Halton Hills and North Halton newspapers
Changes in store for students
Independent & Free Press (Georgetown, ON), 15 Feb 2006, p. 4

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Changes in the proposed capital plan that will affect Georgetown students: · Cancelled-- the Georgetown South high school, planned for 800 students to be built beside the Gellert Community Centre, in 2016. Projected enrolments show that by 2016 there will be just over 1,000 students attending GDHS and only about 500 slated for the new high school, said Elaine Westerhof, the board's manager of planning. Westerhof added the numbers take into consideration the number of students, now attending the new Christ the King school, who would return to the public board system if a new high school was built. The site will continue in the developer's control. The GDHS school council requested HDSB retain interest in the land to avoid its possible acquisition by the Catholic board. · Added-- GDHS will receive an addition in 2007 to serve 150 students. GDHS's current capacity is listed at 1,452 students. It currently has 1,436 and that is projected to grow to 1,615 by 2010. ·Delayed-- Georgetown South elementary school, for 650 Junior Kindergarten to Grade 8 students, in

Mountainview Rd. West area to 2010. "But this is an annual review and we'll continue to look at numbers, so we can go back and revisit that," she said. · Unchanged-- Georgetown South elementary school for 550 Junior Kindergarten to Grade 8 students on a Mountainview East site. Opening planned for September 2007, but a final decision must be made this June. ·Boundaries redrawn-- Students moving into the subdivision, north of at Miller Dr., now under construction will not go to Silver Creek School, but will be sent to Pineview for K-5 and Stewarttown for Grade 6-8. Students in Georgetown South now being sent to Harrison and Centennial will attend the new school opening in 2007. If the third Georgetown South elementary school opens in 2010, a portion of the students currently directed to Silver Creek, would be redirected there. ·Here to stay-- the old Howard Wrigglesworth School, now home to the Province's Early Child Years Centre and the board's own Gary Allan High School GAHS (an alternative high school), will be renovated in 2007 to accommodate the GAHS permanently. No details yet.

Gamble, Cynthia
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15 Feb 2006
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Westerhof, Elaine
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Georgetown South high school ; Gellert Community Centre ; GDHS ; Christ the King school ; HDSB ; Georgetown South elementary school ; Silver Creek School ; Pineview ; Stewarttown ; Harrison ; Centennial ; Howard Wrigglesworth School ; Early Child Years Centre ; Gary Allan High School
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Changes in store for students