August 31, 2020: Back to School Telephone Town Hall

August 31, 2020 -- Back to School Town Hall

The Back to School Town Hall featured an expert education panel including: the Halton District School Board's Director of Education, Stuart Miller and Chair of the Board, Andréa Grebenc; the Halton Catholic District School Board's Director of Education Patrick Daly and Chair of the Board, Vincent Iantomasi as well as McMaster University's Dean of Students, Sean Van Koughnett. Burlington residents had the opportunity to ask questions by telephone and online. Click here to access the Sick Kids report mentioned during the call. 

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Polling Questions

Which School Board or post-secondary institution do you or your child attend?

  • 34% -- Halton District School Board
  • 30% -- Neither myself or my child is enrolled in school
  • 27% -- Halton Catholic District School Board
  • 3%   -- McMaster University
  • 5%   -- Other
How will you or your child participate in school this fall?
  • 73% -- Back in the Classroom 
  • 19% -- Online/Remote Learning
  • 8%   -- Homeschooling (outside the school system)
Have you reviewed your school board or educational institutions reopening plan?
  • 54% -- Yes, I've reviewed the plan in detail
  • 30% -- Yes, I've read a few sections of the plan
  • 9%   -- No, I have not looked at it
  • 7%   -- No, I have received my information elsewhere