Category: Press Releases

Official press releases from the Waterloo Region District School Board.

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, […]

Scott McMillan elected as board chair






Ted Martin elected vice-chair At the Inaugural Board Meeting held this evening, trustees elected Scott McMillan as Chair of the Board and Ted Martin as Vice-Chair. Trustee McMillan was first elected in 2014 to represent the townships of Woolwich and Wellesley. “Selecting a first-term trustee as Chair signals that this board is ready to take […]

Standardized test results show room to improve






Today, the Education, Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO) released school board results for Grades 3 and 6 assessments in reading, writing and mathematics and assessments for Grade 9 mathematics as well as the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test. The Waterloo Region District School Board’s results show a small increase in reading in Grade 3 and […]

Trustees Approve Balanced Budget for 2016-17 School Year






Kitchener, ON: On Monday, June 20, 2016, Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) trustees approved a balanced budget for the 2016-2017 school year, as outlined in the report to the board. Trustees approved a balanced budget of $708.8M, including a capital budget of $67.9M. The budget is subject to final approval at the June 27 Board […]

Student Trustees Elected for 2016-17 School Year






Kitchener, ON: The election of Student Trustees for the 2016-2017 school year has taken place. Husayn Jamal from Cameron Heights Collegiate Institute was elected, while Ryan Barnes from Kitchener-Waterloo Collegiate Institute was re-elected for a second term. “Working with the WRDSB this year has been an incredibly rewarding experience and I look forward to seeing […]

2016 Tim Walker Awards for Environmental Stewardship






Tim Walker Awards Presented by Student Trustees Four schools received funding to support their environmental projects. The funding was provided as part of the Tim Walker Memorial Awards for Environmental Stewardship, established by the board to honour the life of secondary school teacher Tim Walker, and his commitment to education and environmental initiatives. An adjudication […]

ETFO Waterloo Region Ratify Local Agreement






We are pleased to announce that the Waterloo Region District School Board and ETFO Waterloo Region have ratified their local agreement. The agreement will expire August 31, 2017. “We appreciate and support the ratification of a local agreement with ETFO Waterloo Region. It has been a long process for everyone,” says WRDSB Chairperson Kathleen Woodcock. […]

Update: Fire at Preston High School






This afternoon at approximately 1:00 pm, a small fire broke out in a stairwell at Preston High School and the fire department responded.

Students and staff were safely evacuated to St. Joseph’s Catholic Elementary School. Both the fire and police departments have deemed the school safe, and have released the building back to the school board.

School will resume at normal time tomorrow.

Thank you to emergency services, students and staff at Preston High School for their quick response.






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Trustees name new south Kitchener school






At the Committee of the Whole Meeting held November 23, 2015, trustees approved the name of the new south Kitchener elementary school. The new school located on Thomas Slee Drive, will be named Groh Public School. The name relates to the Groh family, who were one of the first to settle in the region. Harold Groh […]

OSSTF District 24 Ratify Local Agreement






We are pleased to announce that the Waterloo Region District School Board and OSSTF District 24 have ratified their local tentative agreement. The agreement will expire August 31, 2017. “The ratification of a local agreement with OSSTF is a demonstration of the hard work and dedication of all involved. Steady and respectful discussion on both […]

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