DAN CEARNS The Standard
KAWARTHA LAKES: A number of changes are coming for several Trillium Lakelands District School Board (TLDSB) schools, in September 2024.
At a meeting, on Tuesday, January 23rd, TLDSB trustees saw and approved several recommendations from the Parkview Public School boundary review.
One of the changes is, transitioning, Alexandra Public School, King Albert Public School, Leslie Frost Public School Parkview Public School, and Queen Victoria Public School, to a Kindergarten to Grade 8 format.
“Current Grade 6 students, at each of the above named schools, will continue their education at their current schools, creating a Kindergarten to Grade 7 school for the 2024-2025 school year. They will then remain at the same school for their Grade 8 year, starting in September 2025,” a report from Superintendents Tim Ellis and Jennifer Johnston stated. “These changes will eliminate the middle school model at Central Senior School, thus reducing transitions for students, between elementary school and high school. French Immersion programming will continue at Central Senior School. It is noted, Leslie Frost Public School which serves both English stream and French Immersion students, is over capacity with six portables on site. Relieving enrolment pressure, on Central Senior School, may allow for a future rebalancing of French Immersion programming.”
The board is also establishing a new school boundary in Lindsay.
“Staff anticipate the construction of approximately 3,000 new homes, in the block of land east of the Lindsay Municipal Airport, and a subsequent influx of school-aged children to the area,” the report states.
Boundary changes are also being made for Alexandra Public School, Fenelon Township Public School, King Albert Public School, Leslie Frost Public School, Mariposa Elementary School, and Parkview Public School.