TDSB Community Consultation Invitation letter

The following is an excerpt from a letter sent to Roden School Council and we were asked to share with the school community.

Earlier this year, the Ministry of Education released new guidelines for Pupil Accommodation Reviews and for Community Planning and Partnerships (formerly Facility Partnerships). To adhere to the new guidelines, the Toronto District School Board must update its policies.

I am writing you because these two policies may be of interest to parents. The Pupil Accommodation Review policy deals with the review of groups of schools with low enrolment that can potentially lead to school closures. The Community Planning and Partnerships policy concerns potential partnerships with external organizations in operating schools that have unused space. Both policies affect the use of schools and therefore affect students.

As part of our consultation process, we are seeking feedback from staff, parents, and community members.

Feedback can be provided in different ways:

• Sending written feedback to by January 29, 2016

• Attending one of three public meetings listed below.

DATE:Monday, January 18, 2016

LOCATION: Winston Churchill CI – Library

2239 Lawrence Avenue East, M1P 2P7

TIME: 6:00 – 8:00 pm

DATE: Tuesday, January 19, 2016

LOCATION: TDSB Central Office – Committee Room A

5050 Yonge Street, M2N 5N8

TIME: 6:00 – 8:00 pm

DATE:Thursday, January 21, 2016

LOCATION: Martingrove CI – Library

50 Winterton Drive, M9B 3G7

TIME: 6:00 – 8:00 pm

The following documents are attached to this email and would need to be sent to parents (click on links):

PowerPoint presentation providing background context and questions

P068 Accommodation and Program Review draft policy for review and comments

P076 Community Planning and Partnerships draft policy for review and comments

Thank you for your help in reaching out to parents in your school community. If you have any questions, please send an email to


Manon Gardner
Executive Superintendent
School Improvement/Operational Support
Toronto District School Board