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Long Term Accommodation Plan


A Our UGDSB LogoLong Term Accommodation Plan (LTAP) is a comprehensive planning document that will help guide capital investment, program, and facility decisions to support a long term vision for the Upper Grand District School Board. 

Using data including school size, condition, program and utilization, demographic trends, and expected enrolments, accommodation issues will be identified. Identifying issues in a Board-wide plan allows the Board to plan proactively, prioritize next steps and determine the impact of accommodation decisions on the system.

The LTAP is intended to be a living document and will be updated regularly.

Background Report

The Background Report provides information about population and enrolment trends, residential development, school utilization, facility condition, provincial policy, and funding affecting the board.

The Background Report is intended as a resource for parents/guardians, partners andSurvey Button stakeholders.  The report provides the background for the development of the Long Term Accommodation Plan. 

Staff will conduct 5 regional Public Engagement Workshops on the Background Report.

Process and Timeline

The following outlines the timeline for information sharing and public engagement over the next 6 months.  The objective is to provide the Board and the broader public and school communities with multiple opportunities to provide input during the process and allow that input to feed back into Staff’s work to prepare a final LTAP report by the end of the school year.

January 2018 Presentation of Background Report
February 2018 Public Engagement
March 2018 Summary of Public Input from Public Engagement Session
April 2018 Draft LTAP Report to Trustees
May 2018 Public Engagement
June 2018 Final LTAP Report to Trustees

Public Engagement 

Public engagement is an important component of the LTAP process.  The purpose of engagement is to encourage conversation between the Board, staff, the public, partners, and school communities and promote a shared understanding of local issues.

Feedback will inform both the development of a Final LTAP and future planning processes related to school accommodation. 

Public engagement is planned in two phases:


The goal of the first phase of Public Engagement is to provide the public with a broad understanding of the facts related to school accommodation, population trends, enrolment trends, school utilization, facility conditions, etc. and gather feedback to inform the draft LTAP and help to complete the picture of our school communities.

Staff will present a summary of the LTAP Background Report at stakeholder meetings including the Parent Involvement Committee (PIC), Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC), and Student Senate.

Staff will also conduct 5 regional Public Engagement Workshops for the Background Report.

Public Engagement Workshops

Thursday, February 8, 2018 Orangeville DSS – Cafetorium
22 Faulkner St, Orangeville
7:00-9:00 pm
Display Boards
Monday, February 12, 2018 Centennial CVI – Cafeteria
289 College Ave West, Guelph
7:00-9:00 pm
Display Boards
Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Norwell DSS – Single Gym
135 Cumberland St, Palmerston
7:00-9:00 pm *CANCELLED*

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 Centre Wellington DHS – Cafetorium
905 Scotland St, Fergus
7:00-9:00 pm
Wednesday, February 28, 2018 Erin PS – Gym
185 Daniel St, Erin
7:00-9:00 pm

The input received from the public during this first phase will be collected in a summary report and shared with the Board in March 2018.


The objective of the second phase of Public Engagement is to share the Draft LTAP Report and gather feedback prior to completion of the Final LTAP Report and presentation to the Board for approval.

Staff will again conduct 5 regional Public Engagement Workshops to seek input on the Draft LTAP Report.  These dates will be communicated at the time of release of the Draft LTAP.

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