January 31, 2018 - OPSBA Letter to Nova Scotia Education Minister re: Nova Scotia school boards
November 24, 2017 - OPSBA Submission to the Sector Engagement regarding Governance-Related Issues
April 3, 2017 - OPSBA Submission re: Bill 68, Modernizing Ontario's Municipal Legislation Act
October 30, 2015 - OPSBA Submission to the Municipal Legislation Review
July 15, 2015 - OPSBA Submission to the Quebec Election Systems Study Panel
May 14, 2015 - OPSBA Submission to Toronto DSB Governance Advisory Panel
Local Government Week
aims to increase youth and public awareness about the important role local
government plays in our communities. The Ontario Public School Boards'
Association works to raise civic awareness among Ontario's students partners in
raising civic awareness and promoting the role of trustees among Ontario
students. These resources have been developed to assist trustees in their
visits with Grade 5 Social Studies and Grade 10 Civics students to discuss the
important democratic role of a school board trustee.
On April 22, 2009, the Ministry of Education released its report School Board Governance: A Focus on Achievement. The report summarized the work conducted by the Ministry's Governance Review Committee and includes 25 recommendations to be considered by the Minister. In May 2009, the Ministry introduced new legislation to amend the Education Act. Bill 177, Student Achievement and School Board Governance Act.
In June 2009, OPSBA received a copy of the consultation paper on Provincial Interest Regulations. The consultation paper offered an opportunity for input to stakeholders in anticipation of the drafting of the provincial interest regulations. These regulations flowed from the enabling legislation of Bill 78 that was enacted in June 2006.
On Oct. 26, 2009, OPSBA President Colleen Schenk and VPs Catherine Fife and Riley Brockington presented to the Standing Committee on Social Policy regarding Bill 177. Please click here for a copy of the speaking notes and the Association’s final written presentation.
On Nov. 30, 2009, Bill 177, Student Achievement and School Board Governance, was passed by the legislature. Most of OPSBA’s recommended changes were incorporated into the legislation.
Discussion Guide 2017
OPSBA's Good Governance Guide
School Board Code of Conduct Template