After a reduction in funding from the government, the Upper Canada District School Board has had to slice $5.5 million off its annual budget. The Board will cut the number of teachers employed, reduce the number of hours educational assistants put in, and decrease funding to arts programs. In addition, Superintendent Tim Mills says three of the TR Leger sites will be closed.
TR Leger offers adult, continuing and alternative education options to students who aren’t comfortable in the regular school system. The Board is expected to provide further information on which programs and services will be cut, later this week.