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About OPSBA

The Ontario Public School Boards’ Association represents public district school boards and public school authorities across Ontario, which together serve more than 1.2 million public elementary and secondary students.  The Association advocates on behalf of the best interests and needs of the public school system in Ontario. OPSBA is seen as the credible voice of public education in Ontario and is routinely called on by the provincial government for input and advice on legislation and the impact of government policy directions.

Our Mission and Beliefs

OPSBA is a member of the Canadian School Boards Association​. ​​

Constitution and By-laws​​

OPSBA was created in 1988 because of the need for public school boards to cooperate on issues of mutual concern and benefit. The Association created and adopted a Constitution and By-laws. Over the years, amendments to OPSBA's Constitution and By-laws have been adopted to address the legal and political changes to education in the province of Ontario.

Read the OPSBA Constitution and By-laws​​​


About Us: Ontario's Public Education System (as of October 2017)

 

Student Enrolment

Province
(All four publicly-funded systems)

OPSBA Member Boards

Elementary

1,387,835

953,002

Secondary

595,944

397,370

Total

1,983,779

1,350,372

Number of Schools


Elementary

3,582

2,318

Secondary

879

597

Total

4,461

2,915

Instructional Staff

Teachers

126,894

85,943

TAs (including ECEs)

33,859

22,121

Professional

18,701

12,773

School Administration

16,085

11,040

Coordinators

2,501

1,703

Total

198,040

133,580

Non-Instructional Staff


Central Administration

5,113

3,315

Transportation

243

153

Operations & Maintenance

18,461

12,971

Non-Operating

721

567

Total

25,371

17,455

Total Staff

223,411

151,035

 

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