Bluewater's Trustee Correspondence page

Trustee Correspondence

April 12, 2021 - Minister of Education Stephen Lecce
Description:  Letter from Chair Thomson and Vice-Chair Johnstone to express concerns over the provincial government’s proposed plan to change how eLearning is delivered to students across the province, and the idea of making remote learning a permanent part of the education system.

April 8, 2021 - Minister of Education Stephen Lecce, Minister of Health Christine Elliott, and Medical Officer of Health Dr. Ian Arra
Description:  Letter from Chair Thomson and Vice-Chair Johnstone to request the prioritization of COVID-19 vaccinations for frontline essential education workers

October 23, 2020 - Minister of Education Stephen Lecce
Description:  Letter from Chair Johnstone and Vice-Chair Thomson to express support for Halton District School Board's request for a review and update of Ontario Regulation 463/97

March 23, 2020 - Minister of Education Stephen Lecce
Description:  Letter from Chair Johnstone regarding March 20, 2020 teleconference with Ontario school board chairs, including feedback to consider for student learning in rural areas during shutdown of schools due to COVID-19

March 23, 2020 - Message from OPSBA President
Description: A message from OPSBA President Cathy Abraham on COVID-19

March 9, 2020 - Minister of Education Stephen Lecce
Description:  Letter of concern from Chair Johnstone and Vice-Chair Thomson regarding the possibility of mandatory online learning courses for secondary students

March 9, 2020 - Minister of Education Stephen Lecce
Description:  Letter of concern from Chair Johnstone and Vice-Chair Thomson regarding legislated increases to the average class size in secondary schools

February 26, 2020 - Minister of Health Christine Elliott
Description:  Letter from Chair Johnstone and Vice-Chair Thomson to express support for Waterloo Region District School Board's concerns around the use of vaping products in our school communities
  
November 25, 2019 - OPSBA/Nanos Research polling data

Description:  Polling data released by the Ontario Public School Boards' Association (OPSBA) and Nanos Research regarding several public education issues, including student achievement and well-being, curriculum, funding, and governance

June 27, 2019 - Premier Doug Ford
Description: Letter from Chair Johnstone and Vice-Chair Thomson in support of the recently released report by the Conference Board of Canada, “The Economic Case for Investing in Education”, and to request the reconsideration of cuts planned for education in Ontario

June 18, 2019 - Chair's remarks
Description: Remarks from Chair Johnstone at the June 18, 2019 Regular Meeting of the Board on how Bluewater District School Board is working to mitigate the impact of the provincial government's increase to class sizes in secondary

April 12, 2019 - Minister of Education Lisa Thompson
Description: Letter of concern from Chair Johnstone and Vice-Chair Thomson regarding class size, staffing reductions/program options for students, mandatory eLearning, and other areas as per proposed provincial changes to education


Bluewater District School Board is located on the traditional land of the Saugeen Ojibway Nation, which is represented by the communities of Saugeen First Nation and Chippewas of Nawash Unceded First Nation.
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