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Voice Your Concerns

Voice your concerns about the proposed school closures in Glengarry, tell the Upper Canada District School Board how much we care about our rural schools. We encourage everyone to voice their concerns to the board, even if it is just a few words, we need you express your opinion, we would like to show them that rural communities need rural schools.

We urge you to remain polite in your correspondence.

Persons of Interest

There are many people involved in the Pupil Accommodation Review, this page lists who they are and their importance in the impending decision to close our Glengarry schools.

While personalized emails work best, if you would like to write everyone on this list you may do so using this link.

Alternatively, if you wish to email each group separately, you can copy and paste these addresses to your email:

Premier of Ontario

The Premier Ontario is the Hon Kathleen Wynne, MPP. The Premier is in favor of consolidation and the building of new modern schools, most of which will be built in more urban areas with capacities of 1000+ students.

The Hon Kathleen Wynne, MPP can be reached:

Hon Kathleen Wynne, MPP
Premier of Ontario
Room 281, Main Legislative Building, Queen's Park
Toronto, Ontario M7A 1A1
Tel: 416-325-1941
Fax: 416-325-9895
kwynne.mpp.co@liberal.ola.org

Ontario Minister of Education

The Minister of Education in Ontario is the Hon Mitzie Hunter, MPP. The Minister's department recently changed the funding formula for our schools, decreasing the funds available for rural schools across Ontario.

The Hon Mitzie Hunter, MPP can be reached:

Hon Mitzie Hunter, MPP
Ontario Ministry of Education
22nd Floor, Mowat Block
900 Bay Street
Toronto, Ontario M7A 1L2
Tel: 416-325-2600
Fax: 416-325-2608
mhunter.mpp.co@liberal.ola.org

Local MPP

The local Member of the Provincial Parliament for Glengarry—Prescott—Russell is the Hon Grant Crack, MPP.

The Hon Grant Crack, MPP can be reached:

Hon Grant Crack, MPP
90 Main Street South
Alexandria, Ontario K0C 1A0
Tel: 613-525-4605
Fax: 613-525-3725
gcrack.mpp@liberal.ola.org

The Pupil Accommodation Review 2016-2017

The UCDSB has set up a website to facilitate discussion with parents and the school community regarding the Initial Staff Report. They invite anyone to feel free to provide feedback by email at:

By Email: buildingforthefuture@ucdsb.on.ca

The UCDSB also has a survey from which they solicit feedback, the survey can be found at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BFFPAR.

The Trustees

The UCDSB is governed by a board of ten elected Trustees who represent and address the concerns of constituency of students, parents, taxpayers and various groups.

The Trustees voted on the initial proposal on September 28, 2016, and passed it with a 8-2 vote. The 2 wards which voted against the proposal to close schools were Ward 6 and Ward 9, ultimately we will need 4 more to vote against in the March vote in order to prevent the school closures:

Jeff McMillan
Chair of the Board
64 Brookview Place,
Brockville, ON
K6V 4P6
Phone: 613-345-1993
Cell: 613-340-5515
Email: jeff.mcmillan@ucdsb.on.ca
WARD 5 - Area Represented
Augusta
Brockville
Carol Carkner
1st Vice-Chair
Box 6
Vankleek Hill, ON
K0B 1R0
Cell: 613-222-7332
Email: caroll.carkner@ucdsb.on.ca
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/techiechallenge
WARD 10 - Area Represented
Alfred-Plantagenet
Casselman
Champlain
Clarence-Rockland
East Hawkesbury
Hawkesbury
Russell
The Nation Municipality
David McDonald
2nd Vice-Chair
717 Jase Street
Cornwall, ON
K6H 7E3
Cell: 613-360-5083
Email: david.mcdonald@ucdsb.on.ca
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/david_mcdonald
WARD 8 - Area Represented
Cornwall
Donald Cram
374 Jamieson Street
Almonte, Ontario
K0A 1A0
Cell: 613-802-8202
Email: donald.cram@ucdsb.on.ca
WARD 1 - Area Represented
Beckwith
Carleton Place
Mississippi Mills
William MacPherson
R.R. # 3
Smiths Falls, ON
K7A 4S4
Cell: 613-285-5520
Email: william.macpherson@ucdsb.on.ca
WARD 2 - Area Represented
Drummond/North Elmsley
Lanark Highlands
Montague
Perth
Tay Valley
Susan Richards
RR5
Smiths Falls, ON
K7A 4S6
Cell: 613-284-6420
Email: susan.richards@ucdsb.on.ca
WARD 3 - Area Represented
Merrickville-Wolford
Rideau Lakes
Smiths Falls
Westport
John McAllister
RR3, 9 Race Terrace
Athens, ON
K0E 1B0
Cell: 613-213-4094
Email: john.mcallister@ucdsb.on.ca
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/TrusteeJohn
WARD 4 - Area Represented
Athens
Elizabethtown-Kitley
Front of Yonge
Gananoquev Leeds and The Thousand Islands
Lisa Swan
P.O. Box 13
North Augusta, ON
K0G 1R0
Phone: 613-926-1597
Cell: 613-213-2818
Email: lisa.swan@ucdsb.on.ca
WARD 6 - Area Represented
Edwardsburg-Cardinal
North Grenville
Prescott
Jeremy Armer
3024 Drew Drive
South Mountain, Ontario
K0E 1W0
Cell: 613-340-7565
Email: jeremy.armer@ucdsb.on.ca
WARD 7 - Area Represented
North Dundas
South Dundas
Wendy MacPherson
20904 Glen Robertson Road
Alexandria, ON
K0C 1A0
Cell: 613-340-7311
Email: wendy.macpherson@ucdsb.on.ca
WARD 9 - Area Represented
North Glengarry
South Glengarry
North Stormont
South Stormont

The UCDSB Senior Staff

The UCDSB Senior Staff "is charged with implementing the policy of the Board of Trustees in accordance with the regulations and legislation laid out by the Ontario Ministry of Education".

The members of the the UCDSB Senior Staff are:

Stephen Sliwa
Director of Education
Phone: 613-342-0371
Toll free: 1-800-267-7131, ext. 1234
E-Fax: 855-508-1590
Email: stephen.sliwa@ucdsb.on.ca
Valerie Allen
Superintendent of Schools
Phone: 613-342-0371
Toll free: 1-800-267-7131, ext. 1118
E-Fax: 855-508-1590
Email: valerie.allen@ucdsb.on.ca
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Vankleekval
David Coombs
Superintendent of Schools
Phone: 613-258-9393
Toll free: 1-888-402-3522, ext. 1
E-Fax: 855-586-8751
Email: david.coombs@ucdsb.on.ca
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/davidpcoombs/
Susan Edwards
Superintendent of Schools
Phone: 1-800-766-8474, ext. 2277
E-Fax: 855-586-8752
Email: susan.edwards@ucdsb.on.ca
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/susangedwards/
Tim Mills
Superintendent of Schools
1500 Cumberland St. N. Cornwall, ON
Phone: 613-933-9626, ext. 4271
Toll free: 1-877-875-3437
E-Fax: 855-586-8747
Email: tim.mills@ucdsb.on.ca
Twitter: https://twitter.com/timrmills
Nancy McCaslin-Barkley
Superintendent of Business
Phone: 613-342-0371
Toll free: 1-800-267-7131, ext. 1207
E-Fax: 855-508-1592
Email: nancy.barkley@ucdsb.on.ca
Jeremy Hobbs
Superintendent of Human Resources and Operational Services
Phone: 613-342-0371
Toll free: 1-800-267-7131, ext. 1126
E-Fax: 855-526-5344
Email: jeremy.hobbs@ucdsb.on.ca
Twitter: https://twitter.com/jeremychobbs
Phil Dawes
Superintendent of District Alignment
Phone: 613-342-0371
Toll Free: 1-800-267-7131, ext. 1328
E-Fax: 855-508-1590
Email: phil.dawes@ucdsb.on.ca