Trustees vote to send Munster elementary students to new schools this fall

Munster Elementary School, January 2015

(Summary provided by the Ottawa Carleton District School Board.)

A Special Board Meeting was held to deal with the redirection of current Munster Elementary students to either  A. Lorne Cassidy Elementary School or Richmond Public School for September 2015.

Trustees voted to approve the redirection of the students as the projected level of enrolment at Munster Elementary School for September 2015 was deemed not sufficient to provide students with an enriched educational experience.

The projected staffing structure for Munster Elementary School for September 2015 would have resulted in one junior kindergarten and senior kindergarten class, a grade 1 to grade 3 triple split, and a grade 3 to grade 5 triple split.

The complete approved motion is below:

  1. THAT all current Munster Elementary School students (attending the school in 2014-2015) be given a one-time option to attend either A. Lorne Cassidy Elementary School or Richmond Public School for the regular English program in September 2015;
  2. THAT the younger siblings (born in 2014 or earlier) of all current Munster Elementary School students be given a one-time option to attend either A. Lorne Cassidy Elementary School or Richmond Public School for the regular English program;
  3. THAT revised English and Middle French Immersion program attendance boundaries for A. Lorne Cassidy Elementary School, Richmond Public School, and Goulbourn Middle School as shown in Appendix A of Report 15-057, effective for September 2015, be approved;
  4. THAT current Munster Elementary School Grade 5 students (attending the school in 2014-2015) residing north of Fallowfield Road be given a one-time option to choose to attend Goulbourn Middle School in September 2015;
  5. THAT a transition planning team be created immediately should the above recommendations A through D be approved; and
  6. THAT the Munster Elementary School facility continue to be made available for Community Use of Schools activities until further notice.

The meeting followed the regular Committee of the Whole Meeting. Trustees voted ten in favour and two abstained.


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