School boards from Peel Region, Toronto and Hastings and Prince Edward have warned the Ford government’s education minister that increasing class sizes will affect student learning and safety.
The Boards say the cutbacks mean schools will not be able to offer elective courses in high school in subjects such such as arts or skilled trades.
“The reduction of staff, even through attrition, will result in fewer options for students, as well as increased concern about student safety,” wrote Shannon Binder, chair of the Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board. “There will be negative impact on student achievement and well-being.”
You can read the full story, by Allison Jone of The Canadian Press, by following this link to the Hamilton Spectator.