6.A.100 School Closures

Facilities and Maintenance






Administrative Procedure: School Closures



February 9, 2005
















Policy Reference



Legal Reference






School Closures

The designation of a school for review will be based on the September 30th enrolment. The Superintendent will inform the Board of such enrolment at the first regular Board meeting of October.  If a review is initiated, the following steps will occur:


  1. The intent of the Board to initiate a review will be communicated to the staff and the advisory council of the school.
  2. The Board will pass a resolution placing the school under review.
  3. The Chair of the Board will call a meeting of the advisory council of the school and inform them of the decision to designate the school for review and of the process to be followed.
  4. The Board will appoint its representatives to the School Review Committee at the first meeting in November.
  5. The Chair of the Board will call a community meeting as early as possible in November.  An information notice will be forwarded to the community.
  6. At the community meeting, the Board will present a written information package containing the enrolment projections for the school, the possible impact on programs, and any relevant financial data concerning the operation of the school.
  7. The Board will ask for two parent volunteers and for two resident volunteers to sit on the School Review Committee.
  8. In the event that positions of parents and/or residents are not filled, those already selected for the Committee shall make appointments to fill all vacancies.
  9. The School Review Committee will present its report to the Board no later than the last regular Board meeting in March.
  1. Upon the Board reviewing the final report, the Board will dissolve the Committee.
  2. The Board may convene Committee of the Whole meetings during the month of April to review the findings of the School Review Committee and to prepare a recommendation.
  3. The Board will convene a public meeting prior to the end of April to present the preliminary recommendation to the community.  Further submissions to the Board may be made at that time.
  4. At the second regular meeting of the Board in May, a Notice of Motion regarding the final recommendation (if required) will be presented.
  5. The final decision of the Board will be made at its first regular meeting in June.


























Border Land School Division

Border Land School Division acknowledges that the communities and schools located within Border Land School Division sit on Treaty 1 and Treaty 3 land, the original lands of the Anishinaabe peoples and on the homeland of the Métis Nation.

Border Land School Division respects the treaties that were made on these treaty areas and we dedicate ourselves to moving forward in partnership with our Indigenous communities in a spirit of truth, reconciliation and collaboration.