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Governing Board Decisions on the Eastern Passage School Review

July 7, 2016

At a Special Board Meeting on July 6, the Halifax Regional School Board passed the following three motions related to the recommendations of the Eastern Passage School Options Committee:

Motion 1

That the Governing Board approve the following recommendation from the Eastern Passage School Options Committee (SOC) final report:

That upon opening of the new high school in Eastern Passage, the grade configurations for the elementary and junior high schools will be as follows:

School Programs Grades
Eastern Passage Education Centre English/French Immersion 6 - 8
Seaside Elementary School English/French Immersion 4 & 5
Tallahassee Community School English/French Immersion P - 3
Ocean View Elementary School English P - 3

and; That upon opening of the new high school in Eastern Passage,

the boundaries for Tallahassee Community School and Ocean View Elementary be adjusted to assign Hornes Road,  Janice Ann Drive, Scott Drive, Pine Street, Maple Lane, Oak Lane, Cedar Lane, Fredericks Lane,  Juniper Crescent,  Hawthorn Street, Gulf Street, Birchill Drive, Caldwell Road (#’ 1514-1544 and 1525-1539) from Tallahassee Community School to Ocean View Elementary School.

Motion 2

That the Governing Board approve the following recommendation:

That effective immediately and until their full implementation,

the Superintendent support an early implementation of the boundary changes listed above, by giving priority consideration of Out of Area requests to Ocean View Elementary School to students living on Hornes Road, Janice Ann Drive, Scott Drive, Pine Street, Maple Lane, Oak Lane, Cedar Lane, Fredericks Lane, Juniper Crescent, Hawthorn Street, Gulf Street, Birchill Drive, Caldwell Road (#’s 1514-1544 and 1525-1539).

Motion 3

That the Governing Board reject the Eastern Passage Recommendation to constitute a Board Established Campus Committee as it is beyond the mandate of the School Options Committee (SOC) and the responsibilities of the Governing Board, and

That the Governing Board acknowledge the thoughtful suggestion of the SOC and ask the Superintendent to consider this in his day-to-day responsibilities for the management of the school board as indicated in the Education Act.


The Halifax Regional School Board wishes to thank the members of the School Options Committee for their leadership and commitment to the process. Many thanks to the community members who attended the meetings, shared input and allowed their voices to be heard.