Trustees are elected to represent specific political entities called wards. Ward council meetings provide an opportunity for parent/caregiver representatives from schools in the ward to meet with their local school trustee to discuss issues of common concern. Ward council meetings are also an opportunity for the school trustee to inform parents/caregivers about matters under consideration by the Board and get their feedback.
Some ward council meetings may have a formal council with a steering committee of parents/caregivers, the trustee and the school superintendent. Other ward council meetings have regularly scheduled meetings convened by the trustee. Ward council meetings are held an average of four times per school year.
Like many committees in the TDSB, Parent and Involvement Advisory Committee members are elected to their position at Ward council meetings.
For information about the ward council meeting in your area, please contact your local trustee or the Trustee Shared Services Office at 416-395-8787 or TrusteeServices@tdsb.on.ca.