Join the HDSB Parent Involvement Committee (PIC)
Dear HDSB parents/guardians of students in Burlington, Halton Hills and Oakville,
The HDSB is looking for parents/guardians to join the Parent Involvement Committee (PIC). PIC supports, encourages and enhances parental engagement at the Board level to improve student achievement and well-being. In the past, PIC has focused on a well-attended parent conference covering a wide range of subjects, as well as parent information evenings. This year, most meetings will be undertaken virtually in preparation for the spring conference at an HDSB secondary school. The date and location will be announced in the near future.
As a member of the Parent Involvement Committee, we plan to achieve our purpose by communicating with and supporting school councils, undertaking activities to help parents/guardians support their children’s learning and providing information and advice on parent engagement to the HDSB.
PIC consists of 12 parents/guardians, serving one or two-year terms, representing all regions of the HDSB.
PIC members commit to participating in four public meetings per year, some planning meetings and possibly committee work.
PIC representatives are appointed by the Superintendent of Education responsible for Parent Community Engagement, PIC co-chairs, a parent/guardian member and a Trustee.
While we currently have previously elected parents that will continue to be members, no school should have more than one representative in any category.
PIC members are chosen based on their interest in working with parents/guardians and staff to support school councils and parent engagement as well as prior volunteer experience and geographical need.
This year, we need to appoint four new members from the following areas:
Burlington: Two elementary representatives
Oakville: One secondary representative
Halton Hills: One elementary representative
Milton positions for Elementary and Secondary reps are filled for this year.
If you are interested in becoming a member of PIC, please complete the HDSB Parent Involvement Committee (PIC) Interest Form by Thursday, Oct. 12, 2023.
Please join PIC for our first Public meeting on Thursday, Nov. 2.
To learn more, please visit the PIC webpage on the HDSB website (hdsb.ca) or reach out to your school principal.
Superintendent of Education
Halton District School Board