Monday, March 16, 2015

Ontario orders sweeping review of beleaguered TDSB

The Ontario government is tackling the dysfunction at Canada’s largest school board by appointing a panel to conduct a wide-ranging review, including whether it is too big to govern.

Education Minister Liz Sandals announced on Monday that former Toronto mayor Barbara Hall will chair a seven-member panel that will lead public consultations on improving the governance structure at the Toronto District School Board and whether it should be broken up into smaller entities.

The TDSB was created from the merger of seven boards in 1998 and has an operating budget of $3-billion.  The public consultations will take place over the next two months.

Ms. Sandals said in a statement that she is optimistic that the panel will provide advice on changes that need to be made to “help restore public confidence in the board.”  (more...)

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