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Halifax RegionalSchool Board
33 Spectacle Lake Drive Dartmouth NS B3B 1X7 T 902 464-2000 Ext. 2321F 902 464-2420 
The HRSB would appreciate the support of the public and staff in creating a scent-reduced environment at all  meetings. During Board meetings, cell phone ringers should be switched to vibrate or turned off. Cell phone conversations must take place outside the Board Chambers. We appreciate your cooperation. Thank you.
AGENDA
School Board Meeting
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
 
6:00 pm
 
Board Chambers33 Spectacle Lake DriveDartmouth, NS
1. CALL TO ORDER2. APPROVAL OF AGENDA3. AWARDS / PRESENTATIONS (Normally awards and presentationswill be limited to 5 minutes – the Chair may extend the time limit underunique circumstances.)
3.1 Student presentation from J.L. Family of Schools Sabine Fels, artsExpress Coordinator
4. PUBLIC PRESENTATIONS5. APPROVAL OF MINUTES/BUSINESS ARISING FROM THEMINUTES
March 28, 2012 (Regular Board)April 4, 2012 (Special Board)
6. CORRESPONDENCE7. CHAIR’S REPORT8. SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT9. ITEMS FOR DECISION
9.1 September 28, 2011 Regular Board Meeting - It was moved andseconded (Cameron/Yee) that the Board approve the Ad hocGovernance Report and its recommendations with a trial period to
 
Halifax RegionalSchool Board
33 Spectacle Lake Drive Dartmouth NS B3B 1X7 T 902 464-2000 Ext. 2321F 902 464-2420 
The HRSB would appreciate the support of the public and staff in creating a scent-reduced environment at all  meetings. During Board meetings, cell phone ringers should be switched to vibrate or turned off. Cell phone conversations must take place outside the Board Chambers. We appreciate your cooperation. Thank you.
the end of December, and a decision to be made in January 2012 onthe process.(CARRIED)(DEFERRED, JANUARY 2012)Motion on processes of the Governing Board.9.2 Board Member Chris Poole’s motion:That we revise the Halifax Regional School Board’s School ReviewProcess for Permanent Closure policy and Creating SchoolPopulation policy to include consultation with any schools identifiedas a receiving school by the school review process or boundaryreview.9.3Report #12-04-1341 - Bedford Boundary Report – Charles Clattenburg, Director, Operation Services
10. COMMITTEE REPORTS (Committee reports will be limited to 5minutes – the Chair may extend the time limit under uniquecircumstances.)
10.1 Audit Committee10.2 Nova Scotia School Boards Association
11. INFORMATION ITEMS
11.1Report #12-02-1338 – Early Literacy Support Interim Report – Geoff  Cainen, Director, Program
 
12. NOTICE OF MOTION13. DATE OF NEXT MEETING
Board Meeting – May 23, 2012
 14. IN-CAMERA15. ADJOURNMENT
 
 
Public X Report No. 12-04-1341Private
Date April 25, 2012
 
HALIFAX REGIONAL SCHOOL BOARDBEDFORD BOUNDARY REVIEW
PURPOSE:
 
To seek Board approval concerning new school catchment boundaries forschools in the Charles P. Allen Family of Schools.
BUSINESS PLAN GOAL:
 
n/a
BACKGROUND:
 
In September 2011 the governing Board approved a boundary review for theCharles P. Allen Family of Schools to address identified enrolment pressureat the Bedford South School and under utilization at Basinview ElementarySchool.A Boundary Review Committee was formed and carried out duties as
defined under “Duties and Responsibilities of the Boundary Committee” as part of Halifax Regional School Boards’ Creating School Populations
Procedures.
CONTENT:
 
The Bedford Boundary Review Committee has presented a report on thereview process that was undertaken and provided recommendations.
 
Senior staff has reviewed the contents of the report and the recommendationsof the Bedford Boundary Review Committee and wishes to offer thefollowing for the governing Board to consider.
 
Recommendation One
 – 
Bedford WestSenior Staff agrees with the recommendation which would redirectstudents living west of Bicentennial Highway now in the Bedford SouthSchool boundary to the Basinview Drive Community School catchmentarea.
 
Recommendation Two
 – 
SunnysideSenior staff agrees with the recommendation which would redirectstudents living on streets from Duke Street to Rutledge and north of therailway now in the Sunnyside Elementary boundary to the BasinviewDrive Community School catchment area.
 
Recommendation Three
 – 
Glen ArbourSenior Staff agrees with the recommendation to carry out a boundaryreview in the 2012-2013 school year to address identified enrolmentpressure at Hammonds Plains Consolidated School and MadelineSymonds Middle School.It is recommended that this boundary review include the followingschools:-
 
Hammonds Plains Consolidated School-
 
Kingswood Elementary School-
 
Madeline Symonds Middle School-
 
Charles P. Allen High School-
 
Tantallon Elementary School-
 
Five Bridges Junior High School-
 
Sir John A. Macdonald High School

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