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Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board is committed to effective, meaningful consultation with the Hamilton community and to a culture of consultation within and among its constituent groups and/or individuals.

At its heart, consultation is about interactive two-way communication and dialogue. The process is an opportunity for:

  • the Board to inform the public about key issues and their implications, and to be better understood; and
  • the public to have meaningful and substantive opportunities to influence Board decisions.

All public consultations are posted in the chart below for your information and your consultation is earnestly sought. Parents/guardians, caregivers, School Council members, staff, students and members of the community are urged to respond.

You may fill out one of the surveys below through our online survey tool, or written comments may also be sent by Canada Post to:

Research and Analytics,
P.O. Box 2558,
Hamilton, ON  L8N 3L1,
Attention: Research Officer.

Transportation Policy Consultation

Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board (HWDSB) is gathering public feedback on the possibility of changing the walking distance for Junior and Senior Kindergarten students in its Transportation Policy.  The proposed change is to increase school walking distance from 1.0 kms to 1.2 kms.

There are two main reasons HWDSB is looking at this possible change:

  1. HWDSB is currently experiencing a driver shortage. In a motion on May 28, 2018, the Board of Trustees asked staff to look at ways (including policy changes) that would help reduce the driver shortage.
  2. To align HWDSB’s walking distances with that of the Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic District School Board.
To have your voice heard, please fill out the Transportation Policy Consultation.
The deadline for submissions is 4 p.m. on November 27, 2018.
Updated on Monday, November 12, 2018.
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