Many residents of Bronte Creek have been curious whether the new catholic school being built on Colonel William (currently dubbed West Oak Trails #5) will have all day kindergarten or not. It appears as though there will not be, according to a response from the Ministry of Education Early Learning and Child Care Implementation Branch.
In their response, the Ministry stated that West Oak Trails #5 was not put forth by Halton Catholic District School Board for consideration for all day kindergarten during the site selection process for the 2012-13 school year. This is because the Ministry is already significantly over its pupil allocation for the program, and is unable to approve additional sites for all day kindergarten at this time.
The board was given an option to either consider the addition of West Oak Trails #5 for the 2013-14 school year, provided their pupil allocation permits, or implement the program in the 2014-15 school year. These remain a decision of the school board.
Update: According to one of our valued contributors to MyBronteCreek.com, there is still hope for all day kindergarten at the new elementary school in Bronte Creek. There will be a meeting on February 21 at the school board in the boardroom @ 802 Drury Lane in Burlington.
For a list of contacts at the Halton Catholic District School Board, visit http://www.hcdsb.org/Board/Pages/Contact-Information.aspx
To read the post by our fellow MyBronteCreek member, click here and scroll to the bottom.