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Board approves schedule for school boundary reviews


For Immediate Release
October 12, 2011

GUELPH, Ontario — The Upper Grand District School Board has approved a schedule of school boundary reviews as the next step in the implementation of its full day kindergarten (FDK) plan by September 2014.

The board adopted the FDK Capital Plan at its September board meeting. It projects that FDK will increase the district’s student population by 10%, or up to 2,200 students by 2014.

This will create the need for additions or renovations to some facilities and the construction of up to seven new schools and an early learning centre to accommodate both FDK children and enrolment growth in some areas.

Schools with enrolment pressures will require boundary reviews to make efficient use of school facilities and ensure they are right-sized. New schools will also require boundaries. Boundaries are normally set at least 10 months in advance of a new school’s opening.

Among the plan’s highlights:

The FDK Capital Projects Plan is being funded by $46 million that has already been committed by the Ministry of Education for new schools and full day kindergarten, and $8 million from the disposal of various properties and assets held by the board. The board has also requested an additional $37 million from the province to complete the final stages of FDK implementation.

Trustees learned that the schedule of boundary reviews will remain in “draft” form so it can be modified subject to Ministry of Education funding for FDK capital projects for years four (2013-14) and five (2014-15).

Additional information on each review area will be provided to communities and media, starting with three public information meetings to be held as follows:

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For more information:

Maggie McFadzen, Communications Officer
519-822-4420 ext. 725
[email protected]

Mark Weidmark, Administrative Officer – Communications
519-822-4420 ext.544
[email protected]


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