Board Meetings

The Board of Trustees of the Durham District School Board (DDSB) meet regularly throughout the school year. They hold Standing Committee meetings and Board meetings on a monthly basis. There are also additional Committees that meet and present reports to Board and Standing Committee meetings. View our Board and Committee meeting schedule and agendas for a full list of upcoming meetings and discussion topics.

Public Participation

Members of the public are welcome to attend any public Board or Standing Committee meeting and can watch the livestream on YouTubeIf attending in-person, members of the public should enter from the south Education Centre doors. The doors to the building may close at 7:10 pm for Board and Standing Committee meetings and at the designated start time of the meeting for any other in-person meetings. Anyone who arrives after that may not be able to access the building as the doors may be locked.  

If you would like to make a presentation at a Standing Committee meeting, you need to submit your presentation to the Trustee Services Coordinator, Trustee's Office at least 8 working days before the next scheduled meeting of the Standing Committee in order for your request to be considered. Requests must state the matter to be discussed, include materials intended to be distributed to trustees, provide the name of any organization or interested party to be represented, and confirm the authority of the spokesperson.

The Chair of the Standing Committee will determine whether a request to make a presentation will be grantedIn determining whether a presentation may be approved, the Chair of the Standing Committee will consider whether an opportunity for a presentation is available through any other public consultation process, which shall be utilized prior to approval being given to present to the entire Board of Trustees. We will not accept any presentation on confidential matters relating to: 

  • An individual student 
  • An individual staff member
  • Negotiations between staff members

If your presentation is approved by the Chair of the Standing Committee, it will be added to the agenda. You will have a maximum of 15 minutes to present your topic. For more information, you can email or call 905-666-6363.

Question period

Every regular Board meeting includes a public question period on questions of a general nature or about Board processes. To ask a question, you will need to complete a public question form prior to 4:00 p.m. on the Sunday before the Board meetingQuestions are subject to the discretion of the Chair of the Board. There is no public question period during Standing Committee meetings or special Board meetings. 

Meeting minutes

Review our meeting minutes to stay informed about the actions of DDSB Board of Trustees.