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Toronto Catholic District School Board

Budget Consultation Schedule

 

Phase 1 Public Consultations

The TCDSB community will have several opportunities to submit their views through face-to-face or online opportunities.
 
All feedback received through public consultation activities will be gathered and tabulated to inform Trustees in their decisions on savings options and recommendations. The anonymity of survey respondents will be maintained and protected, unless participants self-identify.

 

DATE
PUBLIC CONSULTATION ACTIVITY

Tuesday, March 3, 2015
Budget Meeting

 
  • Posting of Structural Budget Deficit Reduction Opportunities Report outlining in greater detail, category by category allocation & spending, staff recommendations for savings options.
  • Report posted on TCDSB website for public access evening of Friday, February 27, 2015.
  • Deputations heard and received at meeting.

Thursday, March 5, 2015
Student Achievement Committee

 
  • Report above to be addressed, deputations heard & received at meeting.
  • Report on consultation process on the agenda for discussion and approval.

Friday, March 6, 2015
ONLINE Consultation via TCDSB micro-site launched

 
  • GO LIVE online HTML web-based version of detailed operating budget workbook.
  • Ensures real-time, daily capture of TCDSB community feedback.
  • HTML version of detailed operating budget workbook uses GOOGLE translation app to allow all non-English speaking communities automatic access in over 75 languages supported with.

Friday, March 6, 2015
Traditional person-person, school, TCDSB community-based consultation begins 

  • Consultation Package sent to each school principal for consultation and community feedback with CSACs.

Monday, March 9, 2015
Special Board Meeting for Budget 

 
  • Structural Budget Deficit Reduction Opportunities Report, deputations heard and received.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Online Town Hall Webcast with chat feature

  • Online presentation of financial situation with a focus on Structural Budget Deficit Reduction recommendations and savings options to gather direct community stakeholder feedback.

 

  • Feedback reviewed and captured in real-time.

Thursday, March 12, 2015 Corporate Affairs Committee

  • Structural Budget Deficit Reduction Opportunities Report, deputations heard and received.

​Monday, March 23, 2015

OAPCE Toronto

  • ​Consultation with OAPCE Toronto members

Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC)

  • Structural Budget Deficit Reduction Opportunities Report - to SEAC for formal committee discussion, input and recommendations.

Thursday, March 26, 2015
Regular Board

 
  • Structural Budget Deficit Reduction Opportunities Report, deputations heard and received.
  • Trustees vote on Structural Budget Deficit Reduction Opportunities Report recommendations.
 

Phase 2 Consultations:

Given the scope of the Board’s financial challenges as stated in the Structural Budget Deficit Reduction Opportunities Report, additional reductions in the amount of approximately $12.678 million will be needed in savings options to balance the 2015-2016 budget in the fiscal year ended August 31, 2016.
 
Specific dates and public consultation activities will be custom-tailored to be in alignment with the ongoing budgeting review being undertaken by TCDSB Staff and the work currently underway by the Financial Consulting Team assigned to assist with formulating a Multi-Year Deficit Recovery Plan, with a focus on Board of Trustees approval and submission to the government by the June 28, 2015 deadline.
 
DATE (TBA)
PUBLIC CONSULTATION ACTIVITY

Special Board and Board/Standing Committees 

  • Deputations heard and received at meetings as scheduled or TBC 

ONLINE Consultation via TCDSB micro-site  

  • Online HTML web-based consultations

Traditional person-person, school, TCDSB community-based consultations 

  • Ongoing consultation and communication with all TCDSB Community stakeholders 

Consultations in the Round  

  • Three to be held: CEC, East, West, facilitated by Senior Staff and Trustees (See Appendix B) 

Online Town Hall Webcast with chat feature 

  • Online presentation of financial information regarding recommendations and savings options to gather direct community stakeholder feedback.