Category: Board

Committee Attendance

Board/Committee of the Whole Trustee September 2017 October 2017 November 2017 December 2017 January 2018 February 2018 March 2018  April 2018   May 2018 June 2018 Colin Harrington Absent: – Sep. 25  Absent: – Oct. 16 Absent: – Nov. 20  Absent: – Dec. 18 John Hendry Ted Martin Absent: – Sep. 18 – Sep. 25 […]

Committee Structure

Statutory Committees: Special Education Advisory Committee Appointed for four years – two Trustees, two Trustee alternates (generally meets second Wednesday of each month) J. Hendry, C. Watson (Alternates – T. Martin, M. Ramsay) Discipline Committee Appointed annually – Board Chairperson or designate and six Trustees (meets as required) * NOTE: M=Mondays, T=Tuesdays C. Harrington (T), J. […]

Roles and Responsibilities

Chairperson of the Board The Chairperson of the Board of Trustees is elected by the other trustees. The Chair has no more or less power than any other trustee, but does have more responsibility. The Chairperson of the Board: Advises the Director and the Board of Trustees Facilitates public meetings of the Board of Trustees Along […]

About Your Trustees

The Board’s eleven-person elected board of trustees is responsible for approving the policies and bylaws governing the Board’s operations. The board of trustees also ensures that the quality of education in Waterloo Region is maintained, and the educational goals and needs of all students are met. It is the responsibility of trustees to attend Committee […]

Scott McMillan re-elected as Chair of the Board

At the 2017 Inaugural Board Meeting, held December 4, trustees unanimously re-elected Scott McMillan as Chair of the Board for a second term. Ted Martin was re-elected as Vice-Chair. Trustee McMillan was first elected in 2014 to represent the townships of Woolwich and Wellesley. “I am honoured by this election” said Trustee McMillan. “I am […]

Our guide for the winter season

Winter is coming and we want to ensure that we are ready for what Mother Nature has in store for us this season. During bad weather conditions, we may need to cancel buses or close schools for the safety of our students and staff. Here’s what you need to know: Learn more about our Severe Weather procedures.

EXTENDED: #WeSingOCanada together

We have extended the deadline for video submissions to Friday, November 24, 2017, at 4:00 p.m. It’s time to show your Canadian pride, WRDSB fam. We are creating a brand new O Canada video – and we want you to be the star. You can be a part of a brand new national anthem video […]

World Teachers’ Day 2017

Waterloo region sparkles with talented innovators creating new ideas from quantum computers and Hyperloop transport to progressive thinking on gender issues and social justice. Whether it is high tech innovation or social innovation – changing our society and communities to become better places to live and work and raise a family – we know that […]

WRDSB wears orange on September 29

WRDSB recognizes Orange Shirt Day as a way to honour residential school survivors, those who did not survive, and their descendants. It’s just one of the ways we support, educate and reconcile our relationship with Indigenous people. What is Orange Shirt Day? Orange Shirt Day is observed September 30 and was first launched in 2013. […]

WRDSB closes gap to province on standardized tests

Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) results in standardized tests for reading, writing and mathematics moved closer to the provincial average in results released by the Education, Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO) today. WRDSB now exceeds the provincial average in Grade 9 (Applied) Mathematics and for first-time eligible students for the OSSLT. WRDSB improved results […]

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