HHSS opens doors to parents for conversation

By Sue Tiffin

Published Jan. 30 2018

Parents and guardians of high school students in Haliburton County are being invited to a Parent Forum with Larry Hope Trillium Lakelands District School Board (TLDSB) director of education.

The open forum discussions being held at Haliburton Highlands Secondary School are scheduled for Feb. 28 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. or 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.

“These are open forums where parents are welcome to discuss any matters they feel are important in education within TLDSB today” said Laura Blaker TLDSB communications officer. “It is a free-flowing transparent discussion session with a focus on embrace learning our strategic direction and the pillars within that.”

The Embrace Learning multi-year strategic plan for 2016-2021 pillars are stated as “innovation and collaboration for all supporting the well-being of all and valuing the strength of everyone’s voice.”

“TLDSB values open and transparent conversation from stakeholders” said Blaker. “Larry is initiating these [open forum discussions] – he’s always willing to listen and engage directly with parents.”

This March Hope will hold student forums with HHSS students from a cross section of grades and pathways from the school.

Parents and guardians planning on attending the session must register in advance at http://bit.ly/parentforums.