TDSB Media Release – April 30, 2013; Budget Consultation at Sir Adam Beck JS on May 16, 2013 at 7:00 pm

Following message is from Pamela Gough’s Office:

Good Morning,

Please see below and attached the announcement about community consultation regarding the TDSB budget for the 2013-14 school year:

TDSB Media Release – April 30 2013

The Budget Consultation will take place at Sir Adam Beck JS (544 Horner Ave.) on Thursday May 16 from 7 to 8:45 pm as this flyer notes:

Flyer May 16

Your opinion on budget matters is important and Trustee Gough looks forward to hearing from you. The budget consultation will be preceded by a meeting of school council chairs and co-chairs at 6 pm.

Where: Sir Adam Beck Jr. School, 544 Horner Ave. (Horner and Brown’s Line), Staff Room

When: 7- 8:45 pm.

Child-minding and snacks will be provided. Please rsvp to Debbie Wagdin at Debbie.wagdin@tdsb.on.ca

Debbie Wagdin
Constituency Assistant to
PAMELA GOUGH
TRUSTEE, WARD 3 ETOBICOKE LAKESHORE
Toronto District School Board
5050 Yonge Street, 5th Floor
Toronto, Ontario M2N 5N8
email: pamela.gough@tdsb.on.ca
tel: 416-393-1972
fax: 416-397-3114
Trustee Pamela Gough’s Website
TDSB Consulting Community on 2013/2014 Budget
Trustees Hold Ward Forums to Hear from Community

In the coming weeks, Toronto District School Board Trustees will be holding ward forums on the 2013/2014 budget.

Each year, Trustees hold ward forums to hear from their communities about the recommendations that are being considered in order for the Board to meet the requirement under the Education Act to pass a balanced budget.

Recommendations look at a number of options to find efficiencies, change the way the Board delivers services, and look for areas where spending can be brought closer to Ministry of Education funding levels.

For more information on the 2013/2014 budget, including the ward forum dates, times and locations, please visit: www.tdsb.on.ca/budget.

Quick Facts

· In March, the Board approved approximately $27.7 million in reductions, however approximately $27.3 million must still be found to balance the 2013/2014 budget.

· The Board is scheduled to approve its 2013/2014 budget at a Board meeting in June.

“As always we are working toward a budget that not only addresses the financial pressures faced by the Board, but also has as little impact on our students as possible. It’s important that we hear directly from the community as we look to finalize this year’s budget.”
– Chris Bolton, Chair, TDSB

“We want our parents, students, and community members to share their priorities with us as we establish our budget for next year. I would encourage our community to make their voices heard by attending their local ward forums.”
– Jerry Chadwick, Chair, TDSB Budget Committee

For more information, please contact:

Ryan Bird
Communications Officer, TDSB
416-397-3241
ryan.bird@tdsb.on.ca

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