London Secondary Panel Attendance Area Review

Attendance Area Review Committee (AARC)
Meeting Notice and Live Stream

Wednesday, March 1, 2023
7:30 - 9:30 p.m.

(Notice updated February 8, 2023.)

AARC Committee Meeting - Additional Details

The public is invited to watch a live stream of the London Secondary Panel Attendance Area Review Committee meeting, which will take place Wednesday, March 1, 2023 from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.

This live stream will be available on the

The AARC meeting is an opportunity for the public to learn more about the Attendance Area Review (AAR) initial report and process, timelines and the roles and responsibilities of AARC members.

Thames Valley wishes to thank the individuals who have volunteered to serve on the London Secondary Panel Attendance Area Review Committee. These committee members will facilitate future subcommittee meetings where school communities will have the opportunity to give feedback about the review. More details about school-level meetings will be communicated when they become available.

Parents/caregivers may also submit comments and questions through the LAAR Secondary Comments and Responses webpage.

Agenda Items

  1. Opening Remarks
  2. Introductions and Agenda Overview
  3. Review of Attendance Area Review Process, Procedure Document, and Timelines
  4. Review of Roles and Responsibilities of AARC Members
  5. Presentation of Initial Attendance Area Review Report
  6. Q & A Period
  7. Closing Remarks
About the Review

On January 31, 2023, Trustees supported proceeding with the City of London Secondary Panel Attendance Area Review that includes B. Davison Secondary School and establishing an Attendance Area Review Committee for the purpose of obtaining public feedback regarding the accommodation options included in the initial Attendance Area Report. This review includes secondary schools in London, Arva, Dorchester, and Aylmer. 

The initial report for this review can be found in the Regular Board Meeting Agenda.  

"The aim of the review is to balance enrolment within the system," said Superintendent of Facility Services and Capital Planning Geoff Vogt, "Doing so will strengthen Thames Valley's business case to the Ministry of Education for a much-needed new secondary school in north London."

"We also want to adjust boundaries so that elementary students can attend the same secondary schools as their peers," added Thames Valley Planning Manager Ben Puzanov, "Right now some student communities are split during the transition to secondary school, based purely on geography."

Next steps involve forming an Attendance Area Review Committee (AARC) as well as school level sub-committees with parent/guardian representatives from each affected secondary school. Sub-committees will hold meetings with their school communities to gather public feedback and strengthen the options under consideration. 

"What tonight’s motion represents is the Board of Trustees wishing to begin a community consultation process about the London Secondary Panel Attendance Area Review, so we can get feedback from school communities about the options under consideration and see if there’s any ways to improve upon those options. We  really want to encourage our school communities to get involved in the process," said Chair of the Board, Lori-Ann Pizzolato.  

Following this public input process, a Final Attendance Area Review Report and recommendations will be presented at a Board meeting later this school year for Trustees’ consideration. If approved by Trustees, attendance area changes will take effect no earlier than September 2024. 

More details about the London Secondary Panel Attendance Area Review are available at Thames Valley invites community members to submit any comments and questions about the review through this website, where responses will also be posted. Members of the public may also subscribe to the website for updates. 

How to Participate

TVDSB encourages all community members interested in the attendance area review to participate in the school meetings that are planned to be held in the coming months. Notices of these meetings will be distributed to each school community when the dates are selected by each school’s Attendance Area Review Committee members.

Related Policies and Procedures
Important Documents
Potential Options

The following interactive maps illustrate each of the options under consideration. Drag the sliders to compare current and potential attendance boundaries. Zoom in or out with the plus/minus icons. Search for your address with the magnifying glass icon.

French Immersion

Add an additional French Immersion site at Clarke Road Secondary School.

Central Secondary School - Option 1

Central Secondary School attendance area remains the same.

Central Secondary School - Option 2

Central Secondary School students returned to home boundary.

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