Reaction begins to set in: parent writes a 21 point letter on what she heard at the school board meeting.

HDSB sign with flag

By Dianne Miller APRIL 28th, 2017 BURLINGTON, ON The reaction begins: parent Dianne Miller write about her experience at the meeting where Director of Education […]

Is poverty just one of those things that every society has and we just learn to live with? Don't say that to Leena Sharma Seth.

Poverty - Leena-Sharma Seth

By Pepper Parr April 28th, 2017 BURLINGTON, ON   There were about 60 – maybe 70 people gathered around 10 tables. They were a pretty […]

Meed Ward releases a statement on the school closing report sent to school board trustees.

Meed WArd at PARC

By Staff April 27, 2017 BURLINGTON, ON   Ward 2 city Councillor Marianne Meed Ward and former member of the Halton District School Board Program […]

Hard questions and soft answers were served up at a Board of Education meeting .

By Pepper Parr April 27, 2017 BURLINGTON, ON   It was a meeting that ended with the Chair directing the trustees to rise and leave […]

Downtown visioning part two- a closer look for those who did not attend the event.

Close look

By Pepper Parr April 26, 2017 BURLINGTON, ON   By 2031 Halton will have a population 1 million people; its population today is about 550,000. […]

Pilgrimage passes through Burlington - walking to Parliament in Ottawa.

Zaffino picture - walkers

By Donna Flemming Zaffino April 26th, 2017 BURLINGTON, ON   On my way to run errands I spotted a group of people walking with banners […]

What the downtowners think should be done with the downtown core -

Close look

By Pepper Parr April 24th, 2017 BURLINGTON, ON   The Mayor opened up the event with a short overview of the changes taking place in […]

Director of Education gets to defend his report to the trustees Wednesday evening - what kind of a witness is he going to be?

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By Pepper Parr April 25th, 2017 BURLINGTON, ON   The Director of Education Stuart Miller was not able to visit with staff at Bateman high […]

Open Letter to the Board of Trustees: Evidence does not justify closing Pearson high school.

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Open Letter to the Board of Trustees About Closing Pearson High School: A line-by-line refutation of Recommendation 2 of the Director’s Final Report By Rory […]

Elements and Expressions: elementary student art show to take place April 25-27 at the New Street Education Centre.

The city is looking for people under the age of 18 who want to show what Public Work's is all about.  If they know and can draw - send in your best effort.

By Staff April 25, 2017 BURLINGTON, ON   For the 12th year in a row the Halton District School Board is presenting the elementary art […]

The tricky nature of the FOI Process; Muir's marathon in navigating it all. Part 2

By Tom Muir April 24th, 2017 BURLINGTON, ON Few people in Burlington could understand why the Board of Education staff decided that some of the […]

Lisa Bull implored the Director o Education to look at all the options.

HDSB sign with flag

By Pepper Parr April 24th, 2017 BURLINGTON, ON   Is there anything a parent can say that will change minds? The democratic process we celebrate […]

A very disturbing chain of email correspondence. What did the Director of Education think he was doing and why did the Board of Education chair feel she had to get directions?

Protest outside board office

By Pepper Parr April 23, 2017 BURLINGTON, ON   We are beginning to hear from the trustees on the values they bring to their task […]

The original option to close Central and Pearson got changed to a recommendation to close Pearson and Bateman. Best decision? - then why wasn't it the original option?

PARC anxious parent

By Pepper Parr April 23, 2017 BURLINGTON, ON   Few will differ with the Director of Education on the decision that lets Central high school […]

Vulnerable students at Bateman high school are going to need very special consideration if the school does close.

FIRE ist an 2nd place cooks

By Pepper Parr April 22, 2017 BURLINGTON, ON   Part 3 of a series on the recommendation to close two Burlington high schools. Rationale: Closing […]

Getting impaired drivers off our roads - make the right call - 911

Campaign 911 1

By Staff April 22, 2017 BURLINGTON, ON   Despite years of awareness campaigns illustrating why driving a vehicle when impaired by drugs or alcohol is […]

Closing Lester B. Pearson high school; rationale and implications.

LBP Kim

By Pepper Parr April 22, 2017 BURLINGTON, ON Part 2 of a series on the Board recommendation to close two high schools in Burlington Closing […]

Blow back against Meed Ward begins - are these people throwing in the towel?

Bateman - crowd scene with Bull

By Pepper Parr April 22, 2017 BURLINGTON, ON   The blow back begins. With a recommendation from the Director of Education on which schools Board […]

Identity thieves using Facebook to pull you in - be vigilant.

Identity theft - many faces

By Staff April 22, 2017 BURLINGTON, ON   This is an Identity Theft that attempt that is so obvious – but it will pull in […]

Part 1 of a series: Schools to be closed - Director's conclusions.

Miller with students Mar 7-17

By Pepper Parr April 22nd, 2017 BURLINGTON, ON   Stuart Miller, Halton District School Board Director of Education sent a 40 page report to the […]