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Posted On Tuesday, June 21, 2022

Durham District School Board (DDSB)’s Board of Trustees has passed the budget for the 2022-23 fiscal year, made up of $880,291,132 in operating funds and $132,932,109 in capital funds, for a total budget of $1,013,223,241.  
This year’s budget focuses on: 
Pandemic recovery;
Academic recovery, mental health supports, and missed milestones;
Ensuring transportation needs are met for students requiring access to a school bus;
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Posted On Monday, June 20, 2022

Kate Bird Following interviews that occurred on June 16, 2022, the Durham District School Board (DDSB)’s Board of Trustees appointed Kate Bird to the role of Trustee, replacing former Trustee Patrice Barnes and Linda Lowery to the role of Trustee, replacing former Trustee Linda Stone for the remainder of the 2018-2022 term, ending on November 14, 2022. 
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“On behalf of the DDSB’s Board of Trustees, we wish to sincerely thank everyone...

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Posted On Tuesday, May 24, 2022

A big part of health and safety in schools is air quality.  
Between 2015 and 2020, more than 180 projects have been completed to upgrade the air quality in DDSB schools and buildings.
We have invested in upgraded filters for all of our ventilation systems. These upgraded filters are highly effective at removing a broad range of particles, including bacteria and even some viruses. We use MERV 13 filters in our central air handling units and change these on...

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Posted On Tuesday, May 17, 2022

On May 16, 2022, a report was presented to the Durham District School Board (DDSB) Board of Trustees to publicly announce the recirculation for sale of two properties – former Cartwright High School site at 14220 Old Scugog Road in Blackstock and former HW Knight Public School site at 1310 12th Line in Cannington, both of which have previously been declared surplus to the needs of the Board.
Following the government mandated process to recirculate and sell surplus properties,...

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Posted On Monday, May 16, 2022

Earlier today, Durham District School Board Director of Education Norah Marsh informed the Board of Trustees that she will be retiring from the DDSB at the end of this calendar year after a 32-year career public education and being with the DDSB since 2019.
Director Marsh has been an innovative change agent in public education as an executive leader for over 16 years across various roles and organizations. Her focus as Director has been on managing the impacts of the COVID-19...

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