Who we are

Who we are

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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.

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 2013)

Student Enrolment

(All four publicly-funded systems)

OPSBA Member Boards
Elementary 1,217,718 824,790
Secondary 636,961 427,356
Total 1,854,679 1,252,146
Number of Schools
Elementary 3,998 2,551
Secondary 923 624
Total 4,921 3,175
Instructional Staff
Teachers 128,474 85,858


27,169 17,586
Professional 11,788 7,928
School Administration 16,215 10,931
Coordinators 2,013 1,270
Total 185,660 123,574
Non-Instructional Staff
Trustees 735 362
Central Administration 5,213 3,292
Transportation 277 160
Operations & Maintenance 18,706 13,041
Non-Operating 400 302
Total 25,332 17,158
Total Staff 210,993 140,733