Friday, December 4, 2015

Fix board or be broken up, Toronto trustees, staff warned

Canada’s largest school board is being warned to clean up its act or be torn apart, says a hard-hitting report by former Toronto mayor Barbara Hall.

The report on the future of the Toronto District School Board, which was supposed to be released at the end of August, was obtained by the Star after it was briefly, and mistakenly, posted online Friday.

The first of 20 recommendations urges the province to immediately send in a supervisor to work with trustees and staff to make improvements, including addressing the “culture of fear” — but gives the board one year to make significant progress or be “expeditiously” broken into two or more “independent, smaller boards.”

It is unclear if the ministry will follow the suggestions.  (more...)

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