TDSB Chair's Newsletter
Volume 28 - Sept. 10, 2019
Welcome to the 2019-20 School Year!

Chair of the Board Robin Pilkey and Director of Education John Malloy issued a letter to all parents across the Toronto District School Board to mark the first day of school for the 2019-20 academic year. The joint letter, and a welcome-back video message from Director Malloy, is now available online.  
TDSB to Provide Free Menstrual Products to Students

The Toronto District School Board will soon be providing menstrual products free of charge at all of its schools. Products will first be provided to students in Grades 7 through 12, followed by all other grades. The roll-out will begin this fall. 

For more information, please read the news release
New Student Dress Policy

The TDSB’s new student dress policy is now in effect. The new policy provides students with learning environments that are safe, equitable, welcoming and inclusive. It also recognizes that decisions about dress reflect individual expression of identity, socio-cultural norms and economic factors, and are personal and important factors to a person’s well-being and health. 
Health and Physical Education Curriculum
On August 21, 2019, the Ministry of Education released the Health and Physical Education (HPE) Curriculum for Grades 1-8. School boards are required to implement the curriculum for the 2019-20 school year. Learn more about the HPE curriculum.

A more detailed description of the changes will soon be available. 
Student and Staff Achievements
The Toronto District School Board is always proud to highlight the achievements of students and staff. Below are a few moments from the summer: 

Update on 2019-20 Budget Reduction Implications
The Board received the report Update on 2019-20 Budget Reduction Implications. This report provides both an update on the implementation of budget reductions and a preliminary assessment of the implications of budget reductions on the Multi-Year Strategic Plan (MYSP). Read more about the 2019-20 Budget
Provincial 2019-20 Capital Priorities Program: Update
On July 22, 2019 the Ministry of Education announced a new Capital Priorities program for 2019-20. In the current round for 2019-20, school boards across the province are permitted to submit ten business cases that outline their most urgent capital projects. More information, including project criteria and timelines, is available in the report
Next Board Meeting

The next regular Board meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019.

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

Director of Education

John Malloy

Subscribe to our email list.