East York’s senior public school trustee says it’s too soon to quantify the impact that the new school board budget will have locally.
But there are few rays of light for anyone in the budget that the Toronto District School Board passed at its March meeting. Among its provisions is the loss of about 250 jobs — hopefully through attrition rather than layoffs.
The cuts were made to address a projected $16.5-million deficit in the TDSB’s $3-billion operating budget for 2015-2016. TDSB chairman Shaun Chen said that the board hopes to avoid letting go of anyone by simply closing jobs that are left by people who resign or retire. (more...)