The number of people who completed the high school closing survey and the quality of the data has become a focus for the PAR participants.

PARC the Aldershot delegates

By Pepper Parr March 22, 2017 BURLINGTON, ON   Quantitative? Qualitative? How many people responded to the survey and was there balance in the responses. […]

PARC members are told that they are in a dirty fight and are being forced to oppose their colleagues and parents from other communities.

Sharn Picken confering with a parentr at a PARC

By Pepper Parr March 22, 2017 BURLINGTON, ON   The gloves are coming off! While the Board of Education is considering adding more time for […]

Parents reviewing school closing options might get more time to do the job they want to do.

PARC Jan 27 - school reps

By Pepper Parr March 22, 2017 BURLINGTON, ON   It was a very productive meeting and the Program Accommodation Review heard comments that several thought […]

First look at the second survey data suggests that the 1611 people who responded don't want any of their schools closed.

PARC with options on the walls

By Pepper Parr March 22, 2017 BURLINGTON, ON   Capturing data that is valid, balanced and detailed enough to tell research analysts what people think […]

Key data will not be available to the PARC until their final meeting.

Newsflash oblong

By Staff March 20th, 2017 BURLINGTON, ON   IPSOS Reid will not complete the analysis and formatting of the data on parent views related to […]

Brand names catch our eye - we tend to trust them. look twice before responding.

Identity 100x100

By Pepper Parr March 20th, 2017 BURLINGTON, ON   If your household is anything like mine the Netflix subscription is key to whatever time there […]

PARC members getting the short end of the stick and then expected to deliberate wisely without data and faulty information.

Students doing survey

By Pepper Parr March 20th, 2017 BURLINGTON, ON   The leading news story this past few months has been the work being done by the […]

The PAR committee needs to find its voice this week and require the Board of Education to treat them more professionally.

PARC with options on the walls

By Pepper Parr March 20th, 2017 BURLINGTON, ON   With Spring Break over and most of the snow melted away the citizens of the city […]

Some tough talk on what parents and the PARC representing them have to do if high school closures are to be prevented.

Unhappy parent

By Pepper Parr March 19th, 2017 BURLINGTON, ON   Tom Muir’s bottom line is that “the Board is cooking the books”. Tom Muir at a […]

There are five conditions that can be used to close a school. The Director of Education cited two of them. What are the other three?

Room was packed Mar 7

By Pepper Parr March 17, 2017 BURLINGTON, ON   Run that by me again – Why are we doing this ? According to the Board’s […]

The writing of a report - the Director of Education gets less than six days to sum up what the PARC has been working away at for months.

HDSB Parents at PARC 1 Jan 26-17

By Pepper Parr March 16th, 2017 BURLINGTON, ON   There is something wrong with the schedule. The 14 members of the PARC are going to […]

If Crime Stoppers is anonymous - how do they deliver the reward money?

Crime Stoppers is always looking for help.

By Pepper Parr March 14th, 2017 BURLINGTON, ON   Just how does Crime stoppers work? Everyone knows what Crime Stoppers is. Few know just how […]

A passionate educator faces a dilemma: follow his muse or take direction from the parents through the trustees they elected,

Stuart Miller

By Pepper Parr March 14th, 2017 BURLINGTON, ON   Halton District School Board Director of Education Stuart Miller is not wrong – but he isn’t […]

Halton Disrict School Board decides to close everything - schools are already closed for Spring Break

HDSB sign with flag

By Staff March 13, 2017 BURLINGTON, ON   Tomorrow, (Tuesday, March 14, 2017) the Halton District School Board office and all Board-related sites will be […]

Fraud month - an area resident recently lost $14,000 to a scam artist.


By Staff March 13th, 2017 BURLINGTON, ON   It’s Fraud Prevention Month (#FPM2017) and the Halton Regional Police Service released the second of four scheduled […]

Catholics take a hit in Oakville - decide to close two schools. Sharing school with the public board is not on.


By Staff March 9th, 2017 BURLINGTON, ON   Closing schools isn’t just a Burlington issue. The Halton District Catholic School board decided yesterday that two […]

Meed Ward takes the Burlington concern over high school closings to the legislature.

MMW with T - shirt

By Staff March 8th, 2017 BURLINGTON, ON   Marianne Meed Ward, city Councillor for ward 2 and Central high school member on the PARC said […]

Parents PACK the New Street Education Centre, few if any positions or opinions get changed

Packed room - New Street Mar 7-17

By Pepper Parr March 7th, 2017 BURLINGTON, ON Photo description off the police officer has been revised – turns out he was a parent attending […]

Central high school parents take their fight to the provincial legislature - Premier doesn't come on side the way they had hoped.

MMW with T - shirt

By Staff March 8th, 2017 BURLINGTON, ON   Seeing Program Accommodation Review Committee member Marianne Meed Ward standing beside Progressive Conservative Patrick Brown at the […]

Central high school parents send an Open Letter to Premier, Leader of the Opposition demanding a halt to the school closing process the Board of Education started last October.

Protesters PARC

By Staff March 6, 2017 BURLINGTON, ON   The Ontario Legislature will be meeting on Tuesday, which will be an Opposition Day that has Progressive […]

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