At the March 22, 2010 Board meeting, HWDSB Trustees approved a recommendation to initiate an accommodation review for the West cluster of secondary schools which includes Ancaster, Highland, Parkside and Westdale.
The mandate of the Accommodation Review Committee (ARC) was to produce a report to the Board which addressed a number of different criteria including accommodation, facility condition, program, transportation, funding and implementation. The West ARC, comprised of parents, students, community representatives, principals, teachers, trustees and non-teaching staff began its work on January 18, 2011.
Over the course of 13 working group meetings and four public meetings, the West ARC believes that the following recommendations satisfy the mandate of the Committee. (Read more at the links below.)