The undertaking of a new Multi-Year Strategic Plan is significant. This is critically important for the future of the LDSB. The plan will help shape the future directions and culture of the district.

During the spring of 2023, LDSB collected feedback from the Limestone community, including students, families, staff, and community partners, about their own or their student’s learning experiences, and their perspectives on the key strengths and opportunities of the board for the future. This feedback was collated and combined with several other engagements with students, families, staff, and community partners to support the development of our new Multi-Year Strategic Plan.

In June, the provincial government passed new legislation, Bill 98 or the Better Schools and Student Outcomes Act, which set three provincial priorities that must be incorporated into the LDSB Multi-Year Strategic Plan: (a) Achievement of Learning Outcomes in Core Academic Skills; (b) Preparation of Students for Future Success; and (c) Student Engagement & Well-Being. 

These engagements will continue into the 2023-2024 school year, focused on the draft Board mission, vision, pillars, and values. It is clear people have things to say: strengths, challenges, opportunities, and in some cases very personal suggestions for what we need to do to help support student learning and well-being.