Naming Orchard Park P. S.

As per its policy, the Thames Valley District School Board is soliciting opinions on whether or not to change the name of Orchard Park P.S. when Sherwood Forest P.S. closes.

The required form can be sent to k.aitken@tvdsb.on.ca

Please note the closing date for sukbmissions is February 22nd. Ms. Kelly Aitken, the person who is to receive the forms, has confirmed that a Word file with your responses will also be accepted.

Update on Sherwood Forest School Site

The Board is still planning to close the school at the end of this school year (June 2013), even without the planned renovations at Orchard Park P.S. being complete. 

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January News

MORE ON THE SHERWOOD FOREST SCHOOL SITE

A small group of residents continues to meet to discuss the various options for the site as shared with the community at the neighbourhood meeting in November. If you would like to participate, please contact Sandy. The May Annual General Meeting is the target date for a full update to the community.

ORCHARD PARK PUBLIC SCHOOL BOUNDARY REVIEW

The school board`s senior administration has recommended to the Board that the school boundaries, effective September 2013, expand to incorporate the current Sherwood Forest P.S. attendance area. No additional new areas were proposed in the staff recommendation. There will be a debate on the question at the Board`s meeting on February 7 starting around 7:15 pm. The meeting agenda is posted the day before the meeting at: http://www.tvdsb.ca/board.cfm?subpage=113288 which will give you a better idea of when in the meeting the boundary review will be discussed.

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Boundary Review Recommendation

The senior admin of School Board‏ has submitted their recommendations for the Boundary Review.

The recommendation is to combine the boundaries for Orchard Park and Sherwood Forest as of Sept 2013 with no additional students coming from outside the combined attendance area.

The full report is at: http://www.tvdsb.ca/files/filesystem/2012%20Jan%2010%20Full%20Package.pdf.

There is a page in the report showing the results of the survey that went to parents at all of the schools. The highest response was of course from Orchard Park and Sherwood Forest.

You have until Weds, Jan 11 to submit a request to speak form if you want to appear before the Trustees on this matter on Jan 24th. You can find the form at:

www.tvdsb.ca/files/78949/presenters_package_dec2011.pdf