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Partnerships - Promising Practices
OPSBA member school boards support the concept of facility partnerships, especially with community partners that serve to improve educational opportunities for our students. Around the province there are many successful facility partnerships. This is not a new concept and through the years school boards have always attempted to forge more facility partnerships that benefit their students.
OPSBA's response to the Ministry’s draft memorandum - Encouraging Facility Partnerships has some suggested revisions to the draft policy, our rationale and comments.
Partnerships Supportive of the Whole Child
In alignment with OPSBA priorities and as an initiative of the Education Program Work Team, background information was compiled on a number of partnerships supportive of the whole child that boards have with other agencies or organizations in their district.
The partnerships described cover such programs as: social/emotional/behavioural supports for students, early intervention protocols for at-risk behaviours, support for teen mothers to assist them in completing their high school education, literacy tutoring, anti-bullying programs, breakfast programs, physical health and fitness, and arts programs.