The Education Act requires school boards have an Audit Committee. The Education Act Regulation 361/10 provides the provisions for the Committee.
For questions about the energy consumption at TLDSB school and office sites, please contact the Supervisor of Construction by phone at 1-888-526-5552.
If you require any of the above documents in an accessible version, contact Communications Services at [email protected].
Ontario Regulation 243/07 mandates that all school boards are required to sample for lead in drinking water in buildings on an annual basis. Click here to read more about the process in place for TLDSB schools and worksites, and to access the Ontario Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks updated the drinking water data for facilities regulated under the Ontario Regulation 243/07: Schools, Private Schools and Child Care Centres.
TLDSB labour situation updates will be issued and posted to the Labour Relations Updates page.
In addition to student accommodation, this plan summarizes facility conditions and renewal and/or renovation projects. The LTAP strives to be consistent with Ministry of Education policies, practices, and guidelines as well as with the Board’s mission, vision, strategic plan, and policies. The aim is to ensure students have access to facilities which offer healthy, safe, and accommodating spaces while providing a quality learning environment.
Ontario’s Public Sector Salary Disclosure Act requires that publicly funded organizations disclose the names, positions, salaries and taxable benefits of public sector employees who were paid a salary of $100,000 or more in the previous year. Salary records for these employees in the public education sector may be accessed on the Ontario government website.
TLDSB is responsible for providing our students with the best possible educational experience. The cost to maintain spaces that aren’t being used and reduced staffing resulting from lower enrolment may make it difficult to support a complete range of programs in each school building. A school accommodation strategy, our Pupil Accommodation Long Term Plan, has been developed to ensure we are able to support high-quality educational programming, student achievement, and well-being.
There are a number of strategies school boards use to manage the increasing number of unused spaces in schools. These strategies could include:
TLDSB is committed to community engagement. All members of the school community will be provided with information and opportunity for input when their school is being considered for a Pupil Accommodation Review (PAR).
The Board of Trustees must decide which strategy would best support the changing circumstances of its school. It is the Board’s responsibility to ensure that the educational needs of their students are met before other options such as facility partnerships are considered.
There are several steps in the Pupil Accommodation Review Process:
There are no proposed accommodation reviews in the 2020-2021 TLDSB Pupil Accommodation Long Term Plan. The Board will continue to monitor actual enrolments against projected enrolments.
TLDSB recognizes and supports the concept of collaborative partnerships for the sharing of facilities between publicly funded community organizations. If you are interested in pursuing a partnership with TLDSB in one or more of our schools, please email [email protected] or call 1-888-526-5552.
Annually, Trustee expenses are posted on the Board website, in accordance with BD-2002 Reimbursement of Trustee Expenses Procedure. The following is a summary list that includes reimbursement for professional development, travel reimbursement, cell phone, and internet access.
2021-2022 trustee expenses:
Note – if you require the above document in an accessible format, contact Communications Services at [email protected].
In April 2021, the Government of Canada announced plans to invest $525.2 million towards projects through the COVID-19 Resilience Infrastructure Stream-Education Related Projects (CVRIS-EDU), as part of the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program (ICIP). In addition, the Government of Ontario confirmed its contribution of more than $131.4 million to projects across Ontario.
The funding includes:
Trillium Lakelands District School Board (TLDSB) was successful in securing $7,485,000 in funding related to the parameters above. Canada and Ontario’s deadline for completing projects is December 31, 2021.
Approximately 44 line items or individual requests were approved of the nearly 200 that were requested and summarized below.
To view the list of projects, download the 2023 TLDSB School Ventilation Report.
We are ensuring air is being exchanged, and fresh air is entering occupied spaces. Building fresh air was increased where possible through building automation systems to maximize ventilation rates. These increases were confirmed by reviewing damper positioning visually.
TLDSB instituted “air flushes” of all spaces that receive mechanical ventilation twice daily. Once before occupants enter the buildings and again midday for 15 minutes where outdoor air dampers open to provide 100 percent outdoor air. Systems run continuously in ‘occupied mode’ from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. Monday to Friday or as required providing the designed flush (outdoor) air.
Portable HEPA filter units are provided in accordance with the Ministry’s direction, which includes schools without mechanical ventilation in Kindergarten spaces and in portables regardless of the ventilation system in place.
The ventilation ductwork in multiple schools has been sealed. Aerosolized duct sealing is designed to eliminate air leakage from ductwork, resulting in better HVAC efficiency, increased ventilation, and improved filtration. Duct sealing can potentially increase airflow 25 to 45 percent.
Duct Cleaning and System Recommissioning
School systems that meet or exceed ASHRAE standards for ventilation had their ductwork cleaned and inspected, balanced, and equipment calibrated to design criteria.
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