Policy 319 - Community Planning and Partnerships provides direction to work with community partners in order to share facilities to the benefit of the Board, students and the community, and to optimize the use of public assets owned by the Board. Existing schools with surplus space that are eligible for potential partnerships are outlined in the Identified Schools Reports, which are presented to the Board each year. The Planning Department also prepares an annual Community Planning and Partnerships Report in accordance with Policy 319.
2015/16 Facility Partnership Report
In accordance with Board Policy 319 - Facility Partnerships, a report was presented to Trustees on October 13, 2015 identifying a partnership opportunity at Erin PS due to the availability of surplus space. Trustees directed staff to advise the board's partnership list that there is available space at Erin PS and to convene a public meeting to provide information to those on the list about the partnership opportunity.
Erin PS Public Meeting
A public meeting was held on April 21, 2016 from 7:00-9:00 pm at Erin PS. This meeting provided interested parties with the opportunity to learn more about the partnership opportunity. The meeting presentation and meeting notes are posted below.
Ministry of Education Guidelines
The Ministry of Education released revised facility partnership guidelines in March 2015. The new Community Planning and Partnerships Guideline is intended to assist school boards in establishing more facility partnerships, and to support effective planning with community partners for the use of space in new and existing facilities. This guideline was released in conjunction with the revised Pupil Accommodation Review Guidelines.