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Highlights from UCDSB Board of Trustee Meeting Feb 12th, 2020

Highlights from UCDSB Board of Trustee Meeting Feb 12th, 2020
Brockville – Trustees with the Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) met on Wednesday, February 12, 2020 for their regular Board meeting. They discussed several agenda items: North Stormont Public School Video Presentation Trustees viewed a video from North Stormont Public School highlighting how their School Improvement Plans for Student Achievement and Wellness (SIPSAW) are implemented day-to-day. Included were parent and student testimonials on the... Read More

STEO Announces Bell Time Changes

STEO Announces Bell Time Changes
Brockville – In September 2020, there will be changes to bell times at 32 of our 38 schools in the regions of Leeds, Grenville, Dundas, Prescott and Russell. Elementary school morning bell times will range from 9:15 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Morning bell times at all high schools will be 8:00 a.m. This is the result of the implementation of... Read More

Minister of Education on Resumed Negotiations with OECTA

Minister of Education on Resumed Negotiations with OECTA
TORONTO — “Students belong in class. My objective has always been to reach deals with our education labour partners – deals that are fair to students, hard-working parents, and our valued teachers and education workers. I am pleased the mediator has called all parties back to the negotiating table, as we have always said, we stand ready to negotiate to reach... Read More

Catholic Teachers to begin rotating strikes February 24th

Catholic Teachers to begin rotating strikes February 24th
TORONTO – The Ontario English Catholic Teachers’ Association (OECTA) has announced that if an agreement is not reached, members will participate in rotating full withdrawals of service the week of February 24. (The rotation schedule is below. All OECTA bargaining units within each Catholic district school board will engage in a full withdrawal of service on their assigned day.) “Teachers... Read More

Minister of Education on Province-Wide, One-Day Strike

Minister of Education on Province-Wide, One-Day Strike
TORONTO — Today, Stephen Lecce, Minister of Education, issued the following statement in response to strike escalation by the four teachers’ unions (OSSTF, ETFO, OECTA, AEFO): “Our focus is on keeping students in class, as they deserve better. That is why I am calling on the teachers’ union leaders to accept private mediation today and end this needless escalation. Parents... Read More

On February 21, Elementary and Secondary Educators across Ontario Will Stand Up Against Cuts to Public Education

On February 21, Elementary and Secondary Educators across Ontario Will Stand Up Against Cuts to Public Education
TORONTO – On Friday, February 21, elementary and secondary teachers and education workers represented by the four major education unions in Ontario will stand up to the Ford government’s education cuts by participating in a one-day walkout across the province. Members of the Association des enseignantes et des enseignants franco-ontariens (AEFO), the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO), the Ontario... Read More

Fish for Free on Family Day Weekend

Fish for Free on Family Day Weekend
TORONTO — The Ontario Government invites families to fish for free on Family Day weekend. From February 15 to 17, Canadian residents of all ages can enjoy fishing in Ontario without having to purchase a licence or carry an Outdoors Card. “Our government is making it easier for families to spend quality time together while enjoying Ontario’s world-class lakes, rivers... Read More

Community Volunteer Tax Program Once Again Offering Free Tax Services

Community Volunteer Tax Program Once Again Offering Free Tax Services
Brockville – The Volunteer Centre of St. Lawrence-Rideau is once again offering their “Community Volunteer Tax Program” free tax services for low income filers. Starting February 24th in five municipalities. Check the poster below for all of the information: Read More

7th Annual Local Youth Film Festival Offers $1000 Grand Prize!

7th Annual Local Youth Film Festival Offers $1000 Grand Prize!
MyView Youth Film Festival is back for its 7th year!  Kemptville’s own McGahey Insurance and Grenville Mutual Insurance have again teamed up to provide the $1000 Grand Prize for 2020.  This creative film-making contest is open to all youth ages 10-24 that live, work or play in Eastern Ontario (see www.myviewfilmfest.ca for list of eligible counties). Young people are encouraged to pick up their phones or cameras... Read More

Extreme Cold Warning in effect for Brockville – Prescott, Merrickville-Wolford – Kemptville, Morrisburg – SD&G & City of Ottawa

Extreme Cold Warning in effect for Brockville – Prescott, Merrickville-Wolford – Kemptville, Morrisburg – SD&G & City of Ottawa
Extreme cold wind chill values near minus 35 early this morning. These will continue for a few more hours before moderating. Extreme cold puts everyone at risk. Dress warmly. Dress in layers that you can remove if you get too warm. The outer layer should be wind resistant. Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To... Read More