TDSB RESPONDS TO SCATHING REPORT ON FINANCES

The Toronto District School Board’s Director of Education says tough financial decisions are being made.

Chris Spence made his comments after the release of a highly-critical report by PriceWaterhouseCoopers that recommends changes at almost every level of Canada’s largest school board.

Spence says with 40,000 employees and a quarter of a million students, the TDSB is a complex system to manage.

In all, the report proposes between 50-and-92-million dollars in savings over the next two years through everything from closing up to 15 schools, to cracking down on maintenance staff that do too little work at too much cost. The report was paid for by the provincial government, which is urging the TDSB to accept a team of advisers to help find ways to put some of the changes into action

The TDSB has rejected the offer so far.

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