Message from the Director - March 9, 2023

Limestone Learning Foundation
Message from the Director - March 9, 2023
Posted on 03/09/2023
Message from the Director - March 2023

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Dear Families,

I am sure I am not alone in enjoying more sunshine this week and more daylight hours. This has been a nice change from the two storms last week. The week leading up to the March Break has been a time of celebration and recognition. On March 6-7 (sunset to sunset) was Purim, the week of March 6-12 is Social Work Week in Ontario, March 7 was the launch of the City of Kingston and Frontenac County’s Human Trafficking Protocol, and March 8 was Holi and International Women’s Day.

As the week draws to a close, and students, staff and families are looking forward to the break, I wanted to provide a short update.

2023-24 School Year Calendar Survey & Budget Survey

I would like to thank those that provided input on the 2023-24 school year calendar. There will be an update about next year’s calendar later this month or in early April. 

We are now in the process of seeking feedback on the development of the 2023-2024 budget. This information will assist the Board of Trustees throughout the budgeting process and help support student and system needs in 2023-2024. While we are awaiting the provincial budget in the coming weeks, input from staff, families, and community members is a valuable part of the process.

The 2022-2023 school year budget will form a starting point for the 2023-2024 budget and can be viewed here: 2022-2023 LDSB Budget.

Please take a few minutes to share your ideas by completing the short 2023-2024 Budget Survey. This year’s survey includes a ThoughtExchange which will allow contributors to see the thoughts submitted by others.  All thoughts are voluntary and anonymous. The survey and ThoughtExchange will be open until March 24, 2023, at 4:00 p.m.

Information collected will be summarized and reviewed at the Budget Committee meeting on April 19, 2023.

2023-24 Virtual School Survey

If you have a student(s) currently enrolled in virtual school, you will have already received a direct email update regarding your interest in a virtual school option for the 2023-24 school year.

If your family is not currently enrolled in virtual school, but you are interested in enrolling for the 2023-24 school year, please complete the 2023-24 Virtual School Survey. This survey is only intended for families planning to enroll their student(s) in virtual school for next year. Please note that this survey form does not replace online registration for students who will be new to LDSB for 2023-2024.

March Break often marks the beginning of spring for our school communities, and with spring comes the opportunity for renewal and rejuvenation. I wish all LDSB families a safe and restful week.

All the best,

Krishna Burra

Director of Education

The Limestone District School Board is situated on traditional territories of the Anishinaabe & Haudenosaunee.