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About OPSBA

The Ontario Public School Boards’ Association represents English public district school boards and public school authorities across Ontario, which together serve more than 1.3 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 October 2018)

 

Student Enrolment

Province
(All four publicly-funded systems)

OPSBA Member Boards (incl. French public schools)

Elementary

1,405,103

964,943

Secondary

609,690

406,532

Total

2,014,793

1,371,475

Number of Schools


Elementary

3,570

2,240

Secondary

869

454

Total

4,439

2,785

Instructional Staff

Teachers

128,772

87,183

TAs (including ECEs)

34,847

22,790

Professional

19,590

13,303

School Administration

16,274

11,217

Coordinators

2,702

1,810

Total

202,185

136,303

Non-Instructional Staff



​Trustees
​832
​449

Central Administration

5,220

3,403

Transportation

250

175

Operations & Maintenance

18,571

13,156

Non-Operating

852

613

Total

25,725

17,796

Total Staff

227,910

154,099

 

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