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Game-changer, tipping point, sea change --- pick your buzzword for two wide-ranging motions coming before Winnipeg School Division trustees tonight.
Trustee Kevin Freedman wants a division-wide overhaul of school catchment areas, the boundaries within which a resident child has the right to attend a specific school. There’s enormous crowding in some schools, especially those with French-language education.
And Freedman proposes that WSD implement an indigenous language immersion program.
If Freedman gets the votes, staff would report back with specifics by Nov. 30.
Here are the motions which will be debated and voted upon tonight:
"That a Division-wide review of school catchment areas based on building capacity, historical data, and five-year enrollment projections be conducted and that a report, including historical impacts of the School of Choice policy and recommendations for modifications to catchment areas or school configuration be provided to the Board no later than November 30, 2015."
"That a strategic plan be developed and referred to the Policy/Program Committee by November 30, 2015, for the implementation of an Indigenous Language Immersion Program."