The Board of Trustees is responsible for deciding the most appropriate pupil accommodation arrangements for the delivery of its elementary and secondary programs. This page presents information regarding Program and Accommodation Reviews (PARs) as well as other program accommodation studies.
Program and Accommodation Reviews
At the February 17, 2016, Board Meeting, Halton District School Board Trustees approved a new Program and Accommodation Review Policy. This policy supports a transparent process for decision-making related to program and accommodation reviews. The Board is committed to the following principles:
- Program and accommodation decisions that might require school closures, consolidation, construction, boundary changes or program relocation will endeavor to take into account the needs of all students in all schools in the affected community and the Board as a whole.
- Communities affected by program and accommodation reviews will have an understanding of the process and the level of consultation that will take place.
- Processes for decision-making including those related to program, accommodation, school boundary reviews, school closures/consolidations will be timely, inclusive, transparent and open.
- In the students', community's or system's best interests, school closures/consolidations, construction, boundary changes, or program relocation may occur as a result of financial constraints, changes in curriculum, program demands, student enrolment, or other unforeseen factors.
The policy aligns with the revised Pupil Accommodation Review Guideline released by the Ministry of Education on March 26, 2015 as a part of the School Board Efficiencies and Modernization strategy, which provides a more efficient tool to address Board needs to close and consolidate facilities with meaningful input from the community. The Ministry also provides a Guide to inform parents and guardians regarding the process.
This policy is complimented by the Community Planning and Partnerships Guideline released by the Ministry of Education and Board-approved, Community Planning and Partnership Policy, which provides another strategy for the Board to manage excess capacity at schools.
Once the Board of Trustees decides to proceed with a Program and Accommodation Review, relevant information will be posted below.
If you have any questions regarding the Program and Accommodation Review Policy or current and past reviews, please contact the Planning department.
Listed below are the current and past Program and Accommodation Reviews.
Current Program and Accommodation Reviews
Burlington Secondary School Program and Accommodation Review
Completed Program and Accommodation Reviews
2008 - Oakville N.E. PAR (PE16B) and Ward 4 Community Consultation
2008 - Oakville S.E. PAR (PE14) and Ward 3 Community Consultation
Documents and maps from past Program and Accommodation Reviews may not be available in an accessible format. If you require assistance, please contact the Planning department.
Parent Guide to Pupil Accommodation Reviews
Ministry of Education Pupil Accommodation Review Guidelines
HDSB Program and Accommodation Review Policy
Other Program Accommodation Studies
Listed below are other program accommodation studies conducted by the Halton District School Board. For more information, select the name of the study below.
2016 - English and French as a Second Language (FSL) Programming Review