Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Working Group meeting Oct. 21 - Updates to come

Just a quick post following tonight's Working Group meeting to offer some news. The important nugget of information to take away from this is that the decision has been deferred to February of next year. This will give us adequate time to marshal resources and prepare a coherent deputation to present to the board of trustees.

The other side of this, though, is that the TDSB is taking the position that their Sept. 30 proposal should stand as-is, and they want the boundary change exactly as proposed to take effect September 2015 regardless. 

Needless to say, this is a disappointment as we felt strongly that the data analysis we presented effectively refuted their overcrowding projections. They thought otherwise, so now it's up to us to convince the board of trustees that our ideas will do enough to remedy the school's alleged overcrowding problem, while preserving its unique socioeconomic mix.  We think that's worth fighting for. We hope you do too.

More information to come as we get it, including dates and deputation details. Stay on alert. We'll need everyone's support as we take the next steps.

Murray Whyte 

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