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Accommodation reviews

Long-Term Capital and Accommodation Plan, October 2018 (Pdf)

Accommodation Reviews

Accommodation reviews for schools in Belleville, Centre Hastings and Prince Edward County

Background

Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board (HPEDSB) is committed to providing the best educational opportunities while ensuring fiscal responsibility and to enhancing the learning environment in its schools for all students.

From time to time the Board will consider the need to consolidate, close or relocate a school(s) due to changes in curriculum, program demands, student enrolment, community demographics and other factors. In some circumstances these considerations may result in the need to carry out an accommodation review for a school or group of schools. The Board may recommend that an Accommodation Review Committee (ARC) be formed, as outlined in Policy 15: Student Enrolment/School Capacity – Pupil Accommodation Review.

The Board is committed to the following guiding principles:

  • Student achievement and well-being.
  • Effective stewardship of school board resources.
  • Student curriculum and program needs, as well as funding and renewal needs, will drive facility planning.
  • Upgrades to the condition of facilities will occur where feasible.
  • The Board will comply with Ministry of Education guidelines for school consolidation and closure decisions.
  • The Board will exemplify open decision-making, Board oversight and public participation in capital planning.

Approved accommodation reviews

Accommodation reviews have been approved for the Belleville and Madoc areas and a number of schools in Prince Edward County. An accommodation review happens through the school board, with public input, to determine the future of a school or group of schools. Accommodation reviews follow a very specific schedule over about seven months (Pdf).

School board officials will be working with principals to organize accommodation review committees (ARCs) (Pdf) in each area. The ARC is a committee established by the school board that represents the affected school(s) of an accommodation review. The ARC acts as an official conduit for information shared between the school board and the school communities.

Members of an ARC include:

  • the school principal or designate
  • one teacher
  • one non-teaching staff member
  • three parents, one of whom is the school council chair or designate
  • two municipal/business/community members
  • one intermediate or secondary student

Accommodation review reference documents

Information bulletins

Upcoming meeting dates

Resources and links

Contact information

Toll-free: 1-800-267-4350

Phone: 613-966-1170 extension 62201

Fax: 613-962-1048

Email: directors.office@hpedsb.on.ca

Belleville Reviews

Accommodation review of Belleville schools

Background

Accommodation reviews were approved for the Belleville and Madoc areas and a number of schools in Prince Edward County in November 2016. An accommodation review happens through the school board, with public input, to determine the future of a school or group of schools.

Accommodation review final recommendations

On June 19, 2017, Board members made the following recommendations for Belleville area schools:

  • Recommendation 1: Consolidate Hillcrest School and Prince of Wales Public School at Prince of Wales Public School, effective September 2017. Hillcrest will close at the end of June 2017.
  • Recommendation 2: Consolidate Moira Secondary School and Quinte Secondary School at Moira Secondary School, effective September 2018. Rebrand the consolidated school with a new name and logo. Modify boundaries so that some Quinte students move to Centennial Secondary School in order to ensure an equitable distribution of students for programming purposes. Seek Ministry of Education funding/approval to build a new 9-12 school in Belleville, in consultation with the City of Belleville. Potential locations could include the former Hillcrest School site, current Moira site or another location in east Belleville. If funding/approval for a new school is not approved, seek Ministry of Education funding/approval for an addition/renovation to Moira Secondary School.
  • Recommendation 3: Consolidate Queen Elizabeth Public School (Belleville) and Queen Victoria School, pending submission of a business case to the Ministry of Education seeking funding/approval to build a new K-8 school in Belleville in consultation with the City of Belleville. Potential locations could include the current Queen Elizabeth site or another location in east Belleville. Should funding/approval for a new school not be approved, seek Ministry of Education funding/approval for an addition/renovation to Queen Elizabeth School. Harry J. Clarke Public School students would remain at the current site.
  • Recommendation 4: Relocate Grade 7 and 8 students from Sir John A. Macdonald School to Centennial Secondary School, creating a 7-12 school, effective September 2017.
  • Recommendation 5: Revise attendance boundaries between Sir John A. Macdonald School and Susanna Moodie Elementary School effective September 2018. Families with children registered at Sir John A. Macdonald School will not be impacted by the attendance boundary changes.
  • Recommendation 6: Continue to explore opportunities for community partnerships for the consolidated school(s), including child care opportunities that are aligned with the 2015-2020 Strategic Plan priorities.

Administrative Review

Following the final recommendations by the Board of Trustees, if accommodation review participants believe that the accommodation review did not comply with the board’s policy, they may submit a formal request to the Ministry of Education for an  administrative review of the process. Administrative review requests are considered by the ministry and may be granted if serious deficiencies have been identified and substantiated.

The administrative review is not an assessment of the Board of Trustees’ decision, but of whether the school board’s process followed its pupil accommodation review policy. The report from the administrative review cannot overturn a school board’s decision. The reviewer’s report is given to the Minister of Education who shares it with the Board of Trustees and with the public. It is the Board of Trustees that decides how to proceed in light of the review.

A request for an administrative review for Quinte Secondary School was filed with the Ministry of Education by July 19, 2017 (within the required 30-day timeframe).

Below is the HPEDSB response with links to appendices.

Administrative Review for Quinte Secondary School

→ HPEDSB response  to the request for an Administrative Review for Quinte Secondary School, submitted to the Ministry of Education on August 19, 2017 (Pdf)

→ Ministry of Education confirms no further action Ministry response not to appoint a facilitator for Quinte Secondary School, September 20, 2017 (Pdf)

Committee members

Chair: Laina Andrews and Cathy Portt, Superintendents of Education

Harry J. Clarke Public School

  • Laina Andrews, Superintendent
  • Tina Jones, Principal
  • Christina Brinklow, Parent rep
  • Pat Godee, Support staff rep
  • Moira Gaddes, Student rep
  • Spencer Hutchison, Municipal rep
  • Dave MacMullen School Council rep
  • Marissa Norton, Parent rep
  • Tamara Sayers-Pringle, Teacher rep

Hillcrest School

  • Trish FitzGibbon, Superintendent (retired August 2017)
  • Annetta Huizenga, Principal
  • Kim Brown, Teacher rep
  • Stephanie Burger, Parent rep
  • Kim Donald, Teacher rep
  • Spencer Hutchison, Municipal rep
  • Andrew McDonald, Parent rep
  • Desiree Montgomery, School Council rep

Park Dale School

  • Trish FitzGibbon, Superintendent
  • Derek DeLarge, Principal
  • Spencer Hutchison, Municipal rep
  • Melanie Lee, Teacher rep
  • Jacob Mattice, Student rep
  • Rhonda McFaul, Support staff rep
  • Julie Turner, School Council rep

Prince of Wales Public School

  • Trish FitzGibbon, Superintendent
  • Carla Ross, Principal
  • Bobby Brooks, Parent rep
  • Keyara Cooney, Student rep
  • Spencer Hutchison, Municipal rep
  • Cindy King, School Council rep
  • Colleen Prest, Parent rep
  • Randi-Lin Sheppard, Support staff rep
  • Timothy Wood, Teacher rep

Queen Elizabeth School

  • Laina Andrews, Superintendent
  • Earle Wright, Principal
  • Jessica Burrough, School Council rep
  • Spencer Hutchison, Municipal rep
  • Paul Longhurst, Teacher rep
  • Marlena MacKenzie, Parent rep
  • Charlotte Pearson, Parent rep
  • Wyatt Richardson, Student rep
  • Nancy Winstanley, Support staff rep

Queen Victoria School

  • Laina Andrews, Superintendent
  • Tina Elliott, Principal
  • Shannon Bellamere, School Council rep
  • Jason Bremner, Parent rep
  • Susan Charles, Teacher rep
  • Spencer Hutchison, Municipal rep
  • Trevor Pross, Parent rep
  • Angela Rogers, Support staff rep

Sir John A. Macdonald School

  • Cathy Portt, Superintendent
  • Nicola Wand, Principal
  • Heather Barber, Support staff rep
  • Trish Belford Hall, School Council rep
  • Andy Forgrave, Teacher rep
  • Spencer Hutchison, Municipal rep
  • Shawn Legere, Parent rep
  • Jasmine Maxwell, Student rep
  • Ian Misner, Parent rep

Susanna Moodie Elementary School

  • Cathy Portt, Superintendent
  • Cassandra Windsor, Principal
  • Jay Baker, Support staff rep
  • Jack Bayfield, Teacher rep
  • Crystal Clark, School Council rep
  • Jamie Fair, Student rep
  • Kandi Hambly, Parent rep
  • Spencer Hutchison, Municipal rep
  • Lindsey Terry, Parent rep

Centennial Secondary School

  • Cathy Portt, Superintendent
  • Kim Sampson, Principal
  • Adam Hunt, Teacher rep
  • Angela Wiggins, Support staff rep
  • Teri Birt, School Council rep
  • Spencer Hutchison, Municipal rep
  • Alisa McNulty, Parent Rep
  • Shannon Alexander, Parent rep
  • Stuti Patel, Student rep

Moira Secondary School

  • Laina Andrews, Superintendent
  • Grant Montgomery, Principal
  • Sharon Cooke, Parent rep
  • Laurel Hoard, School Council rep
  • Spencer Hutchison, Municipal rep
  • Tammy Kenzie, Teacher rep
  • Heather Lowry-Love, Support staff rep
  • Kevin Moncrieff, Parent rep
  • Sneha Patel, Student rep

Quinte Secondary School

  • Trish FitzGibbon, Superintendent
  • Liane Woodley, Principal
  • Katie Soule, Student rep
  • Christine Harris, Teacher rep
  • Spencer Hutchison, Municipal rep
  • Sheridan Jenning, School Council rep
  • Jen Lyng, Parent rep
  • Glenn Turner, Parent rep

Public meetings

Contact information

Toll-free: 1-800-267-4350

Phone: 613-966-1170 extension 62201

Fax: 613-962-1048

Email: directors.office@hpedsb.on.ca

Centre Hastings Reviews

Accommodation review of Centre Hastings schools

Background

Accommodation reviews have been approved for the Belleville and Madoc areas and a number of schools in Prince Edward County. An accommodation review happens through the school board, with public input, to determine the future of a school or group of schools.

Accommodation review final recommendations

On June 19, 2017, Board members made the following recommendations for Madoc/area schools:

  • Recommendation 1: Madoc Township Public School becomes K-8 effective September 2017, with Grade 7 and 8 students from Madoc Public School who live within the Madoc Township boundary returning to Madoc Township. Madoc Public remains a K-8 school.
  • Recommendation 2: Consolidate Centre Hastings Secondary School, Madoc Public School and Madoc Township Public School pending submission of a business case to the Ministry of Education for funding to build a new K-12 school located in the Madoc area, and in consultation with the municipality regarding location options and plans to enhance green space for the K-12 school. Should a business case for a new K-12 school not be approved by the Ministry of Education, consolidate Madoc Public School and Centre Hastings Secondary School as a K-12 school pending Ministry of Education approval for an addition and/or renovations at Centre Hastings Secondary School along with funding to demolish Madoc Public School, and subject to the provision of complete architectural drawings showing separation of learning and designated outdoor activity areas for elementary and secondary students, and upon funding approval, the subsequent demolition of Madoc Public School to create green space for the K-12 school.
  • Recommendation 3: Continue to explore opportunities for community partnerships for the consolidated school(s), including child care opportunities that are aligned with the 2015-2020 Strategic Plan priorities.

Committee members

Chair: Cathy Portt, Superintendent of Education

Madoc Public School

  • Joanne Barry, Principal
  • Nicole Bennett-McNevin, Parent rep
  • Garrett Carleton, Support staff rep
  • Lauren Harvey, Student rep
  • Kari Kramp, School Council rep
  • Jean Leslie, Community rep
  • Nicole Long, Teacher rep
  • Jennifer Rowles, Parent rep

Madoc Township Public School

  • Leanne Pond, Principal
  • Amy Beaton, Parent rep
  • Julie Cole, Teacher rep
  • Angela Harvey, Parent rep
  • Heather Murphy, Support staff rep
  • Wendy Spence, Community rep

Centre Hastings Secondary School

  • Shelley MacKenzie-Coates, Principal
  • Maya Abdul Majed, Student rep
  • Diane Bolton, School Council rep
  • Lee-Anne Kerr, Parent rep
  • Patti Marlin, Support staff rep
  • Sarah Wannamaker, Teacher rep

Presentations and meeting notes

PLEASE NOTE: Meeting notes will be posted as soon as possible after the meeting once they have been approved by senior administration.

March 22, 2017: Public Meeting #2

March 1, 2017: ARC Working Meeting #3

February 23, 2017: ARC Working Meeting #2

February 9, 2017: ARC Working Meeting #1

January 18, 2017: Public Meeting #1

January 12, 2017: ARC Orientation Meeting

Public meetings

  • Monday, June 19, 2017: Public Board Meeting to make a decision on the recommendations; Education Centre, 156 Ann Street, Belleville
  • Monday, June 12, 2017: Student Enrolment/School Capacity Committee, 2:00 p.m. Meeting to prepare the final recommendation; Education Centre, 156 Ann Street, Belleville
  • Wednesday, April 26, 2017: Student Enrolment/School Capacity Meeting for public delegations; Education Centre, 156 Ann Street, Belleville Form to complete: Request for Delegations to the Student Enrolment/School Capacity Committee (pdf). NOTE: This form must be submitted five business days prior to the meeting.
  • Monday, April 10, 2017: Student Enrolment/School Capacity Meeting, to receive the final report from Senior Administration; Education Centre, 156 Ann Street, Belleville, 3:30 p.m. Centre Hastings Area Accommodation Review Agenda and Final Report (pdf)
  • Wednesday, March 22, 2017: Public Meeting #2 meeting flyer (Pdf)
  • Thursday, January 12, 2017: Orientation Meeting for the Accommodation Review Committee, 6:30 p.m., Cafeteria, Centre Hastings Secondary School, 129 Elgin Street, Madoc
  • Meeting change, new date: Wednesday, January 18, 2017, Public Meeting #1, 6:30 p.m., Cafeteria, Centre Hastings Secondary School, 129 Elgin Street, Madoc meeting flyer (Pdf) rescheduled from Tuesday, January 17, 2017 due to widespread and prolonged freezing rain.

Contact information

Toll-free: 1-800-267-4350

Phone: 613-966-1170 extension 62201

Fax: 613-962-1048

Email: directors.office@hpedsb.on.ca

Prince Edward County Reviews

Accommodation review of Prince Edward County schools

Background

Accommodation reviews have been approved for the Belleville and Madoc areas and a number of schools in Prince Edward County. An accommodation review happens through the school board, with public input, to determine the future of a school or group of schools.

Accommodation review final recommendations

On June 19, 2017, Board members made the following recommendations for Prince Edward County schools:

  • Recommendation 1: Sophiasburgh Central School remains open subject to conditions the following conditions being in place:
    • All agreements relative to establishing “The Sophiasburgh Opportunity” a community hub at Sophiasburgh Central School, are signed in accordance with Administrative Procedure 570: Community Planning and Partnerships (October 2015);
    • Signed contractual agreement(s) with the Sophiasburgh Community Hub and The County of Prince Edward fund sourcing and governance building stakeholders are required by no later than April 30, 2018;
    • Student population sustainability to ensure program viability must be part of the ongoing contractual considerations.

If signed contractual agreement(s) for the establishment of a financially viable community hub at Sophiasburgh Central School are not in place by May 1, 2018, the students from Sophiasburgh Central School will be consolidated with students at Prince Edward Collegiate Institute for September 2018 and Sophiasburgh would close.

  • Recommendation 2: Consolidate Pinecrest Memorial Elementary School and Queen Elizabeth School (Picton) at Queen Elizabeth School effective September 2017 to form a K-6 school. Pinecrest will close at the end of June 2017.
  • Recommendation 3: Relocate Grade 7 and 8 students from Pinecrest Memorial Elementary School and Queen Elizabeth School (Picton) to Prince Edward Collegiate Institute effective September 2017 creating a 7-12 school.
  • Recommendation 4: Effective September 2018, consolidate students from Queen Elizabeth School (Picton) and Prince Edward Collegiate Institute at Prince Edward Collegiate Institute, creating a K-12 school. Queen Elizabeth School would close at the end of June 2018.
  • Recommendation 5: Continue to explore opportunities for community partnerships for the consolidated school(s), including child care opportunities that are aligned with the 2015-2020 Strategic Plan priorities.

Administrative Reviews

Following the final recommendations by the Board of Trustees, if accommodation review participants believe that the accommodation review did not comply with the board’s policy, they may submit a formal request to the Ministry of Education for an  administrative review of the process. Administrative review requests are considered by the ministry and may be granted if serious deficiencies have been identified and substantiated.

The administrative review is not an assessment of the Board of Trustees’ decision, but of whether the school board’s process followed its pupil accommodation review policy. The report from the administrative review cannot overturn a school board’s decision. The reviewer’s report is given to the Minister of Education who shares it with the Board of Trustees and with the public. It is the Board of Trustees that decides how to proceed in light of the review.

Requests for an administrative review for Pinecrest Memorial Elementary School and Queen Elizabeth School were filed with the Ministry of Education by July 19, 2017 (within the required 30-day timeframe).

Below are the HPEDSB responses with links to appendices.

Administrative Review for Queen Elizabeth School

→ HPEDSB response  to the request for an Administrative Review for Queen Elizabeth School, submitted to the Ministry of Education on August 17, 2017 (Pdf)

→ Ministry of Education confirms no further action Ministry response not to appoint a facilitator for Queen Elizabeth School, September 15, 2017 (Pdf)

Administrative Review for Pinecrest Memorial Elementary School

→ HPEDSB response  to the request for an Administrative Review for Pinecrest Memorial Elementary School, submitted to the Ministry of Education on August 16, 2017 (Pdf)

→ Ministry of Education confirms no further action Ministry response not to appoint a facilitator for Pinecrest Memorial Elementary School, September 15, 2017 (Pdf)

Committee members

Chair: Laina Andrews, Superintendent of Education

C.M.L. Snider School

  • Jennifer Slater, Principal
  • Lisa Burke, Parent rep
  • Gracie Burris, Student
  • Marueena Courtney, Teacher rep
  • Mr. Dunlop, Community rep
  • Kristina Kelly, Support staff rep
  • Anne Longston, Community rep
  • Mal Nurse, Parent rep
  • Selena Prinzen, School Council rep

Kente Public School

  • Stephanie Taylor-Harvey, Principal
  • Shelly Christmas, Parent rep
  • Jenny Craig, Support staff rep
  • Julia Egas, Student rep
  • Melissa Flower, Teacher rep
  • Shelby Laird-Bush, Parent rep
  • Kerri Lee Roy, School Council rep
  • Janice Maynard, Community rep
  • Evelyn Wilson, Community rep

Pinecrest Memorial Elementary School

  • Kim Myderwyk, Principal
  • Sherrilee Bell, Teacher rep
  • Philip Bender, Community rep
  • Mackenzie Best-Hagerman, Community rep
  • Jasper Gilbert, Student rep
  • Wendy Lavender, Parent rep
  • Steve Kinney, School Council rep
  • T.J. Slatter, Parent rep
  • Barb Vancleef, Support staff rep

Queen Elizabeth School

  • Paul Pickard, Principal
  • Victoria Carroll, Parent rep
  • Sherry Harrison, Support staff rep
  • Julie Hymus, Teacher rep
  • Sarah Johnson, Student rep
  • Tim Johnson, Community rep
  • Mr. Kopamees, Community rep
  • J.J. Syer, Parent rep
  • Amanda Whiten, School Council rep

Sophiasburgh Central School

  • Rob McFadden, Principal
  • Shawna Brady, Teacher rep
  • Anna Brisley, Student rep
  • Jennifer Byford, Parent rep
  • Mr. Byford, Community rep
  • Mike Farrell, Parent rep
  • Todd Foster, Community rep
  • Jennifer Houghton, School Council rep
  • Kelly Lowe, Support staff rep

Prince Edward Collegiate Institute

  • Darren McFarlane, Principal
  • Chris Bakker, Support staff rep
  • Ms. Johnson, Community rep
  • Monica Lindsay, Student rep
  • Dave Mackay, Community rep
  • Shelley McFarland, Parent rep
  • Heather Munroe, Teacher rep
  • Steph Roth, School Council rep
  • Kim Stacey, Parent rep

Presentations and meeting notes

PLEASE NOTE: Meeting notes will be posted as soon as possible after the meeting once they have been approved by senior administration

April 20, 2017: Public Meeting #2

March 29, 2017: ARC Working Meeting #2

February 16, 2017: ARC Working Meeting #1

February 1, 2017: Public Meeting #1

January 25, 2017: ARC Orientation Meeting

Public meetings

Contact information

Toll-free: 1-800-267-4350

Phone: 613-966-1170 extension 62201

Fax: 613-962-1048

Email: directors.office@hpedsb.on.ca

Last updated: November 15, 2018 at 9:26 am