New start time for Halton District School Board meetings

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Published January 12, 2024 at 3:43 pm

Halton school board

The Halton District School Board (HDSB) is going to start meetings a little earlier for the next few months.

Until the end of April, the HDSB will start regular board meetings and committee of the whole at 6 p.m. as part of a trial.

In the past, the public session of these meetings started at approximately 7 p.m., following a private session which began at 6 p.m.  Throughout the trial period, trustees will begin the public session of the meeting at 6 p.m., with the private session to follow afterward.

“As a Board of Trustees, we recognize the time commitment of the public and staff to attend Board meetings. It is important that we honour and value their time as they balance other responsibilities and priorities, both personally and professionally,” said Board Chair Amy Collard about the move. “An effective way to acknowledge this is by refining our schedule and starting the public session of Board meetings promptly at 6 p.m. for a three-month trial period from February through to the end of April. Through this revised schedule, we will demonstrate our respect for everyone’s time, and set the tone for proactive collaboration and engagement.”

The revised meeting schedule is as follows:

  • Feb. 7 – Board meeting

  • Feb. 21 – committee of the whole meeting

  • March 6 – Board meeting

  • March 20 – committee of the whole meeting

  • April 3 – Board meeting

  • April 17 – committee of the whole meeting

For the full schedule of meetings, view the HDSB Calendar and visit the Board Agenda and Minutes webpage for more information.

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