Sunday, May 11, 2014

Spending report divides Toronto District School Board trustees

Some trustees at the Toronto District School Board are calling for greater transparency and accountability in the wake of revelations that their chair was investigated for spending during his tenure as a school principal.

But the internal probe into Chris Bolton – revealed by The Globe and Mail – has also deepened the divide within the splintered school board, with some trustees saying they should not be kept in the dark and others staunchly defending their chair.

TDSB staff investigated donations intended for a Toronto elementary school that Mr. Bolton directed to his own charity before he was elected a trustee in 2003, according to internal reports obtained by The Globe. The reviews raise questions about Mr. Bolton’s dual roles more than a decade ago as a school principal and, according to one report, the “alter ego” of his charity.  (more...)

Some pertinent context from Socialist Studies:

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