“Our children have the most to gain when parents and guardians are active and informed partners in their education and achievement,” said Dr. Brian Desbiens, Chair of EQAO’s Board of Directors. “Over the years, EQAO assessment results have driven conversations between schools and families and have helped school communities set goals for their students and celebrate their successes.”
The Mississauga News is reporting on the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board meeting held last night at which Board planners revealed the Accommodation Review Committee (ARC) recommendations concerning the closure of schools in the Central Erin Mills area.
Condo sales increase in 30 per cent of GTA districts, while 87 per cent post gains in average price over 2007
Leading the charge was Mississauga’s Lorne Park (W13) with a 13.63 percentage increase, bringing average price in the area to $679,914.
Mississauga, ON (September 3, 2008) – Showing remarkable resilience in a complex real estate environment, sales of condominium apartments, town homes, and lofts moved ahead of 2007 levels in 30 per cent of districts examined in the GTA this year, according to RE/MAX Ontario-Atlantic Canada.
W13 is bounded by the Credit River to the east, Lake Ontario to the south, Winston Churchill Dr. to the west and Dundas St. to the north. The area also includes the portion of Port Credit west of the Credit as well as Clarkson.
PERSONS WISHING TO MAKE DELEGATION MUST REGISTER AT LEAST TWO DAYS BEFORE MEETING
This letter is to advise the public that the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board will be convening special meetings to secure public input related to the Pupil Accommodation Review process ongoing in the Dixie Shorefront Area. The Pupil Accommodation Review is a process which undertakes the necessary steps to enable the Board to determine whether it should close schools in the future. The process is in accordance with the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board Pupil Accommodation Review Regulation and complies with the Ministry of Education Pupil Accommodation Review Guidelines.
The Dixie Shorefront Accommodation Review Area consisting of Queen of Heaven, St. Dominic, St. Edmund, St. James and St. Timothy Elementary Schools has been identified as an area with enrolments below 250 students, enrolments lower than 50% of capacity and/or an area experiencing an overall declining enrolment. During the course of the past year, an Accommodation Review Committee has undertaken an analysis of data and options to assess long term accommodation solutions for the schools in the Accommodation Review Area. The Accommodation Review Committee convened four public meetings to secure public input and subsequently prepared a report to the Director of Education.
In the Fall of 2008, the Board of Trustees will be conducting a public consultation process to secure input directly from members of the community related to the Pupil Accommodation Review process. In September, the Board will be conducting two special meetings to receive delegations from the public. Community members wishing to address the Board will be required to register as a delegation. Information regarding registering as a delegation and the rules for delegation are available on the Board’s website. In November, 2008, the Board of Trustees will conduct a special Board meeting at which a decision will be rendered regarding the Pupil Accommodation Review process. Members of the community are welcome to attend the special Board meeting.
The two special public meetings to receive public input have been scheduled as follows:
Date: September 22, 2008 and September 30, 2008
The special Board meeting has been scheduled as follows: Thursday, November 27, 2008
Location: Catholic Education Centre 40 Matheson Boulevard West Mississauga Time: 7:00 p.m.
Camilla Road Sr. Public School site of Ontario's first pilot middle school program
Camilla Road Senior Public School is the site of the Welcome and Information for Newcomers (WIN) program, a middle school orientation program for parents and students who are new to Canada. The WIN program will be offered to students in grades 6, 7 and 8 at Camilla Road on Aug. 28 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m..