TORONTO, Jan. 28 /CNW/ - "I am very pleased that the trustees at the
Toronto Catholic District School Board (TCDSB) will resume full
governance control of the board," said Nancy Kirby, President of the
Ontario Catholic School Trustees' Association (OCSTA).
As elected officials, trustees' perspectives reflect those of the
Ontario electorate whose support and concern for publicly funded
education in Ontario has served this province well for over 150 years.
It is important to have trustees returned to their full governance role
so that the perspectives they were elected to represent can be
rightfully considered in the decisions that are made by the board.
"Catholic schools have a unique three-pronged partnership that includes
the school, the family and the Church community. Catholic trustees have
a keen understanding of the importance of these relationships in
building strong schools where students feel supported and encouraged to
reach their full intellectual, spiritual and physical potential. I am
pleased that Toronto Catholic trustees will be able to bring this
perspective back to the leadership work of this board."
"The Toronto CDSB is an important part of this Association and the
Catholic education community in Ontario. OCSTA looks forward to
supporting the Toronto Catholic trustees as they resume their
governance role in directing one of the most dynamic and successful
school systems in the province," said Kirby.
The Ontario Catholic School Trustees' Association is the provincial
voice for Catholic education. Founded in 1930, OCSTA represents
Catholic school boards that collectively educate more than 600,000
students in Ontario, from Junior Kindergarten to Grade 12.
SOURCE Ontario Catholic School Trustees' Association
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