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Make your voice heard on proposed high school closures.

Students made their views known about the proposed closure of Burlington Central HS during the annual Santa Claus Parade.

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 to both. I’m one of two parent representatives for Central, alongside Ian Farwell. Contact us at centralparc@hdsb.ca

Here is the full list of representatives and contact information.

Aldershot HS
Email: aldershotparc@hdsb.ca

  • Steve Cussons
  • Eric Szyiko

Burlington Central HS
Email: centralparc@hdsb.ca

  • Ian Farwell
  • Marianne Meed Ward

Dr. Frank J. Hayden SS
Email: dfhaydenparc@hdsb.ca

  • Matthew Hall
  • Tricia Hammill

Lester B. Pearson HS
Email: lbpearsonparc@hdsb.ca

  • Steve Armstrong
  • Cheryl De Lugt

M.M. Robinson HS
Email: mmrobinsonparc@hdsb.ca

  • Marie Madenzides
  • Dianna Bower

Nelson HS
Email: nelsonparc@hdsb.ca

  • Kate Nazar
  • Rebecca Collier

Robert Bateman HS
Email: rbatemanparc@hdsb.ca

  • Lisa Bull
  • Sharon Picken

The first working meeting of the PARC is Jan. 26. Meetings are open to the public to observe. Meeting information:

PARC Working Meeting #1 ​January 26, 2017 at 7:00 pm J.W. Singleton Education Centre
2050 Guelph Line
​PARC Working Meeting #2 ​February 2, 2017 at 7:00 pm ​J.W. Singleton Education Centre
2050 Guelph Line
​PARC Working Meeting #3 ​February 9, 2017 at 7:00 pm J.W. Singleton Education Centre
2050 Guelph Line
PARC Working Meeting #4 ​March 23, 2017 at 7:00 pm ​J.W. Singleton Education Centre
2050 Guelph Line

 

Learn more about the PARC here: Program and Accommodation Review Committee

Several public meetings are being held as follows. Where a meeting has already taken place click on Public Meetings to review the materials from that meeting.

Public Meeting #1: Thursday, December 8, 2016

Location: New Street Education Centre, 3250 New Street
Time: 7:00 pm

Public Meeting #2

Public Meeting #2 will be held at two locations in Burlington, see below for more information.

North Burlington Schools (North of QEW/Highway 403): Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Location: ​Dr. Frank J. Hayden Secondary School, 3040 Tim Dobbie Drive
Time: 7:00 pm

Meeting materials are not available at this time.

South Burlington Schools (South of QEW/Highway 403): Thursday, March 2, 2017

Location: ​New Street Education Centre, 3250 New Street
Time: 7:00 pm

Additional information about the proposed closure is available on the Halton District School Board  website here: Burlington Secondary School Program Accommodation Review

Decision Timelines:

A final decision on any recommended closures, program or boundary changes will be made by the HDSB elected Trustees in May. Timelines are below.

Director’s Report (with compiled feedback) to Committee of the Whole ​March 29, 2017 at 7:00 pm ​J.W. Singleton Education Centre
2050 Guelph Line
​​Public Delegation Night ​April 18, 2017 at 6:00 pm ​J.W. Singleton Education Centre
2050 Guelph Line
Final Report to Board of Trustees for decision ​May 17, 2017 at 7:00 pm ​J.W. Singleton Education Centre
2050 Guelph Line

 

I was inspired to seek public office because I believe, like so many of you, “I can do something about that” on the issues we face. As councilor, my role is to take a stand on what’s best for residents and go to bat for it. Pushback is inevitable from those who don’t have the community’s interests at heart. I will stand with you and for you, to achieve the best interests of our city, without caving to unacceptable compromise in the name of consensus.

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  1. It’s a historical school.
    The City does this every few years.

    According to the Mayor we are a growing City. The school cannot be touched. Wasting tax payers dollars when this should not even be a topic.

    The City has bigger issues increased poverty, lack of shelter for our homeless youth & increase affordable housing.

    • Wrong. It’s an “historical” building but it does not have a heritage designation. It most certainly can be “touched”, whatever that means.

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