Education

Driver shortages for local school board still an issue as enrollment increases

Finding bus drivers is still an issue for a local public board of education that keeps on growing.

Supply teachers in short supply

TLDSB scrambling to find occasional staff to replace absences

Trillium Lakelands District School Board is having difficulty finding enough available supply teachers to cover absences.

Unforeseen enrollment increases at public school board

Trillium Lakelands District School Board director Wes Hahn believes he can explain where an additional 500 students came from.

These students are are responsible for larger than expected class sizes, which has caused issues such as buses not picking up all students.

School sports are back, with adjustments

“Extra-curriculars are back,” Trillium Lakelands District School Board’s director of education, Wes Hahn said at the recent board meeting, but not all coaches and teams will be running.

“We will respect if staff feel uneasy or anxious about running teams again,” because of the pandemic, he said. “It is their voluntary right.”

COVID cases largely contained at Trillium Lakelands schools

Director of education for the Trillium Lakelands District School Board Wes Hahn said there are nearly 40 cases of COVID in TLDSB schools, with one case in Haliburton and 21 cases in Kawartha Lakes.

Creating new digital spaces with fall after-school coding camps

Pinnguaq’s Kawartha Lakes Makerspace will be filled with aspiring in-person and online coders and game designers this fall as they launch four after-school workshops, starting in October.

TLDSB faces serious issues in re-opening

Atmosphere in schools described as positive though

Trillium Lakelands District School Board senior staff, led by superintendents Tim Ellis and Tracy Hubbard, told trustees at their Sept. 14 regular board meeting that the board is dealing with a number of worrying issues.