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Toronto Catholic board cuts $16 million

Toronto’s Catholic schools will have 118 fewer staff members this fall as part of $16.4 million in cuts made by the board to balance its 2016-17 budget.

Educational assistants will take the hardest hit, with 56 positions eliminated, but six vice-principals, 10 student supervisors, 21 reading specialists and five child/youth workers are also affected.

The board is also looking to cut board and central administration costs and find transportation, caretaking and energy cost savings. It also plans to raise money by charging for parking in school lots after-hours. (A controversial proposal to charge teachers for daytime parking privileges was earlier defeated.)

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