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Community a key part of the SCDSB’s strategic prioritiesJune 9, 2017 Category: NewsBack to News Page

​In May 2017 the Simcoe County District School Board approved four strategic priorities to guide the work of the board from 2017-2022. One of the four priorities is community. Components of our commitment to community include:

  • trust, accountability and transparency
  • purposeful partnerships
  • lifelong learning
  • celebration of accomplishments

“A commitment to community is integral to the work of our schools,” says Director of Education Steve Blake. “Ensuring that we are a responsible partner – to students, families and our local communities - is essential to the overall success of our students.” 

Focusing on community is nothing new for the SCDSB. Developing purposeful partnerships and ensuring that we make evidence-based decisions regarding human and public resources have been instrumental to the board’s successes to date. The SCDSB’s focus on community will also include a renewed commitment to:

  • Facilitating increased opportunities for families and our community partners to be involved in our schools, and for continued learning outside of the school environment
  • Working with municipal and other partners to develop community hubs in schools that are valuable to our students, their families and the communities that they live in
  • Ensuring that our schools and facilities continually improve upon our responsible stewardship of environmental resources  
  • Development of the International Student Program, including ensuring that our unique partnership with Georgian College and Lakehead University continues to expose our students to global perspectives and experiences

Visit the SCDSB website to learn more about the strategic priorities.

Brian Jeffs
Superintendent of Business Services
705-734-6363 x11259