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
York County Roman Catholic Separate School Board (YCRCSSB) established
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.
Contest to create a new Board logo won by intermediate students at St. Mary Immaculate in Richmond Hill
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
The Board receives approval from the Ontario Government to change its name to The York Region Roman Catholic Separate School Board
Premier Bill Davis announces full funding for Ontario Catholic secondary schools. The Board adds Grades 11 and 12 to its high schools
Celeste Pelliccione (Area 1, Markham) becomes the first female Chair of the Board
Frank Bobesich appointed Director of Education
Susan LaRosa appointed as the first female Director of the YRRCSSB
The Board is renamed the York Catholic District School Board (YCDSB)
Associate Director Patricia Preston appointed Director of the Board
Ab Falconi appointed Director of Education