Public Input

Seeking Public Input

The Board welcomes and values public input from students, parents, and members of the community about Board policies, practices, issues and its overall education system. 

Oxford County French Immersion and City of Woodstock Elementary Panel Attendance Area Review:

The Thames Valley District School Board is seeking public input regarding the Attendance Area Review for Oxford County French Immersion and Woodstock Elementary involving the following schools: 

  • Roch Carrier FI PS
  • Oliver Stephens PS
  • Eastdale PS
  • Algonquin PS
  • Springbank PS
  • Winchester Street PS

The final report with recommendations will be posted here.

If you are interested in responding to the recommendations, delegations are being received by the Board of Trustees the evening of 2021 September 21.   NOTE: Applications for delegation status are now closed.  

Information regarding the scheduling of delegations will be sent to the applicants by email no later than Monday, September 20, 12 p.m.

Individuals and groups are scheduled as applications are received.  Presentations will be a maximum 10 minutes for an approved delegation representing a School Council, or a Home and School Association in good standing, and 5 minutes for individuals or representatives of any other organization/group.

Summary of Timelines:

September 7 - Final Attendance Area Review Report is posted. 

September 7 -  Online Applications for Public Delegations Open

September 8 – Final Attendance Area Review Report is presented to Trustees

September 17 -  Deadline for Submitting Public Delegation Applications

September 21 – Delegations to the Board

September 28 - Board Decision

Questions?  Email Board Services.

 

Renaming of Ryerson Public School: 

The Thames Valley District School Board is inviting school and community members to put forth their suggestions for the renaming of Ryerson Public School.   

 Submitted names should reflect one of the following: 

  • The historical name, if any, which applies to the area in which the school is located; or 
  • Historical Indigenous leaders and/or Indigenous geographical place names; or 
  • Individuals recognized as having made a significant contribution to society, in particular through promoting equity and inclusion, and who reflect the identities and experiences of students and families in the school community; or 
  • The name of the street on which the school is located; or 
  • The name of the district the school is to serve. 

 Suggested names may be submitted here

Nominations are being accepted until 12 p.m., 2021 October 1

The renaming of Ryerson Public School was confirmed through a Board motion at the 2021 June 22 meeting as follows: 

That TVDSB engage in the consultation process as outlined in the Naming of Schools procedure to rename Ryerson Public School, which includes broad community consultation and participation from First Nations community members on the ad hoc committee. 

THAT in the spirit of truth and reconciliation, that education resources be provided to the school community about Egerton Ryerson’s legacy. 

Policies and Procedures

Draft Items
Input Deadline
 
Student Trustees on the Board Policy 2010 will reopen for input 2021 September 7 Public Input
Student Trustees on the Board Procedure 2010a  will reopen for input 2021 September 7 Public Input

General/Other

Members of the community wishing to address the Board of Trustees at a public board meeting regarding other issues of concern to the education system may, as per Board Bylaws, submit an application.  For more information please contact Corporate Services.

Individuals and groups are scheduled as applications are received.  Presentations will be a maximum 10 minutes for an approved delegation representing a School Council, or a Home and School Association in good standing, and 5 minutes for individuals or representatives of any other organization/group.

Please be advised that while applications continue to be accepted, public delegations are deferred until the May scheduled Board meeting.

 

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