SCHOOL BOARD LAYOFFS: THE TOLL MOUNTS


Despite promises from the Ford government that no teachers would be laid off due to his cutbacks to education, local media outlets are reporting just that in communities across Ontario.

  • The Upper Grand District School Board has issued 56 layoff notices to secondary school teachers on top of 54 elementary teacher cuts already announced, according to a report from a Guelph radio station.
  • The Toronto District School Board said it would need to cut 216 elementary teachers, according to a report from CTV News.
  • Up to 100 redundancy notices have been sent out by the Greater Essex School Board, according to a report in the Windsor Star.
  • The Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board will need 55 fewer high school teachers to teach more children, says the local OSSTF president in an article in the Peterborough Examiner.
  • The Bluewater District School Board – in Education Minister Lisa Thompson’s electoral district – will lose up to 50 teachers, according to a report from Blackburn News.
  • The Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic District School Board is handing out redundancy notices to 42 teachers, according to a report in The Hamilton Spectator.

We will report on further layoff and redundancy notices as we receive news about them.