TDSB Updates

Optional Attendance 

Students have the right to attend schools based on their home address. Students also have the opportunity to access schools outside of the school that is designated to serve their residential address by applying for optional attendance. Acceptance at these schools is subject to space availability and program suitability. Check the status of schools here.

The procedures, conditions, and timelines relating to optional attendance are described in the Optional Attendance Policy and the Optional Attendance Operational Procedure. You can apply to two regular programs and two specialty programs out of area.
Elementary FormApplications must be received by Friday, February 15, 2019.
Secondary FormApplications must be received by Friday, February 1, 2019.

Policy Reviews 

The TDSB would like to know your thoughts about their policy decisions. Please click on the policy of your interest to see the current draft. You are welcome to provide your comments, including suggestions on the wording and provisions of the draft policies, questions, or recommendations using the contact information below.

Restrictions on Alcohol, Drug and Tobacco Use Policy (P0XX): To promote a working and learning environment that is free from the harmful effects of drugs, alcohol, and substance use, including tobacco, cannabis, and its related products. Draft PolicyCloses January 31, 2019.Contact:

Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy (P0XX): To establish the framework for the Board’s compliance with the MFIPPA and other applicable legislations; and to demonstrate the Board’s commitment to protection of personal information while recognizing and supporting the public’s right of access to information in the custody and control of the Board and its third party providers. Draft PolicyCloses February 4, 2019. Contact: 

Home Instruction Policy (P060): To establish the Board’s commitment to providing home instruction services for all eligible pupils in accordance with the requirements of Ontario Regulation 298, Operation of Schools—General under the Education Act. Draft Policy Closes February 22, 2019. Contact:  

Student Dress Code Policy (P042): To establish standards and fair and equitable practices for student dress in schools; centered on student engagement and student voice. To recognize that students need the freedom to express themselves and experience school as an important social environment, not a professional work environment, and that dress plays a fundamental role in how students build healthy relationships and express themselves. Draft Policy  Student Dress Code Policy SurveyCloses February 28, 2019. Contact:

Employment Opportunity Fair

The Toronto District School Board is excited to host the first-ever TDSB Employment Opportunity Fair.

Date: Saturday, January 26, 2019
Time: 10:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.
Location: Montecassino Hotel & Event Venue, 3710 Chesswood Dr.

Learn more about exciting opportunities in the following areas:

  • Secondary teaching and elementary teaching
  • Support Staff, On-call replacement opportunities are available for:
    • Educational assistants—special education programs
    • Lunchroom supervisors
    • Noon-hour assistants—special education programs
    • Early childhood educators (regular and bilingual French/English)
    • School-based safety monitor
    • Office support staff
    • Security guards

Register now!

For available opportunities with the TDSB and application details, please visit  the TDSB website.

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