I am writing to share an important update about the school catchment boundary review that was recently conducted for Alexandra Public School, Central Senior School, Fenelon Township Public School, King Albert Public School, Leslie Frost Public School, Mariposa Elementary School, Parkview Public School, and Queen Victoria Public School.
At the January 23, Trillium Lakelands District School Board (TLDSB) Public Meeting of the Board, recommendations on the boundary review were presented and approved by the Board of Trustees. As a result, the changes that will take effect September 2024 include:
1. A transition to a Kindergarten to Grade 8 model for Alexandra Public School, King Albert Public School, Leslie Frost Public School (English students), Parkview Public School, and Queen Victoria Public School:
Beginning in September 2024, students at each of the above named schools who are currently in Grade 6 for the 2023-2024 school year will remain at their current school and move into Grade 7 for the 2024-2025 school year. They will then stay at the same school for their Grade 8 year, starting in September 2025.
Students who are currently in Grade 7 at Central Senior School will remain at Central Senior School for their Grade 8 year in 2024-2025. Grade 7 and 8 French Immersion programming will also continue at Central Senior School.
2. Establishment of a new school catchment boundary in anticipation of new housing developments east of the Lindsay Municipal Airport, with an interim holding schools area in place at Mariposa Elementary School and Fenelon Township Public School until such a time as a new school is opened.
3. School catchment boundary changes for Alexandra Public School, Fenelon Township Public School, King Albert Public School, Leslie Frost Public School, Mariposa Elementary School, and Parkview Public School. See the revised interactive boundary maps on the Boundary Review page.
The following considerations have been taken into account for legacy attendance circumstances:
- Students currently residing within the Ken Rei Road area and the area west of Angeline Street North may complete their schooling at Parkview Public School should they choose to. All new students within these areas will attend the new home school catchment boundary school or holding school.
- Legacy attendance at Parkview Public School will not be considered for students residing within the new proposed boundary for Alexandra Public School.
- Legacy attendance at Leslie Frost Public School (English stream) will not be considered for students residing within the new proposed boundary for King Albert Public School.
- Exceptional circumstances outside of those noted above can be appealed through the principal to the regional superintendent’s office.
4. There is no change to the current school catchment boundary for Queen Victoria Public School.
In addition to the boundary changes, the Board of Trustees approved the following:
- TLDSB staff will proceed with the development of a comprehensive business plan for the construction of a new school for submission to the Ministry of Education.
- A program review will be conducted in the 2024-2025 school year of the French Immersion grade configuration at Leslie Frost Public School and Central Senior School.
- A special education program review will be conducted this spring for the City of Kawartha Lakes region, examining classroom space and locations of the programs.
Transportation will continue to be provided to and from school for eligible students who reside outside the designated walking distance of 1.6 km of their home school. Special circumstances will be considered jointly by the school’s administration and superintendent of learning.
Thank you to everyone who contributed to the consultation of this review either in person at the community event, by filling out the feedback form online, emailing, or sharing your feedback verbally. We received over 200 responses and considered the suggestions provided. The common areas of concern were also taken into consideration and have been addressed on the Boundary Review page.
All information, including previous communications and an updated interactive boundary map, can be found on the Boundary Review page.
If you have further questions, contact your child’s school directly.
Director of Education
Trillium Lakelands District School Board