Public Sector Reports

Student Achievement Plan

The Trillium Lakelands District School Board (TLDSB) 2023-2024 Student Achievement Plan (SAP) was developed in accordance with the Better Schools and Student Outcomes Act, 2023. As set out by the Ministry of Education, the purpose of the Student Achievement Plan is to level up achievement outcomes and experiences for every student. For each of the three priorities, TLDSB has included the actions the Board will take to improve student achievement.

The priorities are:

  • Achievement of learning outcomes in core academic skills in literacy and mathematics
  • Preparation of students for future success including graduation rates
  • Student engagement in classroom participation and student well-being overall

Please note, the data in this SAP is from the Ontario School Information System (OnSIS) from 2021-2022, and the Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO) from 2022-2023.

Audit Committee Regulation

The Education Act requires school boards have an Audit Committee. The Education Act Regulation 361/10 provides the provisions for the Committee.

If you require any of the above documents in an accessible version, contact Communications Services at [email protected].

Water Quality in TLDSB

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.

Labour Updates

TLDSB labour situation updates will be issued and posted to the Labour Relations Updates page.

Long Term Accommodation Plan 

The purpose of a LTAP is to provide information on school enrolment, community demographics and future accommodations for TLDSB. This plan will allow for recommendations related to the school board and its assets including land acquisition and disposition, new school construction, additions, boundary reviews, school closure reviews and other matters related to student accommodation.

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.

The LTAP will be updated annually and provide a picture of the Board’s accommodation priorities each year. Ministry funding, initiatives, and projects may impact the plan. Some portions of the LTAP provide data based collected by Statistics Canada and the census data is typically updated every four years, following a country wide numeration process. As such, this plan includes the most current data provided by their resources available at
Note – if you require this document in an accessible format, contact Communications Services at [email protected].

Public Sector Salary Disclosure

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.

Pupil Accommodation Review

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:

  • Inviting community partners to review opportunities for partnerships in schools on a cost-recovery basis. This is a step required by school boards to explore these types of partnership opportunities.
  • Exploring the possibility of boundary changes to balance enrolment across a number of schools. If there is a proposed boundary change, parents will be notified and information sessions will be held.
  • Considering the possibility of school closure or consolidation. Consolidation is the combination of the student populations of two or more schools into an existing or new structure.

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.

Pupil Accommodation Review Process

There are several steps in the Pupil Accommodation Review Process:

  • Step 1: Board approval of the five-year Trillium Lakelands District School Board (TLDSB) Pupil Accommodation Long Term Plan.
  • Step 2: Facility partnership opportunities offered and explored.
  • Step 3: Presentation to the Board of Trustees of a report from TLDSB administration including specific enrolment, program and accommodation issues, options explored, and recommendations.
  • Step 4: Board of Trustees authorizes a Pupil Accommodation Review (PAR) on the administrative report and its recommendations.
  • Step 5: The School community is notified that a PAR will take place.
  • Step 6: PAR begins and includes public consultation.
  • Step 7: A final administrative report and recommendations are presented to the Board of Trustees. This report will include community feedback.
  • Step 8: The public is invited to provide feedback by bringing delegations to the Board of Trustees.
  • Step 9: A final decision is made by the Board of Trustees.
  • Step 10: A transition process is developed and implemented with school communities for the relocation of students if a decision is made to close, consolidate, or amalgamate schools.

Proposed Pupil Accommodation Reviews

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.

Community Partners

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.

Trustee Expenses

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.

2022-2023 trustee expenses:

Trustee Expense Summary Report 2022-2023

School Ventilation Upgrades

TLDSB-Ventilation-Upgrades-image-1024x508In 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:

  • Almost $450 million for HVAC upgrades and improvements to air quality
  • Up to $65 million to support physical distancing for students and staff
  • Up to $60 million will be invested in technology to help facilitate remote learning
  • Up to $80 million will go towards supporting health and safety initiatives, such as installing hand washing stations or touchless faucets and soap dispensers.

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.

  • Bottle filling stations – 12 locations.
  • Infrared water faucets c.w. new stainless sinks where required – 12 locations.
  • Ventilation improvements (new air handling units, ductwork), air conditioning where designated, and new windows – 31 locations
  • Portable replacement – 1 location.

To view the list of projects, download the 2023 TLDSB School Ventilation Report.

Other Ventilation Upgrades

Air exchange

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. 

HEPA filter

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.

Duct sealing

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.

Ventilation Frequently Asked Questions

What steps has TLDSB taken since 2020?

  • Mechanical ventilation installations and upgrades have been or are being implemented – please see the link above.
  • MERV 13 filters were installed in all existing and any new ventilation systems to ensure a higher particulate removal rate and increased frequency of filter changes.
  • Duct sealing took place at eight locations to increase (average of 20 percent) ventilation rates to spaces receiving supplied air.
  • Duct cleaning and system recommissioning took place at 25 locations and in all instances, documented improvements to system performance were noted.

What is TLDSB doing now?

  • TLDSB Facility Services will continue to ensure that 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.
  • “Air flushes” of all spaces will continue to take place as stated in the air exchange section above. 
  • Occupied mode will continue as stated in the air exchange section above.
  • Ongoing quarterly (or more frequently if required) filter change-outs will continue.
  • All  COVID-19 Resilience Infrastructure Stream (CVRIS) funded projects have been completed.
  • Completion of two remaining and two additional ventilation projects will take place.
  • Portable HEPA filter units provided in accordance with the Ministry’s direction and will be maintained at or better than the manufacturer’s instructions. An appropriate quantity of spare filters are available to replace a unit due to failure.

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