Toronto school board grapples with budget

Category : Canada News
Updated On : May 15, 2019 02:06 AM
By Indian Times Daily

Canada's largest school board says it may have to eliminate jobs, some programs and end some student busing to address a multimillion-dollar funding gap created by provincial cuts.

The Toronto District School Board's education director laid out the proposals which could help eliminate a $67-million budget shortfall -- $42 million caused by a cut from the Ontario government.

John Malloy says the board could stop busing French immersion, cut some learning centre staff jobs, and administrator roles to find savings.

The board could also consider consolidating up to 10 schools, reduce itinerant music teachers and cut the elementary international baccalaureate program.

The director called the budget process "very challenging" but says staff are not recommending substantial changes to special education funding, school safety, and equity and diversity programs.

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