Boundary review for new East Guelph school moves forward
For Immediate Release
March 16, 2012
GUELPH, Ontario — The process to set the attendance area for a new JK-8 elementary school to be built in Guelph is moving forward with the release of Report #2 of the Lee Street Boundary Review.
The Upper Grand District School Board expects to construct the school at Lee Street and Cityview Drive North in time for a September 2014 opening. The new school will relieve overcrowding at nearby Ken Danby P.S., which is projected to be about 300 students over capacity by 2014.
Report #2 was posted on the board’s website today (March 16, 2012), and will be presented to trustees at the Business Operations Committee meeting on March 20.
The community gets a chance to hear a presentation about the report at a Public Information Session on March 22, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Ken Danby Public School. There will be an opportunity to meet with board staff, ask questions, and provide comments that will be considered for the final report coming in early May.
Included in Report #2 is the preferred scenario developed by board staff, Scenario A. An attached map shows which residential areas would fall within Scenario A’s proposed new boundary for the Lee Street school.
One of the primary objectives of the boundary review is to create a balanced enrolment between Ken Danby and the Lee Street school. Currently there are five portables on the Ken Danby site.
Report #2 anticipates that overcrowding at Ken Danby will be accommodated in the 2012-2013 school year with a two-room $850,000 expansion to the school building, and the continued use of portables.
In the 2013-2014 school year more overcrowding at Ken Danby may trigger a need to temporarily accommodate some students in the King George P.S. holding school. Once feedback has been received from the community the boundary review’s final report may address the issue of interim accommodation. However, a subsequent report to provide additional details on the King George move may be required prior to February 2013, when work will begin on staffing assignments for 2013-2014.
The Lee Street Boundary Review Report #2 is available on the Board’s website:
The boundary review’s web page also includes a form to submit comments, and an opportunity to subscribe to email alerts.
For more information:
Maggie McFadzen, Communications Officer
519-822-4420 ext. 725
Mark Weidmark, Administrative Officer – Communications
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