EPAR 01 final recommendations on school closings and realignments to be presented at April 11 TVDSB meeting


The final recommendations of the Senior Administration Report – Elementary Pupil Accommodation Review 01 will be presented at the Thames Valley District School Board’s April 11 meeting, to be followed by a public meeting in May.
The report is 1,458 pages in length with 44 recommendations. Here are the 42 that directly impact schools in St. Thomas and Elgin. The full report can be accessed here
1. THAT Sparta Public School close effective June 30, 2018.
2. THAT New Sarum Public School close effective June 30, 2020 contingent upon Ministry of Education approval of capital funding for the new Belmont Public School and the new Southeast St. Thomas Public School.

3. THAT South Dorchester Public School close effective June 30, 2020 and be declared surplus, contingent upon Ministry of Edlucation of capital funding for the new Belmont Public School.
4. THAT Springfield Public School close effective June 30, 2020 and be declared surplus, contingent upon Ministry of Education approval of capital funding for the new Belmont Public School.
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5. THAT Westminster Central Public School close effective June 30, 2020 and be declared surplus, contingent upon Ministry of Education approval of capital funding for the new Belmont Public School.
6. THAT the Port Stanley Public School new attendance area be approved effective July 1, 2018
7. THAT an addition and renovations be constructed for student accommodation and program enhancement at Port Stanley Public School.
8. THAT an Attendance Area Review be conducted during the 2017-18 school year, for the creation of a French Immersion Public School located at Sparta Public School, effective July 1, 2018.
9. THAT the grade 7 and 8 French Immersion and Extended French Immersion program be relocated from Port Stanley Public School to either Sparta Public School or Pierre Elliott Trudeau French Immersion Public School, effective July 1, 2018 as per the decision of the board following a French Immersion Attendance Area Review.
10. THAT the Board post on-line and notify listed Community Organizations, by email, of the potential co-build opportunity at Port Stanley Public School.
11. THAT a Naming Committee be established to give consideration to renaming Port Stanley Public School.
12. THAT a new junior kindergarten to Grade 8 elementary school be constructed in the village of Belmont, opening September 1, 2020, contingent upon Ministry of Education approval of capital funding.
13. THAT the new Belmont Public School attendance area be approved effective July 1, 2020 contingent upon Ministry of Education approval of capital funding for the new Belmont Public School.
14. THAT the River Heights Public School junior kindergarten to Grade 3 attendance area be
approved effective July 01, 2020 contingent upon Ministry of Education approval of capital funding for the new Belmont Public School.
15. THAT the Northdale Central Public School Grade 4 to Grade 8 attendance area be approved effective July 01, 2020 contingent upon Ministry of Education approval of capital funding for the new Belmont Public School.
17. THAT the Davenport Public School Grade 7 students and siblings, residing in the area to be accommodated at the new Belmont Public School and registered as of March 1, 2020 be provided the “grandparenting option” for the 2020-21 school year, to remain at Davenport Public School, with transportation if eligible, contingent upon Ministry of Education approval of capital funding for the new Belmont Public School.
19. THAT the Summers’ Corners Public School Grade 7 students and siblings, residing in the area to be accommodated at the new Belmont Public School and registered as of March 01, 2020 be provided the “grandparenting option” for the 2020-21 school year, to remain at Summers’ Corners Public School, with transportation if eligible, contingent upon Ministry of Education approval of capital funding for the new Belmont Public School.
20. THAT the Board post on-line and notify the listed community organizations by email of the potential co-build opportunity at the new Belmont Public School, contingent upon Ministry of Education approval of capital funding for the new Belmont Public School.
21. THAT a Design Committee be established to provide input regarding the design of the new Belmont Public School, contingent upon Ministry of Education approval of capital funding for the new Belmont Public School.
22. THAT a Naming Committee be established to give consideration to naming the new Belmont Public School, contingent upon Ministry of Education approval of capital funding for the new Belmont Public School.
23. THAT Davenport Public School configuration change to a Grade 4 to Grade 8 elementary school, effective July 1, 2018.
24. THAT the Davenport Public School Grade 4 to Grade 8 attendance area be approved effective July 1, 2018.
25. THAT the McGregor Public School configuration change to a JK to Grade 3 elementary school, as of July 01, 2018.
26. THAT the McGregor Public School JK to Grade 3 attendance area be approved effective July 1, 2018.
27. THAT renovations for program enhancements be completed at McGregor Public School.
28. THAT renovations for program enhancements be completed at Davenport Public School.
29. THAT the Board post on-line and notify listed community organizations by email, of the potential collaboration opportunity at McGregor Public School.
30. THAT the Board post on-line and notify listed community organizations by email, of the potential collaboration opportunity at Davenport Public School.
31. THAT the Summers’ Corners Public School JK to Grade 8 attendance area be approved effective July 1, 2020 contingent upon Ministry of
Education approval of capital funding for the new Belmont Public School.
32. THAT renovations for program enhancements be completed at Summers’ Corners Public School.
33. THAT a new junior kindergarten to grade 8 elementary school be constructed in the southeastern area of the City of St. Thomas, opening September 1, 2020 contingent upon Ministry of Education approval of capital funding for the new Southeast St. Thomas Public School.
34. THAT the new JKto Grade 8 Southeast St. Thomas Public School attendance area be approved effective July 01, 2020 contingent upon Ministry of Education approval of capital funding for the new Southeast St. Thomas Public School.
35. THAT a portion of the Southeast St.Thomas Holding Zone be permanently accommodated at the new Southeast St. Thomas Public School as of July 1, 2020 contingent upon Ministry of Education approval of capital funding for the new Southeast St. Thomas Public School.
36. THAT the Southeast St.Thomas Holding Zone Grade 7 students and siblings residing in the area to be accommodated at the new Southeast St. Thomas Public School and registered as of March 1,2020 be provided the “grandparenting option” for the 2020-21 school year, to remain at Port Stanley Public School, with transportation if eligible, contingent upon Ministry of Education approval of capital funding for the new Southeast St. Thomas Public School.
37. THAT the Mitchell Hepburn Public School JK to Grade 8 attendance area be approved effective July 1, 2020 contingent upon Ministry of
Education approval of capital funding for the new Southeast St. Thomas Public School.
38. THAT the Mitchell Hepburn Public School Grade 7 students and siblings residing in the area to be accommodated at the new Southeast St. Thomas Public School and registered as of March 1, 2020 be provided the “grandparenting option” for the 2020-21 school year, to remain at Mitchell Hepburn Public School, with transportation if eligible, contingent upon Ministry of Education approval of capital funding for the new Southeast St. Thomas Public School.
39. THAT a portion of the Southeast St. Thomas Holding Zone be permanently accommodated at Mitchell Hepburn Public School as of July 1, 2020 contingent upon Ministry of Education approval of capital funding for the new Southeast St. Thomas Public School.
40. THAT the Southeast St.Thomas Holding Zone Grade 7 students and siblings residing in the area to be accommodated at Mitchell Hepburn Public School and registered as of March 1, 2020 be provided the “grandparenting option” for the 2020-21 school year, to remain at Port Stanley Public School, with transportation if eligible, contingent upon Ministry of Education approval of capital funding for the new Southeast St. Thomas Public School.
41. THAT the Board post on-line and notify listed community organizations by email of the potential co-build opportunity at the new Southeast St. Thomas Public School, contingent upon Ministry of Education approval of capital funding for the new Southeast St. Thomas Pubic School.
42. THAT a Design Committee be established to provide input regarding the design of the new Southeast St. Thomas Public School, contingent upon Ministry of Education approval of capital funding for the new Southeast St. Thomas Public School.
43. THAT a Naming Committee be established to give consideration to the naming of the new Southeast St. Thomas Public School, contingent upon Ministry of Education approval of capital funding for the new Southeast St. Thomas Public School.
44. THAT the Elementary Pupil Accommodation Review-01 (EPAR-01) Committee be disbanded.
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