Parents and community members play a very important role in ensuring the success of our schools and students. There are a variety of ways that you can get involved and contribute to your school community. From volunteering in your local school to participating in school councils or advisory committees, you can make a difference and have your voice heard.
School Councils are an excellent way for you to get involved in your child’s education. Every TDSB school has an elected School Council. Your School Council is an important forum for involving parents/family and community in matters that impact the education of students.
Trustees are elected to represent specific political entities called wards. Ward council meetings provide an opportunity for parent representatives from schools in the ward to meet with their local school trustee to discuss issues of common concern. Ward council meetings are also an opportunity for the school trustee to inform parents about matters under consideration by the Board and get their feedback.
Some ward council meetings may have a formal council with a steering committee of parents, the trustee and the school superintendent. Other ward council meetings have regularly scheduled meetings convened by the trustee. Ward council meetings are held an average of four times per school year.
Like many committees in the TDSB, Parent and Involvement Advisory Committee members are elected to their position at Ward council meetings.
Ward 10 Meetings
Parent Involvement Advisory Committee (PIAC)
In 2010 the Ministry of Education amended the Ontario Regulation 612/00, by Ontario Regulation 330/10. This resulted in the creation of Parent Involvement Committees (PICS). For further information on the Regulation please click the above Regulation.
Our Ward Representative:
Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC)
SEAC is an advisory committee legislated by the Ministry of Education and appointed by the Board of Education, to assist the board in understanding the special needs of exceptional children and youth, and to advise the board in matters that apply to the delivery of special education services and programs.