Early on in the Wilson Report is the sentence, “The capital renewal backlog – that is, replacement and repair in all schools, but especially the 450 schools which are over forty years old – is over $3 billion.”
Reading that, you might think that the author is going to realistically address this serious problem. Yet the next mention is not until near the end of the report. On page 28, Ms. Wilson begins a section called “Management of Capital” with, “One of the major difficulties facing the Board is its management of, or rather failure to manage, capital assets…”. Her solution? Consolidate, close and sell schools.
Ms. Wilson completely ignores the fact that there are high growth areas of Toronto that need new school spaces now. And that there are realistic, non-tax ways of funding these badly needed spaces.
The Building and Land Use Committee was set up by School Council to give our school community a way to advocate for the needs of our growing school community.
Join us for our next meeting:
Tuesday, February 10 at 7:00 PM
Music Room – Main Floor
Back central doors off the playground (door 4)