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Parents, kids, teachers, education workers join 1000s

Parents, kids, teachers, education workers join 1000s

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April showers target city’s most marginalized: 493.5 EA + 134 office positions slashed*

April showers target city’s most marginalized: 493.5 EA + 134 office positions slashed*

The question of re-considering TDSB layoffs for the 134 School Office Staff still has not taken place. The Union [representing the staffers] maintains that moving so many staff will cause serious disruption to the learning environment.  Taking out 134 full-time equivalent positions ensures damage and chaos. Make no mistake:  the restructuring that the Board has wanted (moving office staff from sec... »

TDSB cuts teachers, office staff to please province, balance budget

TDSB cuts teachers, office staff to please province, balance budget

Photo: Kevin Van Paassen, Globe & Mail The Toronto District School Board voted to eliminate 200 high-school teaching positions, 134 school office staff and 17 elementary vice-principals at a special meeting late Wednesday.   The cuts were meant to help the board cope with a projected $109-million shortfall in its nearly $2.7-billion budget. The Ontario government’s decision to protect ful... »

tdsb cuts: the deets

tdsb cuts: the deets

Senior staff at the TDSB have recommended that the school trustees approve the staffing levels of school-based staff for 2012-2013.  Do you agree?  Call your trustee today.  Witness the board meeting Wednesday March 28th where you can hold your trustee’s “feet to the fire”. From reliable sources, CPE has obtained the altered staff allocations suggested for the fall. Read on, spea... »

Trustee strikes out at staff cuts

Trustee strikes out at staff cuts

.[Trustee Kaplan with Ward 5 Summit Heights school kids] Dear Parents and Educators in York Centre, On Tuesday, March 20, Trustees of the Toronto District School Board met together with senior TDSB staff to receive recommendations for school staff allocations for the 2012-13 school year. The backdrop to this meeting is the TDSB’s anticipated $85 million shortfall for the 2012-13 year, which ... »

@TDSB sharpens it’s knives

@TDSB sharpens it’s knives

A presentation of the surprise staffing model for TDSB was tabled March 21st at the TDSB’s Human Resources and Professional Learning Committee. By the time proposals leaked out, it was too late for front loine workers or even the parents (whose children will be affected by this loss of service) to attend, the meeting is open to the public. Instructors, teachers and community specialists are ... »

gutting supports: 1st for the most vulnerable

gutting supports: 1st for the most vulnerable

Toronto March 20, 2012:   [Monday] night, senior staff finally released “the numbers” for positions that they claim will be sufficient to staff the Toronto District School Board for the 2012-2013 school year. ”We believe that these cuts will negatively impact student achievement, special education and safety if implemented”, said CUPE 4400 President John Weatherup. Most severely hit are two Unit C... »

drop flyers; ensure new trustees!

drop flyers; ensure new trustees!

Join Mary Hynes in Ward 17    &   Sam Sotiropoulos Ward 20  today!. Contact the candidates for details about morning, after school and weekend literature drops. Our future is now in the hands of Don Valley-East and Scarborough-Agincourt voters. Profile:  Mary T. Hynes – Trustee for Ward 17″ “Our children deserve a school, a community and a city that values them, their familie... »

Hynes stands up to Ford; now stands for by- election

Hynes stands up to Ford; now stands for by- election

left:  Don Valley East candidate in Feb 27th by-election. below Toronto Councillor Giorgio Mammoliti is out to get ‘repeat deputers’ like Mary T. Hynes  Councillor Giorgio Mammoliti signals how Mayor Rob Ford would like council to vote on a motion.  Mary T. Hynes, Councillor Giorgio Mammoliti has his sights on you. You are on his list of “repeat deputers.” That rhymes with “repeat polluters,”... »

k-12 to a life of debt is craziness

k-12 to a life of debt is craziness

Across Canada, public education activists will join students as they take to the streets on February 1, to call for a high-quality post-secondary education system that is equitable and free of financial barriers. CPE affiliated groups were alerted to the realities of today’s job realities by this week’s articles in the Toronto Star. Click here for details on an event near you.  Buses a... »

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