Rainy River District School Board


Facility Partnerships

Notice of Community Consultations

Please be advised that the Rainy River District School Board is holding Facility Planning Sessions to solicit input on demographic trends, economic initiatives that can impact student learning environments, and promote partnerships.

Cynthia Clarke, Vice President, Enterprise Asset Management from Ameresco has been hired to facilitate round table discussions with municipal planners, economic development officers, and any community industry leaders to discuss potential facility partnerships.

Consultations will take place on:

November 4, 2015  9:00 - 11:00 a.m., Rainy River District School Board Education Centre, Fort Frances
November 5, 2015  9:00 - 11:00 a.m., Rainy River High School Multi-Purpose Room, Rainy River
November 6, 2015  9:30 - 11:30 a.m., North Star Community School Multi-Purpose Room, Atikokan

If you are interested in attending any of these consultation sessions, please contact Sherri Belluz, Administrative Assistant, at (807) 274-9855 ext. 4979.

Community Consultations

Presentation November 4, 5, 6, 2015
Minutes of November 4, 2015 Public Session, Fort Frances
Minutes of November 5, 2015 Public Session, Rainy River
Minutes of November 6, 2015 Public Session, Atikokan

Annual Meeting

The Rainy River District School Board held its second annual public meeting on Facility Partnership opportunities on Tuesday, June 17, 2014, at 1:00 p.m. in Donald Young School, 57 Colonization Road, Emo, Ontario.

What is a Facility Partnership?

Based on Ministry of Education guidelines and according to Policy 6.05 Facility Partnership, the Rainy River District School Board supports the Ministry of Education’s Facility Partnership initiative. This initiative encourages school boards to work with community partners to share facilities.

The Rainy River District School Board will post to its website information regarding any intention to build new schools or undertake significant renovations and the availability of space in existing schools to provide an opportunity for entities that provide services and programs for children, their families and the broader community to express interest in sharing facilities with the School Board.

A Facility Partnership is an opportunity to:

  • Create strong ties between education and the community through mutually respectful relationships
  • Explore opportunities to maximize school efficiency and viability
  • Effectively utilize excess space within schools
  • Reduce costs through shared usage of space

Criteria for Partnerships:

  • The partnership must have value to the student.
  • Health and safety of students must be protected.
  • Partnership must be appropriate for the school setting.
  • Partnerships must not compromise the Board’s student achievement strategy.
  • Partnerships must be in compliance with local by-laws.
  • Partnerships may be profit or non-profit entities.
  • Entities that provide competing education services such as tutoring services, JK-12 private schools or private colleges, and credit offering entities that are not government funded, are not eligible partners.

Stages of Partnership Development:

Facility Partnership stages

How do I express interest in a Facility Partnership?

Complete the Facility Partnership Application of Interest form and submit it to the Communications/Community Outreach Officer. The Board will determine if the partner meets the eligibility criteria.

The eligible partner will be invited to submit the Detailed Project Proposal form to the Board for review.

For more information or to address questions, contact:

Heather Latter
Communications/Community Outreach Officer
Telephone: (807) 274-9855 ext. 4989;  Toll Free 1-800-214-1753

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