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playgrounds safe

playgrounds safe

TORONTO SCHOOL BOARD WILL NOT SELL see also: Toronto School Board right not to sell playgrounds: Salutin. The Toronto District School Board has voted down a proposal to raise money for capital projects by selling land at some Toronto schools to developers. The Board voted 15 to 7 against a plan that could have seen playgounds and athletic fields sold off to raise $100-million. The board needs the ... »

Bill 115:  School boards big loser!

Bill 115: School boards big loser!

from: The “crisis” in education – Part 2 Bill 115 “…will result in a major shift in control over Ontario’s education system. The Bill [gives] the provincial government a number of new legal rights: to impose contracts, ban strikes and lock-outs (and even the threat of strikes) and circumvent the courts, the Human Rights Code and the Labour Relations Act. It covers teachers, suppo... »

TDSB meetings this week

TDSB meetings this week

All committee meetings at Toronto District School Board, 5050 Yonge St,  and open to the public unless marked “private“.  TTC: North York Centre subway.  Look for agenda details and documents at tdsb.on.ca/boardroom  prior to each meeting. Monday 24 September LEARNING TECHNOLOGY STRATEGIC PLANNING, 12 noon, Cte Room A Agenda Includes: –  e-Summer School Results (oral update) R... »

Board refers donations restrictions motion

Board refers donations restrictions motion

At it’s TDSB  Regular Meeting on Wednesday  September 5, 2012 trustees referred a motion* submitted by Trustees Elizabeth Moyer and Sam Sotiropolous) to prohibit union contributions to trustee campaigns for election.  The board’s  Planning and Priorities Committee will debate the motion at its upcoming meeting, Sept 24 (Monday) 7pm.  (Give P&P your opinion on this#) *Whereas, the C... »

TDSB  board & committee MEETINGS

TDSB board & committee MEETINGS

August 22 (Wednesday)Human Resources and Professional Learning Committee cancelled 4 p.m. August 22 (Wednesday)Operations and Facilities Management Committee cancelled 6 p.m. 7 p.m. August 29 (Wednesday) Special Meeting 12 noon August 29 (Wednesday) Administration, Finance and Accountability Committee 4 p.m. August 29 (Wednesday) Program and School Services Committee cancelled August 29 (Wed) Spec... »

update: pricey maintenance

update: pricey maintenance

 thestar.com July 26, 2012.  The Toronto District School Board is revising its $3.6 million estimate to provide data for  a Star investigation. How much the fee will drop is unclear, but a top official said the board is committed to finding a way to release the information. “I am confident we will find a solution,” board education director Chris Spence said Thursday. The Star is probing the high c... »

school staffers want to talk

school staffers want to talk

Ontario high school teachers are willing to return to the bargaining table if the province invites them, even as education unions denounce a controversial deal with Catholic teachers. The olive branch from the Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation came Friday — one day after Queen’s Park reached an agreement with the Ontario English Catholic Teachers’ Association to freeze wages for two ye... »

“dangerous precedent”

“dangerous precedent”

Kristin Rushowy / Robert Benzie   thestar.com  Ontario has reached a key two-year deal with Catholic teachers freezing wages and forcing three unpaid days off — but separate school boards are refusing to sign on over fears management has given up too much power over hiring. While the Liberals touted the 17-page agreement with the 45,000-member Ontario English Catholic Teachers’ Association (OECTA)... »

Countdown to June 13th: Which side are you on?

Countdown to June 13th: Which side are you on?

news item: WHERE TO CUT School Board BUDGET?    How About “Just Say NO!” “After making around $50 million in cuts in April, primarily by chopping 134 FTE School Office Staff (around 200 members) and all 430 FTE Regular Program Educational Assistants, the Trustees have decided to go to their communities and speak to the ‘parents’ on what else should be gutted to bring the budget down an addit... »

Board will front Government austerity damage

Board will front Government austerity damage

TDSB announcing that it will begin Consulting Community on 2012/2013 Budget -Trustees will be holding ward forums on the 2012/2013 budget in the coming weeks. In order for the Board to comply with Ontario’s Education Act school trustees, states a Monday release from the TDSB, “must hold ward forums to hear from their communities about the recommendations that are being considered to pa... »

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