Not every TDSB school is rolling in bake-sale money
—The amount of donation money raised per student during the 2012-2013 session at Quest Alternative Senior School, a 68-student junior high school in Riverdale. According to a Globe analysis, Quest is one of the fortunate few. The citywide average for funds raised per student at public schools is just under $150, and most schools—particularly ones in poorer neighbourhoods—get by on less than that. The money is used to pay for upgrades and programming the Toronto District School Board couldn’t otherwise afford.