Archives for: March 2012


Permalink 08:19:10 am, by mleslie Email , 96 words, 256 views   English (CA)
Categories: Toronto updates

Under-enrolled by 71,000 students, Toronto schools face tough choices

Toronto Star - by Louise Brown and Kristin Rushowy - With a staggering 71,000 fewer students than the province says it has room for, the Toronto District School Board faces having to close the rough equivalent of 171 schools now that Queen’s Park no longer will help pay to keep under-used schools open.

While the tough new policy targets many of almost 800 schools across Ontario whose student loads fall short of capacity by a total of nearly 327,000 students, it is the Toronto board that will be hardest hit by the scrapping of top-up dollars for declining enrolment.

Permalink 08:17:18 am, by mleslie Email , 70 words, 262 views   English (CA)
Categories: Toronto updates

Boards will decide which schools close, Broten says

The Canadian Press - March 29, 2012 - There will be school closures coming to Ontario, but the government can't say how many schools will be shut down under proposed cuts in this week's budget, or which areas will be most affected. Education Minister Laurel Broten said Thursday the government was committed to ending subsidies for underused schools, but it will be up to school boards to decide which ones to close.


Permalink 07:00:07 am, by mleslie Email , 78 words, 274 views   English (CA)
Categories: Individual school case studies

Chippawa, School Board goes green, saves a healthy sum

Friday, March 02, 2012 by: Jamie Lyle - An exuberant gathering between staff and students occurred on Wednesday morning at Chippewa Secondary school as North Bay Hydro presented a rebate cheque totalling $172,367 to the Near North District School Board. North Bay Hydro was also on hand to congratulate the Near North District School Board on their energy-efficiency upgrades. The school was retrofitted the previous year to be highly energy efficient in it's design, it's fixtures and it's use of electricity.


Permalink 03:17:40 pm, by mleslie Email , 60 words, 288 views   English (US)
Categories: News Updates

High School Earns $226,000 Rebate for Energy Efficient Design in Massachusetts

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — There are perks for those using energy efficient designs and the Cambridge Rindge and Latin School (CRLS) is seeing it first hand. Cambridge, Mass.-based, HMFH Architects recently announced that its energy efficient design for CRLS has received the City of Cambridge, Mass., a $226,000 energy rebate from NStar, the largest Mass.-based, investor-owned electric and gas utility company.

Build Green

These pages are a resource for students, parents, staff and neighbours who wish to make the buildings and yards in their school community sustainable, high-performance and "green". The site was originally created for members of the Runnymede Public School community in the west-end of Toronto, but has expanded. This blog is owned and maintained by Marshall Leslie (see You can also follow us on Twitter @greenschools_ca

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