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A policy is a statement of intent, governing principles or end result adopted by the Board in public and intended to guide future actions.

Below you will find a complete listing of our policies displayed in numeric order.
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P001 Policy Framework (17.6 KB)
To clarify the intent and governing principles for Board policies
P002 Mission and Values (114.7 KB)
To identify the Board's reason for existing, its aspirations, declare what the community should expect of the Board and identify the fundamental convictions of the Board
P003 Literacy Foundation (47.1 KB)
To state the Toronto District School Board's commitment to providing the support necessary for all learners to attain their highest level of literacy at each stage of their education
P004 Mathematics Foundation (82.5 KB)
To state the Toronto District School Board's commitment to providing support so that all learners achieve at the highest academic levels
P005 Arts Foundation (66.6 KB)
To state the Toronto District School Board's commitment to all of the arts - dance, drama, music and visual arts
P006 Advertising (99.3 KB)
To identify parameters and acceptable best practices for advertising in schools
P010 Leasing of Surplus School Properties (109.8 KB)
To identify the principles guiding the leasing of surplus school properties
P011 Community Use of Board Facilities (Permits) (538.6 KB) New!
To ensure that community groups/organizations have fair and equitable access to Board facilities when they are not being used for educational purposes.
P012 Budget Approval (77.3 KB)
To identify critical information that must be included when budget matters are considered
P013 Optional Attendance (18.8 KB)
To establish the Board’s commitment to providing access schools and programs outside a student’s designated attendance area
P014 Staff Changes (25.5 KB)
To establish the approval levels for staff changes
P015 Hiring of Students (52.6 KB)
To establish the parameters for hiring students
P016 Employee and Trustee Expenses (12.6 KB)
To set out the rules that apply to employees and trustees for expenses incurred in carrying out their responsibilities while representing the interests of students, the community and/or the Board.
P017 Purchasing (26.1 KB)
To establish approval authorities for the purchase of goods and services
P018 Trustee Constituency Communications (12.8 KB)
To establish guidelines for trustee communications, such as newsletters, that have mass distribution and are paid for with Board funds
P019 Continuing Education (73.1 KB)
To affirm the Board's commitment to provide Continuing Education programs
P020 Transportation of Students (28.7 KB)
To establish the criteria for the provision of student transportation and safety measures that will be taken
P021 Fundraising (15.3 KB)
To provide guidelines to direct schools when planning fundraising activities
P022 Early Learning and Care Policy (76.6 KB)
To guide system planning, implementation, and improvement across a range of early years programs for children from birth to age 12. These include child care in schools, child and family programs, Full-Day Kindergarten (FDK) and elementary education, and before- and after-school programs.
P023 Parent and Community Involvement (12.6 KB)
To establish a framework for building and supporting parent and community involvement in the Toronto District School Board
P024 Educational Programming Partnerships (100 KB)
To govern TDSB educational programming partnerships with the communities, health, arts, social service, education, labour, small business, and corporate sectors; both locally and internationally.
P026 Architect Selection (20.6 KB)
To set out requirements for architect selection committees for major projects.
P028 The Environment (20.3 KB)
To state the Board’s commitment to the focus areas for sustaining the environment: mitigation, adaptation, and education. practices within its control
P029 Employment Equity (16 KB)
To establish the Board's commitment to the development, implementation and maintenance of employment and promotion policies, practices and procedures that result in and sustain a workforce that, at all levels, reflects, understands and responds to a diverse population
P031 Human Rights (39.2 KB)
To establish the Board's commitment to the prevention of discrimination and harassment
P033 Excursions (57.4 KB)
To establish the Board's commitment to and a basis for the full and equitable inclusion of all students in safe, curriculum-based excursions
P034 Workplace Harassment Prevention (179.4 KB)
This policy is designed to promote a healthy, respectful and supportive working and learning environment. It highlights conduct that may lead to workplace harassment as well as outlines the system’s shared responsibility in fostering a harassment free workplace.
P035 Nutrition Foundation (81.9 KB)
To state the Board's commitment to working with community partners to ensure that students have equitable access to high quality school-based nutrition programs
P036 Homework (34.7 KB)
To establish the Board’s belief that homework is an engaging and relevant learning activity. To establish the Board’s commitment to the assignment of homework in a purposefully planned manner that is directly connected to a student’s school program and learning expectations of the Ontario Curriculum
P037 Equity Policy (601.7 KB)
To ensure that Fairness, Equity, Diversity, Acceptance, Inclusion, and the elimination of all forms of Discrimination are essential principles of our school system and are integrated into all TDSB policies, procedures, programs, operations, and practices.
P038 Achieving Excellence in Reading, Writing and Mathematics (123.1 KB)
To affirm the Board's commitment to improving student learning
P039 Electronic Participation in Board Meetings (18.1 KB)
To establish guidelines for dealing with the use of electronic means for the holding of Board and standing committees in accordance with the Education Act, S. 8 (1) 3.6.
P040 Accountability for Student Achievement (75.5 KB)
To outline the Toronto District School Board's principles regarding accountability for student achievement
P041 Distribution and Display of Materials for Students and Parents From External Groups (116 KB)
To provide guidelines for the distribution and display of material
P042 Appropriate Dress (20 KB)
To establish requirements and permissions for appropriate dress codes in schools
P043 Charitable Foundation (15.6 KB)
To establish the Toronto District School Board Charitable Foundation to affirm its commitment to student nutrition programs
P045 Dealing With Abuse and Neglect of Students (129.6 KB)
To provide a safe, nurturing, positive, and respectful learning environment focused on preventing abuse and neglect for all students.
P046 Directional Statements (72.4 KB)
To state the Board's commitment for middle level education, special education low incidence sites, specialized programs, and optional French programs
P047 Naming Schools and Special Purpose Areas (17.4 KB)
To provide guidelines for the naming and renaming of schools, special purpose areas of a school and new additions
P048 Occupational Health and Safety (36 KB)
To establish the Board’s commitment to the well-being of its employees through the promotion of health and safety in the workplace and active participation of all employees in the prevention of accidents.
P049 Performance Management: Director of Education (25.9 KB)
To provide a framework for the annual evaluation of the Director's work
P051 Caring and Safe Schools (65.1 KB)
To affirm the Board's commitment to creating school learning environments that are caring, safe, peaceful, nurturing, positive, respectful and that enable all students to reach their full potential
P052 Selection, Promotion and Placement of School Principals and Vice-principals (13.2 KB)
To establish the Board's commitment to the provision of exemplary leadership through the selection of its principals and vice-principals
P053 Student Trustee and SuperCouncil Communications (90.7 KB)
To provide guidelines for written and electronic communications sent by student trustees and SuperCouncil members to all secondary school students, student councils, or any other mass distribution
P055 Supervisory Officer Selection (23.3 KB)
To establish the Board's commitment to the provision of exemplary leadership through the selection of its supervisory officers
P057 Employee Conflict of Interest (14.8 KB)
To establish the parameters for employee conduct regarding possible conflict of interest situations
P058 Cellphone Use During Meetings (8.7 KB)
To establish a protocol for the use of cellphones during standing committee and Board meetings
P060 Home Instruction (9.7 KB)
To establish the Board’s commitment to providing home instruction for all pupils regis-tered in its schools
P061 Students Without Legal Immigration Status (15.9 KB)
To establish the Board's commitment to providing a safe and welcoming environment for its students regardless of immigration status
P062 Alternative Schools (16.4 KB)
To identify the Board’s commitment to alternative schools that provide unique pedagogy, forms of governance and staff involvement, and strong parental and/or student involvement.
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and to acquire the knowledge, skills
and values they need to become responsible, contributing members of
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