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Upper Canada District School Board issues layoffs to 25 Para-Professionals

Upper Canada District School Board issues layoffs to 25 Para-Professionals
Brockville – The Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) has issued layoff notices to 25 para-professional employees.  At the June 20th, 2019 board meeting, the Upper Canada District School Board approved a 1.3 million dollar decrease in funding for Para-Professionals.  These professionals include child and youth workers and behaviourists (Student Support Partners).  This position was eliminated.  These front-line workers provided... Read More

UCDSB Trustees Approve a Balanced Budget for the 2019-20 School Year

UCDSB Trustees Approve a Balanced Budget for the 2019-20 School Year
Brockville – The Board of Trustees for the Upper Canada District School Board met on Wednesday, June 19 for the last Committee of the Whole meeting for the 2018-19 school year. Several agenda items were discussed, including finalizing and approving the 2019-20 school year budget. At the beginning of the budget deliberations, which started in early May, UCDSB Trustees were... Read More

Lake Ontario outflows to be maintained at record highs

Lake Ontario outflows to be maintained at record highs
The Board is doing everything possible to provide all possible relief to Lake Ontario and upper St. Lawrence River residents, while considering impacts throughout the system. During its meeting on 21 June, the Board decided to maintain outflows at their current record-high  levels, 10,400 m3/s (367,270 cfs), for the next week considering there is very little  capacity for passing water... Read More

Warrants Executed in Cardinal and South Crosby in Police Crack Down

Warrants Executed in Cardinal and South Crosby in Police Crack Down
CARDINAL – On June 14, 2019 members of Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Community Street Crime Unit (CSCU Leeds-Grenville & Lanark Unit) assisted by the Emergency Response Unit (ERT) executed a Search Warrant at a residence on Walter Street, Cardinal, Ontario. Officers seized a significant quantity of controlled substances suspected to be cocaine, crystal meth and methamphetamine tablets and marihuana for trafficking purposes;... Read More

MPP CLARK CELEBRATES ONE-YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF ONTARIO’S GOVERNMENT FOR THE PEOPLE

MPP CLARK CELEBRATES ONE-YEAR ANNIVERSARY  OF ONTARIO’S GOVERNMENT FOR THE PEOPLE
BROCKVILLE — MPP Steve Clark celebrated the one-year anniversary since Ontario’s Government for the People took office by reflecting on 12 months of hard work to make life better for the families, individuals and job creators he represents in Leeds-Grenville-Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes. “I’m proud of the accomplishments we have made as a government over the past year for... Read More

UCDSB Marks One Million Terry Fox Fundraising Milestone

UCDSB Marks One Million Terry Fox Fundraising Milestone
Upper Canada – After receiving the 2018 Terry Fox Run results, the Terry Fox Foundation has informed the Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) that their family of schools have surpassed the million-dollar fundraising goal at $1,437,006 to date. For over 30 years, the Terry Fox Foundation has worked to achieve Terry’s vision – a world without cancer. Terry Fox Runs are events that... Read More

Upper Canada District School Board Recognizes Excellence at 2019 Celebration Night

Upper Canada District School Board Recognizes Excellence at 2019 Celebration Night
Kempville – The Upper Canada District School Board recognized excellence in members of its staff and volunteers on Monday, June 3 during the school board’s 2019 Celebration Night. The awards ceremony was held at North Grenville District High School and celebrated recipients of the Upper Canada District School Board Service Excellence Award, Volunteer Recognition Award, and Director’s Award of Merit,... Read More

Trustees Approve Special Education Pilot Project for 2019-20 School Year

Trustees Approve Special Education Pilot Project for 2019-20 School Year
Brockville – As part of ongoing efforts to modernize programming for students, Superintendent Ron Ferguson presented a review of the district’s Special Education Program at the May 22 Board meeting. The review contained recommendations that would enhance the current direction for delivering special education in the Upper Canada District School Board. The recommendations presented were the result of a review... Read More

ONTARIO SUPPORTING RURAL EDUCATION IN LEEDS AND GRENVILLE

ONTARIO SUPPORTING RURAL EDUCATION IN LEEDS AND GRENVILLE
UPPER CANADA BOARD PROVIDED WITH HIGHER FUNDING THAN REPORTED BROCKVILLE — The Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) will receive over $342 million for the 2019-2020 school year, reports Steve Clark, MPP for Leeds-Grenville-Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes. Clark said this investment marks an increase of $927,495 compared to the previous year’s funding and noted the government’s 2019-2020 Grants for... Read More

Finalists Announced for the 6th Annual MyView Film Festival!

Finalists Announced for the 6th Annual MyView Film Festival!
Brockville – Youth ages 10-24 across Eastern Ontario were busy this spring making short videos about something important to them.  Nine original local films have been nominated as finalists for the 2019 MyView Youth Film Festival. Precious Cargo by Joy Covey from Brockville Barbie and Ken by Mackenzie Ball from Kemptville Simple Math by Max Benda from Smiths Falls I am I &... Read More