Scarborough Board of Education
|Scarborough Board of Education
|140 Borough Drive
Scarborough, Ontario, Canada
|Closed||December 31, 1997|
|Chair of the board||Gaye Dale|
|Director of education||Earl G. Campbell|
Scarborough Board of Education (SBE, commonly known as School District 16) is the former public-secular school district serving Scarborough, Ontario, Canada from 1954 when it was established to 1998 it was merged into the Toronto District School Board. The former SBE offices remain in use today by the TDSB as the East Education Office.
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In 1992, the SBE and the Centennial College made a deal to establish an adult education centre, the Scarborough Career Planning Centre, at the Centennial College. In 1994 the entities agreed to establish the centre there beginning in the fall of that year.
Plans were made to conduct the Scarborough Alternative For Educating Troubled Youths (SAFETY) program in 1994. The program was designed for students with twenty-day suspensions, the maximum period possible, in the former Highbrook Senior Public School facility. Community protests put these plans on hold and were never materialized. Currently, the SAFETY program was later evolved into the TDSB's Caring and 'Safe School' programs.
Scarborough's schools in the south end of the city were built from the 1920 to 1960s. Older 19th and 20th century school houses were demolished to make way for large buildings as the area grew.
On the north end of the city schools were built from the 1960s to 1980s.
At one time the board operated educational programs for Francophone students. The Conseil des écoles françaises de la communauté urbaine de Toronto (CEFCUT) assumed control of French-language education in the Toronto area on 1 December 1988.
Following provincial legislation directing amalgamation of the Scaborough Board with the other boards making up the old Metro Toronto School Board (Toronto, North York, East York, Etobicoke and Scarborough) the last meeting of the SBE was held on November 27, 1997, chaired by Mrs. Gaye Dale, Trustee of Scarborough Ward 1 and Chairman of the Board.
|Donwood Park Public School||1956|
|Highbrook Senior Public School||1960s||closed 1980s and used as ASE and Highbrook Learning Centre / SCAS|
|Iroquois Junior Public School||1969|
|Norman Cook Junior Public School||1953||Named for local settler and school district trustee (1931-1943) Norman Cook|
|St Andrews Public School||1959||Built on estate of David and Mary Thomson|
|Anson S Taylor Public School||1977||Named for former Director of Education Anson S Taylor|
|Charles Gordon Senior Public School||1970||Named for author Charles William Gordon|
|Henry Kelsey Senior Public School||1971||Named for Henry Kelsey|
|John A Leslie Public School||1923||Named for former MPP John A. Leslie|
|Terry Fox Public School||1981||Named after Terry Fox|
|Hillside Public School||1855 as S.S. # 12||Became Outdoor education centre 1975|
|Oakridge Junior Public School||1967||Replaced original Oakridge (formerly S.S. # 12 c. 1895)|
|West Rouge Junior Public School||1954||Transferred from Ontario County Board of Education in 1974 when West Rouge was transferred from Township of Durham to Borough of Scarborough|
|William G Davis Junior Public School||1967||Transferred from Ontario County Board of Education in 1974 when West Rouge was transferred from Township of Durham to Borough of Scarborough. Named for then Minister of Education (and later Premier) William Grenville Davis.|
|Centennial Road Junior Public School||1946||Transferred from Ontario County Board of Education in 1974 when West Rouge was transferred from Township of Durham to Borough of Scarborough.|
|Joseph Howe Senior Public School||1977||Transferred from Ontario County Board of Education in 1974 when West Rouge was transferred from Township of Durham to Borough of Scarborough. Named for Joseph Howe, former Nova Scotia Lieutenant Governor, Premier and MLA.|
|Charlottetown Junior Public School||1967||Transferred from Ontario County Board of Education in 1974 when Port Union section of West Rouge was transferred from Township of Durham to Borough of Scarborough. Named for Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island|
The SBE operated six vocational secondary schools that are not classified as regular collegiates. Three schools offered general and basic courses as Business and Technical Institute (formerly Secondary School) while the other three offered basic level courses in a special education level branded as High School (previously known as Vocational School).
Two facilities that have other unique features such as Bendale (swimming pool) and Tabor Park (child care).
|Bendale Secondary School||1963||
|Maplewood Vocational School||1967||
|Sir Robert L. Borden Secondary School||1966||
|Sir William Osler Vocational School||1975||
|Tabor Park Vocational School||1965|
|Timothy Eaton Secondary School||1971||
Core holdings and leased schools
Three former SBE have been lease out:
- In 1989, the then Scarborough Board of Education leased Tabor Park Vocation School (High School) to the Metropolitan Separate School Board (now the Toronto Catholic District School Board) and now operates as Jean Vanier Catholic Secondary School.
- McCowan Road Jr. Public School opened 1954 was closed in 2011 and is leased out to Wali Ur Asr Islamic School
- Gooderham Public School is now Gooderham Adult Learning Centre via leased to the City of Toronto
Directors of Education
- Reginald H. King (1896-1962) 1954-1960
- Anson S. Taylor (1918-2007) 1961-1977
- Earl G. Campbell 1992-1997
The board's administrative offices were located at 140 Borough Drive within the Scarborough Civic Centre and operations out of a building at 2466 Eglinton Avenue East (northside of Eglinton and west of Midland Avenue, but sold and replaced by Rainbow Village condos in 1990. Buses and board vehicles were later stored on Mclevin Avenue (McGriskin). The administrative offices remains in use today by the Toronto District School Board.
Prior to 1973, the board office was also located at Scarborough Municipal Offices at 2100 Eglinton Avenue near Birchmount Road (built after World War II now demolished and site of parking lot).
Hillside Outdoor Education Centre, formerly Hillside PS (SS No 4), was used for outdoor education programs and located near Rouge Park and still used as such by the TDSB.
- Boyle, Theresa. "Adult education centre will be constructed at Centennial College." Toronto Star. January 23, 1992. Scarborough/Durham SD p. 4. Retrieved on October 8, 2013.
- Deverell, John. "'One-stop' career training centre." Toronto Star. January 27, 1994. Scarborough/Durham SD p. 3. Retrieved on October 8, 2013.
- Josey, Stan. "Class for suspended students on hold Community concern about program voiced at meeting." Toronto Star. June 30, 1994. Scarborough/Durham SD p. 6. Retrieved on October 8, 2013.
- Behiels, Michael D. La francophonie canadienne: renouveau constitutionnel et gouvernance scolaire (Issue 12 of Collection Amérique française, ISSN 1480-4735). University of Ottawa Press, 2005. ISBN 2760306003, 9782760306004. p. 133. "Le Conseil des écoles françaises de la communauté urbaine de Toronto (CEFCUT), le 1er décembre 1988, s'établit dans un climat beaucoup moins acrimonieux qu'à Ottawa-Carleton. Jusqu'en 1987, les conseils scolaires de Toronto, North York et Scarborough ainsi que leurs CCLF gèrent les classes et les écoles de langue française qui accueillent près de 1700 élèves."
- "Secondary Schools." Toronto District School Board Scarborough Division. December 2, 1998. Retrieved on November 13, 2010.
- Scarborough Board of Education (Archive)