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TDSB's Repair Needs Backlog Hits $4 billion

The Ministry of Education hires external consultants to inspect each school every five years. That means that 20 per cent of our schools are inspected every year. As part of this assessment, components that need to be repaired or replaced are identified. 

The TDSB uses this information for capital renewal planning purposes, to refresh the Facility Condition Index (FCI) at each location inspected and update the Renewal Needs Backlog (RNB) information. We have traditionally updated the backlog in September of every year, based on information gathered in the previous round of assessments. 

The Ministry of Education has now moved to a calendar year. As a result, the TDSB will now update its RNB in January of every year instead of September. 

We have completed the calculations based on the 2017 assessments and as of January 2018, our RNB is $4.05 billion. 

Although we continue to address issues through various funding grants (Renewal, School Condition Improvement, Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund, etc.), our renewal needs continue to exceed our funding; therefore, our backlog continues to grow. 

To learn more about the TDSB’s Renewal Needs Backlog and Facility Condition Index, please visit:

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