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​Jackie Young, Director of Education

Director's Corner

It is hard to believe that we are already at the March break of our year.  The time has flown by and we are so very proud of all of our students and educators for their diligence and dedication to learning despite snow, rain, freezing rain, and incredibly cold days.


As a board we have accomplished much this year with a newly developed Capital Plan and a foundational document entitled our Multi-Year Plan.  Both of these plans address timely and pivotal issues that need to be addressed and outline strategies so that you are able to see our work and our thinking.


We are grateful to all of the many members of our newly formed North Bay ARC (Accommodation Review Committee).  These individuals have a challenging role to play as they hear all points of view from all voices to work alongside an objective facilitator and provide their best thinking to the board of trustees.  We have enjoyed one public meeting which was very well attended with many voices presenting questions and comments for consideration.  This is exactly what the process should be and we welcome moving through the ARC process and staying true to this objective.


We continue to keep our main focus on student achievement and well-being with a strong emphasis on literacy, numeracy and best practices.  We are very excited about our commitment statements held within the multi year plan and look forward to honouring all that this plan entails and holds us accountable for.


I would like to thank you, our staff, parents and public for your continued support and for reaching out to us for factual answers when questions come up.  We remain deliberately focused on strong and transparent communication and hope that you are seeing this commitment through your Synervoice messages as well as the emails, and links to our website that we continue to share with you proactively.


Wishing you all the very best for a relaxing holiday as we gear up for our third act.

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