TDSB to Discuss Fate of High School Proms
Toronto public high school students will find out on Wednesday if they can have their prom, with the help of school staff, other than teachers.
The province's public school teachers have refused to oversee extra-curricular activities in protest over the Putting Students First Act that limits their rights to negotiate and strike.
Toronto District School Board trustee Pamela Gough is presenting a motion at the meeting Wednesday night, to allow graduating students to have their prom, if principals and support staff oversee the event.
Gough says attending prom is a once in a life time experience for students and that it will make up for some of the activities that students have already missed.
Some school boards like York and Peel are going ahead with proms and graduation events without the teachers assisting.
In order for the motion to pass at the TDSB meeting, 12 of the 22 elected trustees will have to vote in favour of it.