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MAJOR SCHOOL CHANGE 2010 - 2011 In-Camera Presentation – March 30, 2009 Lindsay Place High School Future Directions.

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1 MAJOR SCHOOL CHANGE 2010 - 2011 In-Camera Presentation – March 30, 2009 Lindsay Place High School Future Directions

2 Did you know?: The 25% of the population in China with the highest IQ is greater than the population of North America China has more kids on their school’s honor rolls than we have kids In North America China will soon become the largest English speaking nation in the world

3 Did you know?: That according to the US Department of Labour that today’s young learners will hold down between 10 and 14 jobs during their working life That by the age of 38 that one of four of those workers will be at a job that they have held for less than a year That the top 10 jobs today did not exist in 2004 That 1 out of 8 couples who married in 2008 met online That there are more than 2-billion Google searches each month

4 Did you know?: That there will be more new information generated this year alone than has accumulated in the past 5000 years New technical information is doubling every 2 years and that before the end of 2010 that rate will be doubling every 72 hours That it is predicted that within 30 years there will be a supercomputer that will exceed the computation ability of the human race

5 So, For all of us there can be only one objective: Enhance Learning Opportunities for all students today

6 Change formula: N + V + A > C&P N = compelling NEED for change V = VISION of a preferred future A = belief in the ABILITY to change Together these must be greater than: C&P = COST & PAIN required for change

7 Issues for 2010/2011 MSC: New attendance zoning for all off-island elementary schools Improved French Language Programs at elementary and secondary schools Rationalize school network by new and exciting program options / school closures / cohabitation / repurposing

8 Time Line: Internal Study & Review - January 2008 to January 2009 Town Halls – January & February 2009 Council & Admin Workshops February & March 2009 MSC Launch March 30, 2009 M S C Consultation Meetings April – November 2009 Written Briefs submitted by October 31, 2009

9 Time Line (cont’d): Public Hearings November 2009: November 17, 2009L C C H S November 18, 2009Westwood Jr November 19, 2009J R H S Decision(s) at the regular Council of Commissioners meeting of December 21, 2009 Changes, if any, take effect July 1, 2010 for the school year 2010 / 2011

10 Resources: MSC documents Dedicated MSC page on LBPSB web site RSS notification of MSC page updates & changes Community Services Department support Local / community / school grouping meetings Dedicated email for requests/comments – Don’t be shy – ASK!

11 Section 1: Off-Island Zoning New School Update Programs Attendance Zoning

12 Section 2: French Programs French programs at elementary French programs at secondary New programs / delivery models

13 Section 3: Rationalize Elementary / Secondary pupil places Enhanced opportunities Possible School Closures Community Schools Adult & Vocational needs Your ideas

14 Comments: Nobody, including Commissioners, wants to close schools – we have responsibilities This is an opportunity to build the LBPSB Future Directions together Don’t be afraid to think BOLDLY We are here to support our communities We are here to help

15 Comments: If you have questions, ASK If you you need information, ASK If you want us at meetings, ASK If you have comments, SEND THEM If you have suggestions, SEND THEM

16 Community Services: Pat Deans, Director (until June 2009) Steve Balleine, Sr. Director Email: Commissioners: Marcus Tabachnick, Chairman Tel.: (514) 422 3000, ext 2322 Email:

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