The Public Schools Branch is responsible to review schools on a regular basis to ensure that students have equitable opportunities to learn and resources are being used effectively.
An in-depth review is being undertaken in six families of schools: Charlottetown Rural, Morell, Colonel Gray, Kinkora, Westisle, and Montague families of schools.
Data shows that some schools are under-utilized, others are overcrowded and some may not have the capacity to accommodate increased enrollment over the next five years.
The recommendations of the review include ways to provide more consistent access to programming, teachers, specialized education resources, transportation and physical space.
The recommendations are not final. No decisions have been made.
To view the reports for each family of schools, click below:
- Westisle family of schools
- Kinkora family of schools
- Colonel Gray family of schools (Charlottetown)
- Charlottetown Rural family of schools (Charlottetown)
- Morell family of schools
- Montague family of schools
The first round of public meetings was held in October to present data to the public and ensure they had opportunities to understand the information.
A second set of public meetings was held in November to give the public an opportunity to provide input on options for change.
The third round of public meetings will be held in February to enable the public to respond to the recommendations:
Charlottetown Rural and Colonel Gray families of schools
Wednesday, February 1, 7:00 p.m., Colonel Gray High School, gymnasium
Kinkora family of schools
Thursday, February 2, 7:00 p.m., Kinkora Regional High School, gymnasium
Montague family of schools
Tuesday, February 7, 7:00 p.m., Montague Regional High School, cafeteria
Morell family of schools
Wednesday, February 8, 7:00 p.m., Morell Regional High School, cafeteria
Westisle family of schools
Thursday, February 9, 7:00 p.m., Westisle Composite High School, gymnasium
How to Participate
You can make a presentation at a public meeting by booking a time in advance through Bob Andrews at firstname.lastname@example.org(link sends e-mail) or 902 368 5868. Presentations should be 10 minutes or less.
Frequently Asked Questions
How is the review being done?
The Public Schools Branch policy outlines a five-step process to make change in a school:
- Data collection and board direction;
- Public consultations to identify viable options;
- Board recommendations;
- 60 days of public input on the recommendations; and
- Final decision.
Which school zones are recommended for change?
For further questions or assistance, contact Bob Andrews at email@example.com(link sends e-mail) or 902 368 5868.
How can I respond to the recommendations?
You can respond online or by making a presentation at a public meeting in February.
To present at a public meeting, you must book a time in advance by contacting Bob Andrews at firstname.lastname@example.org(link sends e-mail) or 902 368 5868.
To allow for as many speakers as possible, your presentation should be 10 minutes or less. You may address recommendations you support and why, suggested changes to a recommendation, or an alternative to the recommendation.
What about schools in the French Language School Board and private schools?
The French Language School Board has its own school review policies and they are not part of this process. Private schools have their own policies as well.
Download the Schools Change Policy
Other Families of Schools
There are ten families of schools in the Public Schools Branch(link is external). Each family includes one high school and all the schools that feed into that high school.
Visit your family of schools to learn more about your child’s school:
- Three Oaks family of schools
- Kensington family of schools
- Bluefield family of schools
- Souris schools
If you have questions on school zones, the draft recommendations or the review process, you can contact Bob Andrews email@example.com(link sends e-mail) or 902 368 5868.
You can submit questions, information requests or comments on the recommendations to the Board of Directors to firstname.lastname@example.org(link sends e-mail) or by calling Carlene Grigg at 902 432 2678.