The Facility Condition Index revealed by the Toronto District School Board has unveiled a $3.4 billion repair backlog as it reported on the conditions of almost 600 schools. The report has come at time when the Ministry of Education is anticipated to release the same information for every school in the province.
The TDSB’s report released on Monday also enlists all repairs needed at each of the 588 schools governed by the body. The index released by the board often serves as a litmus test for bricks and mortar of its school and this time it has come around the time board has claimed it needs to spend $3.4 billion to complete repairs. In his remarks, TDSB chair Robin Pilkey admitted that recent $1.1 billion funding announcement by the province is helping but he stressed that there is need for so much more.