Sunday, November 30, 2014

Some TDSB trustees would welcome breaking up board

If size matters with school boards, some Toronto District School Board trustees say they welcome a move to break Canada’s largest school board into more manageable, even natural chunks.

“Having 22 trustees makes coming to any consensus hard,” said Scarborough trustee Jerry Chadwick, who said two smaller boards might see less acrimony at the board tables.

“The shrinking pains would be terrible, but in the end I think it would be less onerous. Frankly I know very little about schools in Etobicoke yet as a trustee of the TDSB I represent all schools.”

Since the megaboard was created in 1998 through the merger of six local, highly different school boards, infighting has been relentless.  (more...)

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