|Board of Education for the City of East York|
|840 Coxwell Avenue|
East York, Ontario M4C 5T2
|Closed||December 31, 1997|
|Chair of the board||Gail Nyberg|
East York Board of Education (EYBE), officially the Board of Education for the Borough of East York is a former school board which administered the school district of East York, Ontario. As of 1990 it was the smallest school board in Metropolitan Toronto.
In 1998, the EYBE was merged into the Toronto District School Board. The headquarters of the school board was located on 840 Coxwell Avenue attached to R.H. McGregor Elementary School and was sold to Toronto East General Hospital in 2011.
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In 1965 the district presented a resolution to the Ontario Public School Trustees' Association asking the Canadian federal government to install a Ministry of Education; the association supported the proposal.
In 1993 the school board banned The Valour and the Horror from most classrooms, saying that it had reservations about the series' accuracy. As of September 11, 1993 it was the only board in Metropolitan Toronto to take a public stance on the series.
The last term of trustees, from 1994 to 1998, had a number of budding politicians within its ranks. These included Gail Nyberg who has gone on to administer the Daily Bread Food Bank, Jane Pitfield who would later serve as a city councilor and run, unsuccessfully as Mayor of Toronto and the future leader of the Communist Party of Canada, Elizabeth Rowley.
Schools at time of closure:
- Secondary schools
- R.H. McGregor Elementary School
- Redway, Allan East York 1924-1997: Toronto's Garden of Eden
- Ainsworth, Lynne. "East York plans classes in Japanese, Mandarin." Toronto Star. February 27, 1990. News p. A6. Retrieved on July 25, 2013. "Metro's smallest board of education wants to highlight the history, geography economics and culture of Pacific Rim countries in an effort to raise student awareness of the important role Asia will play in Canada's future."
- "School 'Ministry' Supported." The Windsor Star. Wednesday October 27, 1965. The Third Page (p. 3). Retrieved from Google News (3 of 72) on July 28, 2013.
- Ainsworth, Lynne. "No condom machines planned for East York high schools." Toronto Star. May 6, 1992. News p. A32. Retrieved on July 25, 2013.
- Duffy, Andrew. "East York restricts war series in schools." Toronto Star. September 11, 1993. News p. A4. Retrieved on July 25, 2013.
- "SCHOOLS." (Archive) East York Board of Education. Retrieved on November 12, 2010.
- "East York Board Backs City Stand." Toronto Daily Star. Thursday November 15, 1945. p. 8. Google News 21/37.
- East York Board of Education (Archive)