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Save our Community

Save our Community

  Chatsworth Drive is lined with lawn signs as are streets throughout the John Wanless Public School area. Check out the soswanless.com website  This community is up and ready to take on several levels of government to protect their community during what’s likely to be a tough fight ahead with boundary changes on the horizon.  Much may be learned from these parents and neighbourhood res... »

$27m in staff cuts on the table tonight

$27m in staff cuts on the table tonight

Those not in the house (5050 Yonge St) might like to follow the recast motion via live streaming;  just click here:  tdsb.on.ca Now 3 hours from where they started at 7:30pm, the school board trustees recessed until 10:30pm They will be back then to the point of the agenda where the agenda item started as the board considers  $27 million of STAFF-recommended cuts, rushed and very minor community c... »

No end to deep freeze @TDSB

No end to deep freeze @TDSB

Update on Capital Funding – TDSB’s New Policy on Land Severance  -Trustee Howard Kaplan Ward 5 The Provincial Government’s decision to freeze capital funding for TDSB put the Board in an difficult position. Several schools in the city are severely overcrowded and had begun construction projects to relieve the congestion. With funding frozen, these projects were halted and the communiti... »

Weigh in on governance debate here:

Weigh in on governance debate here:

Errol Young, photographer, former school trustee, community activist and online education commentator  He represents community interests in the ongoing battles to keep public education public at a monthly assembly of groups and organizations which, for over a decade has run joint campaigns under the title of the  CAMPAIGN FOR PUBLIC EDUCATION. CPE's own 10 Point Program insists that parents, stude... »

Globe disses TDSB

Globe disses TDSB

The TDSB is “dysfunctional” and in the midst of a “governance crisis”.  So says Canada’s generally centre-right but influential Globe & Mail.  The paper calls for major change at the country’s largest school board.   CREDIT BELOW “Toronto in early 2013 finds itself facing a double crisis of governance. The first, of course, is at City Hall, where the m... »

“sour” trustees?

“sour” trustees?

It has been a thoroughly rotten week for the Toronto District School Board. Its much-admired education director, Chris Spence, has been caught plagiarizing. Its fiscal management is under scrutiny from the provincial government, which sent in consultants this week to help fix things. And, oh, its elementary-school teachers, like their colleagues around the province, are planning to walk off the jo... »

TDSB officials denounce Broten

  10:45pm Jan. 04 2013,  The same day Ontario Education Minister Laurel Broten was preaching restraint as she imposed a tough new deal on teachers, she quietly renewed a contract with a maintenance workers’ union that billed a Toronto school $143 to install a pencil sharpener. Toronto District School Board officials denounced Ms. Broten’s unilateral decision to extend the board’s contract wit... »

Bolton & Chen re-elected

Bolton & Chen re-elected

News from Monday's Board Organizational Meeting. Chris Bolton, Trustee for Ward 10, was acclaimed by Trustees as the Chair of the Toronto District School Board during the annual Organizational Board meeting this evening. Shaun Chen, Trustee for Ward 21, was re-elected to the position of Vice Chair. A former Toronto school board teacher and principal, Chris Bolton brings nearly 40 years of experien... »

Many 100s teachers rally at board & give TDSB an F

Many 100s teachers rally at board & give TDSB an F

On Monday afternoon, Dec 3, 2012    several 100s of elementary teachers, parents and community allies gathered at 5050 Yonge St in Toronto and gave the TDSB an F for its handling of Bill 115 and Progress Reports. [more photos]  Andy Lomnicki, VP of ETT noted that:  “For the past few weeks, the TDSB’s handling of Bill 115 and fall Progress Reports has done nothing but inflame tensions b... »

Give the TDSB an “F” Monday

Give the TDSB an “F” Monday

Give the TDSB an F For Its Handling of Bill 115 and Progress Reports Monday Dec 3, 2012 @ 4:30 – 6PM   TDSB BOARD OFFICE   For the past few weeks, the TDSB’s handling of Bill 115 and fall Progress Reports has done nothing but inflame tensions between teachers, principals, and parents and sow confusion. In stark contrast to the majority of schools boards across Ontario, the TDSB al... »

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