do they get a passing grade?

TCDSB TRUSTEE RATING

 

Board of Trustees

School Board Trustees are elected officials who are supposed to serve the community and, above all, students.

Parents of Black Children has taken the time to evaluate the performance of Trustees in the Peel Region District School Board, record any instances of anti-Black racism, and provide a recommendation as to whether or not the Trustee should be re-elected.

Recommended for Re-Election

Norm Di Pasquale (Ward 9 Toronto)

PoBC Rating: A

Instances of Anti-Black Racism: None. Trustee Di Pasquale has clearly demonstrated his advocacy for Black students and overall commitment to public education.

NOT Recommended for Re-Election

Michael Del Grande (Ward 7 Scarborough/North York)

PoBC Rating: F

Instances of Anti-Black Racism: In a 2019 board meeting, Trustee Del Grande compared LGBTQ students to beastiality, cannibalism, and pedophilia. He has since refused to take accountability for his actions and words. This behaviour demonstrates a clear lack of care for Black students who identify as LGBTQ as well as LGBTQ students as a whole.

Teresa Lubinski (Ward 4 Parkdale-High Park, Etobicoke Lakeshore)

PoBC Rating: D

Instances of Anti-Black Racism: Trustee Lubinski recused herself from the vote to sanction Trustee del Grande (see above). Trutsee Lubinski has therefore proven herself to be lacking in the courage to advocate for marginalized communities and students. 

Garry Tanuan (Ward 8 Scarborough)

PoBC Rating: D

Instances of Anti-Black Racism: Trustee Tanuan recused himself from the vote to sanction Trustee del Grande (see above). Trutsee Tanuan has therefore proven himself to be lacking in the courage to advocate for marginalized communities and students.

Nancy Crawford (Ward 12 Scarborough)

PoBC Rating: F

Instances of Anti-Black Racism: Trustee Crawford voted against sanctioning Trustee Del Grande (see above).

Angela Kennedy (Ward 11 East York/Toronto)

PoBC Rating: F

Instances of Anti-Black Racism: Trustee Kennedy voted against sanctioing Trustee Del Grande (see above).

Frank D’Amico (Ward 6 York)

PoBC Rating: F

Instances of Anti-Black Racism: In 2011 Trustee D’Amico threatened to call Immigration Canada on a potential student in an email to a social worker. In the same email, he alluded to a link between terrorism and immigration. Click here for more. Trustee D’Amico has also been resistant to calls for him to support LGBTQ students and the inclusion of Pride Month in the TCDSB.

Undetermined/Not Enough Information

Joseph Martino (Ward 1 Etobicoke & Board Chair)

PoBC Rating: N/A

Instances of Anti-Black Racism: Unknown. 

Markus De Domenico (Ward 2 Etobicoke)

PoBC Rating: N/A

Instances of Anti-Black Racism: Unknown. 

Ida Li Preti (Ward 3 North York)

PoBC Rating: N/A

Instances of Anti-Black Racism: Unknown. 

Maria Rizzo (Ward 5 North York)

PoBC Rating: N/A

Instances of Anti-Black Racism: Unknown. 

Daniel Di Giorgio (Ward 10 Toronto)

PoBC Rating: N/A

Instances of Anti-Black Racism: Unknown. 

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