Presentation on theme: "Huron-Superior Catholic District School Board Pupil / School Accommodation Review 2008-2009."— Presentation transcript:
Huron-Superior Catholic District School Board Pupil / School Accommodation Review
Board Prayer Gracious God, you have blessed us with the gift of our Catholic Faith. We are privileged to grow in every way especially in faith within our Catholic School Communities. Help us to follow the mission of your Son Jesus. Bless us with courage to proclaim His ways of love, forgiveness, and peace in all we are and do. Bless our efforts to discern more clearly who we are as a Catholic School Community. Bless us with the wisdom to cherish the gift of our faith and our schools and to work diligently to preserve our distinctive Catholic character. We ask this through the intercession of our School Patron and in the name of Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.
Agenda Huron-Superior Catholic District School Board PUPIL / ACCOMMODATION REVIEW Public Meeting #1 1.Welcome / Prayer 2.Introduction / Setting the Context 3.Introduction of Accommodation Review Committee (ARC) 4.Pupil / School Accommodation Review Process 5.Navigating the Board’s Website for ARC Information 6.Questions / Comments 7.Wrap-up / Next Meeting
CAPITAL PLAN – CHRONOLOGY OF EVENTS 2003Ministry: Physical Assessments of Schools 2004Ministry: Prohibitive to Repair (PTR) Designations 2005Ministry: School Boards to Develop and Submit 10-year Capital Plan April 2007Preliminary Capital Plan submitted to Ministry (staff input only) May 2007Ministry: $700 million in Capital funding (Huron-Superior Catholic District School Board share = $1.6 million). August 2007Revised Capital Plan reviewed with Ministry. Ministry toured schools. September 2007Public consultation meetings held at schools. October 2007Revised Capital Plan approved by Trustees. Submitted to Ministry. April 2008Capital Plan updated (costs, enrolment projections, construction dates). July 2008Capital Plan reviewed with Ministry (in Toronto). September 2008Ministry: $500 million in Capital funding October 2008Capital Plan again revised (to reflect consultation with Ministry). November 2008Initial Accommodation Review Committee meeting.
10-YEAR CAPITAL PLAN Capital Priorities Template Construction Summary by Year – October 2008 PRIORITYYEARSCHOOL - EXISTINGNEW PROJECTED COST 1(a)2010Our Lady of Lourdes and Our Lady of Fatima – Elliot Lake Our Lady of Fatima and Georges Vanier – upgrade $ 1.5 million 1(b)2011Our Lady of Lourdes and Our Lady of Fatima – Elliot Lake Our Lady of Lourdes – Construct Addition$ 3.5 million 22011Sacred Heart Espanola Sacred Heart – Construct new school (JK- 8)$ 5.5 million St. Hubert, St. Mark, St. Patrick and Sister Mary ClareSt. Patrick – Construct addition and reconstruct original wing (City East) $ 12.0 million 4(a)2011St. Mary’s College, Holy Angels Learning Centre St. Mary’s College – Construct new school (9-12)$ 28.0 million St. Basil Secondary and Notre Dame des Grands LacSt. Basil Secondary – Reconstruct Notre Dame des Grands Lac wing $ 6.0 million 4(b)2011 St. Mary’s College, St. Basil Secondary, Holy Angels St. Mary’s College – Construct new school (9-12)$ 45.0 million 62011St. Ann, St. Bernadette, St. Pius X St. Basil Secondary, Convert St. Basil Secondary to elementary (JK-8) (City Central) $ 1.0 million
Purpose of Review Gather information in order to make recommendations regarding the future of a school or group of schools.
Board Policy Stages Data analysis Options review Community consultations / public meetings Report reviews / Board decision / implementation Administrative review of process
Accommodation Options Review Schools placed under review require the establishment of an Accommodation Review Committee (ARC) with prescribed membership.
ARC Members Are: Chair of the school council or other council member appointed by council. A community member appointed by council. A municipal representative appointed by the Board. The school principal. A superintendent of education or other senior Board official. In the case of secondary schools the principal may appoint a senior student.
Community Consultations / Public Meetings Minimum of 4 ARC gathers input from a wide range of school and community groups. ARC completes school valuation report / makes recommendations. ARC presents report at last public meeting. ARC submits report / recommendations to the Director.
Report Review / Board Decision / Implementation Report made available to public. Reviewed and analyzed by staff. Director submits report / staff input to Board. Special Board meeting for community input by delegation. Board decision
Administrative Review Review of Board’s compliance to accommodation review policy by petition. Only those who participated in the review would be eligible to sign a petition. Complete entry on the Record of Attendance form is proof of participation. Complete entry requires printed name, full address, home phone number and signature.
Accessing Website Information All information regarding the Pupil/School Accommodation Review will be posted on the Board website All information regarding the Pupil/School Accommodation Review will be posted on the websites of schools involved in the process.
Accessing Website Information Board Home Page: Accommodation Review information is accessible through two routes.
Accessing School Group ARC Website Information Schools involved in the Accommodation Review Process will have information focusing on the Accommodation Review Committee (ARC) posted on its school website. Information on the ARC will deal with each school grouping affecting the schools included in the grouping - as previously outlined.
Accessing School Group ARC Website Information Finding your child’s school on the HSCDSB website
ARC Electronic Feedback A generic address has been established for parents, students and Catholic education stakeholders to provide feedback regarding the ARC Respondents should be sure to indicate which ARC they are commenting on. All comments (and any response to them), provided they include a name and contact information, will be posted in the ARC Information sections of the Board and school websites.
ARC – Next Meeting City East – Monday, January 26 at 7:00 p.m. Sister Mary Clare City Central – Tuesday, January 27 at 7:00 p.m. St. Pius X Secondary Schools – Wednesday, January 28 at 7:00 p.m. St. Mary’s College (Auditorium) Elliot Lake – Thursday, January 29 at 7:00 p.m. Our Lady of Lourdes Complete entry on the Record of Attendance is proof of participation.