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LDSB: new dates to move between in-class and Virtual School model

As Kingston students complete the seventh week of the 2020-2021, Limestone District School Board (LDSB) is providing a chance to revisit their choice between in-person or virtual learning. “Students and teachers have done an amazing job of adapting to the new routines and health and safety procedures,” said LDSB. In

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Letter: Thank you to LDSB for consistent masking approach

The following is a submitted letter to the editor. The views and opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect those of Kingstonist. Director Burra and Trustees, I wanted to take a few moments to thank all Trustees, student Trustees, Director Burra and Senior Staff at Limestone District School Board (LDSB) for

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Ministry of Education orders last-minute change to high school calendar

Local school boards have learned of a last-minute, major change to the secondary school calendar. According to a communication from the Ministry of Education sent Saturday, Aug. 22, 2020, the province has revoked approval for quadmestering in high schools in non-designated boards.  The Ministry is now asking boards to implement

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Local boards readying as majority of students opt for in-class learning

Kingston’s two largest school boards report that 90 per cent of their students will return for in-class learning this fall. Combined, Limestone District School Board (LDSB) and Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board (ALCDSB) serve more than 30,0000 students in the Kingston area. Both boards issued online surveys to

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Details from the LDSB on the beginning of the 2020-2021 school year

Following a special meeting of the Limestone District School Board (LDSB) on Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020, The Kingstonist interviewed Board Director Krishna Burra. The interview took place on a packed news day, with two other major developments in Ontario education on Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020. In the early afternoon, Ontario’s

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Questions remain as schools prepare for fall reopening

Limestone District School Board, the largest of four Kingston-area boards, is finalizing its reopening plans as September draws near. “We anticipate additional information coming our way next week from our medical health partners,” said Jane Douglas-Charanduk, Communications Specialist for LDSB. “By then, we may be able to provide an update

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Limestone District School Board appoints new Director of Education

On Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020, Krishna Burra will begin his appointment as Director of Education for the Limestone District School Board (LDSB). “On behalf of the Trustees of the Limestone District School Board, I am pleased to welcome Mr. Burra as our new Director of Education,” Limestone District School Board

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Kingston Secondary School opening delayed

Parents of students at KCVI received an email on Thursday, Apr. 29, 2020 telling them their children would not be moving to the new Kingston Secondary School (KSS) in the fall as previously planned. The letter, which is signed by the Limestone District School Board’s Director of Education, Debra Rantz,

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