Latest News and Updates
Director's Final Report (May 25, 2017): The Director’s Final Report (revised: May 12, 2017) was presented to Trustees for "information" on Wednesday, May 17, 2017. Revisions to the report are show in green.
The Glossary of Planning Terms and the Glossary of Secondary School Program Terms may be helpful when reviewing this report.
Upcoming Dates (May 25, 2017):
Wednesday June 7, 2017 (7 pm) - Board meeting. Final Report to Board of Trustees for “decision”. Location: J.W. Singleton Centre (2050 Guelph Line). If additional audience capacity is required, it will be available at M.M. Robinson High School (2425 Upper Middle Road, Studio Theatre).
All dates from the PAR process are outlined in the Process Timelines webpage.
Additional questions and answers have been added to Frequently Asked Questions. Meeting materials as well as all options discussed at Program and Accommodation Review Committee (PARC) working meetings are available on the PARC webpage.
List of all news and updates
Reason for Program and Accommodation Review
A Program and Accommodation Review is a process that the Board follows to find solutions to accommodation, programming and/or facility condition challenges faced in a school or a group of schools. Throughout the process, the Board will reach out to parents/guardians and the community to get input through a variety of
According to the Board’s
Program and Accommodation Review (PAR) policy, a Program and Accommodation Review is initiated if one of the five conditions listed in the policy are met. Out of the 5 conditions, two have been met to initiate this PAR. For more information, visit
Reason for Program and Accommodation Review.
Objective of Program and Accommodation Review
The Halton District School Board is committed to providing the best educational opportunities and learning environments within the financial resources available for its students.
The Board is committed to the following principles:
- Program and accommodation decisions take into account the needs of all students in all schools in the affected community and the Board as a whole;
- Affected communities will have an understanding of the process and the level of consultation to take place;
- Processes for decision-making will be timely, inclusive, transparent and open;
- In the students’, community’s or system’s best interests, PARs may occur as a result of financial constraints, changes in curriculum, program demands, student enrolment, or other unforeseen factors.
Schools involved in PAR
Seven schools are involved in this review:
- Aldershot HS (Gr. 9-12)
- Burlington Central HS (Gr. 9-12)
- Dr. Frank J. Hayden SS
- Lester B. Pearson HS
- M.M. Robinson HS
- Nelson HS
- Robert Bateman HS
Halton District School Board PAR policy
HDSB Program and Accommodation Review (PAR) policy
Reasons for PAR
School Information Profiles (SIPs)
Program and Accommodation Review Committee (PARC)
News and Updates
Long Term Accommodation Plan (LTAP)
Community Planning and Partnerships
Frequently Asked Questions
Glossary of Planning Terms
Glossary of Secondary School Program Terms
If you have any questions regarding this Program and Accommodation Review, please send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Responses to some questions are posted in Frequently Asked Questions. Please read Fair Notice Statement prior to sending an email.
Fair Notice Statement
Personal information is collected under the authority of the Education Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. E.2. and will be used to support and administer the Program Accommodation Review (PAR) process. Any information submitted as part of the PAR process may be made part of the public record in accordance with HDSB policy and in compliance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.
Questions about this collection and disclosure should be directed to: Scott Podrebarac, Superintendent of Education, Halton District School Board 905-335-3663 ext. 2215 or, toll free at 1-877-618-3456.