OPSBA Statement regarding the postponement of EQAO tests

"Today, the government announced that school boards will make local decisions about whether the province-wide EQAO Grade 9 math assessment, originally scheduled to start next week, should proceed. School boards are well-positioned to make decisions affecting students, their families and staff, taking into account local circumstances and expertise. That said, it would be very difficult, if not nearly unworkable, for most school boards to administer the EQAO test without the involvement of teachers. Our member boards are making decisions with the best interests of students in mind, and promptly communicating those decisions to students and parents.  

We are looking forward to getting back to the table with OSSTF to continue the bargaining process as we work towards a deal that is fair, equitable and responsible for all parties, most importantly students."

- Cathy Abraham, President