Schools

Following reports of harrowing near misses of children crossing Lakeshore Road to get to the park and public school, staff have just completed installing installing a pedestrian triggered stop light (called an IPS or Intersection Pedestrian Signal). Currently, the nearest signal crossings are at Guelph Line to the East, and Torrance Ave to the West, …

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The Director of the Halton District School Board (HDSB) has released his recommendation arising from the Program & Accommodation Review (PAR) of Burlington high schools, which calls for the closure of Robert Bateman High School and Lester B. Pearson High School, and program changes at the five other Burlington high schools. Recommendations The summary of …

Director’s report recommends closure of Pearson, Bateman, FI out of Hayden Read More »

Both the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) and the Rural Ontario Municipal Association (ROMA) have written to the province raising concerns about school closures and asking for several changes to school funding allocation and Accommodation Review Guidelines which outline the process for school closure decisions. In a March 16 letter to Premier Hon. Kathleen Wynne and Minister …

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Renewal costs not consistently calculated across Burlington schools. Another reason why the PAR process is broken. Bad data makes good decisions almost impossible.

Burlington school closure options are based on outdated data. The most recent census shows our population ahead of HDSB projections by 10 years. Bad data = bad decisions

With the Ontario government changing PAR guidelines in 2015, the impact of school closure on community can no longer be considered. Downtown schools across the province – like Burlington’s Central – now targeted for closure.

More questions are being raised about the Program & Accommodation Review process currently underway in Burlington that could see one or more high schools close, namely Burlington Central, Nelson, Bateman, or Pearson. Nelson parent Brett Huttman has prepared a 17-page “deep dive” raising concerns about the process, which he sent to the PAR committee, board …

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Closing Central High School means we lose Burlington’s most walkable school. Option 19d and 23c creates a hole in the heart of the city.

Have your say on the six options for potential closure of one or more Burlington high schools, or none, by filling out the online survey here: School Closure Survey The six options have emerged for public input from the Program and Accommodation Review Committee of 14 parents, two from each of Burlington’s seven high schools. I am …

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Great turnout! Happy to deliver letter from Central parents to council colleagues that closing downtown school is against our strategic plan of walkable, complete communities.

Email centralparc@hdsb.ca Full contact list here. Share your views on the proposed closure of Burlington Central High School, Lester B Pearson High School and boundary/programming changes at other schools by contacting your parent representative on the citizen Program & Accommodation Review Committee (PARC). Each school has two parent representatives with a dedicated email that goes …

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This just in: from the most recent newsletter from our Ward 1&2 HDSB Trustee Leah Reynolds. More to come on this. Note: Community Meeting to organize a community response to the proposal Oct.11, 7pm, Wellington Square United Church, 2121 Caroline Street Director recommends closure of two Burlington High Schools (Wards 2 & 4) in recommendation …

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