Local Catholic board expects to cut 29 positions for 2019-20 school year

Local Catholic board expects to cut 29 positions for 2019-20 school year

Facing an increase in class sizes and uncertainty around funding from the provincial government, the local Catholic school board is projecting a reduction in the number of elementary and secondary school teachers it will employ for the next school year.

“Based on the information that is available to us at this time, we are forecasting a reduction of 22 teachers and seven support staff positions for September 2019,” said Tamara Nugent, director of education at the Wellington Catholic District School Board, in an email to GuelphToday.

Last month, Ontario’s Ministry of Education announced an increase to elementary and secondary school class sizes, a move that has some concerned about teacher layoffs.

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