TDSB trustees approve some cost-cutting measures at meeting

. Global News / File

TORONTO – Toronto District School Board trustees met Wednesday night to review the changes being mandated to that board by the province.

The board has recommended selling four elementary schools that were already closed to raise funds for school repairs — with another list of 60 schools also under review.

A board report released last week indicated falling enrolment has caused 84 elementary schools and 46 secondary schools to decline below the occupancy threshold of 65 per cent.

The list of potential school closures was presented to trustees in January, a week after the board voted to comply with recommendations ordered by the province following the release of a scathing report on its finances.

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Meantime, the board also voted to limit expenses, give up some of their offices and let go their constituency assistants.

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The school board faces an imposed deadline of Feb. 13 to figure out how to meet 13 provincially imposed recommendations.

The board and trustees are scheduled to meet again Feb. 10.