New School Name Approved
Oodenawi Public School is the approved name for N.E. Oakville #1 ps.
Boundary Approved As Recommended
The Director's Report (Report 15012) including the preferred scenario was received by the Board of Trustees February 4, 2015 for information and approved on February 18, 2015.
A home notification email was sent out on Monday, February 23.
The recommendation approved by the Board is as follows;
- Be it resolved that the Halton District School Board establish the school boundaries for the new NE Oakville #1 public school and adjust the boundaries for River Oaks PS and Sunningdale PS as outlined in Scenario 10c and detailed in Report 15012, effective September 2015.
Public Information Meeting
A meeting was held Thursday, January 8, 2015 at White Oaks Secondary School. The meeting provided an opportunity to share information about the boundary review process for the new elementary school in northeast Oakville, review scenarios for the boundaries, and advise members of the public as to how to provide feedback. Impacted schools include Sunningdale PS and River Oaks PS.
The Scenarios presented to the Public on January 8 were; Scenario 9a, Scenario 10, Scenario 11a and Scenario 12. All scenarios considered by the BRC are available in Scenario Documents below.
To date, the BRC has had four successful meetings which have focused on learning the boundary review process, reviewing proposed scenarios, and proposing new ones in relation to a variety of criteria such as:
- Balance of overall enrolment in each school in the review area to maximize student access to programs, resources, and extra‐curricular opportunities.
- Continuity of placement and possible relocation of regional programs within the review area
- Expansion and placement of new ministry or board programs
- Viable numbers in a dual track school to support both English and French programs
- Proximity to schools (walking distances, safe school routes, natural boundaries)
- Accommodation of students in permanent school facilities and minimal use of portable classrooms
- Stable, long‐term boundaries
- Cost effectiveness of transportation
- Fiscal responsibilities
- Grand parenting of students in the graduating class
- Minimizing the number of school moves for students
- Keeping cohorts together
- Other criteria recommended by committee or community members
After reviewing scenarios with many variations of single track English, single track French Immersion, and Dual Track, the BRC has selected four scenarios (listed above) to bring forth to the Public Information Night on January 8, 2015.
All information, including updates of maps, all scenarios, enrolment numbers/projections, and Q&As etc. can be can be accessed through the Documents sections below.
In 2014 the Halton District School Board received Capital Priorities funding from the Ministry to construct a public school in northeast Oakville to accommodate for the significant growth.
At its October 15, 2014 Board meeting (Report 14142), HDSB Trustees approved a motion to initiate the process to establish a boundary for NE Oakville #1 ps. The new school will be located north of Dundas Street, between Neyagawa Blvd and Sixth Line. The Boundary Review Process is now underway with a school opening anticipated for the 2015/2016 school year.
Parents from Sunningdale PS and River Oaks PS residing north and south of Dundas Street will act as representatives on the Boundary Review Committee.
Policies and Procedures
School Boundary Review procedure
Delegating the Board of Trustees
The Boundary Review Process began in October 2014, with Board approval. A public Open House
followed on November 18 at White Oaks Secondary School.
Boundary Review Committee Documents
FAQ and Additional Documents
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