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Goderich Deputy Mayor Criticizes Province Over Education Funding Cuts

Goderich | by Peter Jackson  

Myles Murdock says last year's $7.1 million cut from the AMDSB budget is "a killer".

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.

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