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Volume 47 - Dec. 6, 2021
Alexander Brown Acclaimed Chair of the Toronto District School Board
Trustee Alexander Brown was acclaimed Chair of the Toronto District School Board during the annual Organizational Board meeting. Trustee Christopher Mammoliti was also acclaimed as Vice-Chair.
For more information, please read the news release.
TDSB Unveils $5.9 Million Plan to Support Mental Health and Well-Being
Trustees with the Toronto District School Board have approved a $5.9 million plan to support the mental health and well-being of students amid the ongoing pandemic.
During their Special Board Meeting this evening, Trustees unanimously approved the hiring of an additional 106 staff members following the release of a report earlier this week that highlighted the impact of the pandemic on student mental health and well-being. 
For more information, please read the news release.
Supporting Free Public Transit for High School Students
On behalf of the Toronto District School Board, Chair of the Board Alexander Brown wrote to the Toronto Transit Commission to request the expansion of free TTC rides for high school students as part of the upcoming 5-Year Fare Policy and 10-Year Fare Collection Outlook. Chair Brown also wrote to various levels of government to ask for funding support for the expansion.  
Making School Buildings and Sites More Accessible
On behalf of the Toronto District School Board, Chair of the Board Alexander Brown wrote to the Minister of Education to request the allocation of significant and dedicated financial resources to support the accessibility of all existing schools.
For more information, please read the full letter
COVID-19 Vaccine for 5-11: Message from Toronto Public Health
On Nov. 22, 2021, the TDSB provided a message from Toronto Public Health to all parents/guardians about the recently approved COVID-19 for children aged 5 to 11 years old, including details on how to book vaccine appointments, now available, online or by phone.
For more information, please read the full update.
TDSB Vaccine Procedure Update
The TDSB continues to implement its COVID-19 vaccination procedure to support the health and safety of students, staff and our school communities. Staff who have not attested their vaccination status and any staff who have disclosed that they were not vaccinated, have now been placed on a non-disciplinary administrative leave without pay. A limited number of staff were provided temporary exemptions.
For more details, please read the full update that was provided to parents/guardians. 
The following items were approved or received by the Board of Trustees at the Regular Board Meeting in November:
For more information, including a full list of Board Decisions, please read the Summary of Decisions. The Board’s annual Organizational Meeting was held on Nov. 15, 2021. Please see the Summary of Decisions for results. 
Upcoming Meetings
The next Regular Board Meeting is on Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2021. For a list of upcoming meetings, please click on the calendar on the main webpage of

TDSB Trustees

Harpreet Gill
Ward 1 - Etobicoke North

Dan MacLean
Ward 2 - Etobicoke Centre

Patrick Nunziata
Ward 3 - Etobicoke-Lakeshore

Christopher Mammoliti
Ward 4 - Humber River-Black Creek

Alexandra Lulka

Ward 5 - York Centre

Chris Tonks
Ward 6 - York South-Weston

Robin Pilkey
Ward 7 - Parkdale-High Park

Shelley Laskin
Ward 8 - Eglinton-Lawrence and Toronto-St. Paul's

Stephanie Donaldson
Ward 9 - Davenport and Spadina-Fort York

Chris Moise
Ward 10 - University-Rosedale and Toronto Centre

Rachel Chernos Lin
Ward 11 - Don Valley West

Alexander Brown
Ward 12 - Willowdale

James Li
Ward 13 - Don Valley North

Trixie Doyle
Ward 14 - Don Valley East

Jennifer Story
Ward 15 - Toronto-Danforth

Michelle Aarts
Ward 16 - Beaches-East York

David Smith
Ward 17 - Scarborough Centre

Parthi Kandavel
Ward 18 - Scarborough Southwest

Zakir Patel
Ward 19 - Scarborough-Guildwood

Manna Wong
Ward 20 - Scarborough-Agincourt

Yalini Rajakulasingam
Ward 21 - Scarborough North

Anu Sriskandarajah
Ward 22 - Scarborough-Rouge Park

Evan Woo
Student Trustee

Jyoti Dadhich
Student Trustee

Isaiah Shafqat
Indigenous Student Trustee

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