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Governing Board decides outcome of Citadel High School Review

September 14, 2016

At a Special Board Meeting on September 14, the Halifax Regional School Board passed the following five motions related to the recommendations of the Citadel High School Options Committee:

Motion 1

That the Governing Board write to the Minister of Education and Early Childhood Development to request a replacement school for Highland Park Junior High, and to indicate in that request an enrollment capacity of 379 and a school boundary to be the current Highland Park Junior High boundary together with the current boundary for Grades 7, 8 and 9 students at Oxford School.

Motion 2

That upon opening of the replacement school for Highland Park Junior High, the boundary of that school include the current boundary of Highland Park Junior High and the current boundary for Grades 7, 8 and 9 students at Oxford School.

Motion 3

That the Superintendent include Oxford School in a future school review in the Citadel High School Family of Schools, clarifying that only the P‐6 student population is included in the mandate.

Motion 4

That the Governing Board write to the Minister of Education and Early Childhood Development to request a capital Addition & Alteration project for St. Joseph’s‐Alexander McKay Elementary.

Motion 5

That the Governing Board refer the SOC recommendation for minor renovations to Joseph Howe and St. Stephen's Elementary Schools to the Superintendent for decision.

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.