Boundary Review PPT - Win Ferguson Elementary

Report
Fort Saskatchewan
Boundary Review
New K-9 School
Elk Island Public Schools
2014-2015
What is a boundary review?
● A boundary review is a process by which the
division reviews school boundaries to determine
the best possible use of facilities and
programming.
● This review has been identified as a priority by the
Board of Trustees in preparation for the new
K-9 school being built in Fort Saskatchewan.
Purpose of the boundary review
● To create a school boundary for the new K-9
school opening in Fort Saskatchewan.
● To determine the best possible use of facilities and
programming.
● To ensure facilities and resources are used
efficiently for the maximum benefit of students.
● To create transportation efficiencies (number of
buses, bus capacity, and ride times) where
possible.
Schools Potentially Impacted
● Fort Saskatchewan Elementary (K-6)
● James Mowat Elementary (K-6)
● Win Ferguson Elementary (K-6)
● Rudolph Hennig Junior High (7-9)
Schools Not Impacted in the Boundary Review
● École Parc Élémentaire (K-6)
● Fort Saskatchewan Christian (K-9)
● Fort Saskatchewan High (10-12)
● Next Step Senior High – Fort Saskatchewan
(10-12)
● Surrounding schools in Strathcona County or
Lamont County
Fort Saskatchewan Boundary Map – Current
Elementary Schools (urban area)
Fort Saskatchewan Boundary Map – Current
Elementary Schools (rural area)
Fort Saskatchewan Boundary Map – Current
Junior High Schools (urban area)
Fort Saskatchewan Boundary Map – Current
Junior High Schools (rural area)
Fort Saskatchewan Boundary Map – Current
Senior High Schools
Working Assumptions
●
Recommendations that are brought to the Board will
not increase the division’s operating costs.
●
Board approved recommendations resulting from this
project will be implemented once the new school opens
– scheduled for September 2016.
●
EIPS encourages families to enroll their children at their
designated school as all schools in the division provide
quality educational programming.
●
Through the boundary exemption process, the division
recognizes some individual student needs may be best
addressed at a non-designated school.
Working Assumptions (con’t)
Any boundary changes will:
● Not cause schools to exceed their optimal
enrolment limits (OEL) nor be impacted by
significant declines in enrolment.
● Where possible, direct busing of students will be
favoured.
In Scope
What will change:
● Attendance boundaries
What might change:
● Busing routes
● School start and finish times
● Location of EIPS System Special Education
Programs
Out of Scope
What will not change:
● Location of the EIPS French Immersion program
(École Parc Élémentaire).
● Location of Alternative Christian and Next Step
Outreach programs.
● No Fort Saskatchewan schools will be closed as a
result of this boundary review.
How are we going to do this important work?
● Sharing information and gathering feedback
through school council meetings and an online
survey (Phase 1 of public consultation).
● Presenting boundary map options at Open Houses
to gather public feedback through a paper and
online survey (Phase 2 of public consultation).
● Bringing forward a recommendation to the Board
for their consideration.
Who will be making the decisions?
● The Board of Trustees is responsible for making
the final decision on the recommendations.
● The Board will be observing the consultation
process and will be updated frequently.
● The Board will be using a sustainable decisionmaking model.
Sustainable Decision-Making Model
*Adapted from © International Association of Public Participation
Project Timeline
January-February 2015
● Gathering input from school community members at
school council meetings.
● Interested staff, parents, and community members provide
input through an online survey.
● Gathering naming suggestions for the new school.
February-March
● Reviewing the information collected at school council
meetings and posting a summary on the division website.
● Redrawing boundary lines, reviewing transportation
implications, and developing options.
Project Timeline (con’t)
March-April
● Open Houses: presenting best options and key
information for public feedback and receiving feedback on
the strengths and challenges of each option.
● Gathering community feedback on shortlisted school
name suggestions.
May
● Analysis of all information and feedback collected.
● Refining of boundary options as required.
June 2015
● Recommendation of new boundaries is presented to the
Board of Trustees.
Enrolment and Optimal Enrolment Limits of Potentially
Affected EIPS Schools (2013/2014 Numbers)
School
Enrolment
(14-15)
Alberta
Infrastructure
Capacity
(Feb 2014)
Optimal
Enrolment Limit
(OEL) (15-16)
Fort Saskatchewan
Elementary (K-6)
401
400
380
James Mowat Elementary
(K-6)
355
379
400
Win Ferguson Elementary
(K-6)
471
416
380
Rudolph Hennig Junior High
(7-9)
432
620
500
New School (K-9)
Opening
capacity of 500
So…
we’re looking for your input
Phase 1 of public consultation
In Redrawing Boundary Lines
Criteria to be considered:
●
Keeping communities and sub-divisions together;
●
Length of bus rides times, number of buses, and
associated costs;
●
Use major roads and highways as natural breaks,
where possible;
●
Physical proximity to school;
●
Maintaining a feeder school framework, where
possible.
Your Input
● As we continue our work in redrawing Fort
Saskatchewan boundary lines, what things would
you like us not to lose sight of?
● Do we need to add/remove any criteria we will use
to draft new boundary map options?
● Are there any other considerations?
● Naming suggestions for the new school.
Next Steps
EIPS will:
●
Analyze feedback gathered during this first phase of
the process – online survey.
●
Shortlist new school name suggestions.
●
Begin to redraw boundary lines and explore options.
●
Circulate map options and naming suggestions for
further feedback as part of the second phase of the
consultation – open houses.
●
Recommendations will go to the Board at the June
2015 public meeting.
Thank you
Thank you
Thank you
Thank you!

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