Category: Board

News from and about the board and trustees, such as initiatives, financial reports and minutes.

Outgoing student trustees reflect on 2016-17 school year






During the month of June, most Waterloo Region District School Board students look forward to leaving the classroom for the summer. But for two students the end of the school year also marks the end of their time in the boardroom. Ryan Barnes and Husayn Jamal will officially finish their terms as Student Trustees on July 31.






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WRDSB recognizes National Aboriginal Day (National Indigenous Peoples Day) on June 21






This year marks the 21st anniversary of the first National Aboriginal Day in 1996. June 21 was chosen as National Aboriginal Day because of the cultural significance of the summer solstice – the first day of summer and longest day of the year, the rebirth of Mother Earth – and because many Aboriginal communities mark this day as a time to celebrate their heritage. Setting aside a day for First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples is part of the wider recognition of their primary and founding place within the fabric of Canada and their on-going contributions as First Peoples.






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Vimy Oak planted in memory of milestone celebration






“Planting a Vimy Oak is a great way to commemorate the soldiers who gave their lives to provide the freedom we experience today, along with the students who went on the trip to mark the 100th anniversary,” said Lisa Hicknell, history teacher at Grand River.







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Summer school transportation schedules now available






Summer school courses at Waterloo District School Board secondary schools begin on Tuesday, July 4, 2017.

If you are using Student Transportation Services of Waterloo Region (STSWR) to attend summer school, the bus schedules and stop locations are now available. Please be at your bus stop 10 minutes before the scheduled pick-up time.

If you have any questions about summer school transportation, please contact STSWR at 519-650-4934 ext. 221.






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Trustees approve a balanced budget for the 2017-18 school year






Trustees unanimously approved a balanced budget for the 2017-18 school year at a Special Committee of the Whole Meeting on June 14, 2017. Trustees received a balanced budget of $751.8M, including a capital budget of $72.5M that meets our legislation requirements. The budget is subject to final approval at the Board Meeting on June 26, […]

10 students, $50,000 in Legacy Scholarships






The Waterloo Region District School Board is pleased to announce the 2017 Legacy Scholarship recipients. This year, a total value of $50,000 will be awarded to 10 WRDSB students.






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Have your say in the 2017-18 school year budget






How can you give input? Appear as a delegation on June 14, 2017, at the Special Committee of the Whole Meeting. If you would like to appear as a delegation, you must register with the Manager of Corporate Services by noon on Wednesday, June 14. Delegations must relate to budget matters only. More information on delegation […]

Financial help for students attending university and college in 2017-18






Is your child going to college or university this fall? Make sure they apply for financial aid through the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP)! OSAP now offers more financial support than ever before, including free tuition for hundreds of thousands of low- and middle-income students.






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We asked. You answered. A review of community feedback during budget






Waterloo Region District School Board continues to work hard with students, staff, parents and caregivers, and community partners, to ensure education and student success is a partnership. This is why we called on you to participate in our annual budget survey, from February 21 to March 10, and provide input on the funding priorities and […]

Tomorrow is a PD Day for Elementary Students






Tomorrow is a Professional Development (PD) day for elementary students. Our secondary schools are open as normal. Extended Day Programs are open for students enrolled in the program. Below is a summary of how elementary teachers and staff will spend their day. Teachers Elementary teachers will be working on assessments and completing report cards. Designated […]

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