Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Trustees warn against breaking up TDSB

Breaking up the Toronto District School Board would cost taxpayers $100 million, pit neighbourhood against neighbourhood and undo years of work making sure schools get equal treatment, warn trustees in their official submission to a panel reviewing the board.

In a spirited defence of their new “focus on relationships,” a new role of integrity commissioner — the first at an Ontario school board — and a whistleblower policy being considered in June, the report argues against sweeping change to a board once plagued by scandal and infighting.

It also rebuffs any suggestion trustees be appointed rather than elected, as is done everywhere else in the province.  (more...)

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