Tag: Trustees

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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Trustee Vacancy – Cambridge & Township of North Dumfries

The Waterloo Region District School Board invites applications for the role of Trustee representing the City of Cambridge and North Dumfries Township. The seat at the Board table was left vacant after the resignation of long-time Cambridge trustee, Andrea Mitchell. As outlined in the Education Act, applicants must meet the following requirements: a Canadian citizen […]

WRDSB continues exciting work on new strategic plan

The exciting work on a renewed Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) Strategic Direction and Plan continued on February 26 and 27, 2016. All WRDSB trustees and senior staff met for a second time to continue the development of renewed vision for the Board that allows us to best serve our students. The innovative space at […]

WRDSB starts new strategic plan

One of the most important roles for elected school board trustees is to provide overall direction for the Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) by establishing its Mission, Vision and Values. Trustees also develop and approve the broader Strategic Direction for the Board which in turn focuses the work of the director and staff. From […]

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 […]

September 14, 2015 Committee of the Whole Highlights

On Monday, September 14 2015, the Waterloo Region District School Board held a Committee of the Whole Meeting. The agenda and reports for this meeting can be found online. Delegations Three delegations appeared at the meeting tonight, speaking on the following topics: French Immersion transportation, transportation to Wellesley PS, and content filtering on the internet. […]

WRDSB trustees attend OPSBA conference in Toronto

Last week, WRDSB trustees participated in the annual OPSBA conference in Toronto. Our trustees joined other Ontario public school board trustees to share and learn about board governance, the role of the trustee, best practice and future issues in education. The conference closed with a very inspiring address by Peter Mansbridge, Chief Correspondent of CBC […]

The Process for Addressing Concerns

Every day, parents, volunteers, teachers and support staff work together to provide the best education possible for all students. To work together effectively, the relationship between home and school must be strong. This relationship can be strengthened through open, receptive and honest two-way communication. From time to time, there may be a misunderstanding, a lack […]