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North West Oakville Elementary Schools Boundary Review

An elementary boundary review has been completed in the NW Oakville area. Parent/guardians of students attending Abbey Lane PS, Captain R. Wilson PS, Emily Carr PS, Forest Trail PS, Heritage Glen PS, Palermo PS, Pilgrim Wood PS and West Oak PS were notified in January 2012 of the boundary review process.

The purpose of the review was to examine options and recommend an implementation plan for September 2012 for the re-direction
of some students in some of the above schools to better balance enrolment.

A Boundary Review Committee (BRC) was established with representatives of each school.  Each school had two parents/guardians on the committee, selected by their school parent council. BRC meetings were held in January and February.

A Public Information Meeting was held Monday February 13 (7-9pm) at Abbey Park HS. 

The three scenarios presented at the Public Information Meeting are available here.

The BRC reviewed criteria as set out in the School Boundary Review procedure and identified the most relevant criteria which will be used in assessing the boundary scenarios. These relevant criteria are highlighted in the document available

Please refer to the Boundary Review Committee minutes (downloads) for more information.


The Director's report provided details of the recommended boundary changes and the recommended implementation. This report was presented to the Board of Trustees at the Wednesday March 7, 2012 board meeting. The report and recommendations were then considered by Trustees and were amended and approved at the March 21, 2012 Board meeting (minutes available here).
To view the complete report click here.
To view the recommended Scenario 24 (As Amended March 21) please click here.

For a detailed description of school boundary changes, effective September 2012, please click here.  

To view the complete School Boundary Review procedure, please click here.

Please visit the 'Downloads' section on the right hand side of this page. New information may be added to this section as the review proceeds.

A document compiling common questions and answers is available under 'Downloads'. Please check back as this document will be updated as more inquiries come in.

Please direct your questions to plan@hdsb.ca, subject line "NW Oakville".

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 BRC Minutes