The following is an excerpt from Jennifer Story, our Trustee. It explains the role of the Ward Council Representative and the meeting commitments. As our Ward Council Representative, you would be asked to report back to the school council any pertinent information acquired at the meetings.
A major priority for me as your School Board Trustee is to facilitate the sharing of information and best practices, provide opportunities for skill development, and build a community of support around our family of schools.
One way to accomplish this is through regular Ward Council meetings. TDSB Ward 15, Toronto-Danforth, has a vibrant and active school community. I want to do all I can to ensure your continued success as school community leaders and support you as you work through any challenges you, our schools and our Board as a whole, may face.
To that end, I will be holding the first Ward Council meeting of the new year on:
Tuesday February 10 from 7:00-9:00 pm at Frankland Community School in the library (816 Logan Ave). Childcare will be available.
The Ward Council meetings for the remainder of the 2014/2015 academic year will be held on:
Monday March 23 from 7:00-9:00 pm at Greenwood Secondary School in the library (24 Mountjoy Ave)
Thursday April 23 from 7:00-9:00 pm — location TBA
Tuesday May 19 from 7:00-9:00 pm — location TBA
Monday June 22 from 7:00-9:00 pm — end-of-school meeting and social; location TBA
Please also know that the meetings are open to anyone who wants to attend.
Please feel free to share this notice with your school communities.
At the February 10 meeting we’ll have a conversation about ways to build a supportive and successful school community in Toronto-Danforth.
I’ll be seeking your input on the following questions:
What do we want to accomplish with our Ward Council meetings
Which guest speakers/workshops/topics would we like to consider
What issues (TDSB, general education or community based) would we like to learn more about
These discussions will help us determine how to best use our time for the remainder of the school year.
At the first meeting we’ll also be electing a Ward Council Chair, as well as our Ward’s representatives to the Parent Involvement Advisory Committee (PIAC), and the French as a Second Language Advisory Committee (FSLAC). We will be electing one representative and one alternate for each committee. If you would like any more information regarding what each of these roles entails, please feel free to contact me by email at Jennifer.Story@tdsb.on.ca .
Please also let us know if you will need child minding or translation services, by sending an email to my Constituency Assistant, Maxeen.Paabo@tdsb.on.ca .
Thank you, and I hope to see you there.
Trustee, Toronto District School Board
Ward 15, Toronto-Danforth
Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to volunteer for this role.