TDSB Expands Itinerant Music Instructors (IMIs) to More Schools
Starting this school year, the TDSB has expanded its IMI enrichment program to include 17 new schools. As a result of this expansion, more than 1,200 new students will have access to the program through 1,600 new IMI hours.
The expansion of the program is the result of a review of the distribution of IMI hours which found that some schools had a disproportionately high allocation of hours, while others had none. The IMI program is an enhanced program and the TDSB is one of the few school boards in the GTA that funds IMIs. IMIs support but do not replace elementary teachers who deliver the arts component of the provincially mandated curriculum.
The new IMI hours will support strings at nine schools, band at four schools and steel pan at four schools. From the 17 schools across the Board, Scarborough-Rouge Park has been allocated additional music supports at TWO of our schools.