|York Region District School Board|
Entrance to York Region District School Board headquarters in Aurora
Aurora, East Gwillimbury, Georgina, King, Markham, Newmarket, Richmond Hill, Vaughan, Whitchurch-Stouffville
|Chair of the board||Corrie McBain|
|Director of education||Louise Sirisko|
(33 Secondary, 175 Elementary)
|Budget||CA$1,446.369 million (2017-2018)|
|Elected trustees||Bob McRoberts (Aurora and King)|
Elizabeth Terrell-Tracey (East Gwillimbury and Whitchurch-Stouffville)
Cynthia Cordova (Georgina)
Ron Lynn (Markham, Wards 2, 3 & 6)
David Sherman (Vaughan, Ward 5 and (Markham, Ward 1)
Allan Tam (Markham, 4 & 5)
Juanita Nathan (Markham, Wards 7 & 8)
Linda Gilbert (Newmarket)
Corrie McBain (Richmond Hill, Wards 1, 2, & 4)
Cindy Liang (Richmond Hill, Wards 3, 5, & 6)
Nadeem Mahmood (Vaughan, Wards 1 & 2)
Elizabeth Sinclair (Vaughan, Wards 3 & 4)
|Student trustees||Allen Lu|
|Website||York Region District School Board|
The York Region District School Board (YRDSB) is the English-language public school board for York Regional Municipality in Ontario, Canada. The York Region District School Board is the province's third largest school board, with an enrollment of over 122,000 students. It is in the fastest-growing census division in Ontario and the third fastest growing in Canada.
The public francophone (Conseil scolaire Viamonde), English Catholic (York Catholic District School Board), and French Catholic (Conseil scolaire de district catholique Centre-Sud) communities of York Region also have their own publicly funded school boards and schools that operate in the same area.
The school board has been referred to as "English-language Public District School Board No. 16" in Ontario legislation prior to 1999. It was officially known as the York Region Board of Education until it changed its name in 1998 to York Region District School Board. Prior to 1971 it was called York County School Board.
The YRDSB is governed by an elected board of trustees, whose election coincides with the municipal elections in Ontario held throughout the province every four years. The Board consists of 12 trustees, divided amongst the constituent municipalities based on population. Two student trustees are elected by the York Region Presidents' Council every school year (since 2004), which is made up of the 33 Student Council Presidents of all the secondary schools in York Region. The student trustees facilitate communication between students and the school board. The Chair and Vice-Chair of the Board are chosen by secret ballot of the trustees at the inaugural meeting in December.
For day-to-day operations the most senior staff member of the board is the Director of Education, to whom the Associate Director and all of the Superintendents report. The Director of Education is Louise Sirisko (appointed January 2018).
Besides the curriculum established by the Government of Ontario, the York Region District School Board places heavy emphasis on its Character Matters program. As well, due to the multicultural nature, and large immigrant population of students under the YRDSB, the Board established the Race Relations Advisory Committee, a standing committee of the board to advise the trustees on issues related to ethnocultural relations. The committee is made up of trustees, staff, community members and students.
The school board is divided into four Community Education Centres (North, Central, East and West). The centres represent communities as follows:
The school board teaches approximately 70 000 elementary and 40 000 secondary school students.
|ACCESS Program Jefferson Community Learning Centre||Richmond Hill||19||Alternative school|
|Alexander Mackenzie High School||Richmond Hill||1969||1259||Arts specialized school, International Baccalaureate school (as of 2017)|
|Aurora High School||Aurora||1972||1445||French Immersion school|
|Bayview Secondary School||Richmond Hill||1960||1734||International Baccalaureate school|
|Bill Crothers Secondary School||Markham||2008||1489||Athletics focused|
|Bill Hogarth Secondary School||Markham||2017||746|
|Bur Oak Secondary School||Markham||2007||1580|
|Dr. G.W. Williams Secondary School||Aurora||1888||883||Relocation to Bayview Ave. Scheduled for Sept. 2023|
|Dr. John M. Denison Secondary School||Newmarket||1989||867|
|Emily Carr Secondary School||Vaughan||2003||1662|
|Huron Heights Secondary School||Newmarket||1962||1231||Arts specialized school|
|Keswick High School||Georgina||2000||895|
|King City Secondary School||King Township||1961||936||French immersion school (as of September 2019)|
|Langstaff Secondary School||Richmond Hill||1964||851||French Immersion school|
|Maple High School||Maple||2002||1336||International Baccalaureate school (as of 2017)|
|Markham District High School||Markham||1953||1567||Offers gifted education, Advanced Placement Program
Semestered as of September 2016
|Markville Secondary School||Markham||1990||1427||Offers gifted education, Advanced Placement Program, SHSM|
|Middlefield Collegiate Institute||Markham||1992||1424|
|Milliken Mills High School||Markham||1988||1056||International Baccalaureate school (as of 2017)|
|Newmarket High School||Newmarket||1843||1421||Offers gifted education & French immersion|
|Pierre Elliott Trudeau High School||Markham||2002||1833||French immersion school|
|Richmond Green Secondary School||Richmond Hill||2005||1218|
|Richmond Hill High School||Richmond Hill||1851||1679||Offers gifted education, Advanced Placement Program, SHSM|
|Sir William Mulock Secondary School||Newmarket||2001||1273||Offers blended learning and SHSM|
|Stephen Lewis Secondary School||Vaughan||2006||1514|
|Stouffville District Secondary School||Whitchurch-Stouffville||1954||1221|
|Sutton District High School||Georgina||1956||471|
|Thornhill Secondary School||Thornhill||1955||1026||Offers gifted education|
|Thornlea Secondary School||Thornhill||1968||1012||Offers French Immersion Program and Pre-AP and Advanced Placement Programs.|
|Tommy Douglas Secondary School||Vaughan||2015||1273||Only grade 9 and 10 in its first year|
|Unionville High School||Markham||1985||1484||Offers a Arts specialized program and SHSM in arts & culture or business.|
|Vaughan Secondary School||Vaughan||1989||1163||French Immersion school|
|Westmount Collegiate Institute||Vaughan||1995||1374||Arts specialized school|
YRDSB provides assistance to Chippewas of Georgina Island First Nation and serves the schooling needs for students in grades 7 to 11.
In May 2017, the YRDSB was faced with a lawsuit. Charline Grant as part of a settlement of the human rights complaint she launched after being called the "N-word" by Nancy Elgie, a former Board Trustee.