Presentation on theme: "Information Open House March 10, 2015 7 – 9 pm. Tonight we will have several information stations for the public to visit. Please visit those areas."— Presentation transcript:
Tonight we will have several information stations for the public to visit. Please visit those areas that you are interested in and ask questions of the staff. Pick up a copy of the feedback form to provide us with your thoughts on the project. Follow the progress on the Board’s web site.
Information stations: Planning enrolments and demographics. Draft options for the project. Photos of ‘typical’ new features found in recently constructed schools. Pick up your feed back form.
Halton DSB has projected enrolment growth in Milton. There are currently no new sites to construct a school on. (there will be sites in the future)
Board staff suggested that we use an existing school/site and make it larger. The Ministry of Education has approved the funding for a new school on the Martin St. P.S. site. Several options are being considered and will be explained at the information evening.
A ‘new’ school would be designed to include the following: Junior Kindergarten to grade 8 740 pupil places Speciality rooms for science, technology and music Larger gymnasium Support rooms
In addition to the new building there are site related items that will also be looked at: Parking Bus loop/drop off Car loop/drop off Playground Kindergarten play area
Remove the existing building. Build new school in the location of the original building. Recreate or relocate heritage parts of the original building. Students would have to be relocated off site during construction. Schedule would be longer than other options.
Build in the existing location of the school. Students would have to be located off site at other school(s). Existing sections or parts of the school could be reused. Timing of the building and student moves need to be known and targets reached. Lowers the ‘change’ to the area.
Build a new ‘school’ next to the existing building. May allow for students to remain on site. Enables the ‘move’ into the new building to occur at almost anytime. Some restricted use of the existing site during construction. Safety and scheduling must be coordinated
There are some unique characteristics of the site: Located behind existing residential homes. Looped drive is behind homes. Rail line to the South West. Triangular shape of the property. History of the building.
We have created a form for you to provide us with your feedback on the project. Feel free to pick up a copy at the information meeting or on line. Or submit your comments in your own form. Please return the form to ‘Gerry Cullen’ at the JW Singleton Center by March 23, 2015 You can use any schools mail system.
Staff will be gathering information from tonight, the Architect, the Town of Milton and Region of Halton. A report will be prepared by staff recommending a specific approach to this project. Trustees will set the direction at a meeting in May/June.
Following approval of the approach staff will proceed with the details of design and approval. Only after an option is approved will we be able to confirm the schedule. We will keep the community informed through the school and the Board’s web site. Thank you.