Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Ban all travel at troubled York board, report to recommend

York Region trustees and senior staff — including the director of education — should be banned from all international travel amid growing concerns about where they are going and why many have made repeat trips, says a report to be released Tuesday on the scandal-plagued public school board.

Sources told the Star the two ministry reviewers ordered to probe the troubled board found trustees’ lack of concern for their use of public funds “astounding.”

The “full moratorium” is one of the many recommendations of a much-anticipated report by Patrick Case and Sue Herbert that will touch on a number of controversies first reported in the Star around the board’s inaction on issues of racism, Islamophobia, as well as a worsening culture of fear within the organization.

The reviewers heard concerns from many community members about the cost of the trips, including some staff and trustees making multiple visits to the same location with no clear purpose.  (more...)


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