Dear Friends in Education,
It is a privilege to be engaged each day in work that inspires us. It is a gift when that work is about helping to build a better world for our children and youth. We at OPSBA have the honour to share our goals with so many people who are passionately engaged in shaping a world in which children can thrive and dream and grow from strength to strength.
OPSBA congratulates and welcomes all newly elected and re-elected trustees across Ontario. We wish you every success as you begin the 2014-2018 term of office on December 1!
OPSBA President Michael Barrett responded on Friday, Nov. 21, to a column in the Toronto Star on the role of school board trustees:
"In a world wherein democracy is constantly under threat, it is disappointing that Edward Keenan would be an advocate of a further erosion of a community's ability to have influence within local government by advocating for the disbanding of the role of school trustees.
OPSBA's Public Education Symposium (PES) is the pre-eminent professional development event of the year for school board trustees.
Taking place at the Sheraton Centre in downtown Toronto from January 29 to 31, 2015, PES 2015 is specifically tailored to the needs and interests of trustees as the 2014-2018 term of office gets underway.