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Final Approved Recommendations for Leamington PARC

​At a special meeting on Thursday, June 8th the GECDSB Board of Trustees approved the following motions:

1)   MILL STREET PS CLOSE EFFECTIVE JUNE 2017 AND BE DECLARED SURPLUS TO THE BOARD'S NEEDS. STUDENTS CURRENTLY IN THE MILL STREET PS CATCHMENT AREA WHO ARE ON AND NORTH OF TALBOT STREET WEST WILL TRANSITION TO MT. CARMEL-BLYTHESWOOD PS AND THE REMAINING STUDENTS CURRENTLY IN THE MILL STREET PS CATCHMENT AREA SOUTH OF TALBOT STREET WEST WILL TRANSITION TO QUEEN ELIZABETH PS EFFECTIVE SEPTEMBER 2017. THE BOUNDARY WILL BE ADJUSTED ACCORDINGLY.

2)   A PHASED–IN DUAL TRACK FRENCH IMMERSION JK/SK PROGRAM AT GORE HILL PS BEGIN FOR SEPTEMBER 2017,    EACH YEAR THEREAFTER, A FRENCH IMMERSION GRADE LEVEL PROGRAM WILL BE ADDED. THE BOUNDARIES FOR FI WOULD ENCOMPASS THE ENTIRE LEAMINGTON FAMILY OF SCHOOLS.

3)    IF THE PROPOSED ACCOMMODATION OPTION #1, ABOVE, IS APPROVED, THE BOARD WILL THEN PURSUE CAPITAL FUNDING FROM THE MINISTRY OF EDUCATION AND UPON APPROVAL;

          PRIORITY 1

          THE CONSTRUCTION OF A NEW CONSOLIDATED QUEEN ELIZABETH PS; OR

          PRIORITY 2

          THE CONSTRUCTION OF A FIVE ROOM ADDITION TO THE NEW CONSOLIDATED QUEEN ELIZABETH PS

4)   THE FINAL PROPOSED PART OF THE OPTIONS INVOLVES BOUNDARY ADJUSTMENTS FOR SEPTEMBER 2017. THE STUDENTS CURRENTLY ATTENDING THESE FIVE SCHOOLS AS OF THE 2016-2017 SCHOOL YEAR WILL BE GRANTED A LIMITED EXCEPTION, WITHOUT TRANSPORTATION, TO REMAIN AT THE RESPECTIVE SCHOOL UNTIL GRADE 8, IF AT THE SAME ADDRESS. ANY NEW REGISTRATIONS OR JK STUDENTS FROM SEPTEMBER 2017 AND FORWARD WILL ADHERE TO THE NEW BOUNDARIES WHICH ARE AS FOLLOWS:

  1. THE CURRENT MD BENNIE PS BOUNDARY NORTH (INCLUDING) MERSEA 3 ROAD AND EAST (INCLUDING) HODGINS STREET, WHICH IS NORTH OF THE ABANDONED TRACK, WILL BECOME PART OF THE MT. CARMEL-BLYTHESWOOD PS BOUNDARY.
     
  2. THE CURRENT QUEEN ELIZABETH PS BOUNDARY THAT IS WEST OF ERIE STREET (INCLUDING THE WEST SIDE OF THE STREET) WILL BECOME PART OF THE MD BENNIE PS BOUNDARY.

5)    THE PRINCIPALS OF THE SCHOOLS, IN CONSULTATION WITH THEIR SCHOOL COUNCILS, WORK WITH SENIOR ADMINISTRATION TO IMPLEMENT AND COMMUNICATE THE CHANGES THROUGH A TRANSITION COMMITTEE.

For more information please contact the school Principal.