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Media and Resources

OPSBA plays a key role in shaping public opinion and influencing policy development on education issues through the print and broadcast media.

Through proactive work in this area, OPSBA stands out as a primary and credible voice whether we are providing information to an editorial board on inequities in funding formulae, responding to media questions on current issues, or initiating stories in the media that highlight student achievement, learning and leadership across the provinces.

Our appearances in news media can be found at our OPSBA in the Media page.

In addition to our work with the media, we also communicate through our website and social media:

OPSBA Connects – our frequently updated education news blog
Social Media – Twitter, YouTube and Flickr

 

OPSBA’s recent media releases and public statements:

Cathy Abraham returns as President of OPSBA

​ Toronto, July 8, 2019 – Following its Annual General Meeting held on July 5, 2019, in Toronto, the Ontario Public School Boards' Association (OPSBA) is pleased to announce that Cathy Abraham is returning as President for the 2019-20 school year. A five-term Trustee...

OPSBA Statement on the new Minister of Education Stephen Lecce

OPSBA had a good working relationship with former Minister of Education Lisa Thompson and her staff and we wish her well in her new portfolio. We look forward to meeting the new Minister of Education Stephen Lecce and connecting as soon as possible to share...

OPSBA statement on school board fiscal oversight

​"Today's news regarding the cancellation of a 'Request for Proposal' for new smartphones is an example of the strong leadership and fiscal oversight of the Toronto District School Board's diligent trustees and staff. It is clear that the governance model of...

OPSBA statement on this year’s school board budget challenges

  ​"The end of the school year is always a busy and exciting time as some students are about to graduate and others to move schools or grades. OPSBA and our members are preparing to celebrate the many successes in our amazing public education system. At the same time,...

OPSBA statement regarding secondary class sizes

​ "Following today's announcement regarding enhanced support for children with autism, we look forward to the government taking a similar second look at proposed secondary class size changes during the consultation process that has been established. Raising class size...

OPSBA welcomes continued engagement but has class size concerns

Toronto, ON, March 15, 2019 - All students in Ontario deserve a strong publicly funded education system and school boards have a legislative responsibility for student achievement and well-being. Today’s announcements covered a number of areas, the most concerning of...

OPSBA statement regarding support for students with ASD

"Today's announcement is a step in the right direction for school boards across the province. The government listened to the input from parents, school boards and other education partners and was responsive to the needs expressed. We're pleased that additional funding...

OPSBA statement regarding possible school board amalgamations

"As the government continues its focus on fiscal restraint, there have been a number of rumours about options being considered to achieve their budget objectives. To date, we have not received confirmation the government is pursuing regional amalgamations of school...

OPSBA statement regarding government education funding announcements

"We recognize the government's commitment to finding efficiencies across all sectors, including education, and although anticipated, the decrease, or in some cases the elimination of program funding is disappointing. These various programs had a positive impact for...

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