Statement by Minister Sandals on the Toronto District School Board
Today, Liz Sandals, Minister of Education, issued the following statement about a forensic audit of the Toronto District School Board:
"I would like to thank Ernst & Young LLP for completing their forensic audit of the Toronto District School Board.
I authorized the audit in June, when the director of the board and its audit committee asked the Ministry of Education to examine its financial management practices.
The report by Ernst & Young LLP raises issues with the board's financial policies, procedures and reporting practices and provides recommendations on how to address them. I expect the board to take these recommendations seriously and act on them in a timely manner to ensure public dollars are being used efficiently, transparently and responsibly. The ministry will work with the board to finalize a plan early in the new year that will outline how the board will address the concerns raised in the report.
Above all else, our investments in Ontario's publicly funded education system must ensure our students have access to a high quality, world-class education that prepares them for future success. I look forward to working with the Toronto District School Board to ensure this expectation is met."