Update (October 24, 2016): The final motion was approved by the Board of Trustees at the October 24th Regular Board Meeting.
THAT the Grand Erie District School Board approve Senior Administration Recommendations for each school in the Accommodation Review:
Implement a dual-track French Immersion program at Paris Central beginning with Grade 6 in September 2017 and phasing in Grade 7 (September 2018) and Grade 8 (September 2019). The dual-track French Immersion program at Burford District Elementary School will finish at the Grade 5 level and students will move to Paris Central for Grades 6 to 8.
Update (October 21, 2016): At the Committee of the Whole Meeting on September 12, 2016, the Board of Trustees approved the motion to consider the Senior Administration recommendation for the North Brant Elementary Accommodation Review at the Board Meeting on October 24, 2016. The North Brant Elementary Accommodation Review - Committee Report was prepared in accordance with Policy FT5 Pupil Accommodation Reviews.
Update (September 12, 2016): It was recommended that the Grand Erie District School Board approve the implementation of a dual-track French Immersion program at Paris Central beginning with Grade 6 in September 2017 and phasing in Grade 7 (September 2018) and Grade 8 (September 2019). The dual-track French Immersion program at Burford District Elementary School will finish at the Grade 5 level and students will move to Paris Central for Grades 6 to 8. The final decision will be considered at the final Board Meeting on October 24, 2016.
Update (September 9, 2016): The report to the Board of Trustees is now available.
Anyone interested in making a delegation to the Board of Trustees can do so by following the Delegation Process.
Update (September 7, 2016): A letter was shared with parents and families of Burford District Elementary School, Cobblestone Elementary School, North Ward School and Paris Central School.
Update (February 9): The Grand Erie District School Board received the North Brant Elementary Accommodation Review Committee report as information at the Committee of the Whole Meeting on February 8, 2016. A second motion was then recommended for the Board’s consideration at the Committee of the Whole Meeting No. 2 Meeting in September, 2016.
Senior Administration's Recommendation for the Board of Trustee’s Consideration
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Agendas, Meeting Notes and Supplementary Material During Accommodation Review Committee (ARC) Meetings
ARC Meeting No. 3 - North Ward School
ARC Meeting No. 2 - DELEGATION NIGHT - Cobblestone Elementary School
ARC Meeting No. 1 – Paris Central School
North Brant Elementary Accommodation Review
Grand Erie District School Board approved a Pupil Accommodation Review for elementary schools in the North Brant area. Elementary schools included in the review are:
Public consultation is at the heart of this accommodation review process. We value the input from the community and extend our appreciation to everyone who are able to participate in this discussion.
Pupil Accommodation Reviews
Grand Erie District School Board is responsible for the development of viable solutions for pupil accommodation that support student achievement and well-being. An Accommodation Review is informed by the Quality Accommodation Committee recommendations, Grand Erie District School Board Senior Administration will develop an accommodation report to be presented to the Board of Trustees for approval.
The following policy will be used to guide the Pupil Accommodation Review:
The Accommodation Review Committee
It is the role of the ARC to represent the schools under review and act as the official conduit for information shared between the Board and the school communities. The ARC may comment on the initial staff report and may, throughout the pupil accommodation review process, seek clarification of the initial staff report. The ARC may provide other accommodation options than those in the initial staff report; however, it must include supporting rationale for any such option.
Membership of the ARC
The Principal of each school, Director of Education, Superintendent of Business, the Board’s Planning Officer and other staff as required will be available as resource staff to support the ARC.
Options Presented by Senior Administration to the Accommodation Review Committee
Pending Board approval of the Accommodation Recommendation to close Paris Central to the regular elementary program:
Reports to Board and Additional Resources
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