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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. 2016)

 

Student Enrolment

Province
(All four publicly-funded systems)

OPSBA Member Boards

Elementary

1,373,102

918,019

Secondary

598,151

393,393

Total

1,971,253

1,311,412

Number of Schools

Elementary

3,714

2,341

Secondary

869

556

Total

4,583

2,897

Instructional Staff

Teachers

124,742

82,150

TAs

32,959

20,917

Professional

17,934

11,847

School Administration

15,935

10,557

Coordinators

2,330

1,490

Total

193,900

126,961

Non-Instructional Staff

Trustees

826

388

Central Administration

5,083

3,179

Transportation

228

138

Operations & Maintenance

18,554

12,719

Non-Operating

775

548

Total

25,466

16,972

Total Staff

219,366

143,933

 

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