YRDSB Blog

City of Richmond Hill By-Election and YRDSB Trustee Candidate Information Session

The City of Richmond Hill will hold a by-election on Monday, October 19, 2020 to fill the vacant trustee position for Richmond Hill, Wards 1, 2 and 4. York Region District School Board will hold an online information session for individuals who are interested in running for the vacant trustee position on Wednesday, August 12, 2020 at 6:30 p.m. to help candidates better understand the role and responsibilities of a trustee. 

Confirmation of Completion of Annual Performance Review of the Director​

The York Region District School Board of Trustees is committed to supporting student success through our strategic priorities and management of our sole employee, the Director of Education.  Our performance review process and evaluation criteria for the Director is publicly posted to ensure transparency and accountability to our communities.

End of Year Message

Dear families, As we reach the end of a very different school year, we wanted to take this opportunity to acknowledge how challenging this year has been for many, and to express our deepest appreciation to our community. 

Message from the Board Chair and Director of Education

Dear families, As we reach the end of a very different school year, we wanted to take this opportunity to acknowledge how challenging this year has been for many, and to express our deepest appreciation to our community. 

End of Year Message

Dear families, As we reach the end of a very different school year, we wanted to take this opportunity to acknowledge how challenging this year has been for many, and to express our deepest appreciation to our community. 

National Indigenous Peoples' Day

June 21 is National Indigenous Peoples’ Day. On this day, we honour Indigenous heritage, celebrate Indigenous cultures and recognize the achievements of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples. In particular, we want to honour the importance of contributions by Indigenous students, staff, and community in education. 

Message from the Board Chair and Director of Education

June 21 is National Indigenous Peoples’ Day. On this day, we honour Indigenous heritage, celebrate Indigenous cultures and recognize the achievements of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples. In particular, we want to honour the importance of contributions by Indigenous students, staff, and community in education. 

Congratulations Graduating Class of 2020

Graduating class of 2020, congratulations! I am sure this is not how you envisioned finishing this milestone year. This is an important moment in your lives, and it has been interrupted. While graduation ceremonies have been delayed to help reduce the spread of COVID-19, we can still celebrate your achievements and perseverance. This moment is still yours, and we want to make it special for you. 

Addressing Anti-Black Racism

We are dedicated to enabling all students to achieve personal excellence. Our classrooms and workplaces must be safe and inclusive and our environments positively affirm student and staff identities.  Our priority of championing equity and inclusivity has a focus on addressing incidents of anti-Black racism.  We are providing you with an update on our progress this year and details on our plans for the year ahead.  Transparency and accountability are essential elements of our plan.