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March 10th, 2011 · No Comments

The Toronto District School Board voted against a proposal to install advertising-based television screens in its high schools last night.

If the proposal had passed, screens would have been installed in 66 schools, displaying advertising 30 per cent of the time for at least the next seven years.

Ward 2 trustee and concerned parent Chris Glover voted against the idea, saying that it would be irresponsible, and hinder student learning.

“I don’t send my kids to school to watch advertising. There are enough distractions and they need to focus on learning.”

Glover said that trustees that were in favor of the motion asked that it be revised and then revisited in April.

Chris Bolton (Ward 10, Trinity-Spadina) could not be reached in time to comment on this story.

The revised motion would have individual schools vote on whether or not to accept the screens rather than the board voting on behalf of all the schools.

—Gurpreet Ghag

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