TDSB board meets Wed 7pm

TDSB board meets Wed 7pm

TDSB  Regular Meeting March 9, 2011    Open to public from 7pm   5050 Yonge St. TTC North York Centre subway stop

Full Board Agenda at     http://www.tdsb.on.ca/boardroom/bd_agenda/AgendaMeeting2.asp?siteid=88&menuid=391&enablenav=true&id=10849

Note Agenda Item 11.6 Priorities and Planning Committee

Report No. 20, February 28, 2011   The Committee decided to report and recommend as follows:
Part A: Committee Recommendations  1. Pupil Accommodation Review Process Revisions [1726]The Committee considered a staff report (see PPC: 021A, page 25), presenting information on the pupil accommodation process revisions.
On motion of Trustee Goodman, amended by Trustee Gershon, the Planning and Priorities Committee RECOMMENDS that the report presenting information on the pupil accommodation process revisions be referred back to staff for further revisions and be tabled at the regular Board meeting on March 9, 2011.
On amendment of Trustee Gershon, the words “and be tabled at the regular Board meeting on March 9, 2011” were added.
2. Staff Allocation 2011-2012 The Committee considered a staff report (see PPC:021A, page 1) presenting the staffing levels of  school-based staff for 2011-2012. Committee’s recommendation or action regarding the staff recommendation:    Concur   Refer   Amend   Postpone consideration (defer)   Disregard   Other
On a motion of Trustee Goodman, as amended by Trustee Gershon, the Committee RECOMMENDS that the Board approve the staffing levels for school-based staff for 2011-2012. Classroom TeachersTeachers – Elementary: 1. Allocate 10,386.5 FTE positions of Elementary Teacher as set out in Appendix A; Teachers – Secondary: 2. Allocate 5,900.0 FTE positions of Secondary Teacher as set out in Appendix B;
School AdministrationVice-Principals – Elementary: 3. Allocate 257 headcount positions of Elementary School Vice-Principal, as set out in Appendix C;
Vice-Principals – Secondary and Junior High Schools: 4. Allocate 176.0 FTE positions of Secondary School Vice- Principal, as set out in Appendix D;
Support StaffEducational Assistants – Regular Program: 5. Allocate 493.5 FTE positions of Educational Assistant in the regular program, as set out in Appendix E; 6. Target the reduction of Educational Assistants – Regular Program effective 1 September 2015 to reflect the level of provincial funding pending review on a yearly basis during the staff allocation process.
Early Childhood Educators: 7. Allocate 272.0 FTE positions of Early Childhood Educators as set out in Appendix F;
Special Education Classroom Support: 8. Allocate 2,494 FTE positions as set out in Appendix G;
School Office Clerical: 9. Allocate 1,224.0 FTE positions of School Office Clerical in accordance with the model set out in Appendix H;
School-Based Safety Monitors: 10. Allocate 124.0 FTE positions of School-Based Safety Monitor as set out in Appendix I and allocate additionally the financial equivalent of 89.0 FTE School-Based Safety Monitors;
Lunchroom Supervisors: 11. Allocate 1,405.0 headcount positions of Lunchroom Supervisor as set out in Appendix J and allocate additionally for Full-Day Kindergarten (FDK) classrooms not offering Before and After School Programs to a maximum of 272 headcount;   Aquatics Instructors: 12. Allocate 96.0 FTE positions of Aquatics Instructor in the regular program as set out in Appendix K;
Food Services Assistants: 13. Allocate 44.0 FTE positions of Food Services Assistant as set out in Appendix L;
Caretaking:14. Allocate 2,195.5 FTE as set out in Appendix M. On amendment of Trustee Gershon, Part 6 was replaced with the words, “Target the reduction of Educational Assistants – Regular Program effective 1 September 2015 to reflect the level of provincial funding pending review on a yearly basis during the staff allocation process”.
A motion of Trustee Goodman to amend Part 6 to read “Target the reduction of Educational Assistants – Regular Program effective 1 September 2015 to reflect the level of provincial funding subject to review in the 2014-2015 staff allocation process” was defeated.
3. Potential Funding Reduction to Settlement and Other Community Services.On motion of Trustee Gough, the Priorities and Planning Committee RECOMMENDS: Whereas, the federal government has deeply reduced the funding or eliminated the funding to a number of settlement services for newcomers, immigrants and marginalized members of our community;  Therefore be it resolved: a) That the Chair write to the Prime Minister of Canada, the Federal Citizenship and Immigration Minister, the Premier of Ontario, the leaders of all Federal and Provincial parties, the Minister of Citizenship for Ontario, and all City of Toronto councillors, to communicate to them the Board’s grave concern about the funding reduction or elimination of funding to settlement services that are critically important to supporting the families and supporting the success and well-being of many Toronto District School Board students and; b) That the Federal Government be encouraged to fully restore funding to these vital, essential, settlement services.
Part B: Information Only  4. DelegationsThe following delegations were heard in accordance with the Board’s procedure for hearing delegations:
Re: Staff Allocation• Giselle Burton (on behalf of John Weatherup), CUPE Local 4400
Re:  Pupil Accommodation Review Committee • Dr. Guatam Dey, Co-Chair, Greenholme School Council • Abdullah Wardhare, Co-Chair, Queen’s Plate Drive Parents and Community • Pam Dogra, Teacher and Elementary Teachers Toronto Representative • Frans Bronkhurst, Former Member – Jane/Finch ARC • Nigel Bariffe, Teacher Regular Meeting
Part C: Ongoing Matters No matters to report SUBMITTED BY  Trustee Chris Bolton Chair of the Committee
ATTENDANCE  The following members were present:  Trustees Chris Bolton, Michael Coteau, Gerri Gershon, Howard Goodman, Pamela Gough, Maria Rodrigues, David Smith and Soo Wong.  Also present were Trustees Sheila Cary-Meagher, Shaun Chen, Chris Glover, Mari Rutka and Student Trustees Zane Schwartz and Williams. Regrets were received from Trustees Cathy Dandy and Elizabeth Moyer.  Trustee Smith participated by electronic means.