Lee Street Boundary Review
The boundary for the proposed new school to be built on Lee Street in Guelph’s east end was approved. The school will help reduce enrolment pressures at Ken Danby PS. The selected Scenario – Scenario C – is presented (with maps) in the Lee Street Boundary Review Report # 3. Along with boundary changes for Ken Danby PS, there are slight modifications to the boundaries of Ottawa Crescent and Laurine Avenue Public Schools. Due to overcrowding at Ken Danby, and the implementation of Full Day Kindergarten, students destined for the new school will be attending the newly-built King George (Holding) school for the 2013-14 school year before moving into Lee Street.
Summary of Changes
The new boundaries for the Lee Street and Ken Danby Public Schools will take effect in September 2013 (see maps 3, 4 and 5). The revised attendance areas for Ottawa Crescent PS and Laurine Avenue PS will be effective September 2012 (see maps 6 and 7). The Development Area assignments of Starwood West, Starwood East and Watson Road East were approved in the 2012/13 Development Area School Assignment Report , (see Board minutes).
Students who qualify by Board policy will receive transportation.
The Full Day Kindergarten (FDK) Capital Plan, approved in principle by Trustees, proposes the construction of a new elementary school on Board-owned property fronting on Lee Street in the City of Guelph. Approved by trustees at the Board meeting on January 24, 2012, the Lee Street Boundary Review has proceeded with the goal of setting an attendance area boundary for this new school, and resolving an issue of overcrowding at Ken Danby Public School.
Ken Danby is currently over capacity, with five portables on site to accommodate overflow enrolment. Future overcrowding is forecast based on the amount of growth yet to occur in the Ken Danby attendance area. When FDK is implemented at the school in September 2013, it is projected that the school will have almost 300 more students than it can accommodate.
The purpose of the Lee Street Boundary Review is to establish an attendance area for the new school, and in so doing effectively split new growth between Lee Street and Ken Danby, creating sustainable long term boundaries to support both schools.
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