A new momentum for a new year

With the new school year underway, I am excited to support staff and students across our five Ward 3 schools. I toured the new Bernie Custis Secondary School earlier this summer and was so happy to see how committed staff is to ensuring that the school culture is one of inclusivity and positivity. During these …

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Flags flew at half-mast to mark the death of Chris Parkinson.

Farewell to Chris Parkinson

Since the passing of Crown Point resident Chris Parkinson on May 30th, there has been an outpouring of grief within the community, as with his family. Hundreds attended his visitation and funeral including members of council, the entire board of the Hamilton Wentworth District School Board (HWDSB), family, and many, many others.  Through his roles …

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Working together to make our schools the best places to learn

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Students are back from March Break, and spring is days away. This has been a long winter, with many snow days. I sympathize with parents who have had to adjust schedules, find alternative child care, and who have been inconvenienced when schools have closed for student and staff safety. We will be re-examining our inclement …

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