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

 

AAR 2017:01 - Chris Hadfield Public School, Fieldcrest Elementary School, Fred C. Cook Elementary School, W.H. Day Elementary School and new Bradford public school

The SCDSB Board of Trustees has approved a review of the attendance areas of Chris Hadfield PS, Fieldcrest ES, Fred C. Cook ES and W.H. Day ES. In recent years, the SCDSB has experienced significant growth in the Bradford area. To support this increased enrolment, the Ontario Ministry of Education has approved funding for two new Bradford elementary schools, which are expected to open in the 2022-23 school year. The SCDSB is also introducing a second French Immersion program for the Bradford community.

An attendance area review is required to create the new school boundaries and establish a catchment area for the new French Immersion program. The goals of the attendance area review are to: 

  • maximize walk zones
  • minimize busing
  • reduce accommodation pressures
  • ensure new attendance boundaries consider future students from new houses
  • maximize French Immersion offerings
  • ensure school sites have adequate space for parking and portables for future growth
  • determine the placement of county and district special education classes  
  • address the need to accommodate students who live in a holding areas

Notification letter for families - June 2018
Public meeting notification letter for families - February 2019
Presentation - February 2019 Public Meeting
Notification letter for north Bradford families - May 2021
Notification letter for south Bradford families - May 2021
North Bradford background information and proposed changes (video) - May 2021
South Bradford background information and proposed changes (video) - May 2021
North Bradford background information and proposed changes (pdf) - May 2021
South Bradford background information and proposed changes (pdf) - May 2021
Questions and answers regarding the Bradford Attendance Area Review

 

AAR 2018:01 - Birchview Dunes Elementary School, Worsley Elementary School and new Wasaga Beach public school

The SCDSB Board of Trustees has approved a review of the attendance areas of Birchview Dunes ES and Worsley ES. A new elementary school has been approved by the Ministry of Education. An attendance area review is required to create the new school boundaries. The main focus of these boundaries is to maximize walk zones and balance enrolment pressures.

 

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.

The review is on hold pending approval of capital funding for a replacement school for Banting Memorial High School.

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
    

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