Supervisor’s kin work for board

But Catholic school head denies a conflictMon, June 9, 2008  BRYN WEESE, SUN MEDIA The provincially appointed supervisor of the embattled Toronto Catholic school board has dismissed suggestions he has a conflict of interest, even though his wife and daughter are employed by the board. Norbert Hartmann confirmed his wife Gisele has been a teacher with the Toronto Catholic District School Board... »

Hartmann at helm

Supervisor to oversee Catholic school board JAMES RUSK Thursday's Globe and Mail   June 5, 2008 at 5:19 AM EDT Saying that the province "cannot tolerate" the lavish spending habits of trustees at the Toronto Catholic District School Board, nor their failure to balance their budget, Education Minister Kathleen Wynne took control of the board yesterday. She appointed veteran ... »

recent board takeovers

Toronto Star  June 5, 2008Recent school board takeovers in Ontario The Progressive Conservative government took over three school boards in August 2002 for failing to balance their books; all three supervisors were removed 14 months later when the Liberals took office: • Toronto District School Board, deficit $90 million. The supervisor was former municipal councillor Paul Christie and t... »

Board takeover

Province takes over Catholic school boardToronto Star June 5, 2008 Kristin Rushowy & Louise Brown In the end, it was too little too late to save Toronto Catholic trustees from a provincial takeover. They said they balanced the budget at midnight Monday, but an investigator found they fell $5 million to $12 million short of the mark. They voted to "end" spending abuses, such as illega... »

Toronto makes waves …to August

Toronto makes waves (to August)   It was decided by the Director of the TDSB to extend the deadline to close the first 23 pools from June 2008 to August 2008. We are cautiously optimistic that this will give the TDSB-appointed mediator David Crombie the time he needs to identify a solution. Specifically, we are hopeful that Mr. Crombie will be successful at bringing the City and Province... »

Riverdale Parents sees glimmer of hope

For Immediate Release Toronto May 22 – Riverdale Parent Council, home to TDSB's newest pool, is applauding the decision of the Toronto District School Board to defer the draining of 23 pools until August. "It's a show of good faith, and offers all involved a chance to solve the pool funding problem," says Nancy Miller, Vice-Chair of Riverdale Collegiate Paren... »

TDSB Safety release May 20

Read the full report and recommendations: TBSB Recommends Strong Measures to Support Students and School SafetyBoard responds to the School Community Safety Advisory Panel’s report May 20, 2008, the Toronto District School Board (TDSB)’s Leadership Action Team (LAT) announced a groundbreaki... »

Safety in Schools

Beef Up Police Presence In Toronto Schools: ReportTuesday May 20, 2008  CityNews.caNearly a year after 15-year-old Jordan Manners was shot to death at his North York high school a new report will be released Tuesday calling for new measures to ensure similar tragedies are prevented. According to a published report, the Toronto District School Board plans to release recommendations Tuesday to ... »

Corporate funding

DEAL WITH THE DEVIL, OR ANGEL?: NORTH TORONTO COLLEGIATE INSTITUTE AND TRIDEL CORP.How condo developers could be our school saviours  BERT ARCHER  The Globe and Mail  May 17, 2008 Toronto's public school system has two big, urgent problems. Its student population is dwindling and close to 100 of its schools are more than 80 years old and often in need of serious repairs. Now a m... »

Notes on pools meeting

These are (unofficial) notes from the Aquatics meeting with Crombie held May 15, 2008.  Themes from the meetng1. Data – inaccurate, incomplete to move forward and close pools? 2. Governance – no one has accountability for the pools. Initially paid for by taxpayers, operated by the TDSB, no funding from the province 3. Untapped Need – no one has thought about what the school ... »

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