TORONTO – The Ontario English Catholic Teachers’ Association (OECTA) is extremely alarmed by a government memo to school boards, recommending that boards stop hiring teachers and other staff, including hiring needed to fill vacancies for retirements and leaves, pending further announcements on education funding.

“The memo uses vague language like ‘prudence in hiring,’” says Liz Stuart, President of OECTA, “but the message is clear: the government is asking schools to do more with less. This will have a negative impact on student achievement and the learning environment.”

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