A local union fears changes to education funding could end up costing 200 high-school teachers their jobs over the next four years.

The Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (OSSTF), District 17, representing educators in Simcoe County, said teachers won’t learn their fate until April 25.

However, after the Upper Grand District School Board issued layoff notices to 54 elementary school teachers last month, the local OSSTF is “expecting the same sort of numbers, if not worse,” for the secondary school teachers it represents, said Jen Hare, president of District 17’s teachers bargaining unit.

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