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New Stittsville Secondary School Study

Following the Ministry of Education announcement of capital funding in March 2018, the Stittsville Community will be welcoming a new secondary school (1,353 pupil places) to serve grade 7-12 students in the area. The new school will be located at the southwest corner of Robert Grant Avenue and Cope Drive. The opening date for the school is currently scheduled for September 2022.

A local study working group was formed in the Fall of 2019 in order to consider possible attendance boundaries, the school's opening grade structure, and also other associated changes.  The working group completed its part of the process, and supported moving forward to the next stage of the study process, public consultation on a proposed plan.

Given the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, a standard format Public Consultation Meeting held in a school setting was not possible. An alternate online public consultation was employed to gather public input on a draft staff recommendation report that was formed from the proposed plan.  Over 50 emails were received and 190 participants (71% parents/guardians; 19% students; 4% staff; and 6% community members) took part in the Thoughtexchange™ process sharing 122 thoughts and assigning 2,619 stars to those thoughts.

New - Update of Final Decisions:
After reviewing and considering the input received, staff brought forward
Report No. 20-042 New Stittsville Secondary School – Approval of Opening Grade Structure, Program, and Attendance Boundary to Board at its online meeting of 22 June 2020 for final decisions.  The meeting was continued on the evening of 23 June 2020. Please use the following links to view the recordings of each meeting.

Report presentation commences at approximately the 4:00 hour mark

June 22, 2020
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8j2JYzXpIRk&t=15457s

June 23, 2020
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EJkipM1RS4A&list=PLXlUSOJAMlD-K-6x2dm6SdQ3CLYnmMR8-&index=2

Board approved the following recommendations within Report No. 20-042 on the evening of 23 June 2020:

RECOMMENDATIONS:

  1. THAT an opening grade structure, program offering, and attendance boundary for the new Stittsville secondary school, and revised attendance boundaries for A. Lorne Cassidy Elementary School, Glen Cairn Public School, Goulbourn Middle School, Katimavik Elementary School, A.Y. Jackson Secondary School, Earl of March Secondary School, and South Carleton High School, be approved according to Appendix C of Report No.20-042, and implemented upon its opening;

     

  2. THAT revised kindergarten to grade 6 English with Core French Program and Early French Immersion Program attendance boundaries for Castlefrank Elementary School (K-3), Katimavik Elementary School (4-6), and Stittsville Public School (K-6), be approved according to Appendix E of Report No. 20-042, and implemented for September 2020;

     

  3. THAT revised Kindergarten to Grade 6 English with Core French Program and Early French Immersion Program attendance boundaries for A. Lorne Cassidy Elementary School and Stittsville Public School be approved according to Appendix F of Report No. 20-042, and implemented upon the opening of the new Stittsville secondary school;

     

  4. THAT students impacted by Recommendation C of Report No. 20-042 and their siblings born in the year new Stittsville secondary school opens or earlier be given a one-time option to remain at /attend Stittsville Public School until the completion of grade 6 and be provided transportation if they are eligible under Student Transportation Policy P.127 TRA and Procedure PR.556 TRA; and

     

  5. THAT any student on a cross boundary transfer at a school whose program cohort is being relocated to another school as a result of approved recommendations in Report 20-042 be allowed to move with their program cohort without having to reapply for a transfer.

In summary, the new Stittsville secondary school will open with a 7 to 9 grade structure and add one grade per year thereafter until reaching its full complement of grades, 7 to 12.  The school will offer an English with Core French program, an Early French Immersion program, and a Middle French Immersion program for grade 7 and 8 students. It will also offer English and French Immersion programs for grade 9 to 12 students.

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