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Circle the date Nov. 30 on your calendars for two major issues Winnipeg School Division is tackling.
That’s the deadline trustees have set for staff to report back on trustee Kevin Freedman’s proposals for a total overhaul of neighbourhood boundaries for schools and for a plan to develop indigenous language immersion programs.
The school board supported Freedman on Monday night on his plea for 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.
Staff will examine school catchment areas based on building capacity, historical data, and five-year enrollment projections, as well as the impact of students using schools of choice to attend schools outside their catchment areas.
School trustees have committed to developing a strategic plan to implement an indigenous language immersion program, which would go to a committee by Nov. 30 to take to public consultation and to work out details.