Item - 2015.MM3.13

Tracking Status

  • City Council adopted this item on February 10, 2015 with amendments.

MM3.13 - Models of Municipal-School Board Program and Governance - by Councillor Michael Thompson, seconded by Councillor Josh Matlow

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Amended
Wards:
All

City Council Decision

City Council on February 10 and 11, 2015, adopted the following:

 

1. City Council direct the City Manager to report to the March 25, 2015 Executive Committee meeting with respect to:

 

a.  City interests in terms of child care, non-education uses (e.g. community and recreation, after school programs and skills training centres), green space and future growth, in the 29 Toronto District School Board properties currently under the jurisdiction of the Toronto Lands Corporation;

 

b.  the 130 schools identified as being at or below 65 percent utilization and any other schools scheduled to be reviewed as part of any upcoming Pupil Accommodation Reviews;

 

c.  a review of alternative models of municipal-school program and governance, such as the "After School Matters" program in Chicago; and

 

d.  the feasibility of requesting the Toronto District School Board to increase enrollment in underutilized schools by inviting foreign students to enroll;

 

such report to also identify current and future opportunities for the City to productively engage with the Ministry of Education and School Boards in the determination of which schools are maintained for public purpose and those to be disposed of in order to fund capital improvements.

City Council Decision Advice and Other Information

City Council considered the following Items together:

 

MM3.12          Request of the Province to amend its utilization assessments to consider Toronto District School Board schools as community hubs - by Councillor Mike Layton, seconded by Councillor Gary Crawford

 

MM3.13           Models of Municipal-School Board Program and Governance - by Councillor Michael Thompson, seconded by Councillor Josh Matlow

 

MM3.14           Child Care At Risk - Child care Centres in Schools on the Closure List - by Councillor Paula Fletcher, seconded by Councillor Janet Davis

Background Information (City Council)

Motions (City Council)

Motion to Waive Referral (Carried)

Speaker Nunziata advised Council that the provisions of Chapter 27, Council Procedures, require that Motion MM3.13 be referred to the Executive Committee. A two-thirds vote of the Council Members present is required to waive referral.

Vote (Waive Referral) Feb-10-2015 10:45 AM

Result: Carried Two-Thirds Required - MM3.13 - Waive referral
Total members that voted Yes: 44 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Michelle Berardinetti, Jon Burnside, John Campbell, Christin Carmichael Greb, Shelley Carroll, Raymond Cho, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Joe Cressy, Vincent Crisanti, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Justin J. Di Ciano, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Rob Ford, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, Stephen Holyday, Jim Karygiannis, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Ron Moeser, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner, Michael Thompson, John Tory, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 1 Members that voted No are Giorgio Mammoliti
Total members that were Absent: 0 Members that were absent are

1 - Motion to Adopt Item as Amended moved by Mayor John Tory (Amended)

That City Council delete the recommendations in Member Motions MM3.13 and MM3.14, and adopt instead the following:

 

1. City Council direct the City Manager to report to the March 25, 2015 Executive Meeting with respect to:

 

a. City interests in terms of child care, non-education uses (eg community and recreation, after school programs), green space and future growth, in the 29 Toronto District School Board properties currently under the jurisdiction of the Toronto Lands Corporation; and

 

b. the 130 schools identified as being at or below 65 percent utilization and any other schools scheduled to be reviewed as part of any upcoming Pupil Accommodation Reviews;

 

such report to also identify current and future opportunities for the City to productively engage with the Ministry of Education and School Boards in the determination of which schools are maintained for public purpose and those to be disposed of in order to fund capital improvements.

 

Amended by motion 2 by Councillor Thompson and motion 3 by Councillor Cho

Vote (Adopt Item as Amended) Feb-10-2015 5:38 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - MM3.13 and MM3.14 - Tory - motion 1 - Adopt the items as amended
Total members that voted Yes: 41 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Michelle Berardinetti, Jon Burnside, John Campbell, Christin Carmichael Greb, Shelley Carroll, Raymond Cho, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Joe Cressy, Vincent Crisanti, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Justin J. Di Ciano, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Rob Ford, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, Stephen Holyday, Jim Karygiannis, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Jaye Robinson, Michael Thompson, John Tory, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 0 Members that voted No are
Total members that were Absent: 4 Members that were absent are Giorgio Mammoliti, Ron Moeser, Anthony Perruzza, David Shiner

2 - Motion to Amend Motion moved by Councillor Michael Thompson (Carried)

That motion 1 by Mayor John Tory be amended by adding a new part c.:

 

c.  a review of alternative models of municipal-school program and governance, such as the "After School Matters" program in Chicago

Vote (Amend Motion) Feb-10-2015 5:36 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - MM3.13 and MM3.14 - Thompson - motion 2
Total members that voted Yes: 40 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Michelle Berardinetti, Jon Burnside, John Campbell, Christin Carmichael Greb, Shelley Carroll, Raymond Cho, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Joe Cressy, Vincent Crisanti, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Justin J. Di Ciano, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Rob Ford, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, Stephen Holyday, Jim Karygiannis, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Jaye Robinson, Michael Thompson, John Tory, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 1 Members that voted No are Denzil Minnan-Wong
Total members that were Absent: 4 Members that were absent are Giorgio Mammoliti, Ron Moeser, Anthony Perruzza, David Shiner

3 - Motion to Amend Motion moved by Councillor Raymond Cho (Carried)

That motion 1 by Mayor John Tory be amended by:

 

1.  adding the words "and skills training centres" to Part a. so that Part a. now reads:

 

a. City interests in terms of child care, non-education uses (eg community and recreation, after school programs and skills training centres), green space and future growth, in the 29 Toronto District School Board properties currently under the jurisdiction of the Toronto Lands Corporation; and

 

2.  adding a new Part to read as follows:

 

the feasibility of requesting the Toronto District School Board to increase enrollment in under utilized schools by inviting foreign students to enroll.

Vote (Amend Motion) Feb-10-2015 5:37 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - MM3.13 and MM3.14 - Cho - motion 3
Total members that voted Yes: 34 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Michelle Berardinetti, Jon Burnside, Shelley Carroll, Raymond Cho, Josh Colle, Joe Cressy, Vincent Crisanti, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Justin J. Di Ciano, Frank Di Giorgio, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Rob Ford, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, Stephen Holyday, Jim Karygiannis, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Josh Matlow, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Michael Thompson, John Tory, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 7 Members that voted No are John Campbell, Christin Carmichael Greb, Gary Crawford, Sarah Doucette, Chin Lee, Pam McConnell, Jaye Robinson
Total members that were Absent: 4 Members that were absent are Giorgio Mammoliti, Ron Moeser, Anthony Perruzza, David Shiner
Source: Toronto City Clerk at www.toronto.ca/council