The Lambton Kent District School Board (known as English-language Public District School Board No. 10 prior to 1999) is the school board responsible for public education in Lambton County and Kent County. Lambton and Kent Counties are made up of numerous small towns and communities situated in Southwestern Ontario, a geographic area surrounded by the Great Lakes. The board serves over 22,000 elementary and high school students.
The LKDSB has two board office locations, one in Chatham, Ontario and one in Sarnia, Ontario, the two biggest cities in the area they serve. Full addresses are:Chatham Regional Education Centre
P.O. Box 1000, 476 McNaughton Avenue East Chatham, Ontario N7M 5L7Sarnia Education Centre
P.O. Box 2019, 200 Wellington Street Sarnia, Ontario N7T 7L2
The high schools or secondary schools managed by the Board are:
The elementary schools managed by the Board are:
The Community Use of Schools initiative is a way of making school facilities accessible to the public. Such facilities include classrooms, gymnasiums, auditoriums, and more. The rental fees can range from as little as $1.50 a night to as much as $125.00 per night, plus applicable staff. Quite often the staff will include janitors (if outside their regularly scheduled hours), but in some cases may included specialized staff for auditorium rentals. These staff are often specially trained students, but sometimes are outside professionals brought in by the host school to accommodate the renter's needs. Seminars, corporate events, dance recitals, and community theatre groups are the most common renters of the auditorium, whereas local sports tournaments are the most common renters of the gymnasiums.
Presentations that have occurred in these facilities include a presentation from Chris Hadfield, and amateur productions of musicals such as Les Miserables, Disney's Beauty and the Beast, Willy Wonka, Phantom of the Opera, and more.
The Board offers Blended Learning, eLearning and Homework Help. Blended Learning: Blended learning uses the tools of the provincial learning management system (LMS) to teach and support learning in a face-to-face class. Through blended learning, K-12 students can access high-quality course materials, course calendars, and assignments during and outside school hours. Students can also take part in face-to-face lessons and communicate with their teacher and classmates using a suite of secure online tools inside the password-protected LMS. These tools help students learn or review key concepts, stay organized, show what they have learned, submit assignments, track their achievement, and communicate with others. eLearning: Full time Ontario secondary students may earn Ontario high school credits online through the Lambton Kent District School Board eLearning program. Courses meet all curriculum expectations and standards. All courses are taught by fully qualified teachers in the District in collaboration with eLearning Ontario and the Ontario eLearning Consortium.
Adult students wishing to take eLearning courses must contact Alternative & Continuing Education.
The Lambton Kent District School Board operates two social media accounts, one on Twitter, which can be accessed here; and the other on Facebook which can be found at LKDSB Facebook. The Twitter account appears to be authored by Jim Costello, the Director of Education; whereas the Facebook account is credited simply to the Lambton Kent District School Board as a whole. Each of these accounts post news and updates about the happenings across the entire board, and the Twitter account also often features Jim Costello bidding different groups good luck.