After reports showed the Toronto District School Board (TDSB) is spending tens of thousands of dollars on maintenance and facelifts, the province isn't worried.
CTV revealed the board spent $12,000 to put planters at one school, $16,000 for a paint job at another and $150 to install a pencil sharpener.
"We are assured that the TDSB is making changes and are committed to getting the best value for the dollars they spend in all situations," the Education Minister's press secretary Lauren Ramey said in a statement.
Last year, the Ministry of Education ordered an audit of the board after questionable spending.
Ernst & Young found that TDSB senior staff received more than $1 million in pay raises. This happened despite a public sector wage freeze.
"School boards are responsible for administering the funding they receive for their schools, and it is our expectation that they make the best use of our public education dollars," said Ramey of these latest expenses.