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School boards encourage students to bring home belongings

Out of an “abundance of caution” both the Limestone District School Board (LDSB), and the Algonquin Lakeshore Catholic District School Board (ALCDSB) have released statements encouraging students and families to be prepared to return to remote learning after the Easter long weekend. “Given local public health directives, we know that

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Outbreak declared at Kingston elementary school

Update (Friday, Nov. 13, 2020): On Friday, Nov. 13, 2020, the Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board announced that KFL&A Public Health had identified two new cases of COVID-19 at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Elementary School. There are now six active cases of the virus within the faculty

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Local boards respond to schools remaining closed through June 2020

On Tuesday, May 19, 2020, the provincial government announced that schools in the province will remain closed for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year. Premier Doug Ford and Minister Stephen Leccee, Minister of Education, made the announcement at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, and cited the safety of children as

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Local Catholic school board addresses extension of school closures

The Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board (ALCDSB) has released information for its students after the extension of school closures was announced yesterday. On Monday, Mar. 23, 2020, Premier Doug Ford announced that all schools closures would be extended beyond Monday, Apr. 6, 2020. The Premier also indicated that

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OECTA announces province-wide walkout next week

The Ontario English Catholic Teachers’ Association (OECTA) has announced it is planning a second one-day, province-wide walkout on Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020. The OECTA announced the plan on Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020, and indicated that teachers in publicly-funded Catholic District School Boards across Ontario will not be reporting to work

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School board addresses possible teacher strike action

The Limestone District School Board (LDSB) wants parents and students to know that no changes to student learning should the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) and the Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (OSSTF) take strike action next week. The ETFO represents elementary teachers, and has indicated that job action

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Changing of the guard for Algonquin Lakeshore Catholic District School Board student trustees

  The meeting of the Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board (ALCDSB) on Tuesday, Jun. 18, 2019 was one that held a special moment for two area high school students. That’s because it was the last board meeting as student trustee for Andrea Brown, who is currently completing her

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