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Dear Etobicoke Centre,
As you may have already heared, I have recently been elected as the MPP for Spadina-Fort York. As a result, I have stepped down from my position as TDSB trustee for Etobicoke Centre.
It has been an honor to serve the Etobicoke Centre community, our schools, and students for the past 8 years. Together we have advocated for students with special needs, for the funding we need to maintain our school buildings, created a Social Justice Conference that saw 1000 high school students present their work at York University, created a participatory budget process to make the board's budgeting more transparent, created partnerships with community agencies to serve the students at Central Etobicoke High School, worked to improve and develop partnerships with the film industry to provide co-op placements for our students, and, through the Board of Health, we have advocated for a public health approach to gun violence (an approach that seems increasingly necessary as it deals with the root causes of gun violence in the city).
I look forward to continuing to work as a community advocate in my new position. I will be starting a Special Education Forum in the fall. As well, I am meeting with community groups which are currently pushing for the public health approach to gun violence.
For any concerns that you may have please follow the protocol. Your child's teacher, then work with the principle, if you are not able to find a satisfactory resolution, the next step is to contact your school's superintendent. Their contact information is on your school's website.
The TDSB will be appointing someone to fulfill the role of Etobicoke Centre school board trustee for the remainder of the term. If you know of someone who may be interested in the position, or if you are interested yourself, please visit, www.tdsb.on.ca/Apply-to-be-a-Trustee.
Again, it has been an honor to serve the Etobicoke Centre community. I look forward to doing similar community advocacy work in my new position,