April 16, 2014 -

Accommodation Review and Community Consultations

Information from accommodation reviews and community consultations for District School Board Ontario North East will be posted on this page.

Purpose of the Accommodation Review

The Ministry of Education and Training has established new criteria for the determination of the Board's pupil accommodation grants which use a separate formula to determine grants for school operation, school renewal and for new pupil places. As a result of the new criteria, the Board may from time to time require additional space or may have surplus space within a school, schools which may be consolidated or schools which may be surplus to the needs of the Board.

It is essential that the Board operate its school facilities in the most, effective, efficient and economical manner and within the total of the grants provided for school operation and any other revenues attributable to school accommodations while still offering a quality education to its students. In accordance with this requirement, District School Board Ontario North East will review all school facilities within the Board's jurisdiction on an annual basis.

Previous Reviews:

Accommodation Review – Golden Avenue and F.P.K. Whitney Public Schools

Public meetings for the accommodation review of Golden Avenue and Frank P. Krznaric Whitney public schools are scheduled for the following dates:

  • ARC Committee Report to Board – Tuesday, January 28, 2014
  • Administration Report to Board and Board Decision – Tuesday, April 15, 2014

The following correspondence is available from the meetings:

Community Consultation – Proposed Move of All Grades 7 & 8 Students to RMSS

The following correspondence is available from the community consultation meetings about the proposed move of all grade 7 & 8 students in Porcupine and South Porcupine to Roland Michener Secondary School:

Community Consultation – Bertha Shaw Public School (French Immersion)

The following correspondence is available from the community consultation meetings about accommodating the increase of French Immersion enrolment at Bertha Shaw Public School:

Accommodation Review Committee (ARC) Members:

Board Administration:

  • Linda Knight (Director of Education)
  • Pearl Fong-West (Superintendent of Business)
  • Ken Ryan (Superintendent of Human Resources)

Board Trustees:

  • Heather Bozzer
  • Bob Brush
  • Tom Henderson
  • Wayne Major
  • Peter Osterberg
  • Doug Shearer (Board Chair)

Community Business Rep:

  • Pam Mavrinac

School Council Reps:

  • Maureen Rintamaki (Chair – F.P.K. Whitney PS)
  • Joanne Hagger-Perritt (Chair – Golden Avenue PS)

Community Reps:

  • Pat Bamford
  • John Curley

Last updated: December 19, 2013