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East Hamilton/Lower Stoney Creek Boundary Review Approved

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East Hamilton/Lower Stoney Creek Boundary Review Approved

In fall 2024, Winona Elementary School’s boundaries will be reviewed in accordance with the 2024-2025 Accommodation Strategy Schedule. This review will consider Winona’s boundaries in association with boundaries at Eastdale, Lake Avenue and South Meadow elementary schools. 

A boundary review is a public review process undertaken to create or modify the boundary of one or more schools. A boundary may require modification due to new school construction, balancing enrolments and/or program changes. 

The East Hamilton/Lower Stoney Creek Boundary Review was first announced at the May 21 Finance and Facilities Meeting. It was approved by the Board of Trustees at the June 10 Board Meeting.  

Due to accommodation pressures at Eastdale resulting from continued growth in English and French programs, this boundary review aims to better balance enrolments at local schools and reduce reliance on temporary accommodation. Here are some questions that staff will consider during this East Hamilton/Lower Stoney Creek Boundary Review: 

  • What is the current and projected future enrolment?  
  • What is the condition of the schools?  
  • Have the schools been involved in another recent boundary change?  
  • What is the community support for a boundary change?  
  • Are there irregularities that require correction?  
  • Will a boundary change affect other schools or programs at the elementary/secondary level?  
  • What policies or procedures are in place to guide the boundary change? 

For more information, families can visit the Boundary Reviews webpage on the HWDSB website. You can also view the May 21 Finance and Facilities Committee Agenda for additional details and a map of the area.  

Winona families will receive another update in fall 2024 when more information is available. Future steps involve a series of Advisory Panel and Public meetings before a final decision is approved by the Board of Trustees. 

From now until fall 2024, students, staff, families and community members can begin to ask questions and provide feedback through Engage HWDSB. Explore the East Hamilton/Lower Stoney Creek Boundary Review project on the Engage platform to share thoughts and ideas that will help guide the consultation process. 

If you have questions about this message, please contact the Winona school office. 

Thank you,  

Gerry Smith 
Superintendent of Student Achievement, Family of Schools 1
Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board 

Updated on Tuesday, June 11, 2024.
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