Nov 18, 2021

Return of regular semesters and release of COVID-19 funding is great news for students and school boards

We are very pleased to see that secondary schools will be able to return to normal semester models with four courses per day, as of February 2022 and earlier where scheduling permits, subject to local public health approval. OPSBA and our member boards very much appreciate the release of the second half of the federal COVID-19 funding, for which we have strongly advocated. The decision to give all students five rapid antigen tests to take home over the Winter Break will be welcomed by school communities across the province.
A graphic with information about the Ontario Public Student Trustee Leadership Scholarship
Nov 05, 2021

2022 Ontario Public Student Trustee Leadership Scholarship

Nominations are now open for the Ontario Public Student Trustee Leadership Scholarship! The intent of this award is to recognize outstanding achievement in a leadership role and provide financial support to a graduating public board student trustee to assist with their post-secondary education plans (University, College, or Apprenticeship).
Nov 01, 2021

Ontario celebrates Treaties Recognition Week 2021

As part of our support of the Calls to Action of the Final Report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC), school boards are recognizing Treaties Recognition Week, from November 1 to 5, 2021. The goal of this week is to promote public education and awareness about the history and importance of treaties and treaty relationships.
A woman speaks to a father and child in front of a school.
Oct 13, 2021

Local Government Week – October 18 to 22

Local Government Week aims to increase youth and public awareness about the important role local government plays in our communities. Please join OPSBA, our member trustees and our education partners in raising civic awareness and promoting the role of trustees among Ontario students.

Advocacy and Action

OPSBA’s Work Teams and Ad Hoc Committees develop policy positions as well as responses to government legislation and regulations. These positions and responses are vetted and refined by Executive Council and the Board of Directors prior to being accepted as Association policy. This is a process that ensures effective, comprehensive and sensitive responses to major government announcements and significant education issues.

Good Governance for School Boards: PD for Trustees

Guides for Trustees, School Boards, Directors of Education and Communities.

The Key Work of OPSBA - Learn More About Our Priorities!

OPSBA is an issue-driven organization and exists to provide for the service needs of its members whose role is to advocate for public education. The priorities for the Association are described in the publication of the Key Work of OPSBA.

Collective Bargaining

OPSBA believes that teachers and education workers deeply influence a positive and productive learning environment for students and are supported in this role through the peace and stability engendered by successfully negotiated collective agreements.