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Why	
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Why a New Public High School for Stittsville is Needed Now

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Stittsville residents have been asking for a public high school for over 20 years. Stittsville is a fast growing community that has doubled in the last 10 years and expecting to double again within eight years from now. Surprisingly, there is only one high school (a Catholic one).

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Why a New Public High School for Stittsville is Needed Now

  1. 1.       Why  A  New  Public  High  School  for   S56sville  is  Needed  NOW! 1  
  2. 2. “I  have  lived  in  the  area  of  S56sville  since   1999.  These  discussions  were  going  on  then   with  city  counsellors  and  school  boards.  I   really  didn't  pay  much  a6en5on  because  I   really  thought  high  school  was  so  far  off  for   my  newborn  son  that  a  school  would   definitely  be  built….     He  will  be  done  high  school  in  2  years     and  [there’s]  no  school.     16  years  ago  and  s5ll  nothing  done…”                -­‐  Kathy   2  
  3. 3.     Background/Context   3  
  4. 4. Historical  Context   •  S56sville  students  travel  up  to  20  km  one  way  to  a6end  a   public  high  school  in  Richmond  –  a  more  rural  community   to  the  south  of  S56sville   •  S56sville  residents  have  been  asking  for  a  public  high   school  for  over  20  years     –  The  need  for  a  new  high  school  in  S56sville  was  first  formally   iden5fied  by  the  OCDSB  in  2006   •  By  2016,  S56sville  will  have  two  catholic  schools   –  Sacred  Heart  –  40%  of  its  popula5on  are  non-­‐Catholic  and  it  is   currently  exceeding  capacity   •  Indica5on  that  the  OCSB  will  recommend  another  catholic  HS  in   S56sville  within  the  next  5  years   •  French  catholic  HS  to  open  in  2016   4  
  5. 5. Business  Case   •  S56sville  is  one  of  fastest  growing  communi5es  in  Ontario   –  Popula5on:  2006:  18,950;  2015:  approx.  30,000;  2023:  projected  70,000   –  Richmond’s  popula5on  also  growing  by  over  14%   •  600+  S56sville  students  travel  1.5hrs  by  bus  to/from  SC   –  No  public  transporta5on  op5ons   –  Costs  the  Ministry  approx.  $1  million  annually   •  Zoning  prac5ces  working  against  a  public  high  school  in  S56sville   –  New  housing  developments  in  S56sville  have  been  zoned  differently   •  New  homes  built  west  of  Robert  Grant  Ave  zoned  to  South  Carleton  high   school  BUT  those  east  are  zoned  to  Kanata  (AY  Jackson  –  a  school  over   crowded  and  asking  for  expansion  money)   •  Kids  play  sports  in  S56sville  but  are  zoned  to  Kanata  for  school   •  Rezoning  to  South  Carleton  would  allow  the  school  to  reach  capacity     •  S56sville  is  only  community  of  our  size  without  a  public  high   school   5  
  6. 6.     Community  Engagement     6  
  7. 7. Understanding  the  needs  of   S56sville  Residents   •  ‘S56sville  Public  High  School  Now’  is  a  community-­‐ based  ini5a5ve  which  designed  and  administered  an   engagement  survey   –  Designed  and  administered  by  a  volunteer  commi6ee     –  Over  2,000  respondents   •  Excellent  sample  size  (5%  margin  of  error  &  95%  CI)   •  Broad  representa5on  of  neighborhoods     •  Normal  distribu5on  of  religious  affilia5on   –  Distribu5on:   •  Used  a  convenience  sample  primarily  based  on  Shad  Qadri’s   email  distribu5on  list  of  4,400+  subscribers   •  Also  social  media  and  some  school  council  email  lists   7  
  8. 8. S56sville  Residents  Say:   “We  need  a  public  high  school!”   •  90%  (1,679)  of   respondents     strongly  agree/   agree  there  is  a  need   for  a  new  public  high   school  in  S56sville     8 Strongly Agree 80% Agree 10% Neither 4% Disagree 2% Strongly Disagree 4% 8  
  9. 9. Students  are  Leaving  the  OCDSB   •  If  no  public  high  school  within  S56sville,  56%   (962)  will  send  their  children  to  Sacred  Heart   –  80%  respondents  currently     in  English  public  system   –  In  2014-­‐15,  Sacred  Heart     is  105%  over-­‐capacity  with     6  portables   –  OCSB  is  planning  a  third  HS   in  S56sville  post-­‐2021   0   500   1000   1500   South Carleton High School Sacred Heart Catholic High School New French Catholic High School Holy Trinity Catholic High School Other 9  
  10. 10. Students  are  Leaving  the  OCDSB   •  Almost  22%  of  yes/ no  respondents  have   already  switched   their  child(ren)  from   public  to  Catholic   schools   Yes 22% No 78% 10  
  11. 11.   Residents  are  Frustrated  with   Current  Situa5on    •  58%  (1,078)  strongly     agree/agree  that  they     have  considered     switching  school  boards     due  to  no  public  HS   Strongly Agree 35% Agree 23% Neither 15% Disagree 11% Strongly Disagree 16% •  Over  50%  (936)  strongly  agree/agree  they  feel   they  had/will  have  no  choice  but  to  switch  to   the  Catholic  board  due  to  proximity   11  
  12. 12. Residents  are     Involved  in  THIS  Community   •  Over  85%  (1,414)  say  that  “Proximity  to   Home”  is  somewhat  or  very  important  in   selec5ng  a  high  school   •  Over  79%  (1,308)  say  that  having  a   “Community  Hub”  within  a  new  school   infrastructure  is  somewhat  important  or   very  important  in  selec5ng  a  high  school   12  
  13. 13. A  New  S56sville  Public  High  School     will  be  almost  Instantly  Viable   •  73%  (1,248)  say  their   child(ren)  will  a6end   a  public  high  school   in  S56sville  if  a  new   one  exists  when  they   need  one   •  12%  (208)  do  not  yet   know   13 Yes 73% No 15% Do not know 12% 13  
  14. 14. A  New  S56sville  Public  High  School     will  be  almost  Instantly  Viable   •  S56sville  public  school  data  (2014)  indicates  a   projected  public  high  school  popula5on  of:   – 853  by  2019   – 919  by  2024   •  This  does  NOT  include:   – new  housing  developments  in  the  fastest  growing   community  in  O6awa,  growing  to  75,000  by  2025;                          OR   – students  who  switch  boards,  are  over-­‐crowding   other  schools,  and  would  go  to  public  HS   14  
  15. 15. In  the  Words  of  S56sville  Residents…   •  “The  decision  to  a6end  Sacred  Heart  or  Goulbourn  and  then  South  Carleton  is  a  huge  source  of  anxiety  for   many  middle  school  and  then  high  school  students.  Students  want  to  stay  with  their  best  friends.  Some   parents  let  their  children  decide  and  some  parents  decide  for  them.  Our  family  has  had  many   conversa5ons  about  this  when  my  son  was  going  into  middle  school  and  again  now  as  he  is  finishing  grade   8.  He  is  upset  that  he  is  losing  friends  at  every  transi5on  to  the  Catholic  board.”   •  “Last  child  had  to  a6end  South  Carleton  as  there  was  no  English  high  school  in  S56sville.  He  was  not  able   to  par5cipate  in  any  extra  curricular  ac5vi5es  due  to  distance  and  lack  of  transporta5on  as  both  parents   worked  in  downtown  O6awa.”   •  “Problem  is  not  limited  to  us  wan5ng  a  public  high  school;  it's  that  many  schoolmates  switch  to  the   Catholic  high  school  star5ng  in  Grade  6  or  8,  thus  children  lose  their  peers  and  friends.    The  popula5on  at   S.  Carleton  con5nues  to  shrink  so  less  courses  are  offered  (as  my  daughter  in  Gr.11  is  finding  out,  with   many  Gr12  courses  only  available  on-­‐line).  And  I  shouldn't  have  to  send  my  child  to  a  religious  based   school  in  order  to  have  her  close  to  home  for  extra-­‐curricular  or  ayer-­‐school  work,  or  in  order  to  have   access  to  a  broad  range  of  school  courses  and  ac5vi5es.  We  feel  like  2nd  class  ci5zens,  being  bussed  out  to   an  old  school  with  old  facili5es,  and  dwindling  both  in  popula5on  and  academic  programs.”   15  
  16. 16. •  “…It  is  insane  to  think  that  a  French  H.S.  was  approved  for  such  a  small  enrollment  popula5on,  and  there   will  probably  be  a  2nd  Catholic  school  built  before  we  see  an  English  speaking  public  high  school.   Something  has  to  be  done  to  get  the  Bureaucrats  to  pull  their  heads  out  of  the  sand,  and  take  a  look  at   reality.  We  ABSOLUTELY  need  a  Public  English  H.S.  ASAP.  The  numbers  at  South  Carleton  are  never  going   to  max  out  if  everyone  keeps  switching  their  children  to  the  Catholic  system.”   •  “Even  though  my  children  are  and  will  be  in  the  catholic  board  I  s5ll  firmly  believe  there  needs  to  be  a   public  school  as  well.  I'd  prefer  if  the  catholic  school  had  kids  there  for  the  right  reason  (beliefs)  rather   than  purely  because  there  is  no  other  choice.”   •  “It  is  very  frustra5ng  that  this  problem  is  s5ll  around.  A  S56sville  public  high  school  has  been  discussed  for   decades  now.  In  a  con5nually  growing  community  such    as  ours  it  is  tragic  that  we  can  walk/bike  to  get   groceries,  to  the  library,  to  the  den5st  and  eye  doctor's,  to  several  soccer  pitches,  etc,  etc....  Yet  my  kids   will  either  need  to  leave  their  community  to  go  to  high  school  or  we  will  have  to  choose  to  switch  to  the   catholic  school  board  which  rankles  me  like  you  wouldn't  believe.”   •  “The  long  commute  for  our  3  children  a6end  South  Carleton  is  not  an  op5on  for  High  School  and  as  a   result  we  are  forced  to  send  our  children  to  Sacred    Heart.  Definitely  not  ideal  for  families  not  wan5ng   Catholic  schooling  -­‐  which  I  believe  includes  many  families  in  S56sville.”   In  the  Words  of  S56sville  Residents…   16  
  17. 17. •  “If  we  want  a  public  high  school  before  a  second  Catholic  high  school  is  built  in  S56sville,  the  OCDSB  and   the  Ministry  must  take  into  considera5on  all  of  the  students  who  switch  from  the  public  to  the  Catholic   system  in  grade  7  and  grade  9.  Although  we  can  encourage  parents  and  students  to  stay  in  the  public   system,  many  will  s5ll  switch  and  we  won't  achieve  the  numbers  we  need  for  years  and  years.  Sacred   Heart  is  so  full  that  they  may  build  a  second  Catholic  high  school  before  the  public  system  gets  even  one   and  since  they  are  both  publicly  funded,  it's  only  fair  that  they  look  at  the  overall  picture  and  not  just  see   each  board  in  isola5on.”   •  “I  believe  it  is  cri5cal  for  residents  of  S56sville  to  have  a  public  high  school  for  our  children  so  that  they   can  a6end  within  our  community  for  a  mul5tude  of  reasons.  I  feel  so  strongly  about  this  that  I  will  switch   to  the  catholic  board  at  either  7th  or  9th  grade  for  my  children.”   •  “To  be  totally  honest  I  a  very  disappointed  in  the  O6awa  Carleton  school  board  and  our  school  trustee.    I   work  downtown  and  I  have  to  say  to  have  any  appointments  for  my  kids  I  pre6y  much  end  up  taking  a  day   off  work  to  go  to  these  appointments  due  to  the  inconvenience  of  them  a6ending  high  school  so  far  away.     I  have  2  daughters  remaining  at  South,  one  currently  in  gr  11  and  the  other  in  gr  9.    As  you  can  tell  you   have  touched  a  real  sore  spot  with  me  about  a  S56sville  high  school.    At  this  point  it  really  doesn't  ma6er   what  you  do,  it  should  have  been  done  years  ago  and  my  kids  will  have  graduated  by  the  5me  a  high   school  is  built  here  which  is  very  unfortunate.  “     •  And  many  more…   In  the  Words  of  S56sville  Residents…   17  
  18. 18. Building  Awareness   •  Gordon:  Yet  another  reason  to  amalgamate  the   school  boards  -­‐  O"awa  Ci(zen  –  June  23,  2015   –  The  latest  flareup  is  in  S56sville…  where  parents  are  agita5ng  for   the  community’s  first  public  high  school  ayer  being  ignored  for   the  past  decade  or  so  by  the  Liberal  government   •  One  in  five  SBCsville  families  switching  to  Catholic  high   school:  survey  -­‐  O"awa  Ci(zen  –  June  18,  2015   –  The  O6awa-­‐Carleton  District  School  Board  put  a  new  S56sville   school  on  its  list  of  top  10  priori5es  in  2006.  But  nine  years  later,   no  formal  plans  have  materialized.   •  SBCsville  parents  lobbying  OCDSB  for  public  high     school  -­‐  CBC  News  O"awa  –  June  17,  2015   –  S56sville  teens  should  not  have  to  travel  up  to  20     kilometres  to  a6end  public  high  school…   •  SURVEY  SAYS:  Public  high  school  group  presents     results  to  board  -­‐  S("sville  Central  –  June  16,  2015   18  
  19. 19.     OCDSB  2015     Capital  Priority  Recommenda5ons   19  
  20. 20. OCDSB  List  of  Capital  Priori5es   July  15,  2015  Submission  to  the  Ministry  of  Educa5on       Project   Capital   PrioriBes   Funding   School   CondiBon   Improvement   Fund   Reserves  –   Proceeds   from   DisposiBons   Full-­‐day   Kindergarten   CapBal   Funding   1.  West  Carleton  SS   Addi$on   $6.4  m   2.  New  S56sville  SS   New  school   $36.1  m   3.      AY  Jackson  SS   Addi$on   $6.4  m   4.      Viscount  Alexander  PS   Addi$on   $2.1  m   $.325  m   5.      New  Findlay  Creek  ES   New  school   $12.15  m   $1.5  m   Note:     Budget  figures  are  es$mates  provided  in  order  to  assist  decision-­‐making  and  are  subject  to  change  based  on  Ministry       approvals  and  final  size  and  design.  The  es$mates  included  in  this  chart  are  from  previous  capital  process  (Oct  2013)  and       will  be  updated  for  Business  Case  submissions  to  account  for  any  changes  to  benchmark  funding  figures.       20  
  21. 21.     Poli5cal  Support   21  
  22. 22. Local  Support   Strongly  supported  by:   – The  Mayor  of  O6awa   •  A6ended  a  community  event  in  February  2015   •  Had  input  into  developing  strategies  on  how  to  get   informa5on  on  S56sville  residents’  choices  regarding   schooling   – O6awa  Councillor,  S56sville   •  Has  hosted  community  engagement  events  on  the  issue   •  Helped  to  reach  S56sville  residents  for  outreach  events   including  the  survey   •  Has  worked  closely  with  the  community  group  lobbying  for  a   public  high  school   22  
  23. 23. Jack  MacLaren:  Absentee  MPP   •  Since  his  re-­‐elec5on,  MPP  MacLaren  has  focused  his   a6en5on  on  Landowner-­‐based  issues  in  southern   Ontario  and  other  par5san  issues   •  There  is  a  long  line  of  cons5tuents  looking  elsewhere   ayer  having  their  concerns  rejected  by  MacLaren   and  his  staff     •  MacLaren  has  spent  more  5me  promo5ng  his  new   party  leader  across  the  province  than  working  with   cons5tuents  within  his  own  riding   23  
  24. 24. Jack  MacLaren  on  SPHS   •  While  involved  in  limited  ways  in  past  years,  MPP   MacLaren  did  not  a6end  the  February  mee5ng  to   discuss  the  need  for  a  high  school  in  S56sville   –  His  response  to  invita5ons  flip-­‐flopped  ayer  public  pressure,   resul5ng  in  a  staff  member  a6ending  in  his  place   –  In  media  interviews  since  the  mee5ng,  MacLaren  has   rejected  the  need  for  a  school  despite  evidence  of  public   support   •  Has  indicated  that  he  will  have  limited  influence  as  a  representa5ve   in  a  minority  government   Jack  MacLaren  has  not  been  suppor(ng  his  cons(tuents  on   this  important  issue.  We  need  help  from  outside  our  riding   boundaries     24  
  25. 25. S56sville  Needs  a     Public  High  School  Now!   •  Only  community  of  our  size  in  Ontario  without  a   public  high  school   •  Addresses  immediate  and  future  needs  of   S56sville  given  the  booming  popula5on   •  Poten5al  to  address  addi5onal  expansion  needs   for  A.Y.  Jackson  and  West  Carleton  high  schools   which  are  also  seeking  capital  funding   •  It  would  address  over-­‐crowding  at  Sacred  Heart   •  It  would  keep  SBCsville  students  in  the  public   system  and  in  our  community!   25  
  26. 26. Influencing  Change     •  Reques5ng  the  O6awa-­‐Carleton  Liberal   Caucus  bring  forward  to  the  Minister  of   Educa5on  the  evidence  and  business  case  for   a  public  high  school  in  S56sville   – To  be  our  voice  in  Queen’s  Park  and  help   emphasize  the  need  for  a  public  high  school  in   S56sville   26  
  27. 27.       Questions: info@stittsvillepublichighschoolnow.com www.stittsvillepublichighschoolnow.com @sphs_now https://www.facebook.com/publichsnow 27  
  28. 28.                                                                     BACKUP/REFERENCE  SLIDES   28  
  29. 29.   Eligible  Project  Categories     •  Projects  eligible  for  funding  considera5on  for   this  round  of  Capital  Priori5es  program  must   meet  certain  criteria,  including:   – Accommoda5on  Pressure   •  Projects  to  accommodate  pupils  where  enrolment  is   currently  or  is  projected  to  persistently  exceed  capacity   at  a  school  or  within  a  group  of  schools,  and  students   are  currently  housed  in  non-­‐permanent  space  (e.g.   portables).   •  Ministry  of  Educa5on  (May  26,  2015)   (emphasis  added)   29  
  30. 30. Development  and  Zoning  in  S56sville   30  
  31. 31. Survey  Methodology  Overview   •  Survey  designed  and   administered  by  volunteer   community  members     •  Over  1,700  respondents   –  Almost  70%  were  parents  of   school-­‐age  children     –  Broad  representa5on  from   people  in  neighborhoods   across  S56sville   –  Normal  distribu5on  of  religious   denomina5ons  -­‐  35%  reported   no  religious  affilia5on   •  Stringent  in  extrapola5on  of   data  to  S56sville  popula5on   –  For  a  popula5on  of  30,000,   with  margin  of  error  of  +/-­‐  3%   and  confidence  level  of  95%,   need  a  sample  size  of  1,030     •  Used  a  convenience  sample   including  Shad  Qadri’s  news   distribu5on  list  of  6,000   subscribers   •  Also  distributed  via   –  Social  media:  Facebook  and   Twi6er   –  S56sville  Public  High  School   Now  mailing  list   –  Emails  from  schools  including   ALC,  SPS,  and  South  Carleton   –  A6empted  to  distribute  to   Catholic  schools,  but  refused   to  send  or  did  not  respond     31  
  32. 32. Residents  are  Frustrated  with     Current  Situa5on   •  Almost  28%  strongly  agree/agree  they   considered  moving  out  of  S56sville  to  be   closer  to  public  high  school   32  
  33. 33. Please  select  the  op5on  below  that  best  describes  you:   33  
  34. 34. Where  do  you  currently  direct  your  educa5on  tax  dollars?   34  
  35. 35. To  what  extent  do  you  agree:   Total  responses=1539   0%   10%   20%   30%   40%   50%   60%   70%   80%   90%   100%   There  is  a  need  for  a  new  public  high  school  in   S56sville     I  would  direct  my  tax  dollars  to  O6awa-­‐Carleton   District  School  Board  if  there  was  a  new  public  high   I  have  considered  moving  out  of  S56sville  in  order  to   be  closer  to  a  public  high  school   I  have  considered  switching  school  boards  because   there  is  no  public  high  school  in  the  S56sville   I  felt  I  had  no  choice/will  have  no  choice  but  to  switch   my  child  to  the  catholic  school  board  because  of   4%   9%   24%   17%   17%   2%   5%   23%   11%   11%   4%   10%   26%   15%   22%   10%   8%   15%   23%   19%   80%   67%   13%   35%   31%   Strongly  Disagree   Disagree         Neither           Agree               Strongly  Agree   35  
  36. 36. I  have  switched  my  child(ren)  from  the  public  board  to  the   catholic  school  board   36  
  37. 37. If  there  is  no  public  high  school  within  the  S56sville   community  where  do  you  plan  to  send  your  child(ren)?   37  
  38. 38. Will  your  child  a6end  a  public  high  school  in  S56sville  if  a   new  one  exists  when  your  child  starts  high  school?   38  

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