School Board faces challenges it has never had to deal with before - parents are apprehensive about sending their children back to school at this point.

HDSB sign and bench

By Pepper Parr August 17th, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   Director of Education for the Halton District School Board (HDSB), Stuart Miller The Director of Education […]

Province sets out what is expected of Boards of Education - Remote, Synchronous learning and Asynchronous learning.


By Staff August 14th, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   For those who want to get deeply into the weeds on just what the province is telling […]

HDSB gets ready for the return of students in September - how many will actually show up is not clear

Child getting off school bus

By Pepper Parr August 11th, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   It was the end of a long week – with the week ahead not looking all […]

Liberal Party Leader takes another swing at the Premier over school opening

Steven Del Duca

By Pepper Parr August 4th, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   He may not have a seat in the Legislature but Steven Del Duca, Leader of the […]

Confusion and apprehension as parents begin to think what they want to do with their children when school opens in September

HDSB sign and bench

By Pepper Parr August 3rd, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   A report published in the Washington Post (certainly a reputable news source) told of a summer […]

Schools will open in September - elementary classes will be what they were before the pandemic; secondary will be split.

HDSB sign and bench

By Staff July 31st, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON The province announced earlier today that schools would open in September. Elementary level students will remain a single […]

Is Friday going to be a bad news day on the re-opening of schools?

Queen's Park

By Pepper Parr July 30th, 20020 BURLINGTON, ON   The Ontario Ministry of Education held a Technical Briefing this afternoon on the plans to re-open […]

Frontenac Public School gets funding for child care centre renovations

HDSB sign and bench

By Staff July 30th, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   The Halton District School Board has received notice from the Ministry of Education of final funding approval […]

Getting Back to School Safely with a Full Understanding of the Risks

Child getting off school bus

By Jim Young July 29th, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON The Ontario government will soon roll out its back to school plans for September amid ever changing […]

Sick Kids weighs in on when students should return to school.

Sick kids picture

By Pepper Parr July 29th, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   Every household in the city that has children attending a school are faced with the questions: […]

Announcement on school openings will be made on August 10th.

HDSB sign and bench

By Pepper Parr July 29, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON Aug 10th, when we know what direction the Ministry has given us   How many people are […]

Has Party Politics Crept into the Serious Problem of Getting Students Back into Classrooms in September

Steven Del Duca

By Pepper Parr July 27th, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   The Ontario Liberals have found their tongues and come out with a fully-costed plan to get […]

School Board Chair and Director of Education for HDSB comment on how plans for a return to school are being put together

ndrea Grebenc July 15

By Pepper Parr July 24th, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   Trustee Grebenc with trustee Grey at a public meeting. In an interview with Halton District School […]

West Nile virus positive mosquitoes found in Halton Region


By Staff July 23rd, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   A batch of mosquitoes trapped this week in Oakville has tested positive for West Nile virus (WNV). […]

Joseph Brant Museum open - also offering virtual programming.

museum virtual visits week 6

By Staff July 23rd, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON Joseph Brant Museum offering Virtual Visits for Kids What is a virtual visit and why would you want […]

Back to School for the Public School Board - Part 1

Slide on subject

By Pepper Parr July 23rd, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   We are busy enough with the six feet thing; we’ve never washed our hands as often […]

Trustee motion is having an impact across the province.

Miller in a huddle with Grebenc

By Pepper Parr, Publisher July 21st, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   Andrea Grebenc in conversation with HDSB Director of Education Stuart Miller For those of you […]

Mandatory mask wearing now in effect. Where will the enforcement come from?

Mator in a mask

By Pepper Parr July 20th, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   Today the temporary bylaw requiring people to wear a face mask becomes effective. The first thing […]

Donated masks might be available to the public by Monday.

By Pepper Parr June 17th, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   Ward 4 Councillor Shawna Stolte with her daughter modeling masks made by community members. Ward 4 […]

There is now a bylaw that asks you to wear a face mask - don't get silly and say the science doesn't support the benefits of a face mask - just wear the thing.

Mator in a mask

By Pepper Parr July 17th, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   We now have two bylaws related to the wearing of face masks. The city bylaw that […]

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