Jan 02, 2022

Statement on the January 2022 return to school

In the midst of this most recent wave in the pandemic, we want to express our ongoing confidence in our public health system, and our appreciation for the incredible work of our healthcare workers and leaders. In order to support the common good, as a society we must continue to do what is necessary to fight this threat, including vaccination and a commitment to masking.
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).

Advocacy and Action

Our latest advocacy and submissions to the Government of Ontario.

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.