Comment 60782

By highwater (registered) | Posted March 07, 2011 at 13:42:03 in reply to Comment 60770

True, but it's a chicken and egg thing. In the 70's and 80's there wasn't as much pressure on the boards to close under-capacity schools in older neighbourhoods in order to fund new schools on the fringes, so the schools in your neighbourhood were allowed to remain open, which in turn helped to attract families.

Also, it would be interesting to know what kind of funding formula was in place back then. I believe someone commented that the current funding formula that calls for schools to eliminate extra capacity in order to qualify for funds for new construction, was introduced by the Harris Tories.

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