Orangeville/South Dufferin French Immersion (FI) Boundary Review

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Public Information Session at Princess Elizabeth PS
Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 7:00-9:00 pm


Background

French Immersion (FI) was first accommodated in Orangeville/Dufferin at Princess Elizabeth PS (PEPS) starting in 2009. By 2011/12, growth of the program required that it be split into two locations. As a result, since 2011/12 FI students have attended Princess Elizabeth PS (PEPS) for JK-3 and Mono-Amaranth PS (MAPS) for Grades 4-8.

Since the start of FI in Orangeville/Dufferin, the JK FI cohort size has increased significantly. In the last two years, there have been more than 100 students entering JK FI at PEPS per year. This FI growth has resulted in overcrowding at both PEPS and MAPS. In November 2016, trustees approved the start of a new FI program for North Dufferin at Centennial Hylands ES. As a result of this decision, the immediate enrolment pressure at PEPS and MAPS will be relieved for 2017/18. However, by 2018/19, the projected increase in FI at MAPS means its total enrolment will exceed its maximum capacity.

The Board has initiated a boundary review process to resolve the longer term overcrowding concerns at Princess Elizabeth PS and Mono-Amaranth PS. The Initial Boundary Review Report was presented to trustees at the Business Operations Committee Meeting on February 21, 2017.

Please click here to view Policy 320 School Boundary Review.

Key Dates 

February 21, 2017 Business Operations Committee Meeting
Initial Boundary Review Report Presented 
    February 28, 2017      Board Meeting
Decision on Initial Boundary Review Report
Opportunity for Delegations
March 23, 2017 Public Information Session
Princess Elizabeth PS - Gym
51 Elizabeth Street, Orangeville
7:00-9:00 pm
April 11, 2017 Business Operations Committee Meeting
Final Boundary Review Report Presented
Opportunity for Delegations 
    April 25, 2017    Board Meeting
Decision on Final Boundary Review Report
Opportunity for Delegations

Public Information Session

A public information session has been scheduled for Thursday, March 23 at Princess Elizabeth PS - 51 Elizabeth Street, Orangeville. This meeting will provide parents and the public an opportunity to learn about Staff's preferred option and ask questions or provide feedback on the review. All are welcome to attend. 

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