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Build a Dream

On November 14, 2019 young women and their parents from across the Region attended the Build a Dream event at Bingeman’s Conference Centre.

Build a Dream highlights career options in the skilled trades, STEM, emergency services, and entrepreneurship. The goal of these events is to allow young women the opportunity to discover a pathway to a career that is underrepresented by women.  Through exhibits, engaging with a panel of professional women, and hands-on activities provided by Conestoga College, students had an evening of self-led discovery.

The Waterloo Catholic District School Board was represented by 325 female students in grades 7-12, along with their families.

For more information about OYAP and experiential learning programs within the Waterloo Catholic District School Board please visit: el.wcdsb.ca.

December 23rd, 2019|

Manager of Technical Support Services

Job Posting Number PASS 2019-18

 

Under the direction of the Chief Information Officer, the Manager of Technical Support Services this incumbent is responsible for:

Responsibilities

  • Manages the IT Services Supervisor Team as well direct responsibility for staff of one of the Information Technology Services (ITS) Administrative Services team;
  • Manage budget of ITS Administrative Services team;
  • Manage ITS Helpdesk and assigning coverage of Helpdesk function;
  • All ITS Staff attendance management, vacation approval and staff coverage;
  • Mentor, coach, supervise and motivate staff of Administrative Services team and ITS department supervisors;
  • ITS Administrative Services team performance appraisals, task assignments and project management;
  • Responsible for budgeting, development, implementation and maintenance of technology hardware, software and infrastructure
  • Maintain up to date staff role descriptions
  • Responsible for budgeting, development, implementation and maintenance of technology hardware, software and infrastructure
  • Manage, test and keep up to date WCDSB IT Disaster Recovery Plan
  • Institutes business cases, project schedules, training, support and ongoing maintenance for these initiatives.
  • Recommend and implement new procedures, processes and technologies that benefit the school board.
  • Provides consultative services to all departments or schools investigating the application of technology.
  • Request for proposal and tendering management for ITS requirements with Procurement department
  • As a member of the IT Governance Council help determine strategic IT directions for the school board
  • Ensure smooth operation of our central Computer room which provides services to all staff and students, Internet access for the entire school board and numerous department applications
  • Manage portfolio of projects to successful completion, on time and on budget.
  • Lead and participate in audits, assessments and tests to ensure compliance with policies, standards and regulations
  • Ensure service level agreements (SLAs) are defined and agreed for all production capabilities and key performance indicators are regularly reported
  • Partner with vendors to ensure services and capabilities are delivered in accordance with contractual requirements and agreed SLAs
  • Technical representative for WREPNet (Waterloo Region Education Public Network)
  • Perform other related duties as assigned by CIO.

 

Qualifications:

  • A three-year University degree or relevant college diploma coupled with 10 years demonstrable experience in providing technology user support and training users of computer based technology.
  • 5 years experience in managing projects and teams of staff in projects
  • Experience managing an IT project budget
  • Demonstrated experience and an in-depth working knowledge and understanding of the following: Microsoft Office 365, Google Suite, Microsoft Azure, Firewall management, Data Centre Management, WiFi Network Management, Student Information Systems, Network Management
  • Working knowledge of cloud-based applications and infrastructure
  • Thorough understanding of current technologies and applications used by school boards and experience in the support of hardware, software, and wide-area networking technology
  • Strong organizational, communication and interpersonal skills.
  • The ability to set priorities and to work with minimal supervision.
  • Excellent leadership, communication (verbal and written), and organizational skills
  • A valid driver’s licence and a reliable vehicle.

 

Desirable Assets:

  • Diploma in School Board Administration (OASBO)
  • Current knowledge of relevant information privacy legislation (MFIPPA)
  • Certificate in Information and Communication Technology Management (OASBO)
  • Experience in an academic setting integrating technology into curriculum to improve student outcomes
  • Experience with an Ontario school board or similar complex public sector employer
  • Project Management Certification (PMI)
  • Comprehensive understanding of ITIL (2011) processes

 

Salary Level or Salary Range: under Review PASS Level 10 $92,866.- 109,255. in accordance with the PASS Terms of Employment

Hours of Work: Permanent full time: 35 hours per week / 52 weeks per year

Location(s): Catholic Education Centre, 35 Weber St., Kitchener

 

Qualified applicants are invited to submit a resume and covering letter.

Applicants must attach all required documentation required for this position to the resume in order to be considered a candidate for the position.

For external applicants: applications will be received via email at recruiting@wcdsb.ca   while the internal applicants must apply via internalrecruiting@wcdsb.ca

Please include your first name, last name and posting number (provided above) in the subject line. Further information on the application process can be found at https://www.wcdsb.ca/careers/how-to-apply/

Applications will be accepted until January 3, 2020.

Only those candidates selected for an interview will be notified.

 

The Waterloo Catholic District School Board is welcoming of candidates from diverse communities, backgrounds and identities and encourages applications from qualified members of these groups.

Applicants are invited to self-identify if you are First Nations, Metis, Inuit, a member of a visible minority group(s) or a person with disabilities. This information is collected under the authority of the Ontario Human Rights Code and will be used to keep track of recruitment information. No personal information will be included.

 

At WCDSB, we are committed to respecting your privacy, and will take appropriate measures to protect any personal information you may share with us through the job application process. All personal information is collected under the authority of the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and will be used to determine qualifications for employment. For more information about the Board’s Privacy Policy, please contact our Privacy Officer at 519-578-3660 Ext. 2381.

 

To request this file in large print, please email aoda@wcdsb.ca.  If you require a disability related accommodation to participate the recruitment process, please contact us at (519) 578-3677, extension 2368 to discuss your needs under the Human Rights Code.  Responses to inquiries will be provided within 72 hours. Please use one method of application only.

Only those candidates selected for an interview will be notified.

This is a non-denominational equal opportunity position. If you require a disability related accommodation to participate in the recruitment process, please contact us at (519) 578-3677, extension 2368 to provide your contact information.

 

December 18th, 2019|

Payroll Administrator – Level 6

Job Posting #C-2019-32
CUPE LOCAL 2512 

Seniority is a determining factor
Specifics on location/schedule identified below

   

General Description of Duties:

Payroll administrators process payments to employees based on information received by Human Resource Services.  The ideal candidate should be able to problem solve, work as a member of an interdependent team, and provide constructive feedback on processes and systems used by the department.

  • Computerized calculation of pay, deductions and contributions.
  • Calculation of adjustments for paid and unpaid absences.
  • Verify, edit and transmit on-line production reports.
  • Timely remittance of statutory and non-statutory deductions.
  • Familiarity with pension plans.
  • Preparation and verification of all journal entries and cheque requests.
  • Supporting duties ie., responding to employee inquiries and ad hoc reports.
  • Effectively communicate with government agencies, other departments and employees.

 

Minimum Requirements:

  • Two-year college diploma in business or a related discipline.
  • Payroll Compliance Practitioner Certification (Canadian Payroll Association), or in progress.
  • Minimum of two years payroll experience in a computerized payroll environment.
  • Knowledge and ability in a variety of software applications related to payroll.
  • Comprehensive and current knowledge of applicable government legislation and the ability to implement collective agreements, pension plans and all payroll related regulations.
  • Strong communication and analytical ability with excellent interpersonal and problem solving skills.
  • Demonstrated sound decision making skills involving the use of considerable ingenuity, initiative, judgement and resourcefulness.
  • Knowledge of the Canada Revenue Agency, Service Canada, Employment Standards Act, Workplace Safety and Insurance Board and Employer Health Tax Regulations.
  • Possess organizational and multi tasking skills in a busy work environment.

 

Hourly Rate:        $25.94 to $27.45 per hour

                                  (Plus a current Market Adjustment Allowance of $8,000 is associated with the position)

Hours of Work:   Permanent Full-time, 35 hours per week

                                   Work schedule determined by the Supervisor

Location:               Corporate Services at the Catholic Education Centre, Kitchener, ON

Weeks/Year:        52 weeks/year

 Effective Date:     As soon as possible

 

Applications will be considered in the following order:

 

  • Qualified permanent CUPE Bargaining Unit employees, with seniority.
  • Qualified probationary and temporary CUPE employees, including employees in other Bargaining Units/Associations.
  • Qualified external applicants.

 

Application Submission:

 

Applications will be accepted up until 4:00 pm on January 8, 2020.

Only those candidates selected for an interview will be notified.

In the application process, identify your qualifications and abilities, such as relevant experience, to perform the duties of this job.  Include your Diplomas/Certificates in your application.

 

Internal Applicants

Internal applicants must submit a resume via internalrecruiting@wcdsb.ca.

Include your first and last name and the posting number (provided above) in the subject line.

 

External Applicants

External applicants are required to apply directly through Apply to Education at: www.applytoeducation.comFor ApplytoEducation assistance, please contact 1-877-900-5627 (Monday – Friday, 7:30 am – 7:00 pm EST.)

 

Detailed information on the application process can be found at: https://www.wcdsb.ca/careers/how-to-apply/.

 

The Waterloo Catholic District School Board is welcoming of candidates from diverse communities, backgrounds and identities and encourages applications from qualified members of these groups.

 

Applicants are invited to self-identify if you are First Nations, Metis, Inuit, a member of a visible minority group(s) or a person with disabilities. This information is collected under the authority of the Ontario Human Rights Code and will be used to keep track of recruitment information. No personal information will be included.

 

At WCDSB, we are committed to respecting your privacy, and will take appropriate measures to protect any personal information you may share with us through the job application process. All personal information is collected under the authority of the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and will be used to determine qualifications for employment. For more information about the Board’s Privacy Policy, please contact our Privacy Officer at 519-578-3660 Ext. 2381.

 

To request this file in large print, please email aoda@wcdsb.ca.  If you require a disability related accommodation to participate the recruitment process, please contact us at (519) 578-3677, extension 2368 to discuss your needs under the Human Rights Code.  Responses to inquiries will be provided within 72 hours.

 

The successful candidate will be required to produce a satisfactory Vulnerable Sector Criminal Reference Check.  For further information refer to policy APS 038 on the website of the Waterloo Catholic District School Board.

 

December 18th, 2019|

Payroll Supervisor

Job Posting Number: PASS 2019-19

 

Reporting to the Manager of Budget and Financial Reporting, the successful candidate will be responsible for:

  • Day to day operation, supervision, and support of the Payroll Department
  • Providing technical support, including training to Payroll Administrators to ensure compliance with board policies and relevant legislation
  • Building and maintain collaborative relationships with Human Resource Services, stakeholders and service providers
  • Reviewing and approving bi-weekly payrolls for 10 unique payrolls to ensure accuracy and timeliness of processing
  • Ensuring the data integrity of OMERS and TPP pension information submitted as well as ensuring deadlines for completion of annual reconciliations as required (i.e T4s, EHT, TPP/OMERS reconciliations etc.)
  • Responding to staff and service providers in a timely manner with focus on customer service
  • Assisting with annual payroll accruals, monthly account reconciliations and journal entries
  • Developing, implementing and maintaining procedures, records and payroll manuals
  • Assisting with retirement meetings, Administrative Assistant in-services and attend Labour Management meetings as required
  • Understanding and serving as back-up for Payroll Administrators as well as assisting Payroll Administrators during peak workloads
  • Other duties as assigned

 

Qualifications:

  • Active Canadian Payroll Association (CPA) Certified Payroll Manager (CPM) designation or working towards designation
  • College or University education in a related field such as Business Administration, Human Resources or Accounting
  • Demonstrated proficiency with technology and advanced computer applications, including advanced Excel skills
  • Minimum 3 years current, relevant experience in a supervisory role working with multiple union payrolls, pensions and benefits
  • Advanced analytical, problem-solving and planning skills with an ability to work independently while continually multi-tasking
  • Excellent written and verbal communication, interpersonal and conflict resolution skills

 

Desirable Assets:

  • School board or other public sector experience
  • Knowledge of ISYSWorks payroll and MS Dynamics NAV

 

Salary Level or Salary Range Starting At PASS Level 6, $70,679. per year in accordance with  the PASS Terms of Employement

Hours of Work: Permanent full time: 35 hours per week / 52 weeks per year

Location(s): Catholic Education Centre, 35 Weber St., Kitchener

 

Qualified applicants are invited to submit a resume and covering letter.

Applicants must attach all required documentation required for this position to the resume in order to be considered a candidate for the position.

For external applicants: applications will be received via email at recruiting@wcdsb.ca  while the internal applicants must apply via internalrecruiting@wcdsb.ca  Please include your first name, last name and posting number (provided above) in the subject line. Further information on the application process can be found at:

Applications will be accepted until January 10, 2020

 

Only those candidates selected for an interview will be notified.

 

The Waterloo Catholic District School Board is welcoming of candidates from diverse communities, backgrounds and identities and encourages applications from qualified members of these groups.

Applicants are invited to self-identify if you are First Nations, Metis, Inuit, a member of a visible minority group(s) or a person with disabilities. This information is collected under the authority of the Ontario Human Rights Code and will be used to keep track of recruitment information. No personal information will be included.

 

At WCDSB, we are committed to respecting your privacy, and will take appropriate measures to protect any personal information you may share with us through the job application process. All personal information is collected under the authority of the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and will be used to determine qualifications for employment. For more information about the Board’s Privacy Policy, please contact our Privacy Officer at 519-578-3660 Ext. 2381.

 

To request this file in large print, please email aoda@wcdsb.ca.  If you require a disability related accommodation to participate the recruitment process, please contact us at (519) 578-3677, extension 2368 to discuss your needs under the Human Rights Code.  Responses to inquiries will be provided within 72 hours. Please use one method of application only.

This is a non-denominational equal opportunity position.

 

December 18th, 2019|

St. Agatha School Building and Property for Sale

The Waterloo Catholic District School Board (hereinafter referred to as “the Board”) is proposing to sell the former St. Agatha Catholic Elementary School located at 1869 Notre Dame Drive, St. Agatha, Ontario (the “property”) and is soliciting offers to purchase from the public. The subject property is legally described as:

Firstly: PIN 22177-0120 (LT)

PT LT 6 CON N OF ERB’S RD WILMOT AS IN C21971 & 324365, EXCEPT 324367 & PT 1, 58R12560; WILMOT; TOGETHER WITH AN EASEMENT OVER PARTS 1 & 2, 58R20521 AS IN WR1197947, BEING ALL OF PIN 22177-0120 (LT)

Secondly: PIN 22177-0160 (LT)

BLOCK 19, PLAN 58M221. T/W AN UNDIVIDED COMMON INTEREST IN WATERLOO COMMON ELEMENTS CONDOMINIUM CORPORATION NO. 355. S/T EASEMENTS IN FAVOR OF: (1) 1388435, ROGERS CABLESYSTEMS LIMITED OVER ALL OF SAID BLOCK 19. (2) 1396916, UNION GAS LIMITED OVER ALL OF SAID BLOCK 19. (3) LT71590, THE REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY OF WATERLOO OVER PT OF SAID BLOCK 19 PART 1 58R-13215. TWP OF WILMOT, BEING ALL OF PIN 22177-0160 (LT)

The subject property is approximately 10.28 acres in size with frontage on Notre Dame Drive. The property includes a single floor former elementary school building of approximately 17,952.72 square feet (1,667.863 square meters). The building consists of 8 classrooms, a gymnasium, a main office, and a staff room.

The building was originally constructed in 1955 with subsequent additions in 1962, 1997 and 2000.

To obtain the documents regarding this Public Request for Offers to Purchase please contact purchasing@wcdsb.ca

December 16th, 2019|

Supply Custodian

Job Posting Number: UNIFOR 2019-05

 

Background:

The WCDSB maintains a pool of Supply Custodians who are called to replace permanent custodians who are absent from work.  A Supply Custodian will work approximately 10 to 40 hours per week Monday to Friday.   Supply Custodians are not assigned to one specific location, our geographic region is within Waterloo Region. A supply custodian position could lead to a permanent custodian position with the Board.

 

Responsibilities:

General Housekeeping Duties

  • Dusting and sanitizing surfaces
  • Wet and dry mopping
  • Polishing and scrubbing floors, operating auto scrubbers and buffers
  • Stripping and re-finishing floor surfaces
  • Garbage and recycle collection and removal (inside and outside)
  • Snow removal, salting and sanding as required for safety
  • Operation of equipment such as snow blowers, floor buffers, auto scrubbers, and vacuum cleaners.

 

General Responsibilities

  • Maintain cleanliness of the building and grounds in all respects.
  • Perform related duties as required for the daily operations of the site.
  • Assist with arranging physical set up for site rentals, in-school dances and activities
  • Maintenance of Logs and Files.
  • Follow assigned cleaning schedules to maintain expected standards of cleanliness.
  • Follow Board practices, procedures in relation to attendance, health and safety.
  • Co-operates with colleagues, staff and students to assist in creating positive working relationships.

 

Basic Qualifications:

  • High school (grade 12) diploma or GED – (Must provide proof of qualifications)
  • Previous commercial/industrial cleaning experience preferred
  • Basic computer knowledge (Word, Outlook, Excel)
  • Valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle
  • Able to communicate effectively
  • Good attendance record.
  • Must be physically capable to meet the physical demands of the job.
  • The Successful Candidate will be required to produce a satisfactory Criminal Background Check.

 

Salary: $19.58 per hour plus shift premium

Qualified applicants are invited to submit a resume and covering letter.  Applicants must attach diplomas/certificates required for this position to the resume in order to be considered a candidate for the position.

Applications will be received via email at recruiting@wcdsb.ca  for external applicants and internalrecruiting@wcdsb.ca  for internal applicants.  Please include your first name, last name and posting number (provided above) in the subject line by January 3, 2019. Further information on the application process can be found at:

https://www.wcdsb.ca/careers/how-to-apply/

 

Only those candidates selected for an interview will be notified.

 

The Waterloo Catholic District School Board is welcoming of candidates from diverse communities, backgrounds and identities and encourages applications from qualified members of these groups.

Applicants are invited to self-identify if you are First Nations, Metis, Inuit, a member of a visible minority group(s) or a person with disabilities. This information is collected under the authority of the Ontario Human Rights Code and will be used to keep track of recruitment information. No personal information will be included.

 

At WCDSB, we are committed to respecting your privacy, and will take appropriate measures to protect any personal information you may share with us through the job application process. All personal information is collected under the authority of the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and will be used to determine qualifications for employment. For more information about the Board’s Privacy Policy, please contact our Privacy Officer at 519-578-3660 Ext. 2381.

 

To request this file in large print, please email aoda@wcdsb.ca.  If you require a disability related accommodation to participate the recruitment process, please contact us at (519) 578-3677, extension 2368 to discuss your needs under the Human Rights Code.  Responses to inquiries will be provided within 72 hours.

 

The successful candidate will be required to produce a satisfactory Criminal Background Check.  For further information refer to policy APS 038 on the website of the Waterloo Catholic District School Board.

 

December 11th, 2019|

Director of Education’s Annual Report: 2018-19

A highlight of every year in the WCDSB is the release of the Director’s Annual Report. Ever school board in the province is required to produce such a report and ours is always a comprehensive and wide-ranging look back the previous year’s many accomplishments. More than perhaps anything else we produce it provides a multi-faceted illustration of what we mean when say our schools are “Heart of the Community”.

The report is available online at https://annual.wcdsb.ca

December 10th, 2019|

WCDSB Board Meeting Bulletin — December, 2019

Meetings

Inaugural Meeting

Monday, December 2, 2019 – Meeting Agenda Package

Public Board Meeting

Monday, December 9, 2019 — Meeting Agenda Package

Highlights

Election of Chair and Vice Chair

On December 2, 2019 the Board of Trustees re-elected Cambridge / North Dumfries Trustee Bill Conway as Chair of the Board, and Waterloo / Woolwich / Wellesley Trustee Melanie Van Alphen as Vice-Chair of the Board.

The Board of Trustees is comprised of the following representatives:

Bill Conway (Cambridge / North Dumfries) – Chair

Manuel da Silva (Cambridge / North Dumfries)

Kevin Dupuis (Kitchener / Wilmot)

Jeanne Gravelle (Waterloo / Wellesley / Woolwich)

Wendy Price (Cambridge / North Dumfries)

Greg Reitzel (Kitchener / Wilmot)

Brian Schmalz (Kitchener / Wilmot)

Melanie Van Alphen (Waterloo / Wellesley / Woolwich) – Vice-Chair

Tracey Weiler (Kitchener / Wilmot)

Meghan Cymbron and Rori Schaefer are the Student Trustees.

FSL Program Update

English-language school boards in Ontario are required to provide students with a minimum of 600 hours of French instructional hours by the end of elementary school. In secondary schools, one FSL credit (110 hours) is compulsory for the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD). A second FSL course can be counted towards the compulsory credits required for the OSSD.

The Waterloo Catholic District School Board currently offers four program options for French as a Second Language:

  • Core French (offered in grades 4-12 at all sites)
  • Intensive French (offered in grade 5 at 3 sites and grade 9-10 at 1 site)
  • Advanced Placement (AP) and pre-AP French (offered in grades 9-12 at 2 sites and grades 9-11 at 1 site)
  • French Immersion – offered in grade 1 (at 2 sites), grades 1-4 (at 1 site), and grades 1-5 (at 2 sites)

In 2020/21 French immersion will be offered at the following schools:

  • St. Anne CES – Kitchener
  • Sir Edgar Bauer CES – Waterloo
  • Holy Rosary CES – Waterloo
  • St. Luke CES – Waterloo
  • Our Lady of Fatima CES – Cambridge
  • St. Peter CES – Cambridge

Highlights from each of these four program areas are available on pages 18-21 via this link: Meeting Agenda Package

Well Being Plan – Equity Action Plan

As a Catholic learning community, we are inspired and guided by the Gospel in our pursuit of equity and justice as a value rooted in our faith. In our Catholic/Christian tradition, we have a moral imperative to act intentionally to ensure those we serve – staff, students and communities – are treated with respect and dignity as brothers and sisters in Christ.

The Ministry of Education made a commitment to every student in the province of Ontario that regardless of ‘ancestry, culture, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, language, physical and intellectual ability, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, socio-economic status or other factors’ (Equity Action Plan, p. 8), all students should be able to access the curriculum, feel safe at school, and also have a sense of belonging. Accordingly, the Waterloo Catholic District School Board’s (WCDSB) vision commits us to be the “heart of the community”, offering “success for each and a place for all.” In support of our vision, the current theme of our three-year pastoral plan is “Called to Belong”.

At WCDSB, our Equity, Diversity and Learning (EDL) Committee works to build educator capacity to serve all students and assist in removing identified barriers to success. We employ a lens of liberation theology with a strong emphasis on the social teaching of preferential option for the poor. This involves empowering students and their families to advocate for change so that they may not just survive but thrive in our school communities.

Our work is guided by the four priority areas of the Ontario Education Equity Action Plan:

  • School and classroom practices
  • Leadership, governance and human resource practices
  • Data collection, integration and reporting
  • Organizational culture change

A series of highlights from each of these priority areas in available on pages 22-26 via this link: Meeting Agenda Package

Director’s Annual Report

A highlight of every year in the WCDSB is the release of the Director’s Annual Report. Ever school board in the province is required to produce such a report and ours is always a comprehensive and wide-ranging look back the previous year’s many accomplishments. More than perhaps anything else we produce it provides a multi-faceted illustration of what we mean when say our schools are “Heart of the Community”.

The report is available online at https://annual.wcdsb.ca

Board Chair’s Update

Each month, Board Chair Bill Conway reports on the activities of the Board of Trustees. The report for December 2019 is available on page 35 via this link: Meeting Agenda Package

Upcoming Board Meetings

Committee of the Whole Board Meeting

Monday, January 13, 2020

Waterloo Region Catholic Education Centre

Regular Public Board Meeting

Monday, January 27, 2020

Waterloo Region Catholic Education Centre

The Waterloo Catholic District School Board, representing more than 96,000 Catholic school supporters, operates 48 schools and four adult education facilities, serving more than 40,000 elementary, secondary and continuing education students in Waterloo Region – continuing a 183-year tradition of quality, inclusive, faith-based education. Follow us on Twitter: @WCDSBNewswire – #WCDSBAwesome.

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For more information, please contact:

John Shewchuk – Chief Managing Officer | (519) 578-3660 | john.shewchuk@wcdsb.ca

December 10th, 2019|

Upcoming Board Meeting – Monday, December 9, 2019

The next meeting of the Board of Trustees is scheduled for 6:00 p.m. — Monday, December 9, 2019 — at the Waterloo Region Catholic Education Centre.

Meeting Agenda

General Information About WCDSB Board Meetings

Information About the Board of Trustees

The Waterloo Catholic District School Board, representing more than 96,000 Catholic school supporters, operates 48 schools and five adult education facilities serving more than 40,000 elementary, secondary and continuing education students in Waterloo Region – continuing a 183-year tradition of quality, inclusive, faith-based education. Follow us on Twitter: @WCDSBNewswire – #WCDSBAwesome.

 

December 6th, 2019|

WCDSB Elementary & Secondary Schools Open & Running Normally on December 4, 2019

The Ontario Secondary School Teachers Federation (OSSTF) has announced plans for a one-day strike on Wednesday, December 4, 2019.

OSSTF does not represent any staff working in our elementary and secondary schools, therefore all Waterloo Catholic District School Board elementary and secondary schools will be open and running on their normal schedules tomorrow.

WCDSB teaching staff are represented by the Ontario English Catholic Teachers’ Association (OECTA), and negotiations with the province are still on-going. We are hopeful the two sides will reach a fair and respectful collective agreement.

However, OSSTF does represent some staff working at our St. Louis Adult Learning and Continuing Education Centres, and the one day strike will result in the following programs and services being CLOSED on December 4:

  • English as a Second Language (ESL) classes at all campuses.
  • Language Instruction for New Canadians (LINC) classes at all campuses.
  • Literacy Basic Skills (LBS) classes – also known as CorE classes – at all campuses.
  • Spots for Tots childcare and LINC Childminding sites at both the both the Downtown Kitchener Main Campus and the Highland Road campus.

PLEASE NOTE: All other St. Louis programs will be running on normal schedules.

December 3rd, 2019|