Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board
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Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board

Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board
Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board logo
20 Education Court
, Ontario, L9A 0B9
District information
TypeSchool Board
Chair of the boardAlex Johnstone
Director of educationManny Figueiredo[2]
BudgetCA$526 million (2015-16)[1]
Other information

The Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board is the public school board in the city of Hamilton, Ontario, which was formed January 1, 1998[3] via the amalgamation of the Hamilton and Wentworth County school boards.

HWDSB teaches approximately 50,000 students in its 103 neighbourhood schools.[4] In addition to the programming offered at 88 elementary and 15 secondary schools, a number of alternative programs focusing on sports, academics, science, arts and languages are available.[5] The current Director of Education is Manny Figueiredo.[6]

Secondary schools

  • These high schools will be closed come the 2019-2020 school year and be replaced by Bernie Custis Secondary School.[7]

Elementary schools


The HWDSB has 15 wards and 11 trustees, who are each elected for a four-year term. The Chair of the Board, the Vice-Chair and the Honorary Treasurer are elected at the Inaugural meeting of the Board, and serve for one year. Trustees are officials, elected to serve parents, students, taxpayers and the school system. They are the link between communities and the school board, ensuring Hamilton public schools meet the diverse needs of students in their communities.[8]

Ward Trustee Ward Name
Ward 1 & 2 Christine Bingham West Lower City
Ward 3 Chris Parkinson Lower City
Ward 4 Ray Mulholland East Lower City
Ward 5 Carole Paikin-Miller Red Hill
Ward 6 Kathy Archer East Mountain
Ward 7 Dawn Danko Central Mountain
Ward 8 & 14 Becky Buck West Mountain
Wards 9 & 10 Cam Galindo Stoney Creek
Wards 11 & 12 Alex Johnstone Ancaster-Glanbrook
Ward 13 Paul Tut Dundas
Ward 15 Penny Deathe Flamborough
Student Trustee Cameron Prosic All Students
Student Trustee Tara Rezvan All Students

See also


  1. ^ http://www.hwdsb.on.ca/about/budget/
  2. ^ Leitner, Richard. "Figueiredo moves up to public board's top job," Flamborough Review June 18, 2015.
  3. ^ "Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board » Archive". www.hwdsb.on.ca. Retrieved 2017.
  4. ^ "Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board » About Us". www.hwdsb.on.ca. Retrieved 2015.
  5. ^ http://www.hwdsb.on.ca/programs/index.aspx
  6. ^ "Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board » Senior Management". www.hwdsb.on.ca. Retrieved 2015.
  7. ^ http://www.hwdsb.on.ca/about/school-renewal/construction/#tabs-112
  8. ^ http://www.hwdsb.on.ca/aboutus/trustees/

External links

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