Education

Student trustee position open to Grade 11 or 12 student

Any high school student in either Grade 11 or 12 who is interested in representing student concerns to the board is asked to contact their local principal for more information.

Extracurriculars available at both elementary and secondary

One of the surest signs of a return to approaching normal at the schools in the Trillium Lakelands District Secondary Board is the availability of extracurricular programming at both elementary and secondary schools right across the district.

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.

Kawartha Lakes Catholic education trustee Michelle Griepsma resigns

After more than 11 years working as a trustee for the Peterborough Victoria Northumberland and Clarington (PVNC) Catholic District School Board, Kawartha Lakes Trustee Michelle Griepsma has moved out of the board’s jurisdiction and has resigned from her role.

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.”