TDSB and Provincial Officials Meet
Staff from both the ministry of education and the TDSB are speaking at Queen's Park about the board's decision to vote down it's capital plan last night.
Provincial officials say this meeting is to take a look how to move forward.
Earlier this year, Education Minister Laurel Broten mused on sending in a supervisor to oversee the board's finances after problems at Nelson Mandela School downtown.
However, the Ministry now says the call to put a provincial supervisor in charge of the TDSB is quite a ways away. In fact, it reveals there would have to be a provincial investigation on how the board manages its finances first.
This meeting between staff was planned before the board's decision on its capital plan.
It's a situation NDP MPP, former Waterloo board trustee and former president of the Ontario Public School Boards' Association Catherine Fife is familiar with. She says for the province to interfere at this stage is irresponsible. She underlines community decisions should be made at a local level.
The Ministry stresses only new capital money is frozen, not all of it, underlining if there are already shovels in the ground on a project it will continue.