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Province won’t consult boards on school-closure rule changes

The Ministry of Education won’t be giving individual school boards a say on new guidelines that will allow school-closure studies to be done more quickly and with less citizen input. Spokesperson Gary Wheeler said the ministry has already “conducted comprehensive consultations with many of our education partners” on the news rules, which cut the existing seven-month minimum for closure reviews to ... »

Austerity’s unaffordable tax cuts breed extreme poverty

“The Right’s greatest success has been to redefine taxes as a burden” says Alex Himelfarb, former clerk of Canada’s Privy Council: The number one issue for me is inequality. … Austerity at every level of government–largely self-imposed through years of unaffordable tax cuts – has eroded our key redistributive institutions, welfare and employment insurance, and continues to squeeze the programs tha... »

school closing changes

school closing changes

Major changes coming for school closing process Currently, school boards must undertake a thorough public process when they are considering closing or consolidating schools. Ontario’s Ministry of Education is planning significant changes to the guidelines (see below) for the review process entitled “Accommodation Review” or ARC.   The Ministry says that these changes to policy ar... »

TDSB board committees

TDSB board committees

Trustee Committees TDSB Trustees meet at least nine times during the year for regular meetings of all trustees. There are also four standing committees and one permanent committee that meet and present reports at the regular Board meetings. Administration, Finance and Accountability Committee Trustee Michael Ford Trustee David Smith, Chair Trustee Chris Tonks, Vice-chair Trustee Jennifer Story, PP... »

Shaun Chen elected to chair the TDSB

Shaun Chen elected to chair the TDSB

  TDSB elects Trustee Shaun Chen to chair newly elected board. Scarborough’s Sean Chen wants ‘to turn the page’ on past disputes involving Donna Quan and more. Chen defeated Chris Glover for the job Monday night. more… »

Live link to board meetings

  Watch the live webcast of TDSB board meeting’s from 7pm Dec 1st, Dec 10th 2014  and in monthly (see schedule). »

$500m cut to education budget

Some schools in Ontario will be shut down as the Liberal government makes education funding cuts to help eliminate a $12.5-billion deficit in three years, Education Minister Liz Sandals admitted Tuesday. The planned cuts are included in the government’s 2015-16 education funding guide, which was obtained by the New Democrats and calls for permanent savings of up to $500 million by 2017-18. &... »

results

Trustee Toronto District School Board – Ward 1   66 of 66 Polls Reporting Candidate Total votes % of total votes Michael Ford 10511 43.741% John Hastings 5371 22.351% Tahir Ahmad 2934 12.21% Sandy Zajac 1302 5.418% Dahir Galbete 1286 5.352% Kim King 1046 4.353% Richardo Harvey 914 3.804% Eli Sivalingam 666 2.772% Totals 24030 100% Trustee Toronto District School Board – Ward 2        7... »

Measure elected trustees against CPE’s platform!

Measure elected trustees against CPE’s platform!

A 10 Point Program for Public Education in Toronto. »

Corporations still won’t pay their share.

Corporations still won’t pay their share.

On Monday July 14th, Ontario Finance Minister Charles Sousatabled an identical … $130.4 billion fiscal blueprint to the one he introduced May 1, which sparked last month’s election. “It’s a little bit of déjà vu, but a lot has changed,” the treasurer told reporters, referring to the fact Premier Kathleen Wynne’s Liberals were re-elected June 12 with a majority government and no longer need o... »

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