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French Immersion Program Review community consultations begin May 19th

Community consultations for Rainbow District School Board’s French Immersion Program Review are set to begin.

The first of two community consultation sessions for all schools in the Greater Sudbury area will take place on Thursday, May 19, 2011.

The second community consultation session will take place on Tuesday, June 14, 2011.

Both meetings will be held from 6:30 pm to 8 pm in the auditorium at Lockerby Composite School, 1391 Ramsey View Court, Sudbury.

Everyone is welcome to attend these meetings to provide input, regardless of which area of the city they live in.

Requests for presentations at the public meetings must be made in writing prior to the meeting by contacting:
Superintendent Lesleigh Dye
Fax: 705-674-3167
Email: frenchimmersion@rainbowschools.ca

Presentations will be limited to 10 minutes. Written copies must be made available prior to the meeting and submitted to the French immersion Program Review Committee for the minutes.

For those unable to attend public meetings or wishing to provide further feedback, written input will be accepted until Friday, June 24, 2011.

Please send written submissions to:
Nicole Charette
Senior Advisor
Corporate Communications and Stategic Planning
Rainbow District School Board
Centre for Education, 408 Wembley Drive
Sudbury ON P3E 1P2
Fax: 705-674-3167
Email: frenchimmersion@rainbowschools.ca

Rainbow District School Board trustees approved a review of the Board’s French Immersion Program at the annual Accommodation Meeting held on January 24, 2011.

A French Immersion Program Committee, comprised of teachers and administrators in French Immersion, has been established to lead the process and provide options, which will be presented at the public consultation sessions.

Options may include boundary changes, consolidation of programs and revisions to Rainbow District School Board’s secondary French Immersion graduation requirements.

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Media Contact:

Nicole Charette, Senior Advisor,
Corporate Communications and Strategic Planning,
Rainbow District School Board, 705-674-3171, ext. 7217.