PAR Updates will be published regularly and posted here. These updates will provide Burlington school communities with progress regarding the Board's approved recommendations as well as opportunities to be involved. I can also be contacted directly via email firstname.lastname@example.org
or by phone at 905.335.3665 ext 3409.
Please visit the PAR web page
to keep informed and to view our PAR Implementation video, Frequently Asked Questions and more. Please contact us at PARimplementation@hdsb.ca
with questions or comments.
Superintendent of Education
(Superintendent responsible for the Burlington Secondary School PAR Implementation)
To successfully transition students and staff, strong transition planning and the implementation of our action plans is vital. According to Board policy, the Integration Committees will consist of the following people from each affected school:
- the Superintendent of the school;
- the school Principal;
- the Trustee for the school; and
- the School Council Chair or designate.
The Committee has the authority to invite additional members (e.g. students, staff, SEAC representation, HDSB Mental Health Lead, etc.).
The Integration Committees will be formed in the school year prior to student and staff transitions, following School Council elections.
The following three committees will be formed:
- Lester B. Pearson/M.M. Robinson Integration Committee to be established in 2017-2018
- Robert Bateman/Nelson Integration Committee to be established in 2019-2020
- Robert Bateman/Burlington Central Integration Committeeto be established in 2019-2020
Administrative Review Information
Administrative Reviews of the Burlington Secondary School PAR have been granted. Requests for these reviews were submitted to the Ministry of Education by the Lester B. Pearson and the Robert Bateman High School communities.
According to Ministry Guidelines, an administrative review is a process by which an independent, impartial
facilitator reviews that the Board has followed its pupil accommodation review policy. An administrative review is not an assessment of the decisions made by the Board of Trustees.
An independent third party review of our PAR policy and the Burlington PAR ensures we have followed our processes and provides an opportunity to address community concerns. It is important for the HDSB, the community and the Ministry of Education that the process is thoroughly examined and reviewed.
During this review period, the HDSB will:
- continue to keep student needs at the forefront,
- collaboratively plan for and implement the Board’s decisions,
- be cognizant of minimizing the expenditures of the implementation.
Artifacts & Memorabilia
Honouring and incorporating artifacts and other memorabilia from both Lester B. Pearson H.S. and Robert Bateman H.S. will be overseen by the Integration Committees with input from both schools. Some items may be relocated to the new school, and as such, no decisions have been made at this time. More details will be released when available.
Aldershot Focus Exploration
Given the continued enrolment challenges at Aldershot High School, the Halton District School Board will explore a possible speciality program concept.
The school Council Chair/designate will be on the Aldershot High School Exploration Committee. There will be an opportunity for all Halton parents/guardians, as well as the Halton community and beyond to engage in this process. Anyone is welcome to submit ideas to the committee via the Aldershot Exploration Suggestion Box.
The Suggestion Box is open until October 20, 2017. Additionally, an Open House will be held on Monday,
November 13 from 5 - 7 pm (location to be determined).
The diagram below shows the potential three year plan for concept development, as well as potential program planning and implementation.
Where will my child attend their first year of high school in Burlington in September 2018?
One of the implications of the approved recommendations includes the creation of two comprehensive schools in Burlington, one north of the 403/QEW and one south of the 403/QEW, offering a full range of programs. This creates improved program options for all students. Additionally, students with special needs will be able to attend school closer to home. With the approved recommendations, there will be some location changes beginning September 2018. Elementary feeder schools will be providing this information to families.
Detailed information about these transitions: