Thank you for visiting my Trustee Website.
As the elected school board trustee for Toronto-Danforth, I serve you. I am your link with the Toronto District School Board, which governs Toronto’s public schools. I act as your advocate and ‘sounding board,’ should needs arise. I also make decisions on matters of policy, budget and administration, with the rest of the trustees on the Board — decisions that are informed by the advice of staff, and by our constituents.
I believe we all have a role to play to help our public schools thrive.
What does a trustee do?
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We are, more than ever, working hard to ensure that all students, regardless of their lived experience or identity, get what they need to achieve, We are also committed to supporting student well-being, because we know students need support in a variety of ways, not just academically, to be ready and able to learn.
These objectives are put into action through our Multi-Year Strategic Plan, which outlines our mission, values and goals in support of student success.
Your involvement in your child’s education and school life will contribute to their success. There are a number of ways you can get involved. To explore these opportunities please speak to your classroom teacher, School Council Chair or Principal or visit www.tdsb.on.ca/Elementary-School/Get-Involved. You will find helpful resources for both parents and students here, including homework tips, transportation updates and supports for mental health, healthy living and anti-bullying Information.
If you are unable to find the information you need, please feel free to contact Maxeen Paabo – TDSB Administrative Liaison — who will be supporting me and will answer the Trustee’s shared line during office hours. Maxeen can also be reached directly at 416-363-8809 or via e-mail at Maxeen.Paabo@tdsb.on.ca.
If you would like to receive my regular email updates, click here. To see the archive of past newsletters, click here.
I am always looking to learn more about your local school successes, issues and priorities. If you have something to share or wish to speak with me directly, please do not hesitate to e-mail me at Jennifer.Story@tdsb.on.ca or call and leave a message at 416 395-TRUS (8787).
The official school year calendar for the Toronto District School Board runs from September 1, 2019 to June 30, 2020, inclusive. Click on "School Year Calendar 2019-20" for the complete listing.
Also, please note the Days of Significance - click here for the complete 2019-2020 list; you may also find this Days of Significance Resource Guide helpful.
Information in Student Agendas
Students in the TDSB are provided with Agenda/Planners that contain common board policy information and are customized for individual schools. Student planners also contain TDSB common pages with information about the Board’s homework policy, severe weather guidelines, code of online conduct, and more: