TDSB Chair's Newsletter
Volume 35 - June 8, 2020
Director’s Updates to Parents/Guardians: COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus)
The Toronto District School Board is committed to keeping all parents/guardians updated on the impact of COVID-19 on schools and any developments with regard to remote learning. Below are recent updates from Director of Education John Malloy:
For on-going updates, more information and resources, please visit and
Statement on Addressing Anti-Black Racism
The Toronto District School Board continues to be committed to equity and inclusion, and we acknowledge the importance of addressing anti-Black racism. Please read the full statement from Chair of the Board Robin Pilkey and Director of Education John Malloy.
Letters from the Chair of the Board
On behalf of the Toronto District School Board, Chair of the Board Robin Pilkey issued the following letters to raise a number of concerns with the Mayor of Toronto and the Minister of Education:
TDSB Reaches Local Agreement with Education Workers

The Toronto District School Board has reached a tentative agreement with the Board’s 17,700 education workers who are represented by the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Local 4400.

For more information, please read the news release.

Director John Malloy to Retire
Director of Education John Malloy will retire from the Toronto District School Board. During a Special Board, Trustees accepted his retirement, which will be effective August 31, 2020. The Board of Trustees have established a search committee for an Interim Director of Education. The Committee will present a report to the Board on the selection of a candidate with an Interim Director being named no later than July 1, 2020. Trustees have also established a search committee that will make a recommendation to the Board on the selection of an executive search firm to recruit a permanent Director of Education. Once that recommendation is presented to the Board, a Director Search Committee will be established.
The following items were approved or received by the Board of Trustees at the Regular Board Meeting on May 27, 2020:
For more information, including a full list of Board Decisions, please read the Summary of Decisions.
Next Board Meeting
During the closure of all public schools, the Government of Ontario is allowing school boards to meet virtually. The next scheduled Regular Board Meeting is on Wednesday, June 17, 2020.

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

Adnan Habib
Student Trustee

Ivy Deng

Student Trustee

Clarity Smoke
Indigenous Student Trustee

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