By John Neary
Published May 31, 2012
Tim Simmons, the chair of the Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board, is worried about the prospect of the provincial government forcing an amalgamation of the HWDSB with other boards.
Why is he worried? First, because of the possibility of "job losses on the administrative side of things." Secondly, because his "experience with amalgamation in the City of Hamilton was that it was many years before we saw any cost savings." He notes that he would "be interested in knowing what the ministry thinks the size of a school board should be."