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​Jackie Young, Director of Education

Director's Corner

Welcome back!


There is no other time that feels so full of possibilities as the first day of school and very few professions that allow for the time of reflection afforded by our summer break.  It is natural for us to review our accomplishments and to honour the work we have completed while we continue to focus on improving our overall service and programs.


We at the Near North District School Board are excited about this year and your time with us.  Our custodians, secretaries, educational assistants,early childhood educators, teachers and administrators as well as board office staff have been busily anticipating your arrival and getting things prepared so that your kick off day will be exciting.  Whether you are joining us as a junior kindergarten student, someone new to high school or coming to us from another province or board we are thrilled to have you join our family.


The Near North District School Board is an exceptional place to learn and grow.


On August 24 we held our leadership meeting where we discussed innovation and creating a culture of risk taking for our students and staff, paying close attention to mental well being.  As well we remain committed to our Multi Year Plan Priorities: Excellence in Teaching and in the Learning Environment; Excellence in Creating a Culture of Caring; Excellence in Communication and Excellence in Alignment of Resources.


The trustees and board staff want to welcome each and every one of you to the Near North and invite you to participate in all the opportunities we offer!


Please watch this space for updated information throughout the school year.


Most sincerely,

Jackie Young

Director of Education

Phone: (705) 472-8170 Ext. 5012
Alt Phone: 1-800-278-4922 Ext. 5012

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Near North District School Board
963 Airport Road, PO Box 3110
North Bay, ON P1B 8H1
Phone (705) 472-8170 - Fax (705) 472-9927