On March 26, 2015, the Ministry of Education released the new Pupil Accommodation Review Guideline (PARG) and Community Planning and Partnerships Guideline (CPPG). These guidelines provide a framework for school boards to develop and maintain community partnerships, increase school board operational efficiencies, and address underutilized school spaces, while also focusing on student well-being, and academic achievement.
The Community Planning and Partnerships Guideline (CPPG) outlines requirements for school boards to reach out to their local municipalities and community partners to share planning related information, and to explore potential partnership opportunities.
The Pupil Accommodation Review Guideline (PARG) builds upon the CPPG by advising school boards to seek feedback from their local municipalities and community partners, while determining the future of a school or group of schools. These decisions also include a broad range of criteria regarding the quality of the learning experience for students.
As such, the Ministry of Education has advised that all Boards across Ontario must amend their existing policies and procedures currently in effect, to adhere to the PARG and CPPG.
On November 17, 2015, the Halton Catholic District School Board approved Policy I-09 School Accommodation Review - Consolidation/Closure and Policy 1-37 Community Planning and Facility Partnerships, at third reading.
The Board invited parents and ratepayers to provide their feedback on the policies, procedures, and guidelines below. Please note that the stakeholder consultation for first reading of Policy I-09 and Policy I-37 concluded on October 7, 2015. If you require additional information, please contact Frederick Thibeault, Administrator of Planning Services, at 905-632-6314 ext. 107, or via email at: ThibeaultF@hcdsb.org.
Accommodation Review Policy
Community Planning and Facility Partnerships Policy