Education

Online petition against Catholic school board’s Pride flag decision keeps growing

Nearly 5,000 people have now signed an online petition against the decision made by the Peterborough- Victoria- Northumberland Clarington Catholic District School Board to disallow the flying of Pride flags in front of their schools.

Summer learning programs offered to students by TLDSB to fill in learning gaps

Summer learning programs offered to students by TLDSB to fill in learning gaps

On the heels of a second straight school year disrupted by COVID-19, the Trillium Lakelands District School Board will be offering many summer learning opportunities to assist students who may have fallen behind during the pandemic.

Superintendent of learning Jay MacJanet shared with the board the multiple learning opportunities available, and where the funding is coming from to support some of these unique course offerings.

Board rejects Ford’s call for in-person graduations

Board rejects Ford’s call for in-person graduations

The Trillium Lakelands Board of Education has decided to stand their ground on their decision to host virtual graduations for their Grade 8 and Grade 12 students.

Director of education Wes Hahn told trustees that the planning for these events has been going on for months, the provincial recommendation for in-person outdoor graduations came too late and that after discussions with the two local health units, the board was told in-person outdoor graduations would be unsafe.

Back to normal semesters quickly for Catholic Board – but not necessarily for TLDSB

TLDSB opts for quadmesters; two classes per day

Secondary students in Kawartha Lakes will still not be back to pre-pandemic normal come September, but a traditional-looking school year… Continue reading “TLDSB opts for quadmesters; two classes per day”

Board decides tonight if unpopular 'octomesters' will continue

Board decides tonight if unpopular ‘octomesters’ will continue in fall

Staff and students are concerned that the Trillium Lakelands District School Board may be once again considering the highly unpopular… Continue reading “Board decides tonight if unpopular ‘octomesters’ will continue in fall”

King Albert principal sad to leave, says school is in good hands

For the last four years, Dean Burke has enjoyed every minute he has been the principal of King Albert Public School in Lindsay. With the help of staff, students, parents and community partners Burke has worked very hard to make King Albert a place his students want to be.

Burke, a King Albert graduate himself, began teaching in 2009, and made the transition into administration as the “teacher in charge” at Our Lady of Fatima in Longlac, Ontario in 2014.

Pride Month to be celebrated by local school board  

The Trillium Lakelands District School Board will be recognizing Pride Month right across the board beginning June 1. Superintendent Jennifer… Continue reading “Pride Month to be celebrated by local school board  “