This page posts news items highlighting stories involving the Lester B. Pearson School Board. Our goal is to inform everyone in real-time both internally and externally of all of the great things happening throughout the LBPSB community.

January 21, 2021
Montreal Gazette

Kramberger: Students courageously coping with masked school days

Last fall, the Lester B. Pearson School Board ordered $500,000 worth of air purifiers for 16 older buildings whose ventilation method had simply involved keeping windows or doors open, as well as higher-end air filters...

January 14, 2021
Montreal Gazette

Kramberger: Schools' virtual approach will likely outlast the pandemic

The Lester B. Pearson School Board is providing virtual open houses to help parents and their children choose where to start kindergarten or high school...

January 8, 2021
Global News

Lester B. Pearson School Board offering virtual open house tours

The Lester B. Pearson School Board (LBPSB) has produced several promotional videos of its schools to encourage parents and future students to virtually visit the schools online....

December 17, 2020
The Globe and Mail

Classrooms, air quality and COVID-19: What steps are Canadian school boards taking to improve ventilation?

Montreal’s Lester B. Pearson school board was the first in Quebec to plunge ahead with new air filters. Last summer, Bruno Côté, the board’s engineer in charge of equipment and buildings, started reading a growing body of research suggesting aerosol particles play a role alongside larger droplets in spreading COVID-19...

December 16, 2020
Global News

Pumped up: Music award boosts morale at Terry Fox Elementary in Pierrefonds

The The Terry Fox Elementary School in Pierrefonds has just won an award in a national signing contest.

The school placed third in the 2020 elementary vocal grades four to six category of the Canadian Music Class Challenge, an annual competition sponsored by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation...

December 15, 2020
Global News

West Island teen influenced Quebec government anti-racism policy

The CAQ Government has drawn inspiration from a West Island teenager in the creation of its anti-racism policies.

Back in June, as she graduated from John Rennie High School, there was some anger simmering inside of her...

December 10, 2020
Montreal Gazette

French learning curve for anglo West Island MNA

Improving language skills is something many West Islanders have been seeking for decades. For instance, the Lester B. Pearson School Board has evolved its French immersion programs over the years; most elementary school students either follow a 50-50 bilingual program or an 80-20 French-to-English split. I believe West Island parents expect their children, upon graduation from a Pearson school, to be fluent in French...

November 26, 2020
Montreal Gazette

Light a Dream forges on during pandemic

“In the late ’90s, Michelle Potter, the founder of Light a Dream was teaching young adults with special needs in a school environment. She recognized that workplaces didn’t exist for these students,” explained Cindy Finn, a member on the board of directors of Light a Dream and director-general of the Lester B. Pearson School Board...

November 25, 2020
McGill Publications Health e-News

Innovative school clinic puts children at heart

The clinic stems from a unique partnership between the Montreal Children’s Hospital and the Lester B. Pearson School Board, rooted in a community-based and interprofessional approach. Residents and faculty members of McGill’s Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences play a central role...

November 1, 2020
Montreal Gazette

Pearson school board offers a breath of fresh air

The Lester B. Pearson School Board should be celebrated for taking action with regards to improving air quality in its school network as part of COVID-19 precautions...