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:
- 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.
- To align HWDSB’s walking distances with that of the Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic District School Board.