All schools to close February 21 for a one-day ETFO & OSSTF strike

The Ontario Secondary School Teachers Federation (OSSTF) and the Elementary Teachers Federation of Ontario (ETFO) announced that on Friday, February 21, their members will engage in a full withdrawal of services (strike-action) across the province. In WRDSB, OSSTF represents secondary school teachers as well as a number of other education workers. Education workers include our […]

All elementary schools to close February 11 & 12 in the event of ETFO strike action

On Tuesday, February 11 and Wednesday, February 12, all WRDSB ELEMENTARY schools will be CLOSED to students due to a withdrawal of services (strike-action) by the Elementary Teachers Federation of Ontario (ETFO) unless an agreement is reached at the provincial bargaining table.  In the WRDSB, ETFO represents elementary teachers, elementary occasional teachers and designated early […]

All elementary schools to close February 6 & 7 in the event of ETFO strike action

On Thursday, February 6 and Friday, February 7, all WRDSB ELEMENTARY schools will be CLOSED to students due to a withdrawal of services (strike-action) by the Elementary Teachers Federation of Ontario (ETFO) unless an agreement is reached at the provincial bargaining table.  In the WRDSB, ETFO represents elementary teachers, elementary occasional teachers and designated early […]

Statement from the Chairperson regarding continued job action

The Waterloo Region District School Board remains committed to providing a world-class public education to all of the nearly 65,000 students who attend our schools. Students remain our top priority and we take pride in welcoming them into the safe, supportive learning environments created by our dedicated administrators, teachers and education support staff. The past […]

All elementary schools closed January 27, 2020

On Monday, January 27, all ELEMENTARY schools will be CLOSED to students due to a one-day withdrawal of services (strike-action) by the Elementary Teachers Federation of Ontario (ETFO). In the WRDSB, ETFO represents elementary teachers, elementary occasional teachers and designated early childhood educators. All secondary schools are OPEN to students and exams will continue as […]

WRDSB not impacted by ETFO one-day walkouts on January 22

The Elementary Teachers Federation of Ontario (ETFO) announced the school boards impacted by the rotating one-day full withdrawal of services (strike-action) for Wednesday, January 22, 2020. This one-day strike action does not impact WRDSB schools. Our schools will be open to students on Wednesday, January 22, 2020. As the province continues labour negotiations, updates may […]

WRDSB not impacted by ETFO one-day walkouts on January 21

The Elementary Teachers Federation of Ontario (ETFO) announced the school boards impacted by the rotating one-day full withdrawal of services (strike-action) for Tuesday, January 21, 2020. This one-day strike action does not impact WRDSB schools. Our schools will be open to students on Tuesday, January 21, 2020. As the province continues labour negotiations, updates may […]

ETFO announces one-day walkouts – WRDSB not impacted on January 20

The Elementary Teachers Federation of Ontario (ETFO) has announced that its members (elementary teachers, elementary occasional teachers and designated early childhood educators) will be participating in rotating one-day full withdrawal of services (strike-action) at a number of school boards across the province on Monday, January 20, 2020. This one-day strike action does not impact WRDSB […]

Nominations for the Prime Minister’s Awards for Teaching Excellence are now open

Do you want to recognize a teacher or educator for their commitment to education and dedication to students? Now is your chance; nominations for the Prime Minister’s Award for Teaching Excellence are now open. You can nominate a teacher or educator in three categories: The Prime Minister’s Award for Teaching Excellence honours outstanding and innovative […]

October 16 is Early Childhood Educator (ECE) Appreciation Day

Today, October 16th, we celebrate Early Childhood Educator (ECE) Appreciation Day, a day where we recognize the commitment, hard work and passion of our early childhood educators. More than 550 educators went to work this morning to greet and care for 8,400 students in the Waterloo Region District School Board. To witness our littlest learners get excited […]