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Policy Consultations

We Want to Hear From You

The Toronto District School Board (TDSB) is committed to open and inclusive policy decision-making and values community input and participation through consultation. Consultation is a two-way communication process between the Board and external participants, including students and their parents/guardians, school councils, advisory committees, community members, different levels of government, service agencies, professional organizations and union partners. The objective of consultation is to gather public input regarding options, alternative courses of action, as well as to identify unintended effects for various participants and to find solutions. 

Policy development and reviews are carried out in accordance with the policy review schedule that is approved by the Board of Trustees and is revised on a regular basis. To view the latest Policy Review Schedule please click here.

We would like to know your thoughts about our policy decisions by inviting you to our policy consultations. Please click on the policy of your interest to see the current draft. You are welcome to provide your comments, including suggestions on the wording and provisions of the draft policies, questions or recommendations using the contact information below.

Policy

Status

Closing Date

Draft Policy

Contact Information

Transportation of Students Policy (P020)

Open

May 22, 2022

Draft Revised Policy [pdf]

Draft Revised Policy [docx]

Email:
Garry.Green@tdsb.on.ca

Objective:

  • To establish the criteria for the equitable provision of student transportation and safety measures that will be taken.

Policy

Status

Closing Date

Draft Policy

Contact Information

Purchasing 
Policy (P017)

Open

May 23, 2022

Draft Revised Policy [docx]

Email:
chris.ferris@tdsb.on.ca

Objective:

To establish the rules and requirements for the procurement of goods and services through purchasing methods and decisions which maintain the integrity of the procurement process and provide the best overall value to the Board.

Policy

Status

Closing Date

Draft Policy

Draft Policy -
Thought Exchange

Contact Information

Parent and Caregiver Engagement Policy (P023)

Open

May 25, 2022

Draft Revised Policy [docx]

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Email:
Shadi.MousaviZanjani@tdsb.on.ca

To review the existing policy and keep updated on the policy consultation process visit https://www.tdsbengage.ca/tdsb-engage

Objective:

  • To establish a framework for shared responsibilities of parents, caregivers, the Board, and the trustees for the implementation of effective strategies to increase and improve parent and caregiver engagement in the Board.

Policy

Status

Closing Date

Draft Policy

Contact Information

Dealing with Abuse and Neglect of Students Policy (P045)

Open

June 7, 2022

Draft Revised Policy [docx]

Draft Revised Policy [pdf]

Email:
Shameen.Sandhu@tdsb.on.ca

Objective:

  • To promote equity and to provide a culturally safe (in particular anti-oppressive and anti-racist), nurturing, positive, and respectful learning environment focused on preventing abuse and neglect for all students, including newcomer students.
  • To inform employees and volunteers working with students about their legal duty to report abuse and neglect - suspected, witnessed and/or disclosed.
  • To identify, develop and facilitate culturally responsive and relevant healing practices for all groups of students

Policy

Status

Closing Date

Draft Policy

Contact Information

Teacher Hiring Policy (P098)

Open

June 12, 2022

Draft Revised Policy [docx]

Email:
ann.reina@tdsb.on.ca

Objective:

  • To set out requirements for fair, consistent, and transparent hiring of teachers.

Policy

Status

Closing Date

Draft Policy

Contact Information

Flexible Working Arrangements Policy (New Policy)

Open

June 13, 2022

Flexible Working Arrangements Policy [Docx]

Email:
rosa.pagliaroli@tdsb.on.ca

Objective:

  • To establish requirements and expectations for flexible working at the TDSB;
  • To support employee productivity and engagement through an improved work-life balance;
  • To maximize effective use of administrative office space;
  • To enhance the Board’s competitive hiring practices, talent acquisition and retention strategies;
  • To maintain service delivery and business continuity in the event of an emergency.

Policy

Status

Closing Date

Draft Policy

Contact Information

Communications (New Policy)

Open

July 4, 2022

Draft Communications Policy [DOC]

Email:
communications@tdsb.on.ca

Objective:

  • To manage communication across the TDSB in a well-coordinated, effective and responsive manner;
  • To develop, promote and maintain accessible, effective, transparent, timely and consistent communication with all stakeholders, including students, parents/guardians, staff, Trustees, the media, and members of the public; and
  • To provide clear expectations for staff with respect to all internal and external communications on matters impacting students, parents/guardians, and the school communities.
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