Rainy River District School Board

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School Boundary Review

Board OKs New Attendance Zone

The Rainy River District School Board Trustees passed the following motion at its April 7, 2015 meeting:

That the Rainy River District School Board approve the new Riverview/Sturgeon Creek Attendance Zone to be established to match the existing east boundary of the Grey Zone, which is the Morley Dilke/Forrester Road, and that students on and west of this Road would have a home school of Riverview School.

Press Release

Background:

At the January 7, 2015 Board meeting, the Rainy River District School Board approved the initiation of a school attendance zone review for Riverview School and Sturgeon Creek School.

Attendance zones for schools are established in order to maintain a viable academic program for students while ensuring the effective and efficient use of all facilities and transportation. A variety of factors within the system, including but not limited to, programming needs, enrolment, school financial position, and transportation efficiencies, may dictate a need for the review of an attendance zone.

This school attendance zone review is being requested:

  • to provide transportation services within the Joint Transportation Policy without special consideration (Board resolution);
  • to review the attendance area and draw new attendance zones for Sturgeon Creek School and Riverview School; and
  • for transportation efficiencies to reduce bus ride times for students to support their well-being.

School Attendance Zone Review Committee

The School Attendance Zone Review Committee has been established by the Rainy River District School Board to examine the initial options generated by administration and to have the opportunity to give feedback on the school attendance zones of Riverview School and Sturgeon Creek School

The Review Committee includes membership drawn from the affected school communities which includes the following:

  • Principal from each school
  • School Council Member from each school
  • Community Representation from each school
  • Board Trustee
  • Director of Education/Designate

Proposed Option:

  • To establish the new Riverview/Sturgeon Creek School Attendance Zone to match the existing east boundary, which is the Morley Dilke/Nelles Patullo Rd/Forrester Rd. This new line matches up with the north end of the Riverview School attendance line and follows the municipal boundary.

School Attendance Zone Review Committee Terms of Reference

School Attendance Zone Review Committee Meeting Packages:

Public Consultations:

Public Consultation Process:

Learn more about the School Attendance Zone Review Process through Policy 6.20 and Procedure 6.20.