The OCDSB has resumed the process of reviewing the secondary programs in three of its high schools in Gloucester. They are now looking for feedback on the recently accepted recommendations, which are outlined below. Please take a minute to review the proposed changes and lend your opinion to the process – all ages of community members are encouraged to participate!

The following is an excerpt from the OCDSB Website. These are the accepted recommendations from the review committee as of September 14th.

“The following are the proposals for change in the Eastern Secondary Area Pupil Accommodation Review:

Phase One:

  • Rideau High School would be closed and its Grade 9 through 12 students would attend Gloucester High School effective September 2017.
  • An International Baccalaureate Program boundary would be established for Colonel By Secondary School upon receipt of certification for the new western International Baccalaureate school site and program.

Following the consultation period with school communities, the general public and the established area Accommodation Review Committee, a final report with recommendations will come back to the Board for decision making on 7 March, 2017.

The proposed changes for the Eastern Secondary Pupil Accommodation Review will result in greater program opportunities for students that will enhance their individual learning experiences within sustainable resources.”

If you would like more detailed background information, visit the OCDSB site here: http://www.ocdsb.ca/sch/as/Multi-Year%20Student%20Learning%20and%20Pupil%20Accommodation%20Planning/eastern/Pages/default.aspx

If you would like to participate in the online feedback process, you can register here (survey closes October 9th): https://tsr017.thoughtexchange.ca/ocdsb/TS/app/signup?to=5653b3280eb74b8eb85f129054bbf6d5