Pupil Accommodation Review

In accordance with Board policy S.09 Pupil Accommodation Review, the Board is responsible for providing schools and facilities for its students and for operating and maintaining its schools as effectively and efficiently as possible to support student achievement. The Board is also responsible for fostering student achievement and spiritual well-being, as well as ensuring effective stewardship of school board resources including the Board’s viability and sustainability.

In some cases, to address changing student populations, the Board of Trustees must consider undertaking pupil accommodation reviews that may lead to school consolidations or closures in order to enable improved educational options and opportunities for students.

The goal of bringing students together through school consolidations is to offer a better educational experience for those students. Some of the potential improvements may include:

- The range of programming and courses available.
- The availability of specialized support services for individual students or small groups.
- Specialized facilities, such as gyms, libraries, design and technology, music and science rooms.
- Sufficient enrolment to support sports teams and other extracurricular activities.
- A school building is in better condition than the one that is to close.
- Accessibility features with respect to entry, movement within the facility and outdoor play space.
LOWER CITY

Lower City Modified Pupil Accommodation Review

The Lower City review area has been identified in the Board approved annual Pupil Accommodation Report as being significantly under capacity. Given the existing and projected enrolment of the Lower City review area, the following schools have been identified and meet the criteria for the initiation of a pupil accommodation review:

- St. Brigid CES
- St. Patrick CES
- St. Lawrence CES

On October 4th, 2016, the Board of Trustees approved the initiation of the Lower City Modified Pupil Accommodation Review process.
The inclusion of a school in an accommodation review process does not mean that it will close. Accommodation reviews are designed to look at a grouping of schools to determine the best solution for everyone involved in the process. While the initial staff report may contain a proposed option that impacts these schools, the final decision by the Board to move forward with a recommendation will not take place until after the consultation period.
Key Milestone Dates of the Lower City Modified Pupil Accommodation Review


Timeline



Resources & Documents

Understanding the Process

Parents and guardians are encouraged to review the following documents to gain a better understanding of the Pupil Accommodation Review Process and how they can provide their feedback and input with regards to the Lower City Modified Pupil Accommodation Review.
Final Board Decision
Pupil Accommodation Review Final Decision Details

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.