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Summer is fast upon us and we're in that final rush where students are preparing for school fairs, field trips, music concerts, prom nights and graduations. Amidst all this revelry, much to the chagrin of secondary students, end of year projects and final exams are looming.
As many of you know, the board is under pressure from the Ministry of Education to sell school sites including two in our area -- Silver Creek and Buttonwood. Both of these are buildings that have not operated as regular schools for several decades. They do, however, house valuable community programs. Silver Creek has a therapeutic preschool and a program for children with autism and specials needs. Buttonwood has a private daycare that provides spaces for 100 children as well as a private Italian school that also serves about 50 pre-schoolers.
Public consultations on these sites were held at Richview Collegiate on May 24 and 26. For more information on the consultations, please read my Summer Newsletter found in the "Newsletter" section of this website.
Our new director, John Malloy, is reorganizing the board into four learning centres that should be more responsive to local needs and will reallocate resources to better serve individual schools and students. The plan is still be developed but I will keep you informed as this important initiative evolves.To learn more about Learning Centres, their locations and staff responsibilities,visit http://www.tdsb.on.ca/AboutUs/DirectorofEducation/LearningCentres.aspx.
As always, it’s an honour to serve as your Trustee. If you have any questions or comments, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wishing you all a safe and wonderful summer!