Goderich's Deputy Mayor is weighing in on the Avon-Maitland District School Board's criticism of past and anticipated provincial budget cuts to education.
Myles Murdock was reacting to a sharply-worded letter sent by the Board to Education Minister Stephen Lecce in late February.
Murdock is a retired educator but sees both sides of the argument, to a point.
He says he understands the Ford government is trying to eliminate the provincial deficit, and balance the budget.
But Murdoch is clearly in the Board's corner, when Avon-Maitland argues about the effects the cuts are having on education.
He agrees that putting the weight of reduced spending on the backs of small, rural school boards "is a killer".
Queen's Park cut $7.1 million from Avon-Maitland in 2019, compared to the previous year's budget.
Board Chair Lynette Geddes writes that the spending reduction cost 39 secondary school teachers their jobs.