Ontario moves toward merging school boards to save money
In the spring budget, the province identified school board amalgamations as a way to reduce administrative expenses, and said areas with low population growth and declining enrolment would be targeted — although boards will give input on other criteria to be used.
Broten has planned a teleconference next Tuesday and will hold consultations in June and throughout the summer. The savings are estimated to be $10.5 million in 2013, and $16.7 million in 2014.
Consider the Sault, with four different boards... amalgamating all four might be a pipe dream but why should we fork over our taxes to four superintendents when we could just have one under a single board...