Today, Liz Sandals, Minister of your practice, released the next statement:
"To make sure that staff and trustees possess the tools and supports they have to help students succeed, I requested Margaret Wilson to conduct overview of the continuing operational and governance problems with the TDSB. Margaret's findings were troubling and confirmed the requirement for our government to do something. Upon finding the report, I directed the TDSB to conform with 13 directions to do something on Margaret's recommendations.
I'm urged to determine that progress has been created through the TDSB on many of the directions. The trustees and senior staff have the symptoms of labored together in meeting the directions regarding senior executive compensation, trustee discretionary expenses and also the integrity from the audit committee particularly. I am also glad to determine this process has captivated attorney at law around the significance of the function of trustees and the need for schools as community modems.
However, it's obvious more jobs are needed. The response I caused by the board boosts some concerns. For instance, employing practices for vice principals, principals and superintendents continue being susceptible to trustee approval, the Director of your practice maintains a higher amount of control of her very own performance evaluation and, regardless of the large number of colleges inside a critical condition of disrepair, the board hasn't provided criteria for showing priority for badly needed fixes.
I'm not recruiting an investigator at this time around. However, considering these concerns, and also the board's lengthy good reputation for battling using these issues, I'm not ruling out it might be an essential measure. I've made the decision to watch the TDSB's compliance using the directions with an ongoing basis and am asking the board and Ministry authorities to satisfy as quickly as possible to make sure that there's follow-through on several of these directions and significant step up from others.
I'm positive these steps will assist you to restore public confidence in Canada's biggest and many diverse school board. I anticipate ongoing our use the TDSB to make sure that they continue to pay attention to the achievement and well-being in our students."