As of this afternoon, the TDSB has publicly posted updated student population projections for Garden, Fern and Parkdale schools on the TDSB website . At the insistence of our group, the TDSB used the actual Garden enrolment numbers for 2014, instead of last year's incorrect projected enrolment numbers for 2014.
The result is dramatically different that what was presented at the public meeting last Tuesday. We are actually at 277 students enrolled at Garden for the 2014/2015 school year, as opposed to the 306 students they were projecting. Garden is not projected to be approaching capacity until 2016, for example, a stark contrast to the dire "overcrowding" the TDSB originally projected to already be in effect.
Interestingly, Parkdale shows increasingly dwindling numbers as well, putting it in a very challenging position for a school its size. So it appears the TDSB has several issues to address, and not just one, as initially suggested. Please have a look at the numbers below.
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