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Atikokan Accommodation Review

The Rainy River District School Board has approved a modified school accommodation review to consider the future of Atikokan High School and North Star Community School. In its report to the Board, administration is recommending that the two schools be consolidated into a new K-12 school on the Atikokan High School site.

We thought it important to share with you the accompanying information regarding the review process and what it means for these two schools. At the conclusion of the Accommodation Review process, the Board of Trustees will consider administration's final recommendations before making any decision on the future of these two schools.

Final Administration Report

To review the Final Administrative Student Accommodation Report, please click here.

Committee of the Whole meeting - June 19, 2017 at 7 p.m.

Public delegations will be received, but all delegations shall request the opportunity to appear before the Board through the Secretary of the Board /Director of Education, by June 12, 2017 at 4:00 p.m.
Please click here for further instructions about submitting your request to appear before the Board.

Initial Administration Report - April 4, 2017

Student Accommodation Review - Atikokan High School and North Star Community School
Architect report - Submitted by Brook McIlroy

School Information Profiles

Atikokan High School Information Profile  Updated
North Star Community School Information Profile Updated

School Renewal Information

Atikokan High School 5 Year Renewal Report
North Star Community School 5 Year Renewal Report

Parent Information

Letter to Parents - April 5, 2017
Letter to Parents - June 6, 2017

Municipal Partners

Municipal & Community Partnership Consultation, April 26, 2017 -  Minutes
Invite list and who attended - PDF

Questions and Answers

Atikokan Accommodation Review Q and A 
Have a question?  You can submit questions online here.
We'll update this section with questions and answers of common interest. 


Board Motion to Commence Modified Student Accommodation Review - April 4, 2017
Municipal and Community Partners Meeting - April 26, 2017 @ 10 a.m.
Accommodation Review Committee Orientation and Initial Working Meeting - May 11, 2017, 6-8 p.m.
Public Consultation - May 18, 2017, 5-7 p.m.
Accommodation Review Committee Final Working Meeting - May 23, 2017, 6-8 p.m.
Final Staff Report Posted - June 2, 2017
Delegations to the Board, Committee of the Whole - June 19, 2017, 7-9 p.m.
Final Board Decision - mid to late September 2017

Accommodation Review Committee

Jody Labossiere, Principal, North Star Community School
Martha Duquette, Staff Representative, North Star Community School
Mellisa Gallagher, School Council Chair, North Star Community School
Sylvia Parker, Community Representative, North Star Community School
Beth Fairfield, Principal, Atikokan High School
Karen Gannon, Staff Representative, Atikokan High School
Darryl Gannon, School Council Parent Representative, Atikokan High School
Jeff Lehman, School Council Community Representative, Atikokan High School
Chloe Machura, Student Representative
Heather Campbell, Director of Education

Terms of Reference

Accommodation Review Committee Meeting - May 11, 2017


Accommodation Review Committee Meeting - May 23, 2017


Public Consultation - May 18, 2017

Please note: The deadline to present as an announced delegation at the Public Consultation is May 16, 2017.

If you want to make a presentation, please complete the form below by May 16: 
ARC Presenter's Package (fillable)
ARC Presenter's Package (PDF)

Board Policy and Administrative Regulations

Policy 6.50 Student Accommodation
Procedure 6.50 Student Accommodation
Master Facility Plan

Ministry of Education Guidelines

Ministry Of Education - Pupil Accommodation Review Guideline March 2015
Ministry of Education - Administrative Review of Accommodation Review Process