Toronto Catholic school board to charge for parking amid provincial funding cuts

Catholic high school and elementary teachers will soon have to pay for parking, as the school board grapples with a $32.8 million funding shortfall.

The Toronto Catholic District School Board approved the new parking fees at a special budgetary meeting Tuesday night — charging full-time teachers and administrators $10 per day to park their vehicles on school property.

While the board is still working on the finer details — including the date of implementation and whether a third-party company would be contracted to enforce paid parking — the expectation is it would raise more than $6 million a year.

Rizzo says that money would go directly back into student learning, including adding two guidance counsellor positions and the rehiring of 24 educators who focus on literacy.