The Glengarry News

100 teachers declared redundant

publisher May 1, 2019 - 8:16am

"We have this sword over our heads," Upper Canada District School Board chairman John McAllister says referring to a huge debt that has prompted the board to issue redundancy notices have been issued to about 100 teachers.

He reiterates that the notices do not necessarily mean all 100 will lose their jobs.

The board is faced with a $5.2 million transportation deficit and a $54 per student reduction in its grants that are based on enrolment.

Mr. McAllister also emphasized that “Our schools will be staffed in September and we will welcome students to a new year of learning.”