Thursday, July 31, 2014

TDSB question ex-chair Chris Bolton’s role in Vietnam school deal

Trustees of Canada’s largest school board met privately with senior staff to demand answers about who led the negotiations on a new international agreement and what role former chair Chris Bolton played.

Questions by Toronto District School Board trustees centred on a consulting contract with a private school in Vietnam that teaches the Ontario curriculum. Trustees repeatedly asked who led the talks, why Mr. Bolton was at the Vietnam school in June and whether he accepted a job as chief executive officer of the school before resigning as chair of the TDSB, according to a number of trustees who were at the meeting.

Mr. Bolton abruptly left the school board last month after revelations by The Globe and Mail that he directed donations for a Toronto elementary school to his own charity. Mr. Bolton has not returned several e-mails and telephone messages from The Globe. He told The Toronto Star he has signed an offer of employment at the Vietnam school, but is awaiting a firm contract before moving overseas.  (more...)

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