Final Decision On Three Catholic Schools Will Be Made Tuesday

Monday April 4th, 2016

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The fate of three local catholic elementary schools will be decided on Tuesday.

St. John in West Windsor, St. Bernard in Amherstburg and Queen of Peace in Leamington face closure at the end of June.

After public meetings in all three communities, the following recommendations will be voted on by Windsor-Essex Catholic District School Board trustees.

West Windsor:

  • That effective September 2016, St. James Catholic Elementary School shall become a JK to 6 school with consolidation of the JK to 6 student population within the current St. James and St. John Catholic Elementary School boundaries being accommodated at the St. James site.
  • That effective September 2016, a middle school be established to accommodate the grades 7 and 8 student population within the current St. James and St. John boundaries, and the middle school to be initially located in the short term at the St. John site and, ultimately relocated to the Assumption College Catholic High School/Catholic Education Centre (CEC) site upon completion of an addition and renovations.
  • That effective upon the relocation of the middle school from the St. John site, St. John Catholic Elementary School be closed and deemed surplus to the Board’s future needs.

Amherstburg:

  • That effective September 2016, the St. Bernard Catholic Elementary School Community be consolidated with the Stella Maris Catholic School Community at the Stella Maris site, with students to be accommodated in the short term through the use of portables, as may be required.
  • That effective June 2016, St. Bernard Catholic Elementary School be closed and deemed surplus to the Board’s future needs.

Leamington:

  • That effective September 2016, St. Louis Catholic Elementary School shall become a JK to 6 school, continuing to offer dual track French Immersion, with consolidation of the JK to 6 student population within the current Queen of Peace and St. Louis Catholic Elementary School boundaries being accommodated at the St. Louis site, with students to be accommodated in the short term through the use of portables, as may be required.
  • That effective September 2016, a middle school be established to accommodate the grades 7 and 8 student population within the current Queen of Peace and St. Louis boundaries, said middle school to be initially located in the short term at the Queen of Peace site and ultimately relocated to the Cardinal Carter Catholic Secondary School site, upon completion of an addition and renovations, as may be required, at Cardinal Carter.
  • That effective upon the relocation of the middle school from the Queen of Peace site, Queen of Peace Catholic Elementary School be closed and deemed surplus to the Board’s future needs.

The meeting gets underway at 7pm.

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