Limestone District School Board

Limestone District School Board
Limestone District School Board (LDSB)
Board office location Limestone Education Centre, 220 Portsmouth Avenue, Kingston, Ontario
Communities served Kingston, Greater Napanee, Lennox and Addington County, and Frontenac County
Number of schools 66
2010-11 budget (CAD $ millions) $235 million (additional capital budget of approximately $20 million)
Number of students 21 072
Chair of the Board Helen Chadwick
Director of Education Brenda Hunter
Superintendent Roger Richard, Treasurer
Elected Trustees Five urban and four rural Trustees. Term December 2010 - November 2014: Helen Brown; Helen Chadwick; Elaine Crawford; David Jackson; Laurie French; Ann Goodfellow; Suzanne Ruttan; George Beavis; Paula Murray

Limestone District School Board (LDSB) is a public district school board encompassing the City of Kingston and the counties of Frontenac and Lennox and Addington in Eastern Ontario, Canada. The board was founded in a 1998 provincial reorganization of Ontario school boards, and was an amalgamation of the former Frontenac County and Lennox and Addington County Boards of Education. The board's chair for 2010-2011 is Helen Chadwick. LDSB serves over 21,000 students at 66 schools with 2,200 employees in the townships of Central Frontenac, Addington Highlands, North Frontenac, South Frontenac, Loyalist and Stone Mills, as well as the Town of Greater Napanee and the City of Kingston.

LDSB includes 55 elementary schools, 11 secondary schools and the Limestone School of Community Education. The community served by each school is indicated in the list below after each schools name. Some students may attend a school outside of the area they reside so that they may attend a special program. The school board is expecting declining enrolment until about 2016.

The Board of Trustees of the Limestone Board have agreed to build three new elementary and high schools within the district. These schools will be built in the Pittsburgh District of the City of Kingston, in the south end of the Town of Napanee and in Sharbot Lake. A number of existing elementary schools in the district will be closed when these new consolidated schools open.

Limestone's Board of Trustees are elected officials responsible for the operation of public schools in the district. Trustees are the critical link between community and school boards. They ensure public schools meet the diverse needs of students in their community. They are elected by the public school taxpayers every four years, during municipal elections and are directly accountable to the community. The current nine-member Board will serve until November 30, 2014. The Board also has two Student Trustees representing urban and rural secondary schools. They serve a one-year term and are elected by the Limestone District Inter-School Student Council each spring.


Strategic goals

  • Improve achievement and success for all students.
  • Ensure fiscal responsibility and further develop the efficient use of resources.
  • Foster health and wellness in safe environments for students and staff.
  • Develop and improve work practice and leadership through professional learning.
  • Prepare for future system changes and plan for environmental sustainability.
  • Strengthen communication and engagement with parents/guardians, educational and community partners and the public.

Board of Trustees and Board committees

All Board business is conducted at regular Board of Trustee meetings. They are held the on the second Wednesday of each month during the school year, except in the month of December, beginning at 6 p.m. For the month of August only, the Board Meeting is held on the third Wednesday.

Education/Human Resources Committee

The board has an established Education/Human Resources committee composed of members of the board who are appointed annually, meet monthly and report to the board at its regular meetings. The committee is responsible for reviewing matters related to the education of and service delivery for students within the jurisdiction of the board. Responsibilities also include ensuring all board employees are valued, respected and principles of fairness and equity are practiced within the provisions of current employment labour laws and board agreements. (Meetings are held on the 3rd Wednesday, at 4:30 p.m.)

Property and Operations Committee

The committee makes recommendations to the Board on all of aspects of building and property management, Board operations, information technology and Tri-Board Student Transportation Services. (Meetings are held on the 4th Wednesday, 5:30 p.m.)

School Enrollment/Capacity Committee

A committee of the whole board whose mandate is to review school accommodation data and prepare recommendations for formal Board approval. The committee has recently reviewed school accommodations in Kinston East, Greater Napanee and the Sharbot Lake area. A review of Kingston West school accommodations is currently under consideration (2011).

Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC)

SEAC is an advisory committee to the Board and may make recommendations in any matter affecting the establishment and development of special education programs and services in respect of exceptional students of the Board. This committee provides an avenue for community involvement and receives advice and input from the community. The SEAC Committee is mandated by Ontario Education Act, Regulation 464/97. (Meetings are held on the 3rd Wednesday, 7:00 p.m.)

Audit Committee

The committee is responsible to the Board for overseeing the financial accounting processed of the Board. This responsibility includes communications with the external auditor concerning the auditor's roles and responsibilities within the financial reporting process. As of late 2010 the committee's mandate was expanded to include two outside members. Internal Audit functions are provided in collaboration with other school boards operating across eastern Ontario.

Finance Committee

The committee makes recommendations to the Board concerning the development of the annual budget, and on any aspects of the Board's financial affairs except for audit matters.

School transportation

Tri-Board Student Transportation Services transports 35,000 students over 97,553 kilometers daily across the region. It transports students from the three regional school boards: Limestone District School Board, Hastings and Prince Edward County DSB and Algonquin and Lakeshore CDSB.

Elementary schools

  • Link Amherst Island Public School -- Stella
  • Link Amherstview Public School -- Amherstview
  • Link Bath Public School -- Bath
  • Link Bayridge Public School -- Kingston
  • Link Calvin Park Public School -- Kingston
  • Link Cataraqui Woods Elementary School -- Kingston
  • Link Centennial Public School -- Kingston
  • Link Central Public School -- Kingston
  • Link Centreville Public School -- Centreville
  • Link Clarendon Central Public School -- Plevna
  • Link Collins Bay Public School -- Kingston
  • Link Denbigh Public School -- Denbigh
  • Link Elginburg & District Public School -- Elginburg
  • Link Enterprise Public School -- Enterprise
  • Link Fairfield Elementary School -- Amherst view
  • Link First Avenue Public School -- Kingston
  • Link Frontenac Public School -- Kingston
  • Link Glenburnie Public School -- Glenburnie
  • Link H H Langford Public School -- Napanee
  • Link Harrowsmith Public School -- Harrowsmith
  • Link Hinchinbrooke Public School -- Parham
  • Link Holsgrove Public School -- Westbrook
  • Link J E Horton Public School -- Barriefield
  • Link James R Henderson Public School -- Kingston
  • Link John Graves Simcoe Public School -- Kingston
  • Link Joyceville Public School -- Joyceville
  • Link Lancaster Drive Public School -- Kingston
  • Link Land O Lakes Public School -- Mountain Grove
  • Link Lord Strathcona Public School (Kingston) -- Kingston
  • Link Loughborough Public school -- Sydenham
  • Link Lundy's Lane Public School -- Kingston
  • Link Marysville Public School -- Wolfe Island
  • Link Module Vanier Elementary School -- Kingston
  • Link Module de l'Acadie Elementary School -- Kingston
  • Link Newburgh Public School -- Newburgh
  • Link North Addington Education Centre Public School -- Cloyne
  • Link Odessa Public School -- Odessa
  • Link Perth Road Public School -- Perth Road
  • Link Polson Park Public School -- Kingston
  • Link Prince Charles Public School -- Verona
  • Link R Gordon Sinclair Memorial Public School -- Kingston
  • Link Rideau Heights Public School -- Kingston
  • Link Rideau Public School -- Kingston
  • Link Sandhurst Public School -- Bath
  • Link Selby Public School -- Selby
  • Link Sharbot Lake Intermediate School -- Sharbot Lake
  • Link Sharbot Lake Public School -- Sharbot Lake
  • Link Storrington Public School -- Battersea
  • Link Sydenham Public School -- Kingston
  • Link Tamworth Elementary School -- Tamworth
  • Link The Prince Charles School -- Napanee
  • Link Truedell Public School -- Kingston
  • Link Welborne Avenue Public School -- Kingston
  • Link Westdale Park Public School -- Napanee
  • Link Winston Churchill Public School -- Kingston
  • Link Yarker Public School -- Yarker

Secondary schools

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