Sunday, December 6, 2015

Trustees bristle at Hall’s report threatening board breakup

As far as some Toronto District School Board trustees are concerned, former mayor Barbara Hall’s report on their organization looks to treat problems that are already well on the way to being cured.

And board chair Robin Pilkey said Sunday that she and her trustees do not need supervision to make the changes called for in Hall’s scathing report to the Education Ministry that was released Friday.

“You can’t change everything overnight, it’s not a light switch,” Pilkey told the Star. But the tone at the board has changed and improvement has occurred. “I don’t think supervision is necessary.”

In a four-month-old report that the Ontario Education Ministry got around to releasing last Friday (only then after it had been posted in error online), Hall recommended the TDSB be given a year to get itself in acceptable order or be broken up into smaller boards.  (more...)

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