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Cuts no solution; Address chronic underfunding!

Cuts no solution; Address chronic underfunding!

The proposal to cut 98 Special Education and English as a Second language Teachers before the TDSB Trustees Wed March 11, 2015 is a mistake and will prove to be a serious disservice to some of the most disadvantaged and vulnerable students in the city. Taking away 98 more adults from our schools puts pressure on a system that is already stretched to the limit by years of cuts to programs, support ... »

The Great School Rip Off

The Great School Rip Off Ontario has stepped up the pressure on the Toronto District School Board to close and sell more schools.   In the ninth of thirteen directives handed down by the Ministry on January 15th 2015, the province flexed its majority muscle, ordering the TDSB to submit a 3 year capital plan, prepare a list of schools for the chop and get on with it.  Further, the province will lik... »

Stop blaming the TDSB

Stop blaming the TDSB

Dear Premier Wynne, Minister Sandals, Deputy Minister Zegarac:  In your government’s February 4, 2015 response to Fix Our Schools, you tell us to discuss our concerns over safe, well maintained schools with our Trustees, since they are the ones “who are elected by and accountable to the community that they serve”. In fact, you tell us four times in a  1-page letter that the TDSB Trustees are the o... »

The schools under review

The schools under review

 1) Conduct the following Pupil Accommodation Review Committees (ARCs) over the next three years.   Cluster reviews in 2014-15 involving:  Nelson Boylen CI, Downsview SS and Weston CI;  Sir Robert Borden BTI, West Hill CI and Sir Wilfrid Laurier CI;  Danforth Collegiate and Technical Institute, East York Alternative Secondary School, East York CI, Eastdale CI, Eastern Commerce CI, Greenwood Sec... »

TDSB motion passes

Motion passed by TDSB Trustees Feb 10, 2015 1) That the Board approve the full package in response to the Ministry’s Directive #9; 2) That the Board approve the entire 10 year Long-Term Program and Accommodation Strategy 2014-2023 as a public document (Appendix A1) (approved on 4 February 2015); 3) That community consultation be pursued to address the 4 disposition of sites identified in the Board... »

Pause School Closures

Pause School Closures

 City Councillors and TDSB Trustees stand together to insist that Province puts a pause on school closures in mid-day press conference at Toronto City Hall today. »

Rally – Save Our Schools

Rally – Save Our Schools

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Flawed funding formula behind Toronto school board woes: study

The political drama that’s been unfolding at the Toronto District School Board (TDSB) over school closures and tight funding is totally avoidable, says the author of a new study from the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives’ Ontario office (CCPA-Ontario).- See more »

School Closures Affect The TDSB’s Most Vulnerable Students

Last week, the TDSB released a list of the 60 schools that have already been identified for closure or reorganization. 48 of these 60 are elementary schools. At this point, the Elementary Teachers of Toronto (ETT) has determined that these schools are the most likely to be targeted for closure. Looking closely at these schools, we have found that the majority are projected to see enrolment increas... »

Schools belong to all of us – City Councillors

Schools belong to all of us – City Councillors

Two city councillors have penned an open letter to east-end parents about the importance of protecting local schools. Ward 30 (Toronto-Danforth) Councillor Paula Fletcher and Ward 31 (Beaches-East York) Councillor Janet Davis released the memo on Wednesday, Feb. 4 in response to recent discussions about the possibility of closing 130 under-utilized schools within the Toronto District School Board ... »

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