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, record any instances of anti-Black racism, and also share information about trustees who are strong advocates. 

While trustees with limited information may not have instances of anti-Black racism or strong advocacy that ends up in the news, their silence speaks volumes. Silence is complicity in the harm perpetuated against Black students and their families in Ontario schools. Trustees must actively stand up for what is right and make their support for the the fight against anti-Black racism in Ontario schools known.

Please note that this list is not exhaustive and is constantly evolving. If you have information to share about the conduct of trustees, please email us at info@parentsofblackchildren.org

Michael Del Grande (Ward 7 Scarborough/North York)

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. Click here to learn more. 

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

Issues: 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. Click here to learn more. 

Garry Tanuan (Ward 8 Scarborough)

Issues: 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. Click here to learn more. 

Nancy Crawford (Ward 12 Scarborough)

Issues: Trustee Crawford voted against sanctioning Trustee Del Grande (see above). Trutsee Crawford has therefore proven herself to be lacking in the courage to advocate for marginalized communities and students. Click here to learn more. 

Angela Kennedy (Ward 11 East York/Toronto)

Issues: Trustee Kennedy voted against sanctioing Trustee Del Grande (see above). Trutsee Kennedy has therefore proven herself to be lacking in the courage to advocate for marginalized communities and students. Click here to learn more. 

Frank D’Amico (Ward 6 York)

Issues: 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.

Norm Di Pasquale (Ward 9 Toronto)

Issues: None. Trustee Di Pasquale has clearly demonstrated his advocacy for Black students and overall commitment to public education.

Joseph Martino (Ward 1 Etobicoke & Board Chair)

Issues: Unknown. 

Markus De Domenico (Ward 2 Etobicoke)

Issues: Unknown. 

Ida Li Preti (Ward 3 North York)

Issues: Unknown. 

Maria Rizzo (Ward 5 North York)

Issues: Unknown. 

Daniel Di Giorgio (Ward 10 Toronto)

Issues: Unknown. 

Parents of Black Children