Catholics invited to discuss future of education

The Northwest Catholic District School Board is hosting a series of public discussions about the future of Catholic education in Ontario and is inviting members of the Catholic community to participate.
The initiative is “part of an awareness and engagement strategy undertaken by Ontario’s Catholic education partners . . . to deepen and broaden the level of support for our Catholic schools,” NCDSB education director Mary-Catherine Kelly wrote in her report to trustees.
“Increasing awareness of what Catholic schools are really all about, and what they contribute to our society, is the first step in achieving that broader support,” Kelly added.
The board will host meetings in each of the communities where it runs a school, including Fort Frances, Stratton, Dryden, and Sioux Lookout.
The meeting here will be held at St. Francis School on Tuesday, March 27 at 6:30 p.m. The Stratton meeting will be held the following night (March 28) at 6:30 p.m. at Our Lady of the Way School.
The Dryden and Sioux Lookout meetings will be held the week before.
Anyone interested in attending the meetings is asked to register with Pat Loshaw at the board office (274-2931 ext. 24).
A local report, as well as a provincial one, will be prepared, summarizing the information received at the meetings.
Trustees will review the director’s report at their regular monthly meeting tonight at 7 p.m. at the board office adjacent to St. Francis School.