OPSBA’s Work Teams and Ad Hoc Committees develop policy positions as well as responses to government legislation and regulations. These positions and responses are vetted and refined by Executive Council and the Board of Directors prior to being accepted as Association policy. This is a process that ensures effective, comprehensive and sensitive responses to major government announcements and significant education issues.
A major strength of the Association is the lobbying capacity OPSBA has built over a number of years, establishing successful and mutually respectful relationships with individuals and organizations at the core of the major issues affecting education in Ontario. We will continue to ensure that OPSBA and its Member Boards are out front when changes to educational policy are being considered and are ready to contribute our expertise. OPSBA plans to concentrate on the strategies that support a strong unified public education system and that promote the confidence of parents and the tax-payers of the province in the effectiveness of our public schools.
This section contains OPSBA policy positions, reports, correspondence, etc. which support the values of publicly funded education, the interests of member boards, respond to government policy directions, and, above all, are good for students.
Recent OPSBA Submissions
OPSBA Submission re: the Proposal to Amend Regulation 262 under the
Day Nurseries Act - Child Care Modernization Document - February 28, 2014
OPSBA Submission to the Standing Committee on the Legislative Assembly re: Bill 122: School Boards Collective Bargaining Act - February 26, 2014
Education Partner Submission to Minister Sandals re: Bill 135: Ryan's Law (Ensuring Asthma Friendly Schools - January 24, 2014
OPSBA Submission to Minister Sousa re: 2014 Pre-Budget Consultations - January 22, 2014
OPSBA Submission to the Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs re: 2014 Pre-Budget Consultations - January 22, 2014
OPSBA Brief to the Ministry of Education re: School Board Efficiencies and Modernization Consultation - December 5, 2013
OPSBA Submission to the Ministry of Education re: Building the Next Phase in Ontario's Education Strategy - December 2, 2013
OPSBA Submission to The Standing Committee on General Government re: Bill 21, An Act to amend the Employment Standards Act, 2000 - November 4, 2013
OPSBA Submission Regarding Proposed Changes to the Municipal Elections Act, 1996 - October 23, 2013
OPSBA Submission on Ontario's Poverty Reduction Strategy - October 15, 2013
OPSBA Submission for the Review of the Early Childhood Educators Act, 2007 - August 27, 2013
OPSBA Submission Regarding An Integrated Occupational Health and Safety Strategy for Ontario - May 16, 2013
OPSBA Response to PC Education White Paper, April 17, 2013
OPSBA Response to the Healthy Kids Strategy, April 17, 2013
OPSBA Letter in Support of OASBO Submission on the Provincial Policy Statement Review, December 19, 2012
OPSBA Submission re Modernizing Child Care in Ontario, September 24, 2012
Speaking Notes on the OPSBA Submission to the Standing Committee on Social Policy regarding Bill 115 Putting Students First Act, September 5, 2012
OPSBA Submission to the Standing Committee on Social Policy regarding Bill 13, Accepting Schools Act (2012) and Bill 14, Anti-Bullying Act (2012), May 15, 2012