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Last updated on Tuesday, March 25, 2014.
At the June 17, 2013 Board meeting, Trustees approved a recommendation to initiate the West
Glanbrook Accommodation Review which included Bell-Stone and Mount Hope schools. The mandate of the Accommodation Review Committee (ARC) was to act in an advisory role that will study, report and provide recommendations on accommodation option(s) with respect to the group of schools being reviewed for the Board of Trustees’ consideration and decision. The West Glanbrook Accommodation Review Committee comprised of parents, teachers, the principal and area trustee began its work on October 2, 2013.
Over the course of seven (7) Working Group Meetings, four (4) Public Meetings, school tours,
community input through email, voicemail and public meetings, as well as countless hours spent
reviewing background information the ARC developed a total of three possible accommodation options. Through further consultation and feedback from the community the ARC choose to recommend two options.
On January 23, 2014 the ARC submitted its official report with two recommendations for the Trustees’ consideration not ranked in order of preference. Recommendation #1 supported the original staff recommendation which included the closure of Bell-Stone Elementary School in June 2014 and the relocation of those students to Mount Hope Elementary School, effective September 2014. ARC Recommendation #2 proposed leaving Bell-Stone and Mount Hope Elementary Schools open and in the future completing another accommodation review process that would include Bellmoore Elementary School and the two aforementioned schools.
The following report identifies key ARC timelines, provides an analysis of the accommodation option created by the West Glanbrook Accommodation Review Committee and outlines the final staff recommendation.
Please click on the link provided below to view the report and appendices.
West Glanbrook Director’s Report & Appendices
Final Director’s Report – Staff Recommendation for West Glanbrook presented to the Board of Trustees February 24, 2014
At a Board Meeting on February 24, 2014, the final Director’s Report – Staff Recommendation for West Glanbrook was presented to the Board of Trustees. A copy of the presentation is provided for information. Please click on the link below to view details.