THE FUTURE OF OUR FACILITIES
WHERE ARE WE GOING?
The Near North District School Board is committed to optimizing the use of board-owned assets. This may be achieved by establishing facility partnerships for co-building opportunities when undertaking major capital projects, the leasing of space within current assets, the disposition of properties and engaging in long term planning. Capital planning activities will be well informed, well coordinated, transparent, sustainable and supportive of student achievement and well-being.
The Board’s Capital Plan was approved on September 27, 2016.
The Board will continue to address the future accommodation needs of students across the district with a focus on the priorities as outlined within the Board’s Capital Plan. No new accommodation reviews will be considered until the Ministry of Education’s revised Pupil Accommodation Review Guideline is complete and the moratorium on establishing accommodation reviews and school surplus is lifted. Exploring opportunities for collaborative capital projects and shared-space opportunities with municipalities, co-terminus school boards, community partners and agencies remains a priority.
DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION UPDATE REPORT 3:2 CONSOLIDATION
The Near North District School Board Director of Education, Jackie Young, has issued a report providing an update on the 3:2 School Consolidation. The report provides an overview and summary of information that is available with respect to the following:
- Project Status and Next Steps;
- Programming Costs and Budgetary Implications;
- Ongoing Communication;
- Project Timelines;
- Student Engagement and Rebranding.
3:2 CONSOLIDATION FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
The Near North District School Board understands that our students, parents and stakeholders have questions with respect to the 3:2 Consolidation and the upcoming school year. The Frequently Asked Questions have been developed as a way for you to obtain accurate and current information. As new information and questions come forward this section will be updated.
ACCOMMODATION REVIEW PROCESS
The Near North District School Board is committed to working with community partners when undertaking capital planning, including when the Board is beginning to develop options to address under-utilized space in its buildings. Further, the Board is committed to ensuring that decisions regarding student accommodations are made with the involvement of an informed local community and are based on a broad range of criteria regarding the quality of the learning experience for students.
The Guide to Accommodation Reviews is a great resource for anyone interested in learning more.
SOME ACCOMODATION LINKS:
On October 11, 2016, the Board approved a list of schools in the board having unused space and that could accommodate an appropriate new community partnership.
Community partners are invited to indicate their interest in a new partnership with the Board at any time of the year by completing an Application for Facility Partnership form. Completed forms can be forwarded to Gay Smylie, Principal of Capital Planning, who can be reached at Gay.Smylie@nearnorthschools.ca or by phone at (705) 472-8170, extension 5004.
The Board encourages community partners to notify the board when planning to build new facilities.
Capital Planning Updates!
|2016-2017 Accommodation Review: North Bay Planning Area|
An Initial Staff Report was presented to the Capital Planning Committee on December 13, 2016 for the North Bay Planning Area. This report went forward to the Board of Trustees during the public session of the December 20, 2016 Board meeting. A motion was passed to initiate an Accommodation Review for the following schools:
E.T. Carmichael Public School - School Information Profile
E.W. Norman Public School - School Information Profile
W.J. Fricker Public School - School Information Profile
Chippewa Secondary School - School Information Profile
West Ferris Secondary School - School Information Profile
Widdifield Secondary School - School Information Profile
Under the new accommodation review process, the Accommodation Review Committee will act as an advisory group that represents the schools affected by a student accommodation review and will be the conduit for information shared between the Board and the affected school communities.
The Accommodation Review Committee may provide feedback with on the staff recommended option in the Initial Staff Report and/or may also present alternative accommodation options, including a rationale for the options, as per Board policy. The overall goal of the Accommodation Review Committee will be to provide the local perspective of stakeholders impacted by the decision of the Board of Trustees, and to provide constructive feedback regarding the staff recommended option.
This committee has been formed according to the Board’s student accommodation policy and represents a number of key voices in the process. The ARC committee will be meeting for an orientation session on February 1, 2017. It is within the prevue of the ARC to establish additional mechanisms or meetings for feedback.
01 ARC Proposal 1 – Widdifield ARC Parent Reps
02 ARC Proposal 2 – Widdifield ARC Parent Reps
03 ARC Proposal – City of North Bay ARC Rep
04 ARC Proposal – West Ferris ARC Parent Reps
05 Alternative Proposal – WJ Fricker Staff Member
06 ARC Proposal 6 _ Indigenous ARC Rep, April 6, 2017
07 ARC Proposal 7 _ Mary Wabano, First Peoples Centre. April 7, 2017
08 Additional Proposal To ARC Committee
Final Public ARC Meeting Agenda May 8, 2017
Minutes from Final Public ARC Meeting, May 8, 2017
Breakdown Arts Nipissing, May 5, 2017
Notes from Additional Public Meeting, April 18, 2017
Notes from Third Working Meeting April 24, 2017
Notes from Second Working Meeting April 19, 2017
20170424 Summary Chart of School Board Capital Funding Sources
ARC Working Meeting 3 Agenda April 24 2017
WFISS ARC working meeting April 24 WFSS Parent Reps
R Sinclair Chippewa Teacher and NNDSB Parent Submission, April 24, 2017
H Chirico Submission to ARC, April 24, 2017
3-1 model – WSS Staff
3-2 model – WSS Staff
- February 1, 2017 9:00 a.m.
- February 15, 2017 6:30 p.m. at Widdifield
- March 22, 2017 6:30 p.m. at E.W Norman (ARC Working Meeting, not open to public)
- April 18, 2017 at W.J. Fricker (Additional Public Meeting)
- April 19, 2017 at E.T. Carmichael (ARC Working Meeting, not open to public)
- May 8, 2017 at Chippewa (Final Public Meeting)
- June 12, 2017 at West Ferris (Public Meeting with Board of Trustees)