What is a Long Term Accommodation Plan?
A Long Term Accommodation Plan (LTAP) is an annually reviewed planning document produced by the Halton District School Board that provides enrolment projections and guides accommodation planning for a 10-year period. The LTAP also identifies accommodation pressures resulting from these projected enrolments and proposes strategies to address them.
The basis of this plan is to identify new capital project initiatives for the Board over the next 4 years, in preparation for Capital Priorities funding requests through the Ministry of Education. The Ministry launched the 2017 Capital Priorities program on June 12, 2017, through Memorandum 2017:B7 Request for Capital Priorities Project Funding Submissions. Proposed capital project initiatives identified by Board staff are listed in the Capital Project Initiatives section of the 2016-2017 LTAP.
It also provides an opportunity to identify boundary studies and to address accommodation pressures due to new residential development, changing demographics, and program pressures.
Please note that documents provided below may not be available in an accessible format. If you require assistance, please contact the Planning department.
2016-2017 Long Term Accommodation Plan
The 2016-2017 LTAP provides projections for the years 2017 to 2026 for each Elementary and Secondary Review Area (ERA and SRA) and individual schools. It also identifies new capital project initiatives for the Board from 2018/2019 to 2021/2022 school years.
The 2016-2017 LTAP was presented to the Board on May 3, 2017. Key points from the 2016-2017 LTAP are also highlighted in the presentation from the board meeting.
The 2016-2017 LTAP will be presented for final decision on June 21, 2017. The 2016-2017 LTAP currently available online reflects recommendations approved by trustees on June 7, 2017 regarding the Burlington Program and Accommodation Review (PAR). The Board Report (Report 17062 Revised) outlines enrolment concerns include schools that either over or underutilized, where issues are raised, the data informs the Board on decisions for boundary reviews, new school construction and potential Program and Accommodation Reviews.
Documents and Resources
2016-2017 LTAP – Entire Document
Key Points from 2016-2017 LTAP (Presentation from Board Meeting)
Board Report (Report 17062 Revised) - 2016-2017 Long Term Accommodation Plan
Enrolment and Boundary Issues Summary by Municipality
Capital Project Initiatives
Frequently Asked Questions
Glossary of Terms
Before the LTAP is approved by the Board, parents and guardians as well as the wider public were invited to provide feedback on the document. The deadline to provide feedback was 9:00 am on Wednesday, May 24, 2017.
Once feedback was collected, staff reported back to Trustees at the May 31, 2017 Board Meeting (Board Report 17073).
The projections in the LTAP are a reflection of enrolment trends to be expected for a review area, school and program based on socioeconomic and demographic factors. Projections provide an indication of the vitality of the school in years to come as well as identify any enrolment issues.
To produce a long range projection, information regarding existing school communities, new growth from development and Junior Kindergarten projections are calculated separately, and then integrated. Census data is provided in the LTAP for reference only and is not used in producing enrolment projections. Further details can be found within the LTAP or in the Projection Methodology PowerPoint presentation.
The Long Term Accommodation Plan (LTAP) is divided into 4 sections based on municipality. These sections contain information on individual elementary and secondary review areas (ERAs and SRAs), such as trends, developmental information, enrolment pressures, historical and projected enrolment, and utilization rates. In addition, feeder school lists, and available Regional Programs and Special Education Programs/Placements are also provided. The sections are provided below based on municipality.
A summary of enrolment and boundary issues in each municipality is provided in the Enrolment and Boundary Issues section of the 2016-2017 LTAP. This shows the utilization in 2016 as well as projected utilization from 2017 to 2021.
Some of the documents posted on this page may not be read with certain assistive devices. If you have any questions, please see the Frequently Asked Questions or contact the Planning department and we will be able to assist you.
Past Long Term Accommodation Plans
2015-2016 Long Term Accommodation Plan2014-2015 Long Term Accommodation Plan
2013-2014 Long Term Accommodation Plan
2012-2013 Long Term Accommodation Plan
2011-2012 Long Term Accommodation Plan
2010-2011 Long Term Accommodation Plan
2009 Long Term Accommodation Plan
2008-2013 Long Term Accommodation Plan
2007-2011 Capital Plan Update
2006 Capital Plan
2002 Capital Strategic Plan Update
Community Planning and Partnerships
School Boundary Reviews
Program and Accommodation Reviews