The Elementary Accommodation Review is an eight-month process that involves a series of working and public meetings, at which a committee of stakeholders strives to provide an accommodation scenario for schools in their specified review area. The committee is comprised of principals, teachers, staff, parents, students and community members. Meetings began in October 2013.
Below you will find a detailed overview of the ARC process, as well as the timelines that the ARCs will follow.
|School Accommodation Utilization Review (Long-Term Facilities Master Plan Update)||Annually|
|Presentation of the Preliminary School Accommodation Review Report to Board||As a result of the School Accommodation Utilization Review|
|Decision to establish an ARC||As a result of the Preliminary School Accommodation Review Report|
|Notice of Board decision to establish an ARC||Within seven (7) days of decision*|
|Establishment of the membership of the ARC||Following the decision to establish an ARC|
|Delivery of School Information Profile (SIP) package to the ARC||Prior to or at the first Working Group Meeting|
|Notice of first Public Meeting||There will be at least 30 day’s notice prior to public meeting*|
|First Public Meeting||As scheduled by HWDSB Senior Administration|
|Second Public Meeting||As scheduled by the ARC|
|Third Public Meeting||As scheduled by the ARC|
|Fourth Public Meeting||As scheduled by the ARC|
|Delivery of the final ARC report||Not earlier than ninety (90) days and not later than one hundred and twenty (120) days after the ARC’s first Public Meeting*|
|Presentation of the Director’s Report and the ARC Accommodation Report||Not less than thirty (30) days after the final ARC report was delivered to the Director of Education*|
|Committee of the Whole Meeting (regular or special) for Public Input||As scheduled by Trustees within sixty (60) days prior to making their final decision *|
|Committee of the Whole Meeting (regular or special) to decide on School Accommodation Review||As scheduled by Trustees no earlier than sixty (60) days from when the Director’s Report is officially received by Trustees*|
|Notice of decision on School Accommodation Review||Within fourteen (14) days of decision*|
*Calendar days excluding school holidays such as summer vacation, Christmas and Spring Break (including adjacent weekends).