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Attendance Area Reviews

An attendance area is the geographic area that each school draws enrolment from. Attendance Area Reviews (AAR) may result in the change to an attendance area. The purpose is to help balance enrolment across schools, ensure programming meets the needs of the students and/or address facility pressures. 

Current Attendance Area Reviews

There are no attendance area reviews taking place at this time.

Upcoming Attendance Area Reviews

Banting Memorial High School, Bear Creek Secondary School and Nottawasaga Pines Secondary School
The SCDSB Board of Trustees has approved a review of the attendance areas of Banting Memorial High School, Bear Creek Secondary School and Nottawasaga Pines Secondary School. The intent is to balance enrolment and alleviate pressures at Banting Memorial High School and Bear Creek Secondary School by realigning feeder school attendance boundaries.

SCDSB staff are currently considering:

  • Aligning the Tosorontio Central PS and Baxter Central PS boundaries entirely with Nottawasaga Pines Secondary School’s attendance area.

The review will take place during the 2017-18 school year and include a public meeting to address parent questions and get feedback on the proposed changes.

Completed Attendance Area Reviews

Stayner Collegiate Institute feeder schools
This AAR will review attendance areas of Collingwood Collegiate Institute, Nottawasaga Pines Secondary School and Stayner Collegiate Institute. The intent of the review is to align elementary feeder school boundaries with SCI’s attendance area. The decision to review the attendance areas was part of the outcome of a Pupil Accommodation Review involving SCI, Byng Public School and Clearview Meadows Elementary School. The review is taking place in winter 2017 and any approved changes are anticipated to take effect in September 2018.
Notification letter for families
January 31, 2017 Attendance Area presentation ​
Attendance Area Review report

A public meeting was held in January 2017 to present the SCDSB staff recommendation and invite the community to provide feedback. SCDSB staff considered the feedback provided when preparing the final recommendations, which were presented to the Board of Trustees in March. On March 22, 2017, the Board of Trustees approved two motions resulting from the attendance area review.

Approved attendance area boundaries
Approved attendance area transfers​

New east Alliston elementary school, Alliston Union PS, Cookstown Central PS and Ernest Cumberland ES
This AAR is required to establish new attendance boundaries as a result of the new school's opening. The review is expected took place in winter 2016-17 and changes will take effect in September 2017.  
Notification letter for families 
Frequently Asked Questions
November 10, 2016 Attendance Area Presentation (including potential scenarios) 
January 24, 2017 Attendance Area Presentation (including staff recommendations)
Letter for families - January 25, 2017
Proposed attendance area boundaries - map
Proposed Treetops-area boundaries - map

SCDSB staff gathered feedback from the Alliston community via public meetings, feedback forms (online and hard copy) and email. Staff reviewed and considered the feedback provided when preparing the final recommendations, which were presented to the Board of Trustees in February. On February 22, 2017, the Board of Trustees approved three motions resulting from the attendance area review. The motions addressed attendance areas, location of the French program and the modified school year calendar. 

Letter for families regarding final decision

Approved attendance area boundaries - map (colour)
Approved Treetops-area boundaries - map (colour)
Approved attendance area transfers (black and white)

See past attendance area reviews on our Capital Planning Archive page.