Engaging The Community

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Learn about the next steps leading to a decision by the Sunshine Coast School District regarding possible school closures.

This presentation was delivered at the December 1, 2009 Public Meeting at Chatelech Secondary School.

The next meeting regarding this topic will also be at Chatelech on Tuesday, December 8.

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  • School Age Population
  • Engaging The Community

    1. 1. School District No. 46<br /> (Sunshine Coast)<br />A COMMUNITY ENGAGED IN THE PURSUIT OF LIFELONG<br />LEARNING AND EDUCATIONAL EXCELLENCE <br />ENGAGING THE COMMUNITY/POSSIBLE SCHOOL CLOSURES<br />December 1, 2009<br />
    2. 2. School District No. 46 (Sunshine Coast)GOVERNANCE POLICY<br />2.8 SCHOOL CLOSURES<br />The Board of School Trustees of School District No. 46 (Sunshine Coast) believes in the educational value of neighbourhood schools. The Board needs to give continuing attention to:<br />2.8.1 Educational program effectiveness.<br />2.8.2 Factors involving student safety and building modernization needs.<br />2.8.3 Financial limitations of the school district.<br />2.8.4 Operational deficiencies.<br />2.8.5 Demographic changes within School District No. 46.<br />2.8.6 The integrity of each student’s educational program.<br />When school closure or consolidation is contemplated, the Board shall ensure that adequate advance notice and opportunities for community consultation are provided.<br />
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    6. 6. ENGAGING THE COMMUNITY MEETINGS:<br /> September 22nd and 29th<br /> October 8th and October 15th<br />COMMITTEE MEMBERS (31)<br />Davis Bay, Kinnikinnick, Sechelt and West Sechelt Elementary Schools<br />Representatives from each school:<br /><ul><li>Administrator
    7. 7. Teaching Staff
    8. 8. Support Staff
    9. 9. PAC Member
    10. 10. Member of the Community
    11. 11. Grade Six Representative
    12. 12. Superintendent
    13. 13. Assistant Superintendent
    14. 14. Secretary-Treasurer
    15. 15. SCPVPA Representative
    16. 16. Principal of Receiving School
    17. 17. Sunshine Coast Teachers’ Association, President
    18. 18. CUPE, President
    19. 19. District of Sechelt Planning Department
    20. 20. Trustee</li></li></ul><li>RECOMMENDATIONS FROM <br />“ENGAGING THE COMMUNITY” COMMITTEE<br /><ul><li>Leave West Sechelt as is, K-7. Cap their enrollment total or adjust the boundary so as not to create an overcrowding situation.
    21. 21. Combine the school populations of Davis Bay, Sechelt and Kinnikinnick into one facility.
    22. 22. Pursue the Neighbourhoods of Learning option as well as recommendation two, not instead of recommendation two.</li></li></ul><li>West Sechelt<br />Kinnikinnick<br />Sechelt<br />Sechelt School Catchment Areas<br />Davis Bay<br />
    23. 23. West Sechelt<br />New Sechelt<br />Close Kinnikinnick and Davis Bay- Add to Sechelt<br />
    24. 24. West Sechelt<br />New<br />Kinnikinnick<br />Close Sechelt & Davis Bay – Add to Kinnikinnick<br />
    25. 25. West Sechelt<br />NewSechelt<br />Davis Bay<br />Close Kinnikinnick Add to Sechelt (Davis Bay Open)<br />
    26. 26. 25 ATTRIBUTES AS IDENTIFIED BY THE COMMITTEE<br />
    27. 27. 25 ATTRIBUTES continued <br />

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