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Public information sessions scheduled for Upper Grand’s French Review

MEDIA RELEASE
February 10, 2016


GUELPH, Ontario — The Upper Grand District School Board is holding four public information sessions on the board’s French Review.

The board strives to increase all students’ ability to communicate in French, with Core French and French Immersion (FI) being offered at the elementary and secondary level. Over the past 40 years, the FI program has seen incredible growth and success. However, with this success comes the pressure of managing the sustainability of the program.

A report developed by the board’s French Review Committee contains recommendations to address a number of issues, including significant pressure accommodating students, multiple boundary reviews and difficulty hiring enough qualified teachers.

The upcoming meetings will provide the public with information on the problems, alternatives and recommendations described in the report prepared by the French Review Committee.

Feedback forms will be made available at the meetings and online.

Meetings will be held at four locations across the district. All are welcome to attend.

Centre Wellington
Wed. Feb. 24, 7-9pm
Centre Wellington DHS (Fergus)
Cafetorium

North Wellington
Thurs. March 3, 7-9pm
Wellington Heights SS (Mount Forest)
Cafetorium

Dufferin/Orangeville
Thurs. March 10, 7-9pm
Westside SS (Orangeville)
Cafetorium

City of Guelph
Wed. March 30, 7-9pm
Centennial CVI (Guelph)
Cafetorium

For more information on the French Review, and to read the report of the French Review Committee, please visit the board’s website.

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For more information:
Heather Loney, Communications and Community Engagement Officer
519-822-4420 ext.725
heather.loney@ugdsb.on.ca

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