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Update December 14, 2017!  PUBLIC CONSULTATION MEETING

A Public Consultation Meeting was held on Wednesday, December 13, 2017 to discuss potential options to alleviate accommodation pressures at Castor Valley ES (2630 Grey’s Creek Road).  The presentation also included an option to re-align Middle French Immersion feeding patterns in the former Osgoode Township and a discussion regarding the impact of Low English Program with Core French enrolments at area schools.

Feedback is welcome throughout the process on all options and issues under consideration.  We would, however, appreciate receiving your comments by December 22, 2017.  All input will be shared with Trustees, in its original form.  All comments will be reviewed and help inform staff’s recommendation report to Board – this report will be presented to Committee of the Whole at one of its meetings in February 2018.  Committee of the Whole will receive delegations from the public and will include Trustee debate regarding staff’s recommendations. 

A final decision is scheduled to be made by Board at its meeting of Tuesday, February 27, 2018.

Public Consultation Meeting Information Package – 13 December 2017

Public Consultation Meeting Slide Presentation – 13 December 2017


Update - November 21, 2017!
   NOTICE OF PUBLIC CONSULTATION MEETING

Over the past few months a locally-formed working group has been meeting to discuss potential solutions to address enrolment pressures at Castor Valley ES (2630 Grey’s Creek Road).  The group also examined a number of other areas related to elementary accommodation.

A Public Consultation Meeting will be held to seek feedback on proposed solutions.  Input received at the meeting will assist staff in developing their recommendations to the Board.  Some of the specific areas we will be seeking feedback on include:

  • proposed solutions to alleviate pressures at Castor Valley ES for September 2018; and
  • a revision to Middle French Immersion program attendance boundaries in order to better align feeding patterns for students residing in and around the village of Osgoode.

Please plan to attend this important meeting to be held on
Wednesday December 13, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.
at Osgoode Township High School, in the Cafetorium
2800 8th Line Road, Metcalfe

At the meeting there will be a brief presentation by Board staff, followed by a Question & Answer session.  Staff will be available to answer questions on an individual basis following the meeting.  An information package providing details of the review and the proposals will be available at the meeting.

If you are unable to attend the meeting you may submit your input via email at osgoodestudy@ocdsb.ca or to Planning Department at 133 Greenbank Road, Nepean, ON, K2H 6L3.

Update - November 7, 2017!  The locally formed working group comprised of staff and school council representatives from each school involved in the Osgoode Area Program and Boundary Review has commenced.  The working group will meet over the fall prior to a Public Consultation Meeting tentatively scheduled for 13 December 2017.

Please find below the agendas and information packages distributed at the first and second meeting of the working group.  If you have any feedback or questions regarding the review please submit to OsgoodeStudy@ocdsb.ca, or fax to 613-820-5210.


Agenda #2 - 6 November 2017
Information Package #2 - 6 November 2017

Agenda #1 - 18 October 2017
Information Package #1 - 18 October 2017

At its meeting of September 26, 2017 Board approved moving forward with a consultation process for a program and boundary review in the Osgoode area of the District.  This review will focus on accommodation pressures at Castor Valley Elementary School (ES).

Castor Valley ES is a Junior Kindergarten (JK) to grade 8 Early French Immersion (EFI) program school located centrally within the former township of Osgoode.  It is the designated EFI school for grade 1 to 6 students residing in the Greely and Metcalfe areas.  EFI students from across the larger Osgoode area are directed to the school for grades 7 and 8. 

The school has a 441 pupil place capacity and its current enrolment is 716 students, resulting in a utilization of 163% and a requirement for the use of 10 portables on site for instruction.  Based on recent intake levels, enrolment at the school is expected to increase to a projected 836 students by 2021 - a utilization rate of 190% and 395 students over the building’s capacity. 

The school will not be able to accommodate the number of students anticipated for the next school year.  This will necessitate a change in order to lower pupil enrolment for September 2018, and alleviate pressures over time.

As part of the review the Middle French Immersion (MFI) program feeding patterns will also be examined. Students residing in the Osgoode Public School (PS) boundary area are currently directed out of the Osgoode area to Kars on the Rideau PS, while all other Osgoode area students are directed to the MFI program at Metcalfe PS.  A rationalization of feeding patterns will be examined.

In addition, discussions will begin with the community regarding declining English program with Core French (English) enrolments within the Osgoode area.  These English program enrolments have been decreasing in step with the increases experienced in EFI.

The approved consultation process will commence in late September with the formation of a local working group comprised of staff and school council representatives from each school involved in the review.  The working group will meet in the fall prior to a Public Consultation Meeting tentatively scheduled for December 2017.

Staff recommendations are anticipated to be brought forward for approval to Committee of the Whole and Board in January 2018.

Partents/guardians are invited to attend the Public Consultation Meeting in December 2017 to provide your feedback on proposed option(s) that will be presented that evening.  Your input is important.  Please stay tuned as dates are confirmed.

Additional information regarding the review will be posted over the next few months.  Please keep checking this webpage for further updates and information

It should be noted that this is not a Pupil Accommodation Review – a PAR – under the Board’s policy and Ministry guidelines.

Additional Information
Report No. 17-068
Timeline
General Location Map

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  • Osgoode Area Program and Boundary Review Planning Department at 133 Greenbank Road, Nepean, ON, K2H 6L3

    613-820-5210
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