Toronto District School Board Trustees will vote on an historic motion tonight. Trustees voting for the motion will be making a public declaration that they will refuse to make more cuts to public education in Toronto.
Parents and all those who work with students believe that this will be a turning point in the fight for fair funding in Toronto’s schools.
“We’ve been trying for a long time to get everyone involved in public education in this city to take a stand together against the provincial funding formula. There’s a groundswell of support across the city, and across the province for that matter. It’s finally taking shape and I’m just thrilled,” said Cathy Dandy of the Campaign for Public Education.
The Campaign for Public Education (parents, students, teachers, support staff, equity and community groups) will attend the Board meeting to show their support . A large number of parents and children will also be there to witness the vote. Parents across the city are bringing kids on a “field trip” to see their trustees take this important and courageous stand.
“Our trustees can and should vote for a school board budget that fulfils their responsibility, under the Education Act, to provide proper resources for students,” said parent, Tracy Johnson. “Refusing to cut programs and services that our children need is what a good trustee should do.”
Toronto District School Board Meeting
155 College Street, Board Room on Main Floor
May 29th at 6:30 p.m.
For more information, contact:
Cathy Dandy - 416-738-8116
Janet Davis - 416-726-3303