Chestermere Attendance Area Consultation

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Background

The student population in Chestermere has increased by approximately 250 students annually, except for the 2018/19 year, where Rocky View Schools (RVS) saw an increase of only 68 students. RVS anticipates this ‘dip’ in growth is only temporary, as housing construction has begun on the west side of Chestermere.

Currently there are four schools in Chestermere that accommodate K – Gr. 9 students, with all schools ranging from 86 - 94 per cent utilized. RVS has requested seven modular units for Rainbow Creek and four units for Chestermere Middle School, to allow for greater accommodation options in Chestermere. However, student population at East Lake School will be over capacity by September 2019, and the province will not approve additional modular units for this location due to it being a P3 school.

RVS is conducting a consultation with the Chestermere community to discuss areas of challenge and possible solutions. After the consult, RVS administration will bring feedback and recommendations to the Board in early spring.

Nov. 27, 2018 - Public Meeting #1

Location: Chestermere High 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 Chestermere. The meeting also will cover the processes involved in successfully achieving government approval for new schools and additional modular units.

Resources: Nov. 13, 2018 Parent Letter / Public Meeting PowerPoint Nov. 27, 2018

Dec. 4, 2018 - Update

RVS is currently awaiting an announcement on the approval of modular units. This announcement is expected to come in the new year. Once RVS has this information, details of the consultation process will be provided. Be sure to visit this folder regularly for important updates.

March 27, 2019 – Public Meeting #2

Location: Chestermere High School

Time: 7 - 9 p.m.

Purpose: RVS will provide details on specific options now under consideration.

Resources: March 1, 2019 Parent Letter / March 22, 2019 Parent Letter / March 27, 2019 Public Meeting PowerPoint

April 18, 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 7)).

IMPORTANT - Please note that all requests to make a presentation to the Board must be submitted no later than April 12, 2019, C/O Superintendent’s Office, at 2651 Chinook Winds Dr., Airdrie, T4B 0B4 or to suptoffice@rockyview.ab.ca. Written submissions also may be submitted no later than April 12, 2019.

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

May 2, 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 possible attendance area changes / program location students in the Chestermere and area. A notice will be issued to all stakeholders regarding the decision following the adjournment of the public meeting.

Resource: Parent Letter - May 2, 2019

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