.


2. That the Summerside Holding Zones, holding at Fairmont, Princess Elizabeth and Tweedsmuir Public Schools (Map 2) be permanently accommodated at the proposed Southeast London Elementary School, upon opening.


3. That the Grade 8 students, and their siblings, residing in the areas designated to the proposed Southeast London Elementary School, as per Map 1, be eligible to remain at the current designated school for the year of opening only, of the new school, with transportation if eligible, in order to graduate with their peers.


4. That the students in attendance as of March 1 at Westminster Central Public School be designated to the proposed Southeast London Elementary school at the time of the school's opening, be allowed to continue to attend Westminster Central Public School for the year the proposed Southeast school opens, with transportation, if eligible, and continue for the following years, until graduation without transportation, or as long as Westminster Central Public School remains open.

 Southeast London Maps
 

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