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Province must fix funding or $10.5m more cuts in fall

Province must fix funding or $10.5m more cuts in fall

It was the day the music didn’t die.    thestar.com Thursday 20 June 2013 Toronto trustees saved music instructors but slashed school budgets as they debated the 2013-14 board budget late into the night. Facing a $55-million deficit in their $2.9-billion budget, trustees earlier this year voted to cut teachers and other school staff to save about $27.7 million, and on Wednesday discussed proposals... »

Land sell off for $162 million; program cuts $27.

Land sell off for $162 million; program cuts $27.

.Budget day at TDSB, board facing $27M shortfall TORONTO – The Toronto District School Board will consider cutting back some music programs and selling off land in an effort to balance its books. Trustees will meet Wednesday evening to discuss budget details, as the board faces a $27-million shortfall. By law, the board must pass a balanced budget. “It’s extremely difficult because no one wants to... »

“Vote vs a cuts budget” -trustee

“Vote vs a cuts budget” -trustee

An open letter from TDSB Trustee Chris Glover to his Etobicoke constituents.   Dear Etobicoke Centre Constituents: I was elected to serve as TDSB Trustee in October 2010. I am honoured by the people who elected me, and I made a firm commitment to uphold and maintain the integrity of a system that would ensure success for all students. Now, I am writing to explain the dilemma I face as your Trustee... »

TDSB board+committees June 19- August 31

TDSB board+committees June 19- August 31

Note link to TDSB agendas of the meeting you wish to attend, 2 or 3 days in advance, here: June 19 Wed Regular Mtg. 7 p.m. Boardroom - final vote on 2013-14 BUDGET June 20 Thur Equity Policy Advisory Cte. 6:30 p.m. Cte. Rm. A June 25 Tues Aboriginal Community Advisory Cte. 6 p.m. 90 Croatia St. French as a Second Language Advisory Cte. 7 p.m. Cte. Rm. A June 27 Thur Community Use of School Advisor... »

IT’S NOT FAIR! – Social Planning Toronto

IT’S NOT FAIR! – Social Planning Toronto

The Ontario government provides funding for school boards across Ontario to offer programs and support for students from low-income families – the “Learning Opportunities Grant” – but Boards of Education re-direct much of this funding to other underfunded priorities. At the Toronto District School Board, up to $90 million a year is redirected away from programs that directly benefit students in ne... »

Schoolboard meetings are PUBLIC meetings

Schoolboard meetings are PUBLIC meetings

Check the newly revised board and committee meetings at TDSB,  Toronto’s largest school board. Dates and times here) and “select a meeting”. Changes are increasingly common but its extremely important to participate.  THESE ARE PUBLIC MEETINGS under the Education Act regulations.  Meetings are held on the ground floor boardroom or committee rooms A or B at 5050 Yonge St (North York Cen... »

“Education is a right; that is what we have to fight!” student vs school closings

“Education is a right; that is what we have to fight!” student vs school closings

With an all to familiar promise to build brighter futures and new schools, authorities in Chicago are now up against communities determined to save their schools.  These 3 minutes will surprise and inspire.  Click here: Amazing 9 year old Asean Johnson brings the crowd to their feet at Chicago school closings rally www.youtube.com By the end of this speech hundreds vowed to vote for Asean for Mayo... »

How did my Trustee vote on that, anyway?!!

How did my Trustee vote on that, anyway?!!

Check out current voting records of your school trustee at the TDSB… here !! »

Those who can, teach; those who can’t ridicule

Those who can, teach; those who can’t ridicule

. Who you callin’ a teacher? Why we love ’em in theory and loathe them in practice Of course Justin Trudeau’s experience as a teacher isn’t going to help him run a government. What could he possibly have learned overseeing a group of squabbling, self-absorbed kids who can’t see past their own interests that might help him in Ottawa? “Lack of experience” is the charge levelled at Mr. Trudeau in the... »

The day the music stopped?

The day the music stopped?

April 09, 2013 16:27 ET                        Toronto District School Board Eyes Slashing Music Program TORONTO, ONTARIO–(Marketwired – April 9, 2013) – Massive cuts to the elementary school music program were placed on the agenda last night at the Toronto District School Board’s Budget Committee. Again facing the annual structural deficit, senior staff tabled a discussion... »

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