Board of Trustees under Ministry of Education supervision of Ministry of Education-appointed Supervisor Bruce Rodrigues
On June 22, 2020, the Minister of Education announced the appointment of Bruce Rodrigues as Peel District School Board (PDSB) Supervisor. He will remain in the role until further notice.
Supervisor Rodrigues' mandate is to enable the PDSB to provide good governance in the interests of all students of the board. The Supervisor will work with Trustees and senior board leadership to build its governance and leadership capacity and to ensure the full implementation of the Minister's directives to the PDSB issued on March 13, 2020.
While under supervision, Trustees' governance roles will change; however, they will retain some of their responsibilities. During supervision:
- Trustees have no formal powers. They cannot put motions forward, vote on any board actions, make any financial decisions, or change or approve policies.
- Trustees continue to listen and address constituents' concerns and questions, and will forward them to staff for a response or resolution.
In time, Trustees will return to their seats and re-engage in all of the roles and responsibilities that fall under their mandate.
Public Board Meetings during COVID-19 Closure
Due to the government's state of emergency declaration and to help contain the spread of COVID-19, all public meetings of the Peel District School Board will be held virtually and live-streamed online, including Regular Meetings of the Board, Instructional Programs/Curriculum Committee, Physical Planning & Building Committee and Special Education Advisory Committee.
Members of the public can continue to participate in public meetings by watching the live-stream or making delegations
- View the live-stream of the Jan.19 Special Education Advisory Committee meeting. The live-stream broadcast will begin at 7 p.m. on Jan.19.
- View the live-stream of the Jan. 25 Regular Meeting of the Board. The live-stream broadcast will begin at 7 p.m. on Jan. 25.
Role of Trustees
Peel board trustees advocate for their communities
trustees are the critical link between communities and school boards. They are elected by taxpayers during municipal elections every four years and are directly accountable to the community.
Working together, trustees:
govern and establish policies
set budgets and govern the provision of curriculum, facilities, human and financial resources
liaise with their communities, and share their concerns with the Board
work with all levels of government to help ensure student success
Trustees are available to help taxpayers, parents and others address any issues they may have about the public school system.
Trustees meet as a board on a regular basis and also participate on organized standing committees. The
meeting schedule lists public meetings.
Watch the Ontario Public School Boards' Association's video
Ontario's Public School Trustees - Kids Come First to discover how Peel trustees and hundreds of public school trustees across Ontario inspire success, confidence and hope in each student.
Student trustees serve an important role for the Peel District School Board. They represent the voice of students in decisions about education in Peel, and they help keep students informed about important decisions that affect them. The Peel board has two student trustees—one representing schools north of Highway 401 and one representing schools south of Highway 401.