DAVE AGAR

Tuesday, April 22 Commentary

Posted By: Dave Agar · 4/22/2014 12:00:00 AM

If you have kids in the Toronto public school system there may be funding cuts after all in the fall.

When this happened last month it sounded too good to be true. The TDSB produced a balanced budget and they did it with no cuts to school programs or schools.  One big problem.  They made assumptions about how much grant money Queen's Park would provide and it seems they missed the mark.

At least one trustee figures they'll have to re-open the budget and find savings in the range of $12 to $14 million for the next school year.  If true, that could mean substantial cuts and with school board elections looming in October, these cuts could come anywhere.

For its part, the Ministry of Education says the TDSB is getting $78.3-million more for next school year than they got this year.   
But it is also true that Queen's ...

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