Charles R. Beaudoin PS Portable Update
The City of Burlington has approved the placement of four portables at Charles R. Beaudoin Public School. As a result, French Immersion students from North Headon Forest who attended CRB in 2011-2012 can continue to attend that school. For more information, please review the additional documents provided below.
Northeast Burlington Boundaries
The new boundaries (Scenario 22f) were approved by trustees at the February 1st Board meeting.
The recommendations (as revised) in the report are as follows:
- Be it resolved that the Halton District School Board adjust the boundaries for the elementary schools in Burlington as outlined in Scenario 22f and detailed in this report (Report 12011), effective September 2012.
- Be it resolved that the NE #4 public school, located in ERA #109, provide Junior Kindergarten – Grade 8 English programming in the year 2012-2013.
- Be it resolved that the NE #4 public school open in September 2012 with the All-Day, Alternate-Day Kindergarten model and that it be scheduled to implement the Full- Day Learning Kindergarten model beginning in September 2014, which will be in alignment with the other elementary schools in north-east Burlington (e.g., J.W. Boich Public School, Alexanders' Public School, Orchard Park Public School, C.R. Beaudoin Public School).
- Be it resolved that current Grades 5 - 7 students, who reside in the North Headon Forest area of Burlington and attend Charles R. Beaudoin P.S. for French Immersion, be allowed to continue to attend Charles R. Beaudoin P.S. until graduation and that transportation be provided subject to the “French As A Second Language" policy of the Board.
- Be it resolved that the current Grades 5-7 students, who reside in the North Headon Forest area of Burlington and would otherwise continue to attend Charles R. Beaudoin P.S. for French Immersion until graduation, be provided the option of attending their designated home school of Clarksdale P.S. (Grades 1-6) and/or Rolling Meadows P.S. (Grades 7-8) and that transportation be provided subject to the “French As A Second Language" policy of the Board.
- Be it resolved that the current Grade 7 students, who reside in the Alton area of Burlington and currently attend Rolling Meadows P.S. for French Immersion, remain at this location until graduation, and that transportation be provided subject to the “French As A Second Language" policy of the Board. (Note: Orchard Park P.S. will not be offering Grade 8 French Immersion until September 2013).
- Be it resolved that should sufficient portables be secured and placed at Charles R. Beaudoin Public School, no later than September 4, 2012, the French Immersion boundary for Charles R. Beaudoin Public School will remain as prior to the Alton Elementary boundary review.
Additional DocumentsDirector's Report, Establishment of School Boundaries – Alton Elementary School (Report 12011)
A new elementary school was under construction in the Alton area of Burlington, at 3290 Steeplechase Drive. This school was scheduled to open in the Fall 2012. Parent/guardians of students attending Clarksdale PS, Rolling Meadows PS, CH Norton PS, Charles R Beaudoin PS, Florence Meares PS and Orchard Park PS were notified in October that a boundary review process had begun and were invited to attend an open house evening to learn more about the process. Two open houses were held and parents/guardians were given the opportunity to express their interest in being a representative on the Boundary Review Committee. This committee was formed with representatives from each of the potentially affected schools listed above, parent representatives from the Alton community, plus school board trustees and staff.
This Boundary Review Committee held its first meeting on November 8th. At that time it began the process of reviewing options generated by the Boundary Review Steering Committee, as well as offering suggestions of new options to be considered. Criteria to measure the effectiveness of boundary and program scenarios were established, in order to determine the scenarios that best meet the needs of the students in the affected areas. This process took several weeks, and included a public information meeting on December 6th where parents/guardians came and learned and provided input about the boundary and program scenarios that were shared.
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