School closing meeting agenda: not all that much time for the really important stuff.

News 100 redBy Staff

January 23rd, 2017


In a much anticipated meeting the Halton District School Board Program and Accommodation Review Committee (PARC) formed to let people representing residents an opportunity to make suggestions and present new ideas on the the recommendation to close two of Burlington’s seven high school has released the agenda for the first PARC meeting.

The meeting will be held at the Board room at the J. W. Singleton Board office on Guelph Line at 7:00 pm on Thursday January 26th

The agenda is as follows:

portrait of Scott Podrebarac

Scott Podrebarac will chair the first meeting of the PARC.

1. Welcome    5 minutes
i. Instructions for gallery
ii. Instructions for PARC members

2. Meeting and Group Norms    5 minutes

3. Brief Summary of PAR process     5 minutes
i. Terms of Reference PARC
ii. Work of the PARC

4. Public Meeting Report and PARC Framework     15 minutes

5. Student Survey Questions     10 minutes

6. Additions to School Information Profiles     5 minutes


Stuart Miller – Director of Education

7. Director’s Preliminary Report     15 minutes
i. Current Situation
ii. Review and discussion on Option 19

8. Examination of Existing Options of Interest or Present new options   45 minutes

9. Homework for February 2nd Working Meeting 5 minutes

10. Ongoing Communication with Communities    5 minutes

11. Additional Meetings   5 minutes
i. Determine after February 2nd…(hold Feb 16th)

There is no mention in the agenda of the questions that were asked at the  December 8th public meeting when an audience of close to 300 were asked 25 different questions.

Upcoming Meetings:

PARC Working Meeting #2: 7:00 pm on Thursday February 2, 2017
PARC Working Meeting #3: 7:00 pm on Thursday February 9, 2017
Public Meeting #2 (Dr. Frank J. Hayden SS): 7:00 pm on Tuesday February 28, 2017 Public Meeting #2 (New Street Education Centre): 7:00 pm on Thursday March 2, 2017 PARC Working Meeting #4: 7:00 pm on Thursday March 23, 2017

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