TDSB trustees vote no to cutting teachers, staff
Toronto District School Board trustees debated late into the night over $10 million dollars worth of cuts, finally saying no to the measure that would axe teachers, librarians and assistants.
The TDSB had been instructed to cut staff and reduce the student-teacher ratio. But after thinking about how to reassign teachers and make do with fewer staff members, the trustees decided against the cuts.
On top of the cuts, the plan recommended 100 inner city teachers be relocated to other schools to meet class size requirements.
Trustee Irene Atkinson said that a lack of funding meant the new standards are not achievable.
How the mandated cuts will be met by the board is unclear. Trustees plan to meet with officials at Queen's Park to discuss the matter.
No word yet on when they will meet.