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Notice: PD Day Friday, May 18, 2018 (with agenda)
The next PD Day will be Friday, May 18, 2018 for all OCSB schools. As per Ministry of Education directive PPM 151, the OCSB is pleased to share the agenda for this mandatory professional development (PD) day. Copies can also be obtained from school offices or school councils. View the May 18 OCSB PD Day Agenda.
Notice: May 24 Community Partnerships Public Meeting
The four Ottawa-Area school boards are required to hold an annual Public Meeting to make local agencies, as well as the public, aware of the facility partnership process for potential tenants sharing space in schools. The meeting will be held on Thursday, May 24, 2018 at 6:00 pm at the Ottawa Catholic School Board, 570 West Hunt Club Road. The purpose of the meeting is to allow the public or potential partners to identify themselves for consideration as possible tenants in future “facility partnership” arrangements, either in existing schools where surplus space may be available, or for joint use arrangements within planned future schools, or in vacant / closed schools, and as part of future school closure processes. Prior to the meeting, interested parties are requested to read the Ministry of Education Community Planning and Partnerships Guideline and review the various school board policies, or to contact the board representatives. Visit ocsb.ca/planning for contact information.
Notice: Have your say. Vote for your OCSB Trustee.
Ensuring you have a voice in in the upcoming municipal election means ensuring you are on the voter’s list so that you can vote for an OCSB Trustee. By default, everyone’s school support is automatically directed to the “English Public” school. This means that you may need to proactively change your direction of school support (taxes) to “English Separate” in order to vote for an OCSB Trustee. Update your status quickly and easily at voterlookup.ca. Learn more.
Notice: 2018 Municipal election process for Trustees
The next regular municipal elections will be held on Monday, October 22, 2018. This includes election for the office of school board Trustee. A candidate for school board trustee must be eligible to be nominated as a candidate for election under Section 219 of the Education Act. View supporting resources, election key dates, and the live listing of 2018 nominated municipal candidates.
Notice: Seeking members for the Municipal Elections Compliance Audit Committee
The OCSB is currently seeking candidates for appointment to the 2018-2022 Municipal Election Compliance Audit Committee. The Committee will be comprised of five members and one alternate member. There are statutory deadlines attached to the Committee’s work, and there will be mandatory training on procedures provided to all Committee members. The term of office begins on October 1st, 2018 and ends on September 30th, 2022. Applications, accompanied by a letter of interest and a current resume, must be received by June 1, 2018, at 4:00 pm. Applications must be submitted using the online application form. Learn more and apply online.
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On May 16th and 17th, I attended our 24th annual Elementary School Peace Festival. Students from across our Board gathered to share their ideas and affirm their commitment to make the world a better place. As a Catholic community, we not only teach about our faith, our students and staff express their faith through their actions. We heard of projects including recycling initiatives, raising funds for medical research, donating hair, feeding and clothing the homeless, peer ambassadors, and many more. Leadership is evident from the very young to the older students in the school, and their ability to articulate this in front of hundreds of students is truly inspiring.
We celebrate the feast of Pentecost this weekend, concluding the Easter season in our Church. In Sunday’s Gospel reading, Jesus greets his disciples with the words “Peace be with you.” At the OCSB, we see daily the works of mercy and compassion, for justice and peace in our schools and for our world.read more
The Ottawa Catholic School Board (OCSB) is saddened by the passing of Trustee Kathy Ablett, R.N. on Saturday, May 12. The Board of Trustees and OCSB staff extend sincere condolences to Trustee Ablett’s family and friends.
Trustee Ablett represented River/Capital (Zone 9) and was involved in Catholic education her entire life. Over the past 27 years as Trustee, she has demonstrated accountability, accessibility, and a true commitment to the success of all students, making significant contributions to the environment of servant leadership within the OCSB.
“Trustee Ablett’s fierce commitment to her role as Trustee has been a cornerstone of the Ottawa Catholic School Board for decades. We have appreciated her personal dedication to Catholic education over the years. She was a dear friend who will be missed.”
– Elaine McMahon, Chairperson of the Board
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