At a Board meeting May 28, 2012, Trustees passed and ratified a motion regarding the West Area Accommodation Review.
The West Area Review decision will seek, as its preferred option, to build a new $25-million secondary school on the Highland site to open for September 2015, and close Highland and Parkside in June 2015. If this new school option is exhausted, the Board will pursue $15 million in extensive renovations to Highland before closing Parkside secondary in June 2014 and realigning catchment boundaries with Highland for September 2014.
Find a video of the decision here.
Schools that are considered to be in the ARC – West jurisdiction are:
- Ancaster High
ARC – West is scheduled to meet on the following dates from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Education Centre (100 Main Street West). All meetings are open to the public.
Working meetings include:
- Tuesday, January 18, 2011
- Tuesday, February 8
- Tuesday, March 29
- Thursday, April 14
- Tuesday, May 10
- Thursday, June 16
- Tuesday, September 20
- Tuesday, October 11
- Tuesday, November 22
- Thursday, December 8
- Tuesday, December 13
- Thursday, January 12, 2012
- Wednesday, January 25, 2012
The ARC will also hold four public meetings to provide community members with an opportunity to engage in open dialogue about the process and recommendations. Public meetings will be held at the sites indicated below, from 6 to 9 p.m. unless a revised time is indicated.
Public meetings include:
- Tuesday, March 1, 2011 (Westdale secondary)
- Tuesday, May 31 (Ancaster High School) Delegations welcomed at this meeting.)
- Tuesday, November 1 (Parkside secondary)
- Tuesday, January 17, 2012 (Highland secondary)
At each Public Meeting, bus tickets and childcare are available upon request. Please contact HWDSB Switchboard at 905-527-5092 ext. 2291 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please visit the sidebar for more information about the ARC process and ARC – West developments.