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Board Chair Thanks Community Partners for Generous Initiative for Safety
Posted: Wed Mar 08 00:00:00 NST 2017

The following statement is being released on behalf of Goronwy Price, Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Newfoundland and Labrador English School District:

"On behalf of the Board of Trustees of the Newfoundland and Labrador English School District, I would like to extend my appreciation to both the Newfoundland and Labrador Building and Construction Trades Council and the province’s Heart and Stroke Foundation for today’s funding announcement. By providing the Heart and Stroke Foundation with $400,000 to ensure each of our schools is equipped with an automated external defibrillator, the Council is taking real action to acknowledge their commitment to safe communities. Today illustrates how working together with our social sector partners we can deliver important initiatives for our students."

"That commitment to safety is shared by all of us at the Board and is a thread weaved through everything the District does to provide quality education to the students of Newfoundland and Labrador. This announcement today helps promote to our students, staff and visitors the importance of a healthy, active lifestyle. Thank you for helping us to provide the leaders of tomorrow with the tools and information to ensure that should an emergency arise, life-saving equipment is available."

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Board Chair Thanks Community Partners for Generous Initiative for Safety
Posted: Wed Mar 08 00:00:00 NST 2017

The following statement is being released on behalf of Goronwy Price, Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Newfoundland and Labrador English School District:

"On behalf of the Board of Trustees of the Newfoundland and Labrador English School District, I would like to extend my appreciation to both the Newfoundland and Labrador Building and Construction Trades Council and the province’s Heart and Stroke Foundation for today’s funding announcement. By providing the Heart and Stroke Foundation with $400,000 to ensure each of our schools is equipped with an automated external defibrillator, the Council is taking real action to acknowledge their commitment to safe communities. Today illustrates how working together with our social sector partners we can deliver important initiatives for our students."


"That commitment to safety is shared by all of us at the Board and is a thread weaved through everything the District does to provide quality education to the students of Newfoundland and Labrador. This announcement today helps promote to our students, staff and visitors the importance of a healthy, active lifestyle. Thank you for helping us to provide the leaders of tomorrow with the tools and information to ensure that should an emergency arise, life-saving equipment is available."

The official news release can be found in the attachement below.
 

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Public Encouraged to Participate in Strategic Plan Development
District Headquarters
Posted: Thu Feb 16 00:00:00 NST 2017

The Newfoundland and Labrador English School Board has begun consultation on the 2017-2020 strategic plan. The strategic plan will set the direction of the Board for the coming three years and input is being sought from school communities.

Regional focus group sessions are ongoing with school administrators and representatives of school councils, and school-based sessions are also being held with school councils, teachers, support staff and students. In addition, the Board has posted on online survey through which parents and guardians and the general public are invited to provide feedback.

 

"The current strategic plan of the Board of Trustees incorporated feedback from the public and has been a true guiding document for our progression as a school district," said Goronwy Price, Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Newfoundland and Labrador English School District. "Input from our school communities and the public at large is extremely important as we embark upon the next stage of our plan and set the course for the future education of our students."

The feedback survey is accessible on the District website (www.nlesd.ca) until March 10, 2017. Areas of focus include student success, particularly literacy, numeracy and academic interventions, and safe and caring schools. Members of the public are invited to identify priorities within these focus areas and to provide their suggestions on other potential areas of focus.

"We need to continue this important work, with a focus on core literacy and numeracy within our schools," continued Chair Price. "While we must build upon our successes and feedback from our school community members will greatly influence the direction we set for the next three years. Along with student success, a continued focus on safe and caring schools is important to ensure all students feel safe and comfortable in their learning environment. The views of the public will certainly help us establish how we move forward in the best interest of students in our school district."

The new strategic plan for the Newfoundland and Labrador English School Board will be ready for implementation in September, 2017. The Board of Trustees for the Newfoundland and Labrador English School District is composed of 17 elected trustees responsible for the governance of 66,300 students, 8,000 employees and 254 schools.

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Chair of the Board Recognizes Education Week and Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week
Posted: Wed Feb 15 00:00:00 NST 2017

The following statement is being released on behalf of Goronwy Price, Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Newfoundland and Labrador English School District:

"On behalf of the Board of Trustees of the Newfoundland and Labrador English School District I would like to offer best wishes for Education Week 2017. During this week our schools take time to acknowledge the significant work undertaken by educators and also celebrate the importance of education. Teachers work tirelessly to promote positive learning environments and ensure each student is able to achieve to the best of their ability. The efforts of educators also extend well beyond the classroom and school hours as they spend significant amounts of time and energy providing extra help to students, coaching, organizing and mentoring."

"This week is also Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week and in this light I would like to thank the many dedicated staff throughout our district who support our schools and the development of our students. It truly takes an entire school staff working together to help meet the expectations of a school community and allow our students to fulfill their potential. Every member of the school staff plays an integral role in making this a reality and ensuring school is a positive and welcoming place to be for all students."

"I encourage all members of our school communities to take a moment this week to demonstrate their gratitude to the teachers and support staff that make our schools places of growth and academic excellence. We truly are indebted to them for their efforts and this week is a wonderful time to show them in some small way how much we appreciate their continued dedication."

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NLESD Board Chair Issues Statement on Quebec City Tragedy
Posted: Mon Jan 30 00:00:00 NST 2017

Chair of the Newfoundland and Labrador English School Board, Goronwy Price today issued a statement following the recent tragic incident in Quebec City.

Please see the attached document for the statement in its entirety.

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Important Information About Bus Service Disruption
Posted: Wed Jan 18 00:00:00 NST 2017

As the result of concerns for the safety of students, the Newfoundland and Labrador English School District has suspended student transportation services provided by Kelloway Investments. The District has not taken this action lightly as it is aware it has a significant impact on families. However, the District could no longer permit service to continue without the confidence it is being provided in a safe manner for students.

More information can be found in the news release attached.

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News Release: Board of Trustees Annual General Meeting
District Headquarters
Posted: Mon Nov 28 00:00:00 NST 2016

The Board of Trustees of the Newfoundland and Labrador English School District held an Annual General Meeting on November 26, 2016, in St. John’s. Please see attached news release below.

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NLESD Annual General Meeting
Posted: Mon Nov 14 00:00:00 NST 2016

The Annual General Meeting of the Newfoundland and Labrador English School Board will take place at 1:00 p.m., November 26, 2016 at the District Office, 95 Elizabeth Avenue, St. John's.

The tentative agenda can be found below.

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