September 5 - At the first regular meeting of the 2012/2013 school year, Trustees with the Toronto District School Board discussed a number of matters that developed over the summer and welcomed back students and staff for another year.
Committee reports approved by the Board included the progress report on the measures being taken to improve management and processes within the TDSB’s Facilities Services Department. In an update to Trustees, Director of Education Dr. Chris Spence reaffirmed his commitment to continuing to improve this area of operations.
The Board also adopted motions to recognize the week of October 1, 2012 as Jamaican 50th Anniversary Week and the week of October 8, 2012 as Trinidad and Tobago 50th Anniversary Week throughout the school district.
- On average, Facility Services process over 194,000 work orders every year and has checks and balances in place to monitor the work as problems occur.
- The Board recently approved changes to permit fee schedules and categories. For more information, please view frequently asked questions at www.tdsb.on.ca/permits.
“I’m excited to welcome back all of our students and staff to classrooms across the city for another year. We’re eager to get back to work and continue making our schools the best they can possibly be.”
- Chris Bolton, Chair
“I’m committed to holding our staff accountable and ensuring taxpayer dollars are being spent in the most effective way. The fact is — people should be able to count on us to spend their tax dollars wisely.”
- Chris Spence, Director of Education