January 29, 2019


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January 29, 2019


Trustees Recommend a Joint-Use School with DSBN in Wainfleet to Board

A joint-use school elementary school in Wainfleet is one step closer to reality.

At the January 29 Committee of the Whole Meeting, trustees recommended the Board approve a joint-use school in the southwestern Niagara rural community, replacing St. Elizabeth Catholic Elementary School, and two elementary schools run by the District School Board of Niagara.

The recommendation followed a lengthy public consultation process and discussions with our stakeholders, including our co-terminus board.

The recommendation is based on the approval of a new Joint-Use School Agreement in Wainfleet with the District School Board of Niagara, and that capital funding for the project is provided by the Ministry of Education.

2019-2020 Annual Budget and System Priorities Consultation Process Underway

Senior Staff has begun the consultation process for the 2019-2020 Annual Budget and System Priorities.

During the next four months, there will be ongoing discussion and consultation with a number of stakeholder groups, including students, parents and teachers, to help form the priorities for the new academic year.

The full report is in section A6.1.2 of the January 29 Board Meeting agenda.

2018-2019 System Priorities Mid-Year Achievement Report

During the January 29 Board Meeting, trustees were provided with the 2018-2019 Mid-Year System Priorities Mid-Year Achievement Report.

The report is available here.

Niagara Catholic One of Canada’s Best Employers

Each year, Forbes announces its list of Canada’s 300 Best Employers. For the first time, the Niagara Catholic District School Board was included as one of Canada’s Best Employers.

In comprising its list, Forbes surveyed 8,000 Canadians working in multiple sectors for public and private companies and institutions with more than 500 full and part-time employees about their likelihood of promoting their employer to family and friends, and their impression of others within their industry. Employees answered anonymously and without any involvement from their employer.

Niagara Catholic was one of 22 educational institutions from across Canada to be included on the list, including five school boards and 17 universities. The Board was the only Catholic school board listed. In addition to posting on its website, Forbes shared its Canada’s Best Employers list with its more than 40 million followers on social media. Read the full media release here.

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