The Halton District School Board’s Parent Involvement Committee (PIC) recognizes parents/guardians play a vital role in the development and education of their children and in the success of schools and therefore provides a regular opportunity to network, share ideas, offer input and enjoy informative presentations on a number of education related topics throughout the school year.
PIC makes parental engagement a priority by providing ongoing system-wide support and promoting communication between parents/guardians, the Board and members of the community, while school councils focus on the local school and community.
Ontario's PRO Grants are designed to support parents in identifying barriers to engagement in their own community and to find local solutions to involve more parents in support of student achievement and well-being.
The Halton District School Board was awarded $86,215 for the 2016-2017 PRO Grants. This funding was to support 75 School Councils and one regional/provincial project.
Parent Reaching Out Grant Information (Ontario Ministry of Education)
HDSB PIC Strategic Plan: Three Areas of Focus
Define PIC representative role and function
Education and Awareness
Awareness and engagement
HDSB Parent Engagement Resource Booklet
A Practical Handbook for Parent Involvement Committee Members (Ontario Ministry of Education)
Parent Involvement Committee Fact Sheet (Ontario Ministry of Education, available in multiple languages)
Parent Engagement Policy: Involving parents in the school (Ontario Ministry of Education, available in multiple languages)
Frequently Asked Questions (Ontario Ministry of Education)
Parent Engagement (Council of Ontario Directors of Education)
PIC Interest Form