Jerry Chadwick not running for re-election
TDSB Trustee Ward 22 Scarborough East
As the summer draws to a close and students return to school, a lot of changes are occurring that will impact the municipal election on October 22.
I want to tell you that I am not running for re-election in 2018. I am very grateful to the residents of Scarborough East for allowing me to represent them at the TDSB since 2010. I have always tried to work with community members, parents, and school staff members to ensure that student achievement, student wellness and equity have been the focus of our collaborations. I have advocated for the needs of our schools in this community. There have been times when disagreements have arisen and I have made mistakes over the eight years. But in the long run, our students have always come first.
The election campaign began in May and candidates had registered and started campaigning, printing materials, ordering signs, fundraising and knocking on community doors. But due to the provincial government’s introduction of Bill 5, the Better Local Government Act, in late July, the City of Toronto will be required to reduce the number of municipal councillors from 47 to 25. The new wards will align with the provincial/federal boundaries. The TDSB trustee wards must align with the city wards, but the board is restricted to having 22 trustees under the Education Act. We have had to review school distribution, student distribution and electorate distribution and examine a variety of options to fit 25 wards into 22. The details can be found at www.tdsb.on.ca.
Locally, Ward 22 will now be aligned with the Scarborough-Rouge Park riding. The other half of my current ward will become Ward 19, aligned with Scarborough Guildwood.
Representation of the schools in Centennial will be part of TDSB Ward 22 as it has always been. Once again, thank you for your support and I strongly encourage you to follow the campaign for trustee and select the candidate who understands the community’s schools and will best support your students. Remember to vote on October 22!
As always, I can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 416-395-8787 until November 30.