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Contract Negotiations Update – November 15, 2019 2:45 p.m.

November 15, 2019
​The Lambton Kent District School Board (LKDSB) has been notified that members of the Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario (ETFO) will join their colleagues across the province in a legal strike, involving a partial withdrawal of services, effective Tuesday, November 26, 2019, unless a settlement is reached prior to this date....

Important update for Chatham-Kent parents/guardians re: changes to school-based rehabilitation services

November 15, 2019
​Beginning January 6, 2020, the Children's Treatment Centre of Chatham-Kent will be providing direct support to students for occupational therapy, physiotherapy and some speech/language therapy services. There will be no changes to eligibility for services; however, some students may have a new therapist in January 2020.
Click here for more information: ...

LKDSB Raising Awareness about Bullying Nov. 18-22

November 15, 2019


The Lambton Kent District School Board (LKDSB) is participating in Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week from November 18-22, 2019 to help promote safe, welcoming and inclusive learning and work environments. During this week, students, staff and parents/guardians are encouraged to learn more about bullying and its effect on student...

​School buses cancelled today (Nov. 12)

November 12, 2019
​School buses in all zones in Chatham-Kent and Sarnia-Lambton are cancelled today (Nov. 12) due to road and weather conditions. All schools will remain open.
Visit the CLASS website or download the MySBI app for school bus updates.

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Message to parents/guardians regarding drinking water testing

November 11, 2019
​The health and safety of our students, staff and visitors to our buildings is a top priority for the Lambton Kent District School Board (LKDSB). The LKDSB is committed to ensuring its facilities are compliant with Ministry regulations regarding drinking water testing. Any areas of concern are addressed in accordance with...

LKDSB Commemorates Treaties Recognition Week Nov. 4-8

November 01, 2019
  The Lambton Kent District School Board (LKDSB) commemorates Treaties Recognition Week on November 4-8, joining school boards across the province in promoting education and awareness about treaty rights and treaty relationships between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people in Ontario. This year, the LKDSB will be focused on increasing awareness and understanding...

LKDSB hosts groundbreaking ceremony for renovation and expansion at Chatham Kent Secondary School

November 01, 2019
 
Architectural rendering of Chatham Kent Secondary School front facade by Architecttura Inc. ​
Chatham-Kent-Leamington MPP Rick Nicholls and representatives from the Lambton Kent District School Board (LKDSB) hosted a groundbreaking ceremony to celebrate the start of the $3.56 million renovation and expansion at Chatham Kent Secondary School. 
The...

Donation creates a unique partnership for Winston Churchill Public School and St. Clair College ECE Program students

October 30, 2019

A $20,000 donation by the Municipality of Chatham-Kent has allowed St. Clair College and the Lambton Kent District School Board to create a unique partnership involving students in the Early Childhood Education (ECE) program and Kindergarten students at Winston Churchill Public School. A classroom was donated by the school...

St. Clair Catholic and Lambton Kent District School Boards to share $64,000 from Noelle's Gift

October 24, 2019
     
The Noelle's Gift foundation has donated a total of $64,000 to the St. Clair Catholic and Lambton Kent district school boards to support students and families in need for the 2019-2020 school year.
“Once again this year, we are so very grateful to the Noelle's Gift Foundation...

LKDSB Presents Pupil Accommodation Report 2019/2020 to Trustees

October 23, 2019
​ Lambton Kent District School Board (LKDSB) Senior Administration presented the Pupil Accommodation Report 2019/2020 to Trustees at the October 22, 2019 Board Meeting. In compliance with the LKDSB's regulation and Ontario Ministry of Education directions, Senior Administration presented the report, which includes the LKDSB's current and future enrolment demographics, financial...

Standing Bear, Indigenous Youth Leadership Program, Launches Online Portal to Support Journey of Self Discovery

October 22, 2019

Indigenous Sport & Wellness Ontario (ISWO) announced the launch of their new online portal for the Standing Bear Indigenous Youth Leadership Program (Standing Bear), on Tuesday at Wallaceburg District Secondary School, in front of an audience of First Nations students, community elders, and educators. Standing Bear is a leadership program...

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...

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...