Sitting across from jeewan chanicka, hired last summer as education director for the Waterloo Region District School Board, I was expecting the usual polished bureaucrat, suit and tie, spewing fancy educational jargon from behind a large wooden desk.
It’s the last call for parents, staff, students, and community partners to give their input on the Waterloo Region District School Board’s strategic plan. The Director of Education said they want to ensure they have a system that reflects the staff, community, and students they serve.
jeewan chanicka joined Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) as director of education in August 2021. Prior to that, he served as a York Region District School Board principal, as Superintendent for Equity…..
It’s been two days since the mask mandate was lifted in most settings in Ontario, including schools. On Wednesday, Waterloo Region District School Board Director of Education jeewan chanicka sat down with CTV Kitchener’s Leighanne Evans to talk about it.
A group of parents and caregivers of African, Caribbean and Black identifying students in Waterloo region has launched a new council aimed at addressing systemic racism in local schools.
WATERLOO REGION — The Waterloo Region District School Board says it was on the side of the law, and care for the community when it stopped a delegation speaking on books about transgender young people at a Jan. 17 meeting.
Decision to stop teacher delegation in compliance with board rules, director of education says For Cait Glasson, having books that represent the LGBTQ2S+ community on library shelves in Waterloo region’s public schools “will save lives.”
The Waterloo Education Foundation Inc. (WEFI) renewed their commitment to funding local organizations that support student nutrition programs. On Wednesday, December 15, the WEFI Board of Directors passed a motion to provide $21,000 to Food4Kids.
As Waterloo Region continues to grow, so does the need for schooling and childcare. Wednesday’s announcement from Ontario Education Minister, Stephen Lecce, alongside Kitchener-Conestoga MPP Mike Harris, and directors of local school boards, saw $45.8 million in provincial funding, earmarked for four different projects.
Elementary students across Waterloo Region who are attending in-person learning will be coming home with a pair of rapid tests this week. During a virtual announcement, Minister of Education Stephen Lecce re-iterated the province’s staged plan to distribute the rapid antigen tests to all staff and students over the next few weeks.