Doug Ford Wants Schools To Find Their Own Money to Hire Extra Staff. Experts Say That Puts Student Safety At Risk. - 2020-08-19

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F0.png Doug Ford Wants Schools To Find Their Own Money to Hire Extra Staff. Experts Say That Puts Student Safety At Risk. August 19, 2020, PressProgress

Doug Ford's plan to force Ontario school boards to use 2% of their savings to help hire extra staff could deepen inequalities across the province — making some students less safe based on where they live, advocates say.

Last week, Ontario Education Minister Stephen Lecce announced school boards are expected to use 2% of their reserves to help hire additional staff.

A leaked memo from Education Minister Stephen Lecce to Ontario school boards newly obtained by PressProgress shows boards without reserves may be "topped-up" to a maximum of $11 million. But the boards the ministry tops up won't qualify for any portion of the government's $30 million fund for staffing — to reduce class sizes in areas with higher rates of infection.

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