The Toronto District School Board rejected a plan to sell off pieces of 127 schoolyards to raise money for building projects.

Trustees voted 15-7 against the proposal Wednesday night. The proposed sell-off was part of the board’s capital plan to raise more than $100 million for renovations, additions and other projects.

“We have a $3-billion deferred maintenance backlog in our system. So our facilities are deteriorating,” he told CityNews. “And this is a plan that we are going to put in front of trustees to explore some options. We feel like we don’t have a whole lot at this point to address these issues.”

The provincial government froze the board’s capital funding earlier this fall due to cost overruns on the board’s projects.