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Sudbury South (2011)

Sudbury South

Public Meetings

May 13, 2011- Administrative Review completed for Rainbow District School Board
Click here for the facilitator’s report.

The Ministry of Education has appointed a facilitator to review the Rainbow District School Board’s accommodation review process in accordance with its policy. Facilitator Margaret Wilson will meet with the Sudbury South Accommodation Review Committee on Monday, March 21, 2011 at 6 pm. On Tuesday, March 22, 2011, the facilitator will meet with petitioners from Long Lake Public School at 6 pm and Wanup Public School at 7:30 pm. The meetings will take place at Lo-Ellen Park Secondary School, 275 Loach’s Road in Sudbury, in the Lecture Room on the third floor.

Public Meeting No. 1
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
6:30 pm
Lo-Ellen Park Secondary School

Public Meeting No. 2
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
6:30 pm
Lockerby Composite School
What is…. What could be
The public will have an opportunity to present options for consideration by the Accommodation Review Committee for Sudbury South. Click here for more information about public input. Presenters must notify Superintendent Ada Della Penta by Monday, April 26, 2010 at 4 pm.

Public Meeting No. 3
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
6:30 pm
Lockerby Composite School
Presentation of options developed by the Committee

Public Meeting No. 4
Tuesday June 15, 2010
6:30 pm
Lockerby Composite School
Public input on options developed by the Committee

Public Meeting Agenda and Minutes

Public Meeting No. 1
Public Meeting No. 2
Public Meeting No. 3
Public Meeting No. 4

Administrative Council Report

Appendix A – Accommodation Review Committee Members

The Accommodation Review Committee is made up of the following:


  • two parent School Council members per school
    Alexander Public School
    Algonquin Road Public School
    Long Lake Public School
    MacLeod Public School
    Monetville Public School
    R.L. Beattie Public School
    Wanup Public School
    Lockerby Composite School
    Lo-Ellen Park Secondary School


  • one principal per school
  • one teacher per school

Business Representative

  • one business representative (Sudbury/Noelville)

Municipal Representative

  • one municipal representative (Sudbury/Noelville)

The following Accommodation Review Committee member shall be considered a non-voting member:
Board Official

  • the superintendent of the school

Appendix B – School Information Profiles

The School Information Profile is the focus of the pupil accommodation review process. To support the process, school boards are required to develop a generic School Information Profile. The Rainbow District School Board's generic School Information Profile was developed with input from stakeholders including parents, educators, and board officials, as well as business and municipal leaders. The generic School Information Profile will be customized for use by each Accommodation Review Committee to assess the value of the school or schools being considered. If multiple schools within the same planning area are being reviewed together, each school must undergo a valuation specific to that school using the same profile.

Appendix C – Cumulative Capital Projects

Rainbow District School Board Cumulative Capital Projects 2009 - 2010

Appendix D – Presentations

Public Meeting No. 3 - Presentation of Options

Appendix E – Correspondence

Lorry Carr - Support Long Lake Public School

Trustees Accommodation Decision

Rainbow District School Board trustees made a decision regarding the accommodation of students in Sudbury South area schools during the regular Board meeting on Monday, November 15, 2010.

“The decision brings to a close a year-long accommodation review,” said Board Chair Tyler Campbell. “On behalf of the Board and its Administrative Council, I would like to thank the Accommodation Review Committee for Sudbury South Area Schools and the public for their engagement in this important process.”

Rainbow District School Board trustees approved the following motions:

That Alexander Public School remain as is.

That R.L. Beattie Public School remain as is.

That Lockerby Composite School remain as is.

That Lo-Ellen Park Secondary School remain as is.

That Monetville Public School be right-sized.

That a new JK to Grade 8 green school be built on the MacLeod site.

That Long Lake Public School be closed by September 2012, at the earliest.

That students currently attending Long Lake Public School be transferred to Algonquin Road Public School by September 2012, at the earliest, pending available space.

That new registrants at Long Lake Public School have the option to attend Algonquin Road Public School effective September 2011.

That Wanup Public School be closed by September 2012, at the earliest.

That students currently attending Wanup Public School be transferred to Algonquin Road Public School in the English program by September 2012, at the earliest, pending available space.

That new registrants and students in the English program, in the Wanup catchment area, residing in the Northeastern Elementary School French Immersion boundary have the option to attend Northeastern Elementary School, effective September 2011.

That Algonquin Road Public School be expanded.

That the Consortium be directed to reduce the bus ride times for students in the Wanup catchment area within 60 minutes one way, where possible.

A number of factors were considered as part of the review process, including the range of program offerings for students, the learning environment at the school, and the proximity of the school to students. Other factors, such as enrolment, operating costs, and capital needs, were also considered, within the following guiding principles – to ensure that all students continue to have access to the best programming possible in quality school facilities, to reduce surplus space, and to ensure the sustainability of existing programs and services for all students of the Board.

In delivering Administrative Council’s final report to trustees, Director of Education Norm Blaseg indicated that additional capital expenditures for Algonquin Road Public School, MacLeod Public School and Monetville Public School are contingent on obtaining funding from the Ministry of Education.

“Administrative Council will propose a business plan for the Ministry of Education to obtain capital funds,” he said. “In order to be considered by the Ministry, the plan must demonstrate a reduction in surplus space and operating costs.” He added: “It is clearly our goal to obtain as much funding as possible from the Ministry and invest those dollars in sustainable solutions that provide the best learning opportunities possible for our students.”

The Administrative Council’s final report on the accommodation of students in Sudbury South Area Schools is available online at Click on “accommodation” under “highlights”.

Important Dates

Monday, August 23, 2010
The Accommodation Review Committee submits a written Accommodation Review Report to the Board’s Administrative Council that includes findings and recommendations.

Thursday, August 26, 2010
Administrative Council reviews the report and prepares Administrative Council recommendations.

Monday, September 20, 2010
Board Meeting
Administrative Council presents the Accommodation Review Committee Report to the Board and the Administrative Council report to the board.

Monday, October 18, 2010
Board Meeting
The Board will hear public presentations related to the Accommodation Review.  Public presentations will be made in accordance with the bylaws of the board.

Monday, October 25, 2010
Administrative Council will prepare a follow-up report to the Board based on public input.

Monday, November 15, 2010
Board Meeting
A final decision will be made regarding accommodation.