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Toronto public schools could face budget cuts this fall
One TDSB trustee says the board could be forced to cut as much as $14 million out of the $3 billion budget
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Officials sit at a meeting of the Toronto District School Board
Photo: CTV News

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

With some fanfare last month, the Toronto public school board passed a balanced budget with no cuts to programs or schools for the first time since it was created in 1998.

Now there is a new dose of reality as staff begin to unfurl the grants being provided to the board for the next school year.   

One trustee figures they'll have to re-open the budget and shave as much as $14 million out of the $3 billion dollar plan.

Others say it's premature to put a dollar number on it but there's no doubt the grants fall short of what the trustees anticipated.

School board elections are looming in October.

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 Park is reducing a special education grant by $7 million and low enrolment schools will get $10 million less.

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Officials sit at a meeting of the Toronto District School Board
Photo: CTV News

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

With some fanfare last month, the Toronto public school board passed a balanced budget with no cuts to programs or schools for the first time since it was created in 1998.

Now there is a new dose of reality as staff begin to unfurl the grants being provided to the board for the next school year.   

One trustee figures they'll have to re-open the budget and shave as much as $14 million out of the $3 billion dollar plan.

Others say it's premature to put a dollar number on it but there's no doubt the grants fall short of what the trustees anticipated.

School board elections are looming in October.

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 Park is reducing a special education grant by $7 million and low enrolment schools will get $10 million less.

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