Strengthening Expense Controls At Toronto Catholic District School Board
McGuinty Government Supports Report's Recommendations For Improvement
The Ontario government is giving full support to a report calling for improvements to expense policies and practices for trustees at the Toronto Catholic District School Board.
The recommendations were outlined in provincial advisor Norbert Hartmann's report, "Enhancing Public Trust and Confidence". Education Minister Kathleen Wynne appointed Hartmann to review trustee expense policies and practices at the board and to recommend policies and practices that support better accountability and more transparency.
Wynne has asked the board and the Ministry of Education to fully implement the report's recommendations. Hartmann will assist in developing new policies and practices.
- The recommendations for expense policies are expected to be implemented by June 30.
- Hartmann is a former Ontario assistant deputy minister in the Ministry of Education.
- Minister Wynne has asked the board to report to the ministry on its plan for implementing the recommendations by May 21.
“We have been clear tha board trustees are expected to make spending decisions in a transparent and accountable manner. That goes for decisions about their own expenses and about how they spend to support students. I fully support the recommendations made by Mr. Hartmann in his report. They provide an excellent blueprint for the policy changes needed at the Toronto Catholic District School Board to rebuild public trust and confidence.”