At the Jan. 24, 2011 Board meeting, HWDSB Trustees approved a recommendation to initiate an Accommodation Review Process which included King George, Memorial (City) and Prince of Wales elementary schools. The mandate of the Accommodation Review Committee (ARC) was to produce an Accommodation Report to the Board of Trustees which addressed a number of different criteria including accommodation, facility condition, program, transportation, funding and implementation.
The King George Accommodation Review Committee (ARC), which consisted of parents, teaching and non-teaching staff, principals, trustees and community representatives began its work on March 30, 2011. The King George ARC met over a 7 month period and held 4 working group meetings and 4 public “town hall” style meetings.
On Nov. 10, 2011 the King George ARC submitted its official report in which it supported and endorsed the original staff recommendation which included the closure of King George elementary school in June 2012 and the relocation of those students to Memorial (City) and Prince of Wales, effective September 2012.
The following report identifies key ARC timelines, provides an analysis of the accommodation option created by the King George Accommodation Review Committee and outlines the final staff recommendation.