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 Sept. 2014)

Student Enrolment

(All four publicly-funded systems)

OPSBA Member Boards
Elementary 1,219,799 817,238
Secondary 625,758 414,947
Total 1,845,557 1,232,185
Number of Schools
Elementary 3,981 2,503
Secondary 920 604
Total 4,901 3,107
Instructional Staff
Teachers 123,641 81,548


29,897 19,117
Professional 17,115 11,563
School Administration 16,137 10,710
Coordinators 2,075 1,304
Total 188,865 124,242
Non-Instructional Staff
Trustees 737 356
Central Administration 5,164 3,264
Transportation 308 140
Operations & Maintenance 18,590 12,894
Non-Operating 716 526
Total 25,515 17,180
Total Staff 214,380 141,422