TDSB Trustees Nominations Now Open: School Wards 17 & 20 Until Jan.12, 2012

TDSB Trustees Nominations Now Open: School Wards 17 & 20 Until Jan.12, 2012

Toronto District School Board (TDSB) in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, announces two positions of school board Trustee are now open for nominations as follows:

School board trustees are the oldest forms of elected representation in Ontario.

Trustees provide the following five elements of education oversight:

  • Effectiveness of education programs result from insightful allocation of funds, sound policies and innovations that fit the particular needs of local students, and strong evaluation of outcomes at the local level.
  • Efficiency of resources
    • to reinforce the best value for dollars provided
    • good board budgeting and meaningful expenditure controls
  • Community engagement to sustain the support and participation necessary for school success is critical for publicly funded education
    • Parents and members of the community need to feel a part of the progress and challenges facing students
  • Ethics
    • trust agreement with parents and communities around the education and care of children
    • Policies and practices to keep them safe and to develop them as citizens in keeping with shared values require interpretation and oversight
    • policies towards staff, parents and community need to reflect the model behaviours that are expected from our learning institutions and from the implementation of the Education Act and its regulations, as well as provincial interests in education, and constitutional rights for Catholic and French-language boards.
  • Representationof the unique local needs of school boards to the provincial government is a key component of the role of trustee
    • trustees are an important conduit of communication between school boards and the provincial government and must be provided with the opportunity and forum to convey information and be heard by the provincial government

The Ontario ministry views the role of trustee as an essentially part-time position, but how much time is minimally required varies according to the complexity of the board.

While many trustees volunteer considerable amounts of their time, the importance of informed participation requires a more realistic honorarium to ensure sufficient time is available.

The honoraria for Trustees of the Toronto District School Board for the one-year period commencing December 1, 2010 is calculated as follows:

“2010-2011 Honoraria

*The enrolment amount is based on what was reported in the 2009-2010 Estimates in accordance with sections 6(2) and 9 of the Regulation.”

Please note that this honorarium:

  • is for the the term of office December 1, 2010 to November 30, 2014 (the “Term”),
  • has an annual Base amount for the period December 1, 2010 to March 31, 2012 – shall be $5,900.00.

Furthermore, an attendance amount of $50.00 per meeting shall be paid to trustee members of committees that are required by statute.

Still interested to be nominated as a trustee for Toronto District School Board?

If yes, then click here for more info on the criteria to be eligible to run in the February 27, 2012 by-election as well as what you must provide as a candidate when filing your nomination.

Please note that no person may solicit or accept contributions for election purposes or incur campaign expenses until he or she has filed a nomination paper.

Nomination papers are available at the City of Toronto’s Election Services Office, 89 Northline Rd., Toronto, and may be filed Monday to Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. until January 12, 2012.

Please click here to download Nomination Papers.

On Nomination Day, January 13, 2012, between 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m., nomination papers may only be filed at the above Election Services Office.

More information for potential candidates and filing a nomination is available by calling 416-395-0025, or via e-mail at candidateinfo@toronto.ca .

Please click here for the Toronto District School Board (TDSB) schedule, and description of events that pertains to the candidate’s campaign to run in the February 27, 2012 TDSB by-election, Wards 17 & 20.

Good Luck! / Bonne Chance!

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

News Release

November 17, 2011

Nominations open for Trustee, Toronto District School Board – Ward 17 and Ward 20

Nominations are now open for the office of Trustee for Toronto District School Board (TDSB) Ward 17 – Don Valley East (City wards 33 and 34) and Ward 20 – Scarborough-Agincourt (City wards 39 and 40).

To be eligible to run in the February 27, 2012 by-election, candidates must be:
• a Canadian citizen
• at least 18 years of age
• a resident in the area of jurisdiction of the Toronto District School Board
• a public school supporter
• not legally prohibited from voting, and
• not disqualified by any legislation from holding municipal office.

Nomination papers are available at the City of Toronto’s Election Services Office, 89 Northline Rd., and may be filed Monday to Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. until January 12, 2012. Nomination papers are also available for download at http://www.toronto.ca/elections.

On Nomination Day, January 13, 2012, between 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m., nomination papers may only be filed at the Election Services Office, 89 Northline Rd.

Candidates must provide the following information when filing their nomination:
• a declaration of qualification
• proof of qualifying address within the jurisdiction of the Toronto District School Board, and
• $100 nomination filing fee (cash, certified cheque or money order made payable to “Treasurer, City of Toronto”).

Note: No person may solicit or accept contributions for election purposes or incur campaign expenses until he or she has filed a nomination paper.

Information for potential candidates is available by calling 416-395-0025 or at http://www.toronto.ca/elections.

Toronto is Canada’s largest city and sixth largest government, and home to a diverse population of about 2.7 million people. Toronto’s government is dedicated to delivering customer service excellence, creating a transparent and accountable government, reducing the size and cost of government and building a transportation city. For information on non-emergency City services and programs, Toronto residents, businesses and visitors can dial 311, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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