The Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board has formed five Elementary Accommodation Review Committees (ARC) to look at the future of elementary school accommodation in Hamilton. The role of the ARC is to make recommendations to the Board of Trustees by producing a report that takes into account school space and programming.
The Dalewood Review Area includes G.R. Allan, Dalewood and Prince Phillip. Meetings will begin in April 2011 and will run until October 2011. Note that all meetings are open to the public.
The second public meeting is scheduled for May 19, 6 to 9 pm and will be held at Dalewood Middle School, 1150 Main Street West, Hamilton. Note that meetings marked Public Meeting represent the four public meetings intended to provide all community members with an opportunity to engage in open dialogue about the process and recommendations.
The Board proposal presented to the ARC on April 28th, recommends closing Prince Philip and renovating Dalewood and G.R. Allan schools. See http://www.hwdsb.on.ca/arcelementary/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/Dalewood-Accommodation-Board-Option.pdf for the presentation.
More information about the process and the issues are found at http://www.hwdsb.on.ca/arcelementary/. Click on the Dalewood Area tab for future meeting dates.
Healthy schools are important to our neighbourhoods regardless of whether or not you have school-aged children.
Councillor McHattie is a member of the ARC Dalewood Review Area. This committee is continuingthe work started by Brian and Judith Bishop through the West Hamilton School Planning Committee.