Help Stop Cuts to John English School Bus Transportation

This is the LAST CHANCE for parents & students to delegate to the Board on June 3rd to advocate for access to FIM programs.  There are 92 students currently accessing busing to John English (French Immersion + Gifted Program), and the 2019-20 TDSB budget is planning to eliminate all school bus programs for students in the upcoming school year.

For more information on the TDSB 2019-20 budget visit: https://www.tdsb.on.ca/About-Us/Business-Services/Budgets-and-Financial-Statements/2019-20-Budget

There are 2 more Special Finance, Budget and Enrollment Committee meetings regarding the 2019-20 budget:

  • Monday, June 3 at 4:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, June 11 at 4:30 p.m.

We are hoping our JE parents will form a delegation to voice concerns over the proposed transportation cuts. Both parents and students are encouraged to participate.

For more information on TDSB Delegations visit: https://www.tdsb.on.ca/Leadership/Boardroom/Delegations 

You must submit your request to delegate before Thursday, May 30th at 4pm and be ready to present on Mon. June 3rd .

How to Address a Committee

Requests to speak to a permanent, statutory, standing or special (ad-hoc) committee must be submitted in writing to Governance and Board Services by 4 p.m., two (2) working days before the committee meeting day by submitting the Delegation Request Form:

Requests must include: 

  • The name of the speaker and the name of the organization (if the speaker is representing an organization such as a school council or community group)
  • the topic and a description of the delegation matter
  • contact information for the speaker (address, phone number and/or e-mail)

Don’t have time for a delegation? Here’s what you can do:

Individuals may submit written statements to a committee which will be distributed to the members of the committee prior to the meeting. Written statements must be delivered to the Governance and Board Services at least two (2) working days before the committee meeting.

To register a delegation or for more information regarding the process, contact Governance and Board Services at:

How many students will be affected by the proposed transportation cuts? The following table highlights the ward 3 impact. You can also see the full impact across all schools within TDSB in the file below.

Ward 3ISLINGTON JMSFIM19
 JOHN ENGLISH JMSFIM92
 LANOR JMSGift29
 LANOR JMSFIM1
 SECOND STREET JR M.S.FIM71
 SIR ADAM BECK JSFIM53
Ward 3 Total  265