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Advisory Committee for Spanish Speaking Communities

Trustee Representative:
Maria Rizzo

Community Members:

Suzy Guadron
Diana Grimaldos

Parent Representatives:

Lisa Robles
Claudio Ruiz

Student Representatives:

Constantino Ohler
Noah Robles
Board Members:
Nick D'Avella
Ericka Aguilera
David Letra
Dr. Marina Vanayan

Terms of Reference

The Advisory Committee For Spanish-Speaking Communities shall have the responsibility for advising the Board of Trustees and staff of the Toronto Catholic District School Board on matters pertaining to the following:
  1. The continuity of the plan and recommendations accepted by the Board at its meeting of May 22, 2012;
  2. The consultation with and the engagement of the larger Spanish-speaking communities in regards to student achievement;
  3. The assessment of the effectiveness of steps taken to improve the academic success and well being of students of Spanish-speaking background;
  4. The recommendations for programs, services and advocacy;
  5. Recommend the identification and allocation of funds for the implementation of identified strategies and programs;
  6. Provide a review of the impact of the implementation of recommendations (items 4-5);
  7. The sharing of best practices across the Toronto Catholic District School Board;
  8. To meet a minimum of four times per year as an advisory committee with TCDSB staff and the two trustees appointed by the board;
  9. Sharing and circulation of information, resources, tools, statistics, and support available.


General Information


All Meetings begin at 7:00 p.m. in the Large Committee Room 2nd floor at the Catholic Education Centre, 80 Sheppard Ave East, Toronto ON M2N 6E8 unless otherwise listed.