Fischer-Hallman/Huron Boundary Study (Elementary)

This study officially concluded on December 18, 2017.

Please note that documents provided below may not be available in an accessible format. If you require assistance, please contact the Planning Department

Update December 19, 2017

This study officially concluded on December 18, 2017 with the ratification of the December 18, 2017, Board minutes at the December 18, 2017 Board Meeting.

The Board of Trustees voted unanimously to approve the following recommendations to implement Scenario 4:
  • The Junior Kindergarten to Grade 8 boundary for Janet Metcalfe Public School, effective September 2018 for Junior Kindergarten to Grade 7 and September 2019 for Junior Kindergarten to Grade 8;
  • The Junior Kindergarten to Grade 6 boundary for Jean Steckle Public School, effective September 2018 for Junior Kindergarten to Grade 6 and Grade 8, and September 2019 for Junior Kindergarten to Grade 6;
  • Providing the option for students in Huron Woods attending Jean Steckle Public School as of June 28, 2018, to remain at Janet Metcalfe Public School until completing Grade 8 with transportation (based on the students’ address as of June 28, 2018)
  • Providing the option for students enrolled in Grade 5 at Queen Elizabeth Public School or Southridge Public School within the Mattamy Wildflowers Development Area as of June 28, 2018, to remain at those schools until completing Grade 6 with transportation (based on the students’ address as of June 28, 2018)

Please note that letters will be sent out to all affected students in early 2018 to inform them of the change for next year.

Approved Boundaries:

  • Approved boundary for Janet Metcalfe Public School (effective September 2018)
    • Janet Metcalfe Public School Junior Kindergarten to Grade 6 (coming soon)
    • Janet Metcalfe Public School Grade 7-8 (effective September 2018 for Grade 7 and September 2019 for Grade 8) (coming soon)
  • Approved boundary for Jean Steckle Public School (effective September 2018)
    • Jean Steckle Public School Junior Kindergarten to Grade 6 and Grade 8 (effective September 2018) (coming soon)
    • Jean Steckle Public School Junior Kindergarten to Grade 6 (effective September 2019) (coming soon)

Study purpose

    • to set a boundary for the new Janet Metcalfe Public School at 335 Seabrook Drive, Kitchener (under construction)
    • to reduce portables at Jean Steckle Public School
    • to make a plan for students who have to change schools

Public meeting announcements, presentations & minutes

It is within the school board’s authority to make decisions about pupil accommodations, including school attendance areas. Community members are encouraged to be engaged in the process and communicate their ideas and concerns to the Board. This helps ensure that all concerns and ideas are heard and considered before any decisions are made.

  • Committee of the Whole Meeting – Monday, December 11, 2017
    • The final report and recommendations will be presented to the Board of Trustees on December 11, 2017 at the Committee of the Whole meeting at 7:00 p.m. in the Board room of the Education Centre, 51 Ardelt Avenue, Kitchener.
    • The report can be found on folio 19 of the agenda package
    • Delegations may register to speak at any Committee of the Whole meeting

Public meeting #2

Public meeting #1

 

Working Group meeting agendas and minutes

Working Group meetings are not public. Non-members can attend by invitation only.

We post minutes after approval at the next Working Group meeting (this can take up to 2-3 weeks). Thank you for your patience.

Working Group meeting #1

Working Group meeting #2

Working Group meeting #3

 Working Group meeting #4

Working Group meeting #5

Study area

The study area includes homes in the Huron South and Wildflowers communities. More detail is also shown on the Fischer-Hallman/Huron study area map.

Schools of focus:

Holding schools (no boundary changes proposed):

2017-2018 school boundaries

These maps show the school boundaries for 2017-2018 school year:

Background information

Stay informed

  • Bookmark this page and check back regularly for updates
  • Attend public meetings
  • Talk to someone on the Working Group
  • Email your Trustees
  • Contact WRDSB Planning staff:
    • Email planning (please put Fischer-Hallman/Huron in the subject line)
    • Phone: 519-570-0003 ext. 4419
    • Mail: 51 Ardelt Ave, Kitchener, ON N2C 2R5 (attention: Planning Department)