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Boundary Review

Grosvenor-Wentworth Park & Park West Boundary Review

FINAL REPORT

To read the final report of the boundary review committee, click here.

BACKGROUND

On November 27, 2013, the Halifax Regional School Board approved a motion to complete a boundary review for Grosvenor-Wentworth Park Elementary School and Park West School.

boundary review committee

In accordance with policy B.003 Creating School Populations, a boundary review committee has been formed and includes representation from each of the schools potentially affected. The boundary review may impact the following schools:

Halifax West Family
Burton Ettinger Elementary
Clayton Park Junior High
Duc d’'Anville Elementary
Fairview Heights Elementary
Fairview Junior High
Grosvenor-Wentworth Park Elementary
Halifax West High
Park West School
Rockingham Elementary

Charles P. Allen Family
Bedford South Elementary
Charles P. Allen High
Rocky Lake Junior High

The Boundary Review Committee will include a member from each school’'s School Advisory Council, who is not an employee of the board.

terms of reference

Click here to read the committee's terms of reference.

meetings

Prior to the Boundary Review Committee beginning its work, the HRSB held a public consultation to gather ideas and share information on the process. This meeting took place:

 

January 27, 2014
Halifax West High School Cafeteria
7-9 p.m.

Click here to view a copy of the advertisement of this meeting which appeared in the Chronicle Herald on January 11 and 25.

Boundary Review Frequently Asked Questions - link

January 27: Presentation - link

The Boundary Review Committee met 12 times as they worked to develop the Interim Boundary Proposal. Below are copies of their minutes:

  • February 3: Minutes - link
  • February 10: Minutes - link
  • February 17: Minutes - link
  • February 24: Minutes - link
  • March 3: Minutes - link
  • March 17: Minutes - link
  • March 24: Minutes - link
  • March 31: Minutes - link
  • April 7: Minutes - link
  • April 14: Minutes - link
  • April 28: Minutes - link
  • May 14: Minutes - link
  • May 21: Minutes - link
  • June 9: Minutes - link

documents

The following documents have been shared with the Boundary Review Committee:

  • February 10: Projected Enrolments - link
  • February 17: Scenario 1 Map (Grosvenor - Wentworth Park) - link
  • February 20: Grosvenor-Wentworth Park and Bedford South boundary line clarification - link
  • March 24: Park West Scenarios (Maps and enrolment projections) - link
  • April 1: Park West Scenario 6 (revised) - link
  • April 10: Grosvenor - Wentworth Park Questions - link
  • May 1: Grosvenor - Wentworth Park Scenarios (Maps and enrolment projections) - link
  • May 21: Grosvenor - Wentworth Park Revised Scenarios (Maps and enrolment projections) - link

PUBLIC MEETING

On June 2, 2014, the Boundary Review Committee held a public meeting in the Bella Rose Theatre at Halifax West High School to explain the interim boundary proposal and provide an opportunity for public input or other possible suggestions.

Meeting Transcript - link
(Transcript shared with Committee members on June 6 for their consideration on June 9)

INTERIM PROPOSAL

The Boundary Review Committee Interim Report recommended the following changes:

Recommendation 1: The Committee proposes the Clayton Park Junior High feeder system be Duc d’'Anville Elementary School and Park West School. Fairview Junior High feeder system be Grosvenor Wentworth Park Elementary School, Rockingham Elementary School, Burton Ettinger Elementary School and Fairview Heights Elementary School. The Committee recommends this be implemented for students in September 2015.

  • Recommendation 1: Map

Recommendation 2: The Committee recommends a reassignment of students from Larry Uteck Boulevard and Fernleigh Subdivision to Bedford South School with the recommendation that Sunnyside Elementary School becomes the Early French Immersion site for Bedford South; redirect Early French Immersion students from Royal Hemlock Subdivision to Rockingham Elementary School; regular program (English) students to remain at Grosvenor Wentworth Elementary School. The Committee recommends this be implemented for students in September 2015.

  • Recommendation 2: Map

next steps

The boundary review committee has submitted its final report. Click here to view the report.