10 school boards spent
$108.3-million on retired teachers returning to work as long-term and daily supply teachers in the 2008-09 school year.
would have saved $16.7-million if they gave long-term supply contracts to recently certified teachers instead of retirees.
average day rate for a retiree on a long-term supply contract with the York Catholic District School Board was
$432.69, compared to $227.36 for the average teacher certified within the past three years.
2,861 supply assignments for the Toronto District School Board last year, while
new graduates received
6,500 new jobs become available each year, according to the Ontario College of Teachers, but the college certified
12,774 new members in 2008.