Vimy Ridge Accommodation Study

Update 1 June 2022  Board Decision in Regard to Vimy Ridge Public School - Interim Accommodation Measures

Thank you for your interest in the Vimy Ridge Public School – Interim Accommodation Measures report.  Final decisions have been made by the Board.

At its meeting of 31 May 2022, Board approved the following motions associated with Report No. 22-037 Vimy Ridge Public School – Interim Accommodation Measures:

  1. THAT commencing on 1 January 2023 and thereafter until new boundaries can be established and the new school opened for Findlay Creek #2 Elementary School, students moving into the Vimy Ridge PS attendance boundary on or after the date established (by means of a executed deed or rental agreement) will be directed to Robert Bateman PS for grades K-6 and will feed to Roberta Bondar PS for grades 7-8.


  2. THAT younger siblings of existing Vimy Ridge PS students, or students who can demonstrate they moved into the Findlay Creek community before 1 January 2023 or for those who moved within Findlay Creek at any time but can establish residency in the community prior to 1 January 2023, attend Vimy Ridge PS until the boundaries for said school may be amended.

Due to the rate of development in the Findlay Creek area, Vimy Ridge Public School which serves the community has experienced very high enrolment.  In order to deal with this surge in enrolment, the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board has submitted business cases to the Ministry of Education to support the building of a second public elementary school in the area.

Until the school is built, action will have to be taken to lower enrolment at Vimy Ridge Public School and this will be the topic of a consultation early in the new year 2022. 

Update:  with the assistance of the Working Group (see Meeting Notes 1, 2, and 3) we have been able to come up with different Accommodations Scenarios for the broader public to consider:  the first considers moving the intermediate grades (7-8) to Steve MacLean PS in a phased manner, the second looks at having all students new to the Findlay Creek area(as of a date to be determined) be directed to Robert Bateman PS for grades K-6 and to Roberta Bondar PS for grades 7-8. 

We need not limit ourselves to these options. We are open to hearing other suggestions 

To assist you, there are written descriptions of the scenarios that can be translated into many languages, and a video outlining these options that can also be translated. The scenarios still need to be rounded out with necessary detail (effective dates, who can be ‘grandparented’ and how) but this is the sort of feed back we’ve been seeking. 

You can use this link to make your comments. They will be shared as they are written to the Board of Trustees we ask that you submit comments by April 5, 2022.

This matter will be considered by the Board of Trustees.  Please watch this space for updates on dates and times and how you can continue to participate.

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