Windsor-Essex Catholic District School Board

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Windsor-Essex Catholic District School Board
WECDSB
WECDSB logo.png
Board office location 1325 California Avenue, Windsor, Ontario
Board identifier B67024
Communities served Windsor, and all municipalities of Essex County, Ontario
Number of schools 50 (41 elementary, 9 secondary)
2009-2010 budget (CAD $ millions) $235.3 million
Number of students 23,000 (projected 2010-2011)
Chair of the Board Fred Alexander
Director of Education Paul Picard
Superintendent Cathy Geml, Associate Director, Superintendent of Education; Learning Support Services
Mario Iatonna, Superintendent of Business
Jamie Bumbacco, Superintendent of Education; Human Resources
Elected Trustees Fred Alexander (chair)
Mary DiMenna (vice-chair)
Joan Courtney
Barbara Holland
Chris Janisse
Frank Favot
John Macri
Bernie Mastromattei
Lisa Soulliere
Student Trustees Joseph Najem
Nilo Tavares
http://www.wecdsb.on.ca/

The Windsor-Essex Catholic District School Board (WECDSB, known as English-language Separate District School Board No. 37 prior to 1999[1]) is the separate school board that oversees Catholic education in Windsor and the surrounding County of Essex, in Ontario, Canada. Its headquarters are in the Windsor Essex Catholic Education Centre in Windsor.[2] It provides administration to a total of 50 schools which provide classes from kindergarten to grade 12, where Catholic teachings permeate all areas of the curriculum.

The board was created in 1998 from the merger of the Windsor Separate School Board (WSSB) and the Essex County Separate School Board (ECSSB) as the anglophone and francophone separate school boards.

Overview[edit]

The board's budget, spending and activities are directed by trustees who are elected for four-year terms, coincident with municipal elections in Ontario. Five trustees are elected to represent sections of Windsor, and four represent areas of the County. Two student trustees are also elected through by-elections of the Student Senate to represent the student body, and the clergy is also represented through a Board Chaplain.

Schools[edit]

In the 2009-2010 school year, the WECDSB administered 41 elementary schools and 9 secondary schools.

The secondary schools are:

The Elementary Schools are:

  • Christ the King
  • H.J. Lassaline
  • Holy Cross
  • Holy Name
  • Immaculate Conception
  • L. A. Desmarais
  • Notre Dame
  • Our Lady of Lourdes
  • Our Lady of Mount Carmel
  • Our Lady of Perpetual Help
  • Our Lady of the Annunciation
  • Queen of Peace
  • Sacred Heart
  • St. Alexander
  • St. Angela
  • St. Anne (French Immersion)
  • St. Anthony
  • St. Bernard (Amherstburg)
  • St. Bernard (Windsor)
  • St. Christopher
  • St. Gabriel
  • St. Gregory
  • St. James
  • St. John
  • St. John de Brebeuf
  • St. John the Baptist
  • St. John the Evangelist
  • St. John Vianney
  • St. Joseph
  • St. Jules
  • St. Louis
  • St. Maria Goretti
  • St. Mary
  • St. Peter
  • St. Pius X
  • St. Rose
  • St. Theresa
  • St. William
  • Stella Maris
  • W J Langlois

Provincial Supervision[edit]

Citing financial, labour and organizational issues, the Ontario Ministry of Education appointed a Supervisor (similar to the Emergency Managers in the State of Michigan) to help the struggling school system with its fiscal and organizational problems.[3] The Windsor Essex Catholic District School Board has been in financial disarray for years. It is currently the only school board in Ontario to have an accumulated deficit. And, according to the province, has repeatedly failed to present a balanced budget, which is a violation of the Education Act. The Government of Ontario appointed a supervisor to oversee the financial management and administration of the Windsor-Essex Catholic District School Board for an indefinite period of time. The province made the move just hours after a report by an independent auditor made the recommendation. According to the Ministry of Education, the supervisor will return the board to fiscal sustainability, ensure there are no labour disruptions in the coming year and to put the best interests of students first. Norbert Hartmann has been appointed under the Education Act, effective Sept. 4, 2012. Ontario Education Minister Laurel Broten said immediately after the appointment that Hartmann's appointment is open ended and that Hartmann will stay as long as needed.[4]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ontario Regulation 107/08". e-Laws. Government of Ontario. Retrieved 15 April 2014. 
  2. ^ "Home." Windsor-Essex Catholic District School Board. Retrieved on December 7, 2012. "Windsor Essex Catholic Education Centre | 1325 California Ave. | Windsor, Ontario, Canada "
  3. ^ Ontario appoints supervisor for Catholic board
  4. ^ Ombudsman can now investigate Catholic board

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 42°17′39″N 83°03′24″W / 42.294199°N 83.056784°W / 42.294199; -83.056784