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In January 2016, the Durham Catholic District School Board held a series of public meetings to provide information about the Board's five-year long-term accommodation plan. As part of this plan, the Board is implementing a Whitby Catholic Secondary Schools Review.
Minutes from the December 9, 2016 Whitby Catholic Secondary Schools Working Committee Meeting have been posted to this webpage.
The agenda and presentation from the December 9, 2016 Whitby Catholic Secondary Schools Working Committee have been posted to this webpage.
Minutes from the November 24, 2016 Community Consultation Meeting have been posted to this webpage.
Documents from the November 1, 2016 Whitby Catholic Secondary Schools Working Committee have been posted to the bottom of this webpage.
Thank you to members of the community who attended the public consultation session on Tuesday, October 18, 2016. Questions, comments and responses have been posted to this website under October 18, 2016. To view the document, click here.
Thank you for your patience as staff works through the high volume of questions received at the meeting on October 18, 2016. We will be posting responses next week. In the meantime, a copy of the Board report from the Regular Board Meeting of Monday, October 24, 2016 has been posted to this site.
Thanks to all parents who attended our Whitby secondary schools consultation meetings to date. Questions and Answers from public consultation meeting on May 31 were posted in June. At the October 18 session we received approximately 300 questions and/or comments from participants. Staff is working to provide comprehensive responses to all of the questions and we appreciate your patience while we gather the data and information requested. We will be posting those questions with answers to our website.
The presentation from the October 18 meeting can be found under the Documents section of this webpage, or click here to access the file.
The Working Committee will meet on November 1 in advance of our next consultation meeting to review the findings of the study to date. Our next public meeting will take place on November 24, 2016, 7 p.m. at All Saints Catholic Secondary School. At this time we will provide an update on the study and report on next steps.
At the April 25, 2016 Board meeting, the Durham Catholic District School Board received and filed as information the Comprehensive Review of the Optimal Programs and Service Delivery Models for Catholic Secondary Schools in Whitby.
The review will explore the various options (programs, accommodation adjustments and/or service delivery models) available to the Board to address the accommodations issues evolving as a result of declining enrolment at All Saints and Father Leo J. Austin Catholic Secondary Schools. The review will provide a comprehensive outline of the pros and cons associated with each possible option and make recommendations to the Board on which options to implement. It is anticipated that such recommendations would be brought forward in January or February 2017.
We are committed to advancing communications and seeking public input into the types of programs and service delivery models that will best meet the needs of our Catholic Secondary Schools in Whitby. The public consultation process will take place on three different occasions during the next six months to keep the community informed about upcoming developments and next steps.
If you are unavailable to attend one of the meetings below, but would like to provide input into the review, you can submit your ideas by clicking here.
If you require accessible accommodations to participate in this meeting, please contact the hosting school in advance of the session.
|May 31, 2016||All Saints Catholic Secondary School (Library)
3001 Country Lane, Whitby
|October 18, 2016||Father Leo J. Austin Catholic Secondary School
1020 Dryden Blvd., Whitby
|November 24, 2016||
All Saints Catholic Secondary School
3001 Country Lane, Whitby
The following reports and communications tools provide information on the Whitby Catholic Secondary Schools Review:
The following reports provide information from the Whitby Catholic Secondary Schools Study Review Working Committee:
September 30, 2016
November 1, 2016
December 9, 2016
If you have questions or comments, please contact us at 905-576-6150 or toll free at 1-877-482-0722 ext. 22180, or send an email at WhitbySecondaryReview@dcdsb.ca with your questions and contact information so we can respond back to you.