The Greater Essex County District School Board was formed on January 1, 1998 with the amalgamation of the Windsor and Essex County Boards of Education. We have schools in nine municipalities: Windsor, LaSalle, Amherstburg, Tecumseh, Lakeshore, Essex, Kingsville, Leamington and Pelee Island. In 2014 the GECDSB operates 71 schools - 55 elementary and 16 secondary plus an adult education program and three Agency schools. We have approximately 35,500 students served by 4,700 employees. The Board's annual operating budget is more than $400 million.
The Director of Education, Ms. Erin Kelly, is supported by a group of 9 Superintendents. There are 10 Trustees which make up the Board of Trustees and they meet in public session once each month during the school year. The Chairperson is Ms. Gale Simko-Hatfield.