WCDSB narrows options when reviewing boundaries of five Kitchener schools

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The Waterloo Catholic District School Board held a meeting Monday evening to discuss a realignment of five of its school boundaries in east Kitchener.

On Monday, school board staff presented a report to the board on the limits review, citing the five schools that will be affected are already struggling with overcapacity limits.

“It met the criteria established at the start of the review and met the interest of the Boundaries Review Committee in terms of having more than one school with K-8 as well as providing enrollment the sustainable and balanced for all affected schools,” said Jennifer Passy, ​​planning manager at WCDSB.

The Department of Education approved funding for a new school for grades 7-12 and funding for the construction of another elementary school on the existing St. Patrick site.

To accommodate the new schools, the board must change the school boundaries.

Eight options were initially presented to the board, but staff narrowed it down to the recommended option.

This option would allow St. Anne’s and the new St. Patrick’s School to accommodate students from kindergarten to grade 8.

Other elementary schools would be K-6 and their boundaries would be adjusted.

Students in grades 7 and 8 would then go to the new school in grades 7-12.

St. Mary’s High School would also have its boundaries redrawn.

Another meeting to discuss the boundary change is scheduled for October 27.

The board will then make a final decision on November 7.

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