James Cook Memorial School System Review
The Newfoundland and Labrador English School Board is undertaking a review of James Cook Memorial with the potential for the school to close and students attend White Hills Academy beginning in September 2018. The process includes consultation with school councils, administrators, and the school communities.

A Notice of Motion has been tabled by the Board and can be found below. Feedback from the school community is requested prior to the vote on the motion, scheduled for Saturday, February 3, 2018.


Correspondence

Information Booklet
The Newfoundland and Labrador English School District has compiled an information booklet which contains details about the impacted schools. Members of the school community are encouraged to review the information booklet and then provide feedback to the District.

Systems Review Presentation
Please find below the recent Board meeting presentation of the school system review.

Notice of Motion
The Notice of Motion tabled by the Board of Trustees on November 25, 2017 can be found below:

WHEREAS the Newfoundland and Labrador English School District is committed to providing the best possible educational programs for students; and,

WHEREAS school closure is required to achieve that objective;

BE IT RESOLVED that:
James Cook Memorial will close effective June 2018 and students will be rezoned to attend White Hills Academy effective September 2018.


Public Consultation Process
School community feedback and other information will be reviewed by the Board of Trustees. It is extremely important for members of the school community to provide their feedback during this process and an online feedback form has been established with a link found below. Online feedback will be accepted until Monday, January 22, 2018.

A school community meeting will be held on Monday, January 15, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. in the gymnasium of James Cook Memorial. Members of the school community who would like to make a presentation to the Board of Trustees may do so at this time. Presenters are asked to contact Jackie Crane at 758-2381 or jackiecrane@nlesd.ca to register by 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, December 20, 2017. Presentations are to be 10 minutes in length and an electronic copy is to be provided for the records of the Board.


Feedback
An online feedback form is available below. Please click the below to provide your comments. This form is available until Monday, January 22, 2018.


All members of the school community are encouraged to provide their feedback to the Board of Trustees to help inform the process.

If a member of the school community does not have Internet access they can call 637-4000, if verbal feedback is preferred, or fax 634-1828.


Important Dates
A schedule of important dates can be found below:
  • Register for Presentation - Wednesday, December 20, 2017 (2:00 p.m.)
  • School Community Meeting - Monday, January 15, 2018 (James Cook Memorial - 6:30 p.m.)
  • Feedback Deadline - Monday, January 22, 2018
  • Board Meeting - Saturday, February 3, 2018 (St. John's)



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St. John's, NL · Canada · A1B 1R6
Tel: (709) 758-2372 · Fax: (709) 758-2706

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