Near North District School Board

The Near North District School Board (NNDSB; known as English-language Public District School Board No. 4 prior to 1999[2]) administers public education in an area of Ontario that is includes all of Parry Sound District, plus a northerly portion of Muskoka District and the western portion of Nipissing District. It includes the communities of North Bay, Parry Sound, Mattawa and the Almaguin Highlands.

Near North District School Board
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963 Airport Road, North Bay, Ontario P1C 1A5
Coordinates46°20′47″N 79°26′11″W / 46.34627°N 79.43648°W / 46.34627; -79.43648Coordinates: 46°20′47″N 79°26′11″W / 46.34627°N 79.43648°W / 46.34627; -79.43648
District information
SuperintendentMelanie Gray (S.O., Education)
Tim Graves (S.O., Education)
Seija Van Haesendonck (S.O., Business)
Gay Smylie (S.O., Schools)
Chair of the boardJay Aspin
Director of educationCraig Myles[1]
Schools34: 27 elementary, 7 secondary
BudgetCA$160 Million (2020)
Students and staff
StaffDeb Bartlett (Communications Officer)
Josh Casey (Communications Coordinator)
Other information
Elected trusteesAl Bottomley
Donna Breault
John Cochrane
Nichole King
Rob Learn
Louise Sargent
Bill Steer


The NNDSB was previously known as the Parry Sound and Area School Board.

In 2006, three former students filed lawsuits against the NNDSB for the sexual abuse they suffered at the hands of Kenneth Bull, a former teacher of the school board. Bull taught at Humphrey Public School, where the assaults occurred. Bull was convicted of five counts of indecent assault against young males in 1978. The school board was named in the lawsuit for its failure to protect the students.[3]


There are 34 schools governed by NNDSB, consisting of 27 elementary schools and 7 high schools:

Elementary SchoolsEdit

Secondary Schools/Alternative Learning CentresEdit

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ NNDSB. "Senior Administration". Retrieved 25 January 2014.
  2. ^ "Ontario Regulation 107/08". e-Laws. Government of Ontario. Retrieved 15 April 2014.
  3. ^ "Assaulted students file lawsuit". Retrieved September 17, 2021.

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