Friday, January 30, 2015

Toronto has the most underutilized schools across Ontario

More than 600 schools across Ontario have too few students, with many of those underutilized buildings located in the Toronto area.

Ontario's Education Minister Liz Sandals says the province spends more than $1 billion to keep underutilized schools open, and trustees in all boards must decides which ones could be sold off, merged with another board or close.

"It may be that a school that’s surplus to one board is exactly the school that another board really, really needs," Sandals told reporters. "We (want) the best space possible in which children can learn, and to make sure that rather than spend $1 billion on an empty space, we spend it on kids that are actually here."  (more...)

And the trustees wrangle:

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