Elementary School Program Framework & RPPS

Dear RPPS Families,

I wanted to update you on the discussion we had at the most recent Council meeting regarding the proposed Elementary School Program Framework (ESPF).

Several parents of students in the English program attended and expressed concern regarding the possibility of the English Program being eliminated at RPPS if the ESPF, with it's program enrolment targets, is adopted. I was able to pass on information I have received from the School Board indicating that if the ESPF is adopted, at some point, elimination of the RPPS English Program is a real possibility given our current English Program enrolment numbers.

At the end of our discussion, Council approved a motion that "recognizes Council’s support for a continued dual track program at RPPS". We intend to express this support to School Board staff and Trustees prior to the January 31, 2017 vote on the ESPF.

Information on the ESPF can be found at this link: http://www.ocdsb.ca/sch/as/Elementary%20School%20Program%20Framework/Pages/default.aspx

While the ESPF survey is now closed, individuals may still email comments directly to ElementaryProgramFrameworkConsultation@ocdsb.ca by December 21st. You may also send your comments to our School Board Trustee Chris Ellis at chris.ellis@ocdsb.ca.

Please feel free to contact me at my email below if you have any questions or concerns.

Best regards,

Imbaw Storer

Chair, RPPS School Council