Near North District School Board would like to thank our staff and parents most sincerely for allowing us the time to work in a focused and authentic way with all students and families anticipated to move to West Ferris for the south school French program as outlined in our original plan for our North Bay high school consolidation.
The Board finalized data collection, as of last Friday, indicates that it will be best for our current grade 9, 10, and 11 students enrolled at Chippewa to stay at Chippewa to finish their careers in grades 10, 11 and 12.
Current grade 6, 7, and 8 Extended French and French Immersion students zoned for West Ferris will move to West Ferris as planned for grades 7, 8 and 9.
We believe this is in our students' best interest with respect to efficient delivery of programs between both schools. We also feel this decision honours our students’ voice through the evidence gathered in their course selections through Career Cruising.
Once again the Board is thankful to staff, parents and students for allowing us this time to work with the data so we could be sure of where it was best to offer strong courses as we continue to grow the south school program.