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Reader Letter: School boards make poor decisions

In reading about our school boards, I am left wondering how they make decisions.

The public board built Vista Academy on Banwell Road. Despite major residential subdivisions, both north and south, they put Vista on a road with no sidewalks and very narrow shoulders. 341 more words


Amherstburg accuses Catholic school board of being uncooperative in sale of school

The town of Amherstburg will ask an arbitrator to decide on a fair price for the shuttered St. Bernard elementary school.

Frustrated by the negotiation process with the Windsor-Essex Catholic District School Board, town council unanimously voted earlier this week to seek an arbitrator’s help. 391 more words

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Two Windsor teachers found guilty of professional misconduct, three others face hearings

Two local teachers have been found guilty of professional misconduct by the Ontario College of Teachers following discipline committee hearings.

Now-retired public high school teacher Roger Jaarsma was given a reprimand and his teaching licence is subject to conditions for inappropriate actions and classroom conversations during the 2013-14 school year. 549 more words

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Area school boards get creative to meet demands for French immersion

At a time when there’s a significant shortage of French-qualified teachers in Ontario, the Windsor-Essex Catholic District School Board has hit pay dirt with 33 of its last 35 elementary teachers hired being qualified to teach in the language. 609 more words

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Catholic school board launches new drug strategy

A new strategy focused on getting drug-addicted high school students the help they need was launched Monday at LaSalle’s Villanova, one of the many area secondary schools where police say the problem is pervasive. 545 more words

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Parents demand more info, action on lead in water at local schools

Concerned parents are asking why more information isn’t being shared and action taken at local schools where elevated lead levels continue to be found in the drinking water. 1,183 more words

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Principals ensure costumes reasonable during Halloween celebrations

A French school board in Ontario — which includes three Windsor schools — has issued a Halloween costume checklist for parents to ensure their children on the special day are not attired in anything that many be offensive, or considered an ethnic or racist stereotype. 467 more words

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