Scathing report blames Ottawa-Carleton school trustees for budget shortfall. This is ridiculous. Even if the Ottawa-Carleton trustees are a bunch of incompetent spendthrifts, and "self-inflicted their financial crisis", it’s completely wrong to follow the recommendation of this auditor. According to the article, the report rejects the idea of having the province bail out the Ottawa-Carleton board this year, saying "trustees would not be motivated" to find more cost savings if they get extra money from Queen’s Park.
I don’t give a darn about the motivation levels of the trustees. What about the kids? There are 4 or 5 kids per textbook for 8th Grade History at Rideau Valley Middle School!
If the trustees are the problem, then replace the trustees and bail the board out.