Boards of education across the province learn of funding cuts after 4:30 pm on a Friday afternoon
Pepper Parr, Burlington Gazette, Dec. 18, 2018
A Friday afternoon, days before schools close down the Christmas holiday, isn’t the time that senior people at the Halton District School Board have to expect to scramble and pow wow with the senior financial officer asking just what the document from the Ministry of Education means to how they are going to deal with a notice from the province that was skimpy on details.
Ontario education cuts to hit vulnerable youth the most, students say
Kristin Rushowy, The Star, Dec. 17, 2018
Ontario’s education minister calls them “responsible decisions” that were made following a detailed look at school board spending, but a provincial student group is warning that at-risk youth are taking the biggest hit in the government’s $25-million cut to specialized programs.
‘Tremendous’ growth in French immersion at Durham Catholic schools, yet shortage of French teachers
Jillian Follert, DurhamRegion.com, Dec. 4, 2018
DURHAM — Durham’s Catholic school board is seeing “tremendous” growth in its French immersion programs, with almost 1,000 more students enrolled this year compared with three years ago.
A new report says the number of elementary French immersion students jumped from 1,677 for the 2015/2016 school year, to 2,561 this year.