Explore a timeline of the most important events in the 50 year history of the York Catholic District School Board.

Joe Hodge appointed the first Superintendent of the new Board

1968

York County Roman Catholic Separate School Board (YCRCSSB) established

1969

York County Roman Catholic Separate School Board (YCRCSSB) becomes one of the first school boards in Canada to offer fully subsidized Religious Education Course, Part One for teachers.

1970

Contest to create a new Board logo won by intermediate students at St. Mary Immaculate in Richmond Hill

1972

On August 19, 1969, the Board recommended a contest for students in Grade 1-8 to “design a meaningful emblem for the YCRCSSB. In 1972, students at St. Mary Immaculate CES in Richmond Hill created the prototype of what evolved into the current crest.

John Zupancic appointed Director

1974

The Board receives approval from the Ontario Government to change its name to The York Region Roman Catholic Separate School Board

1974

Premier Bill Davis announces full funding for Ontario Catholic secondary schools. The Board adds Grades 11 and 12 to its high schools

1984

Celeste Pelliccione (Area 1, Markham) becomes the first female Chair of the Board

1985

Frank Bobesich appointed Director of Education

1988

Susan LaRosa appointed as the first female Director of the YRRCSSB

1997

The Board is renamed the York Catholic District School Board (YCDSB)

1999

Associate Director Patricia Preston appointed Director of the Board

2013

Ab Falconi appointed Director of Education

2018