North Perth Boundary Review Project - 2021/2022
Final Decision (June 28, 2022 Board Meeting)
Questions from the Community and Answers from AMDSB Staff
May 24, 2022 Report to the Board of Trustees
April 26, 2022 Report to the Board of Trustees
March 21, 2022 Report and Survey
Watch this video or read below for details on this process:
The North Perth Boundary Review will look at the current school boundaries at the Board’s schools in Listowel and the surrounding area to determine how the boundaries might be changed, in order to alleviate the enrolment pressures in the town of Listowel schools. A school boundary is the attendance boundary that each school has that determines which students will attend that school depending on where they live.
It is important that school boards try to balance and equalize enrolments between schools, especially if there are some schools that have too many students relative to the size of the school, while other schools have excess space. In North Perth, the current elementary accommodation plan is not sustainable and a boundary review may help alleviate some of the current challenges. As a result, the Board of Trustees have given approval to conduct a boundary review. AMDSB has a procedure (Administrative Procedure 305) that helps guide and direct them through this review.
The review is intended to kick off in November of 2021 and will wrap up in the Spring of 2022.
Part of this process includes informing and understanding the needs of the community. To do this, a committee called the North Perth Boundary Review Committee (NPBRC) is being formed with representation from all communities involved in the review.
An outside consulting firm has been retained to examine various options and scenarios, as well as how any proposed changes to the boundaries would impact things like enrolment and utilization, student distance from schools, bussing and/or grade structures. Once scenarios are developed, they will be vetted through the NPBRC and the community using a feedback process.
In the end, the school board trustees will consider a report with options, recommendations and community feedback and decide what is best for the school board, while understanding the needs and opinions of the school communities.
Relevant Updates Provided to the Community and Board of Trustees
North Perth Boundary Review Committee (NPBRC)
The committee has been created and includes members from the following school communities:
- Elma Township Public School
- Listowel Eastdale Public School
- Mornington Central Public School
- Milverton Public School
- North Perth Westfield Elementary School
- North Woods Elementary School
- Listowel District Secondary School
Up to 3 members from each school are involved.
Role of the Committee:
- The NPBRC hosted two online evening meetings (December 8, 2021 and January 19, 2022 at 6:00 p.m.).
- They examined concerns and discussed the various options available.
- They receives possible solutions from staff and the consultant and provided feedback on those solutions.
- They are making a recommendation to staff regarding the final option(s) to bring forward for public input.
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