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1 Budget Presentation Trustee Chris Glover Etobicoke Centre

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3 Agenda TDSB Budget 1. 1.Cuts last year 2. 2.Projected shortfall this year TDSB Facilities Bill 115

4 The Province “SAID SINCE 2003, THE GOVERNMENT HAS INCREASED FUNDING TO TDSB BY 34%, WHILE ENROLMENT IS DOWN 12%.” Toronto Sun Tuesday April 3, 2012

5 But ► Last year $110 million shortfall ► This year $55 million shortfall ► Two years ago $55 million shortfall

6 Gross funding is up, net funding is down All of the additional funding and more goes to ► Class Cap ► Full Day Kindergarten ► Literacy and Numeracy Initiatives ► Staff pay increases ► Inflation

7 In fact: ► Net Funding down $450/student/year between 1998 and 2009 (Mackenzie 2009) ► In high school of 1,000 kids = $450,000 yr

8 One of lowest levels of per student funding in North America ► ~about $10,000/student/year ► 46th of 51 jurisdictions in US ► 9 of 13 in Canada

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10 In fact shortfall keeps growing ► $33 million in Jan 2011 ► $55 million March 2011 ► $85 million Sept 2011 ► $110 million March 2012 ► $55 million for 2013/14 ► and $?? million for 2014/15

11 So, in March 2012, the board voted to cut ► 200 secondary teachers ► 17 Vice Principals ► 430 Education Assistants ► 4 Special Education Support Staff ► 134 Secretaries ► 6 School Based Safety Monitors ► 2 Aquatics Instructors ► 10 Caretaking Staff

12 Cuts ► Cut 20% of superintendents and staff ► 10% cut in senior admin staff ► 10% cut in service departments – IT, employee services etc. ► Permit fee increases (45% Jan 1 st 2013) ► School budgets (used for textbooks etc) ► International Languages ► Closing Cafeterias & etc.

13 And to hire ► 394 Lunchroom Supervisors (= 50 full-time staff) ► 406 Early Childhood Educators ► 215 Elementary Teachers ► (almost all gains for FDK)

14 More cuts coming ► Top up grant to be cut 2014/15 = up to $33 million (likely $5 million) ► Additional shortfall added in March

15 Cuts 2013/14 ► Cutting secondary teachers, guidance and music instructors, ► Adding elementary teachers, Early Childhood Educators and lunchroom supervisors for FDK.

16 Solutions ► We’ve got declining enrolment ► Close and Sell Schools?

17 How do we count student spaces? ► ► Under-enrolled by 71,000 students, Toronto schools face tough choices The Star April 1, 2012 With a staggering 71,000 fewer students than the province says it has room for, the Toronto District School Board faces having to close the rough equivalent of 171 schools now that Queen’s Park no longer will help pay to keep under-used schools open.

18 But… ► Need a Core Holding Strategy

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21 ► Provincial Funding Formula does not allow for planning for long term needs of Toronto students

22 But....

23 Facilities Department Issues ► $140 pencil sharpener, $3,000 electrical socket ► Nelson Mandela ► Permit Fee increase – 3 days notification of 800% increase

24 Board Actions 1) Eighteen months ago brought in new Facilities Director 2) Reorganized billing to track excessive amounts electronically 3) Has fired staff 4) External investigation of Mandela 5) CUSAC working with permit holders to develop recommendations for the board

25 We are cleaning our own house.

26 Discussion


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