Friday, March 27, 2015

Ontario to put new pressure on TDSB over empty schools

The province will penalize school boards for holding on to underused schools in its next budget, an approach that will hit the Toronto District School Board harder than most.

The TDSB is still reviewing its funding allocation after receiving the numbers Thursday morning. It's too early for the board to know the net change over last year's budget, said a spokesman.

Education Minister Liz Sandals says the ministry’s total spending of $22.5-billion will be the same as last year, but the boards will be hit financially if they’re holding on to empty or near-empty properties.  (more...)

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