human rights office 2 b cut?

human rights office 2 b cut?


Last month at the Board’s April 20th Equity Policy Advisory Committee [EPAC] meeting, TDSB Superintendent, Jim Spyropoulos, is reported to have announced that the TDSB would be cutting the Human Rights Office.   This report is evidently disputed by Mr Spyropoulos.  This has been clarified with CPE by Trustee Irene Atkinson and we are happy to update earlier reports based on this clarifcation.

The Human Rights Office staffer was present for the April 20th meeting and was aparently not informed of the cuts prior to hearing it at the table.  EPAC held an emergency meeting on the issue on Monday, April 23rd.

Members of EPAC are urging Toronto groups & organizations to email their Trustee & the board Chair and vice Chair immediately for clarification on the future of the human rights office.  Trustee email and phone numbers are here    Contacts for senior staff and the co-chairs at the board are as follows:  Director chris.spence@tdsb.on.ca   Board Chair chris.bolton@tdsb.on.ca   Vice-Chair shaun.chen@tdsb.on.ca  Deputy Director Academic donna.quan@tdsb.on.ca   Deputy Director Operations penny.mustin@tdsb.on.ca  Coordinating Superintendent Inclusive Schools, Student, Parent and Community jim.spyropoulos@tdsb.on.ca 

You can find information about delegation procedures at: http://www.tdsb.on.ca/_site/ViewItem.asp?siteid=88&menuid=310&pageid=239

The dates of the meetings are as follows:

  • Program and School Services Committee   May 2, 2012   5:00 p.m.  5050 Yonge Street – Committee Room A
  • Planning and Priorities Committeev  May 7, 2012  7:00 p.m.  5050 Yonge Street – Committee Room A
  • Budget Committee

You can find information about delegation procedures at: http://www.tdsb.on.ca/_site/ViewItem.asp?siteid=88&menuid=310&pageid=239