And now this:
The former chair of the Toronto District School Board awarded a pay increase to its top-ranking staffer, ignoring an edict from Ontario’s Education Minister to freeze the salary of the education director.Former TDSB chair Chris Bolton unilaterally negotiated the compensation package for education director Donna Quan, who is in a standoff with several trustees over her refusal to release her employment contract and answer questions on controversial payments and partnerships.The TDSB has confirmed that Ms. Quan is paid $289,000 a year – $17,000 more than her predecessor, Chris Spence. The pay hike for Ms. Quan contravenes the province’s wage-freeze legislation for public sector workers who do not bargain collectively, according to a letter from Education Minister Liz Sandals to Mr. Bolton....
Lots of heads need to roll at TDSB, but what we really need is a cultural change at the board. Even if we get rid of Quan and others, wouldn't their replacements be just as bad?
Oh, I'd get rid of everyone above Superintendent and try to find a replacement from outside, in the Michelle Rhee mold.
But there are some good people in the TDSB. It's just that they're intimidated into silence by the current regime.
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