Birth rates across Canada are dropping, and as a result, many schools face declining enrolment - fewer students registering for school. In this section, you will find information and research on the impact of declining enrolment, including school closings.
Changes to education funding may mean more school closings, fairer distribution of funding for special education and changes to funding for board administration.
School closings are on the rise in Ontario, and the process for deciding which schools stay open and which schools close, should be reviewed.
A 2009 People for Education report shows that school closings will increase every year for at least the next three years.