Pupil Accommodation Review Final Decision Details
On February 7th, 2017 the Board of Trustees approved the following recommendations in regards to the Lower City Modified Pupil Accommodation Review:
1. That the Board approve the following, contingent upon the approval of funding from the Ministry of Education for a St. Patrick CES replacement school:
I. The Consolidation of St. Brigid CES.
II. The redirection of St. Brigid CES students north of the railway line within St. Brigid CES attendance boundary to St. Lawrence CES.
III. The redirection of St. Brigid CES students south of the railway line within St. Brigid CES attendance boundary to St. Patrick CES.
On January 29, 2018, the Ministry of Education announced that funding for a new St. Patrick Catholic Elementary replacement school (383 pupil places) was approved. A replacement school will provide a state of the art, modern and efficient facility for the St. Patrick Catholic Elementary School students.
In accordance to Board Policy S.09 Pupil Accommodation Review and following a Board of Trustee final decision to consolidate, it is required that a transition committee be established. It is important that the integration of students and staff into their new school community is achieved in a way that is positive and supportive. The transition planning is to be carried out in consultation with parents/guardians, local parish, school staff, board staff and senior administration. The Board recognizes the importance of a strong transition plan, and will acknowledge, respect and support the St. Brigid Catholic Elementary School and St. Patrick Catholic Elementary school historic culture, and celebrated achievements.
Commencing September, 2018, the new St. Patrick CES will be organized. Therefore, students north of the railway line will be redirected to St. Lawrence as well as the integration of the remaining St. Brigid students and St. Patrick students at St. Brigid, consistent with the transition plan. This will allow for demolition and construction to proceed.