In September 2015, the Halton District School Board directed the Chair of the Board to write a letter to the Minister of Education regarding the National Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) report which focused on giving voice to the history of residential schools in Canada. At Halton District School Board, we believe that our schools are pivotal in starting and continuing transformative learning and reconciliation.
In April 2015, the Halton District School Board directed the Chair of the Board to write a letter to the Minister of Education outlining the Board's insistence on training, funding and resource support prior to the implementation of the new Health and Physical Education curriculum.
In May 2015, the Board also directed the Chair to write a letter requesting representation on the Community Hub Framework Advisory Group. Community Hub programs respond to community needs related to poverty reduction and student achievement. The advisory group is charged with reviewing provincial policies and developing a framework for adapting existing public assets to become community hubs.
At the direction of the Board, through Board motion, the Chair forwarded these two letters to the Minister of Education. They speak to the Halton District School Board's position on the future of the High Needs grant/funding structure, and provincial Regulation 274 dealing with teacher hiring and staffing.
The Halton District School Board serves approximately 60,000 public school students in the municipalities of Burlington, Halton Hills, Milton and Oakville in southern Ontario. All four municipalities form the Regional Municipality of Halton. The Region of Halton and the Halton District School Board share the same boundaries encompassing 232,000 acres of land, 25 kilometres of which are along the shore of Lake Ontario.