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    1. Single Track French Immersion: A Pathway For The Future. School District No. 72 Campbell River January 30, 2007

    2. The Process To This Point: February 2006 Public Board Meeting concerning enrolment of French Immersion Kindergarten at Georgia Park. March May Developed the concept of a Pathway for French Immersion. Several consultants approached by Superintendent and Dr. Ron Rubadeau was contracted.

    3. Review By R. Rubadeau Purpose: to provide the Board with a clear pathway in which to make future decisions concerning placement & support for FI programs within the District. Outline of Review: A history of FI Comprehensive review of data with respect to: Graduation rates Drop-out rates over time Parameters on best location of programs Summary of what could be a pathway.

    4. Groups Involved in Review: District Parent Advisory Council (DPAC) Canadian Parents for French (CPF) Campbell River & District Teachers Association (CRDTA) Campbell River Principal & Vice Principals (CRPVPA) Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) District Staff Parents Community Members

    5. Rubadeaus Report: Pages 19 21 Observations Pages 22 24 Six Options Recognized the issue is declining enrolment French Immersion is well supported in the District Need to consider: educational issues; staffing issues; economic issues; and facility utilization issues.

    6. Further Studies: Trillium Business Strategies Inc. Provided an initial analysis on the utilization of facilities in SD72. Final Report: Facility Arrangements Single Track French Immersion. (01.29.2007) T. Beachy, Consultant Assisted in clarifying Boards core values Assisted in clarifying Boards process for developing sustainability for the future.

    7. January 9th 2007 Board Meeting: There was an unanimous decision by the Board of Trustees to continue with Single Track programming for Elementary French Immersion in School District No. 72.

    8. Decisions To Be Discussed: The number of elementary school(s) offering the single track program. The location(s) of program. The timing of the implementation. Entry time (This was not reviewed at the present time as per Boards direction).

    9. Facility Arrangements Single Track French Immersion TRILLIUM Business Strategies Inc. (Doug Hibbins) & Keta Consulting Inc. (Ken Hunt)

    19. Preliminary Screening Conclusions The consultants concluded that there are three facilities that are suitable for the delivery of single track K-6 French Immersion. The three facilities are: cole des Deux Mondes Robron Centre Willow Point

    39. PATHWAY: Declining Enrolment will force decisions as it continues into the future. Decisions now can take us there all at once or in a step-like process. One school option includes the closure of schools and will require a longer time frame to implement. Parent, student, & staff input will be requested for transition planning.

    40. Any Questions? Discussion & Deliberation.