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John Tory wants to be in the loop on TDSB school closures

John Tory wants to be in the loop on TDSB school closures

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Public Consultation Meeting Thursday

Public Consultation Meeting Thursday

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Closing schools not the answer!

Schools are at the heart of most communities and to close them based on budget constraints is to rip at the fabric of neighbourhoods.  Closing schools is not the right response to declining enrolments, writes Cathy Dandy. Toronto Star Published on Feb 02 2015 Schools must close! This has been the cry for 18 years now as successive provincial governments continue to create a crisis in order to extr... »

It Just Doesn’t Add Up!

January 30, 2015  For Immediate Release  Toronto, Friday January 30, 2015  – The Ontario Government is cutting the provincial education budget by $500,000 (a half billion dollars) and then directing massive closures and property sales across Toronto at a time when elementary enrollment is increasing. It just doesn’t add up! The Education Minister’s demand for a plan which would close s... »

10 Point Program for Public Education in Toronto- download flyer here

10 Point Program for Public Education in Toronto- download flyer here

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TDSB enrolment figures excludes adult programs, community groups

With 130 “underutilized” Toronto schools on a list for possible closure, critics say the province’s method for determining whether they are at capacity fails to capture the reality in many of the city’s schools. In response to a demand by the province to address declining enrolment, the Toronto District School Board released a list Wednesday of 130 schools that are operating at below 65-per-cent c... »

These schools aren’t under capacity

These schools aren’t under capacity

Is a school half full or half empty?   That depends on how you measure.   As the Toronto District School Board scrambles to name schools that are less than two-thirds full by Queen’s Park’s counting method, many are asking how good that provincial yardstick is. Education Minister Liz Sandals has given the TDSB just weeks to spell out plans for closing schools over the next three years that are und... »

Trustees speak out against Minister’s directives

TDSB trustees are challenging key aspects of the Minister of education directives. “Trustee Chris Tonks said agreeing to give up their assistants is “asinine. We’re eating ourselves alive here. I’m feeling my blood boil. I rely heavily on my constituency assistant and I don’t know how we’re going to do this.  I feel like we’re being hit over the head with a hammer when we should have had pun... »

130 Schools in Danger

TDSB staff published a list Jan 28th of 130 schools (many in active use as daycares and adult education centres) which are deemed underutilized when measured by the extremely limited Ontario Government measure of K-12 students in regular programs. The list represents more than 1/4 of all board schools across Toronto. Utilization rate (2014) School Name Number of students (2014) Elementary/Secondar... »

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