School boards across northwestern Ontario agree on one thing: the upcoming school year will have fewer staff on the payroll.

How the payroll changes though, will be different for each school board, with some keeping teachers in the classroom at all costs, while others will have fewer teachers and also fewer board staff.

“We’ve maintained that staffing from other sources of funding, just because we felt it was important that our spec ed staff, especially our EA’s are working with our most vulnerable students,” said Brendan Hyatt, the Director of Education with the Northwest Catholic District School Board.

That organization serves Fort Frances, Dryden, Atikokan and Rainy River areas.

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