Executive Compensation Public Consultation

A Message from the Board of Trustees

Dear YCDSB Stakeholders,

In 2014, the Government of Ontario introduced the Broader Public Sector Executive Compensation Act (BPSECA), which requires Ontario broader public sector employers to develop an Executive Compensation Program, including an Executive Compensation Framework. The framework, approved by the Ministry of Education and Treasury Board Secretariat, meets the intents and goals of the legislation to ensure a responsible, transparent and consistent approach to setting executive compensation in the broader public sector.

The Government of Ontario has committed to providing funding to offset school board costs for the initial new compensation levels, although it is not known whether these costs will continue to be offset in the future. Monies provided by the government may only be used for increasing executive compensation levels and are not to be used to offset school operating costs or reduce/eliminate school closures or amalgamations.

YCDSB Executive Compensation Report

As directed by the Government of Ontario, YCDSB has developed a proposed Executive Compensation Report to fulfill the requirements of provincial regulations. Earlier this month, the YCDSB received Ministry approval to post the proposed Executive Compensation report for consultation.

As part of this regulation, all Ontario broader public sector employers are required to conduct a 30-day public consultation on their proposed Executive Compensation. The YCDSB consultation period will begin on November 22 through to December 21, 2017.

Following the 30-day consultation period, a summary of the public feedback and any changes to our proposed Executive Compensation Program will be submitted to the Ministry of Education for final approval. The final Executive Compensation Report will be posted on the board website.

The proposed Executive Compensation Program sets out a rational compensation approach for executive positions across all school boards, including those in our Board. The government has directed that all Boards must meet the intent and goals of the Ministry of Education and Treasury Board Secretariat.

YCDSB Superintendent Grids and Executive salaries have been frozen since March 2012. Our proposed Executive Compensation Program balances the need to manage compensation costs and the need to attract and retain the executive talent we seek so that we can effectively achieve our goals for student achievement and well-being. We are proud that the YCDSB is one of the top performing school boards in the province of Ontario and this is in part due to our dedicated Senior Officials who work each day to meet the needs of our students, staff and stakeholders. We are grateful for their continued support and commitment to our 103 schools.

Let Us Know What You Think!

As directed by the Government, we will be conducting an online public consultation on our proposed Executive Compensation Program from November 22 to December 21, 2017.

Please read the YCDSB Executive Compensation Report. Once you have read the full report, we invite you to share your input via the feedback form. The YCDSB will be accepting public feedback until December 21, 2017.

The YCDSB will be providing the Ministry of Education with a summary of the input we received for their review. Pending approval by the Ministry of Education and Board of Trustees, the final Executive Compensation Program will be posted on our Board’s website.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Sincerely,
Board of Trustees, YCDSB