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Director’s Message
John Bryant and Scott McMillan

In 2016, trustees and senior staff embarked on a journey to create a new strategic plan. Together we wanted to do something new, and different. So instead of creating the traditional mission, vision and values statements, we established three strategic priorities, each with outcomes to help guide our work.

Our goal was to create a plan in which all members of our community could see themselves and that positioned our board for success. We knew that in order for our plan to be authentic we needed to hear from everyone. Feedback from our staff, parents, community partners and members of our community played an important part in creating our new strategic plan.

Throughout this report, you will find examples of our strategic plan in action. Every day, we put our students first, each and every one. We believe that our staff, families and caregivers are partners in their child’s learning journey. We know that we need to foster a culture of innovation to ensure the success of our students as we prepare them to face the future.

Our Board of Trustees is essential in making sure that we have the necessary supports in place to implement our plan. With their support, guidance and leadership, we passed another balanced budget, ensuring financial stability for the year to come and beyond.

As educators and students in this diverse region, we stand together in defining innovation not simply in technology and apps, but in new ideas and collaborative ways of solving problems that face everyone.

We are a public school district for all of Waterloo Region – Canada’s innovation heartland. Our students, their parents and our staff are the people who, through quality education, will create the new ideas and new ways of solving problems that will drive Canada forward.

Together, we are innovating tomorrow by educating today. Together, we are WRDSB.

John Bryant
Director of Education

Scott McMillan
Chair of the Board of Trustees

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