York Region District School Board Trustees Seeking Input From Communities to Name Two New Schools

In September of 2024, York Region District School Board will open two new elementary schools in the towns of Aurora and Kleinburg. The YRDSB Board of Trustees are seeking input from the new school communities to assist in naming the two new schools. 

All new schools go through a naming process led by the local trustee. As stated in Policy and Procedure #445, School Names, “Establishing school names provides a unique opportunity to enhance the identity of the local community, the Board and its schools. School names must support the Board’s mission, vision and values, Board priorities and meet the best interests of students and the community."

“The process of naming a new school is a wonderful opportunity to engage its community to ensure the name of the schools is an accurate reflection of the people who live there,” said Nadeem Mahmood, Trustee for King and Vaughan Ward 1. “I look forward to hearing from the community and ensuring their voices are represented in this process.”

“As a board of trustees, we are excited to be opening two new schools in 2024 and to have the chance to engage our communities in the naming process,” said Melanie Wright, Trustee for Aurora and Whitchurch-Stouffville. “The feedback our communities give will ensure the chosen names resonate with our school community.”

Families of both new schools will receive a letter providing them with an opportunity to provide their input. The opportunity to provide input will remain open until January 17, 2024.

Unnamed Aurora 2C E.S. feedback form

Unnamed Kleinburg/Nashville E.S feedback form

York Region District School Board is the third largest school district in Ontario with over 128,000 students in180 elementary schools and 33 secondary schools. York Region students consistently perform above average in provincial testing and the Board is one of the top achievers in Ontario. For more information about the York Region District School Board, please visit the Board website and follow YRDSB on Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and LinkedIn.