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Join CLASS in Celebrating National School Bus Safety Week October 21-25, 2019

October 22, 2019
​ Chatham-Kent Lambton Administrative School Services (CLASS) encourages parents, students, school staff and motorists to recognize the importance of school bus safety within our communities.
School Bus Driver Appreciation Day, which is also a nationally recognized observance, on Wednesday, October 23, 2019.  CLASS encourages children and parents to say a special...

LKDSB students cast their vote for next Prime Minister

October 18, 2019
​ More than 80 per cent of Lambton Kent District School Board (LKDSB) schools participated in National Student Vote Week, October 15-18, 2019. In advance of the federal election, students at 53 LKDSB schools cast an estimated 7,354 ballots to voice their opinion on who should be the next Prime Minister...

School Climate Survey results now available

October 08, 2019
​ The Lambton Kent District School Board (LKDSB) has released board-wide and individual school results from the School Climate Survey conducted April 1-12, 2019. The survey gathered input from students in Grades 4-12, staff and parents/guardians to assist with planning programs and decision-making related to supporting safe and inclusive school environments.
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Share your feedback on the LKDSB's Special Education Plan

October 07, 2019
​In accordance with Regulation 464/97 made under the Education Act, the Lambton Kent District School Board (with support of the Special Education Advisory Committee) annually reviews the Board's Special Education Plan.  In developing and modifying its Special Education Plan, the LKDSB must take into consideration feedback from members of the community,...

Contract Negotiations Update – October 6, 2019 (9:20 p.m.)

October 06, 2019
Today, the Ministry of Education and the trustees' association announced they have reached a tentative provincial agreement with the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE). As such, all Lambton Kent District School Board (LKDSB) schools and facilities will be open to students on Monday, October 7, 2019. We thank you for...

LKDSB celebrates staff and volunteers on Oct. 4

October 04, 2019

​ The Lambton Kent District School Board (LKDSB) celebrates those who dedicate their time to support student success during Staff and Volunteer Appreciation Day on Friday, October 4. At the 44th Session of the International Conference on Education, a United Nations agency declared Oct. 5 as World Teachers' Day. In...

Contract Negotiations Update – October 3, 2019 (1:30 p.m.)​

October 03, 2019
​ On October 2, 2019, members of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) announced that they would begin a legal full withdrawal of services (strike action) in Ontario schools beginning on Monday, October 7, 2019 unless there is progress at the central bargaining table with the Ministry of Education and...

Ministry of Education announces $3.56 million investment in Chatham Kent Secondary School

October 03, 2019
​ MPP Chatham-Kent-Leamington Rick Nicholls, on behalf of the Ontario Ministry of Education, announced a $3.56 million investment in the Lambton Kent District School Board (LKDSB) today for a renovation and expansion at Chatham Kent Secondary School.
The renovation and expansion will improve school facilities and upgrade equipment, as well...

Contract Negotiations Update – October 2, 2019 (3:30 p.m.)

October 02, 2019
​Today, members of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) announced that they would begin a full withdrawal of services (strike action) in Ontario schools beginning on Monday, October 7, 2019 unless there is progress at the central bargaining table. Lambton Kent District School Board (LKDSB) is currently assessing the impact...

Update regarding CUPE contract negotiations

October 02, 2019
​On Wednesday, October 2, the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Ontario announced that in the absence of a negotiated settlement, its members will escalate labour sanctions to include a full strike at Ontario school boards, effective Monday, October 7, 2019. The Lambton Kent District School Board is currently reviewing what the impacts...

Fair Notice Communication Regarding Violence Threat Risk Assessment Protocol

October 02, 2019
​ To Parents, Guardians, and Caregivers of Students in the Lambton Kent District School Board: The Lambton Kent District School Board is committed to providing safe learning environments for all students, staff, school visitors, and community members.  When a student behaves inappropriately, principals will most often employ progressive discipline strategies to...

Update from CLASS regarding Community Use of Schools permits

October 01, 2019
​Chatham-Kent Lambton Administrative School Services (CLASS) has been notified by the Lambton Kent District School Board (LKDSB) and St. Clair Catholic District School Board (SCCDSB) that members of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Locals 1238 & 4168 have joined their colleagues across the province in implementing labour sanctions against...

LKDSB releases 2019 School Climate Survey results

September 27, 2019

​The Lambton Kent District School Board (LKDSB) has released board-wide results from the School Climate Survey conducted April 1-12, 2019. The survey gathered input from students in Grades 4-12, staff and parents/guardians to assist with planning programs and decision-making related to supporting safe and inclusive school environments.
A total of...

Message from Director Howitt regarding an update on contract negotiations

September 26, 2019
​Dear Parents/Guardians, The Lambton Kent District School Board (LKDSB) has been notified that members of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Local 1238 will join their colleagues across the province in a legal strike, which includes a partial withdrawal of services, effective Monday, September 30, 2019. However, contract negotiations between...

LKDSB releases 2018-2019 EQAO results

September 26, 2019

The LKDSB is committed to raising expectations for students in order to promote positive school environments that support student success and well-being. As such, the LKDSB is closely reviewing the 2018-2019 Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO) results for Grades 3 and 6, as well as the Grade 10 Ontario...

Chatham-Kent Lambton Administrative School Services (CLASS) Introduces Additional Safety Equipment in School Bus Fleet

September 23, 2019

Mandatory safety equipment for all buses performing CLASS bus routes September 2019. As part of CLASS's commitment to student safety and continuous improvement, a number of safety enhancement features have become mandatory for all school buses transporting students for the Lambton Kent and St. Clair Catholic District School Boards. Effective...

LKDSB commemorates Orange Shirt Day on Sept. 30

September 23, 2019

​The Lambton Kent District School Board (LKDSB) joins school boards across the province in commemorating Orange Shirt Day on September 30 to acknowledge and honour the survivors of residential schools, as well as the children and young people who never returned home. We encourage staff and students to wear an...

Message on behalf of Director John Howitt

September 03, 2019

Welcome back for the 2019-2020 school year! I hope you had an opportunity to relax this summer with family and friends. I am excited to begin as Director of Education and I look forward to visiting schools and meeting students, staff and families as I learn more about our unique...

Service Disruption: All Lambton Kent District School Board locations will be closed on Monday, Sept. 2

August 29, 2019
All Lambton Kent District School Board locations will be closed on Monday, Sept. 2 for Labour Day.
All locations will reopen on Tuesday, Sept. 3.

Great Lakes Secondary School welcomes students for registration on Aug. 26-27

August 26, 2019
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​Great Lakes Secondary School will be opening its doors on Aug. 26-27 to welcome students and parents/guardians for registration at its new location at 340 Murphy Road, Sarnia. 

A significant amount of renovations has occurred throughout the existing school site, including a new office and Student Services...

Service Disruption - Chatham Education Centre temporarily closed August 22 at 1:30 p.m. due to scheduled power outage

August 14, 2019

​Please be advised the Chatham Education Centre (476 McNaughton Ave. E., Chatham) will be temporarily closed on Thursday, August 22, beginning at 1:30 p.m. and will reopen on Monday, August 26. The temporary closure is due to a scheduled power outage to accommodate the construction project on the property.

Service Disruption - Phone services at all LKDSB locations will be unavailable on August 21, 2019 at 3:30-7:30 p.m.

August 08, 2019

Please be advised there will be a phone service disruption at all Lambton Kent District School Board (LKDSB) locations on Wednesday, August 21 from 3:30-7:30 p.m. due to a system upgrade. During this time, all inbound and outbound calls will be unavailable.
Should you need to contact the LKDSB during this...

CLASS and local school bus operators to host annual “First-Time Rider” Orientation Day on Aug. 17

August 07, 2019
​Safety program for students from the Lambton Kent District School Board & St. Clair Catholic District School Board to be held on Saturday, August 17, 2019. As another school year is set to begin, Chatham-Kent Lambton Administrative School Services (CLASS) and local school bus operators are preparing parents and first-time riders...

Secondary Administrative Changes for the 2019 - 2020 School Year

July 25, 2019
​Due to some recent administrative appointments, the following secondary school administrative changes will be in effect as of September 1, 2019:

Secondary Principals

    Alexander Mackenzie Secondary School: Derek Stenton
    Great Lakes Secondary School: Jim Stewart

Secondary Vice-Principals

    Lambton Central Collegiate & Vocational Institute: Scott Watson
    Northern Collegiate Institute & Vocational School: Nathan Jeffrey
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LKDSB celebrates 2019 recipients of Dr. Jack Parry and Stefanko Award

July 02, 2019

The Lambton Kent District School Board celebrates the athletic and academic achievements of the 2019 recipients of the Dr. Jack Parry Award and Stefanko Award.

The two awards honour male and female secondary student-athletes from the Chatham-Kent and Sarnia-Lambton areas, respectively, who are outstanding in their athletic and academic achievements, as...