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TDSB meeting decisions

TDSB meeting decisions

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Province must fix funding or $10.5m more cuts in fall

Province must fix funding or $10.5m more cuts in fall

It was the day the music didn’t die.    thestar.com Thursday 20 June 2013 Toronto trustees saved music instructors but slashed school budgets as they debated the 2013-14 board budget late into the night. Facing a $55-million deficit in their $2.9-billion budget, trustees earlier this year voted to cut teachers and other school staff to save about $27.7 million, and on Wednesday discussed proposals... »

Land sell off for $162 million; program cuts $27.

Land sell off for $162 million; program cuts $27.

.Budget day at TDSB, board facing $27M shortfall TORONTO – The Toronto District School Board will consider cutting back some music programs and selling off land in an effort to balance its books. Trustees will meet Wednesday evening to discuss budget details, as the board faces a $27-million shortfall. By law, the board must pass a balanced budget. “It’s extremely difficult because no one wants to... »

“Vote vs a cuts budget” -trustee

“Vote vs a cuts budget” -trustee

An open letter from TDSB Trustee Chris Glover to his Etobicoke constituents.   Dear Etobicoke Centre Constituents: I was elected to serve as TDSB Trustee in October 2010. I am honoured by the people who elected me, and I made a firm commitment to uphold and maintain the integrity of a system that would ensure success for all students. Now, I am writing to explain the dilemma I face as your Trustee... »

TDSB board+committees June 19- August 31

TDSB board+committees June 19- August 31

Note link to TDSB agendas of the meeting you wish to attend, 2 or 3 days in advance, here: June 19 Wed Regular Mtg. 7 p.m. Boardroom - final vote on 2013-14 BUDGET June 20 Thur Equity Policy Advisory Cte. 6:30 p.m. Cte. Rm. A June 25 Tues Aboriginal Community Advisory Cte. 6 p.m. 90 Croatia St. French as a Second Language Advisory Cte. 7 p.m. Cte. Rm. A June 27 Thur Community Use of School Advisor... »

Schoolboard meetings are PUBLIC meetings

Schoolboard meetings are PUBLIC meetings

Check the newly revised board and committee meetings at TDSB,  Toronto’s largest school board. Dates and times here) and “select a meeting”. Changes are increasingly common but its extremely important to participate.  THESE ARE PUBLIC MEETINGS under the Education Act regulations.  Meetings are held on the ground floor boardroom or committee rooms A or B at 5050 Yonge St (North York Cen... »

The day the music stopped?

The day the music stopped?

April 09, 2013 16:27 ET                        Toronto District School Board Eyes Slashing Music Program TORONTO, ONTARIO–(Marketwired – April 9, 2013) – Massive cuts to the elementary school music program were placed on the agenda last night at the Toronto District School Board’s Budget Committee. Again facing the annual structural deficit, senior staff tabled a discussion... »

Severance payload

Severance payload

Dear Etobicoke Centre Residents, “I am writing to update you on the school yard severance issue and the proposed cuts to itinerant music instruction at the TDSB. School Yard Severance “As you may have seen in the media in November 2012, the TDSB is considering severing portions of school yards and selling them to raise funds to pay for new schools, additions and major renovations. The ... »

Globe goes after TDSB’s labour costs

Globe goes after TDSB’s labour costs

 (photo credit: Peter Power/The Globe and Mail 2013.04.10) Toronto Interactive See which Toronto schools have ballooning labour costs Stuart A. Thompson and Kate Hammer                   The Globe and Mail   Wednesday, Apr. 10 2013, 1:05 PM EDT The Toronto District School Board is the largest school board in the country with an annual budget of about $3-billion. While the TDSB employs salaried cus... »

This sad week at the School Board

This sad week at the School Board

The shocking news about Trustee Atkinson reached CPE Saturday evening.  On Sunday the Globe and Mail reported that “Irene Atkinson, a blunt advocate for educational causes, was feted at a [Campaign for Public Education] party last December [11th]. It was the 40th anniversary of her first being elected as a Toronto District School Board trustee, a job she still holds today. “But now, Ms... »

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