TORONTO, Ont. – The Toronto District School Board is zeroing in on spending issues by keeping a close eye on its maintenance workers, electricians, plumbers and carpenters.
The board plans to install GPS tracking devices on all maintenance and construction vehicles by the end of this year.
A staff report said it will help with scheduling, reduce fuel consumption and increase productivity.
- Read the TDSB facility services oversight and accountability report here.
TDSB chair Chris Bolton told the Toronto Star it’s important to know where the vehicles are at any time because it allows for better oversight.
Start, break and end hours for all construction staff will be standardized by the end of September, which means means no more overlapping shifts.
The board has been looking into how its maintenance division operates following news of outrageously priced jobs, such as $143 to install a pencil sharpener and $3,000 for an electrical outlet.