Peel school board warns of teacher layoffs this fall - 2019-04-16
The Peel school board said Tuesday that teacher layoffs are unavoidable for this fall, given government cuts as well as looming larger class sizes, on the same day that Premier Doug Ford again promised no full-time educator would be out of a job. Some 128 elementary and 193 high school teachers were declared surplus in Peel on Tuesday — in addition to another 48 teachers and 30 early childhood educators who previously received such notices — and the outlook is bleak for a board that hasn't had to issue such notices in years.
"I honestly can't see that there won't be layoffs," said Jamie Robertson, superintendent of human resources support services in Peel, as attrition will not cover the losses.
"I definitely do believe there will be layoffs."