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About OPSBA

 

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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.

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 Sept. 2015)

 

Student Enrolment

Province
(All four publicly-funded systems)

OPSBA Member Boards

Elementary

1,358,820

906,799

Secondary

592,777

389,578

Total

1,951,597

1,296,377

Number of Schools

Elementary

3,975

2,493

Secondary

924

601

Total

4,899

3,094

Instructional Staff

Teachers

123,471

81,289

TAs

33,153

21,216

Professional

18,145

12,419

School Administration

16,148

10,735

Coordinators

2,138

1,309

Total

193,057

126,968

Non-Instructional Staff

Trustees

751

354

Central Administration

4,994

3,112

Transportation

232

126

Operations & Maintenance

18,688

12,827

Non-Operating

899

632

Total

25,564

17,051

Total Staff

218,621

144,019

 

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