Jim McCuaig Education Ctr
2135 Sills Street
Thunder Bay, Ontario
P7E 5T2
Phone: (807) 625-5100
Toll Free: 1-888-565-1406
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    Lakehead District School Board is one of 31 English-language public boards in Ontario. The Board administers the funding it receives from the province for the schools within the Thunder Bay area which comprise Lakehead Public Schools. These include 25 elementary schools, four secondary schools and one adult education centre. The Board employs more than 840 teaching staff, with a total enrolment of approximately 13,000 students.

    Lakehead District School Board consists of eight elected Trustees and one student Trustee. In accordance with the Ontario Ministry of Education, the Board is responsible for:

    • determining the number, size and location of schools;
    • building, equipping and furnishing schools;
    • providing education programs that meet the needs of the school community, including needs for special education;
    • prudent management of the funds allocated by the province to support all board activities, including education programs for elementary and secondary school students, and the building and maintaining of schools;
    • preparing an annual budget;
    • supervising the operation of schools and their teaching programs;
    • developing policy for safe arrival programs for elementary schools;
    • establishing a school council at each school;
    • hiring teachers and other staff;
    • helping teachers improve their teaching practices;
    • teacher performance;
    • approving schools' textbook and learning materials choices, based on the list of approved materials provided by the Ministry of Education;
    • enforcing the student attendance provisions of the Education Act; and
    • ensuring schools abide by the Education Act and its regulations.