East Airdrie Attendance Area Consultation

Note: Families impacted by potential boundary adjustments are those whose current designated schools are Heloise Lorimer, R.J. Hawkey Elementary and Meadowbrook School and who reside in the communities of Big Springs, Meadowbrook, Thorburn, King’s Heights and Ravenswood.

Background

Heloise Lorimer (located south of Yankee Valley Blvd) serves students in K - Gr. 8 and is within an area experiencing dramatic student growth. The addition of six (6) modular units in 2018 has allowed for the school to remain at less than 100 per cent utilization; however, the school will not be able to accommodate the growth anticipated within the existing boundaries in 2019/20 and beyond. The school site does not have the space to add additional modular units at the rate required to meet expected future enrolment, nor are there any new sites available for RVS.

RVS has two additional schools located east of the Queen Elizabeth Highway that are equipped to accommodate K – Gr. 8 students, R.J. Hawkey Elementary and Meadowbrook School. Both schools are in established communities that tend to have a largely stable student population change. RVS will be exploring the viability of adjusting boundaries to accommodate students who reside in the area south of Yankee Valley Blvd. within these two schools.

Jan. 23, 2019 - East Airdrie Public Consultation

Location: Meadowbrook School

Time: 7 p.m.

Purpose: RVS will share information on enrolments and school capacity trends, possible accommodation changes, and other items relating to providing quality learning environments for our students in east Airdrie.

Resource: Nov. 28, 2018 Parent Letter

Jan. 23, 2019 Public Meeting PowerPoint

Feb. 13, 2019 - East Airdrie Public Consultation #2

Location: Meadowbrook School

Time: 7 p.m.

Purpose: RVS will provide a high-level review of the Jan. 23, 2019 meeting, share detailed options under consideration and gather feedback on the options presented and other ideas.

Resource: Jan. 24, 2019 Parent Letter

Feb. 13, 2019 Public Meeting PowerPoint

March 7, 2019 - Delegations to the Board of Trustees and/or Written Submissions

Location: RVS Education Centre (2651 Chinook Winds Dr., Airdrie)

Time: 10 a.m.

Purpose: Provide an opportunity for stakeholders to make a presentation to the Board of Trustees at its public meeting (please see Policy 7 Board Operations (Section 9)). Written submissions also may be submitted no later than Feb. 28, 2019, C/O Superintendent's Office, at 2651 Chinook Winds Dr., Airdrie, T4B 0B4 or suptoffice@rockyview.ab.ca.

Resource: AF150 - A Request to Present to the Board of Trustees Application

April 4, 2019 - Board Deliberation

Location: RVS Education Centre (2651 Chinook Winds Dr., Airdrie)

Time: 10 a.m.

Purpose: The Board of Trustees will deliberate its decision on attendance areas for K - Gr. 8 students in east Airdrie. A notice will be issued to all stakeholders regarding the decision following the adjournment of the public meeting.

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