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Mar 26, 2018, 13:11 ET Education Funding Targeting Key Areas to Better Support Student Health, Well-Being and Success

TORONTO, March 26, 2018 /CNW/ - The Ontario Public School Boards' Association (OPSBA) considers the 2018-2019 Grants for Student Needs (GSN) announcement a positive step by the provincial government...


Dec 06, 2017, 16:11 ET Statement from OPSBA on Auditor General's Annual Report

TORONTO, Dec. 6, 2017 /CNW/ - The Auditor General of Ontario, Bonnie Lysyk, released her 2017 Annual Report today which focused on a number of value-for-money audits across many sectors including:...


Nov 06, 2017, 15:18 ET Ontario school boards celebrating Treaties Recognition Week

TORONTO, Nov. 6, 2017 /CNW/ - The Ontario Public School Boards' Association (OPSBA) is recognizing the second annual Treaties Recognition Week from Nov. 5 to 11. The goal of this week is to promote...


Oct 16, 2017, 09:41 ET Trustees head back to class for Local Government Week

TORONTO, Oct. 16, 2017 /CNW/ - From October 16 to 20, public school trustees are heading back to class for Local Government Week! The Ontario Public School Boards' Association (OPSBA) and its 31...


Jul 26, 2017, 11:12 ET Actions to address Northern Ontario First Nations health and safety crisis applauded, but more support needed

TORONTO, July 26, 2017 /CNW/ - The Ontario Public School Boards' Association's Indigenous Trustees' Council (ITC) is expressing concern at the ongoing health and safety challenges faced by Nishnawbe...


Jun 12, 2017, 12:41 ET Laurie French Acclaimed as President of OPSBA for Second Time

TORONTO, June 12, 2017 /CNW/ - The Ontario Public School Boards' Association (OPSBA) is pleased to announce that Laurie French was acclaimed as President of OPSBA for the 2017-18 school year at its...


Apr 28, 2017, 10:00 ET OPSBA appoints new Executive Director

TORONTO, April 28, 2017 /CNW/ - The Ontario Public School Boards' Association (OPSBA) is pleased to announce the appointment of W.R. (Rusty) Hick as the Association's new Executive Director. Mr. Hick ...


Apr 12, 2017, 17:06 ET Students Benefit from Stable Funding - Allows Boards to Deliver Education Programs and Services

TORONTO, April 12, 2017 /CNW/ - The Ontario Public School Boards' Association (OPSBA) views the 2017-2018 Grants for Student Needs (GSN) announcement as evidence of the provincial government's...


Mar 23, 2017, 15:31 ET Ontario Public School Boards' Association Condemns anti-Muslim rhetoric and prejudice

TORONTO, March 23, 2017 /CNW/ - The Ontario Public School Boards' Association (OPSBA) joins the Peel District School Board in condemning anti-Muslim rhetoric and prejudice. "The schools of Ontario...


Nov 15, 2016, 10:14 ET Strengthening the culture of accessibility

Ontario Student Trustees unveil new video to shine a spotlight on accessibility TORONTO, Nov. 15, 2016 /CNW/ - The Ontario Student Trustees' Association/l'Association des élèves conseillers et...


Jun 13, 2016, 15:14 ET Laurie French Acclaimed as President of OPSBA

TORONTO, June 13, 2016 /CNW/ - The Ontario Public School Boards' Association (OPSBA) is pleased to announce that Laurie French was acclaimed as President of OPSBA for the 2016-17 school year at its...


Apr 05, 2016, 14:31 ET The Summit on Children and Youth Mental Health

Moving from Policy to Practice Through Collaboration TORONTO, April 5, 2016 /CNW/ - The stark statistics show 1 in 5 young people struggling with mental health and only 1 in 6 who need help are...


Mar 24, 2016, 11:34 ET Stable Funding Supports a Strong Publicly Funded Education System

TORONTO, March 24, 2016 /CNW/ - The Ontario Public School Boards' Association (OPSBA) welcomes the provincial government's release today of the 2016-17 Grants for Student Needs (GSN). "We recognize...


Nov 13, 2015, 09:34 ET OPSBA Ratifies Tentative Settlement Reached with ETFO Teachers

TORONTO, Nov. 13, 2015 /CNW/ - The Ontario Public School Boards' Association (OPSBA) is pleased to announce that the Association has ratified the tentative settlement reached with ETFO Teachers....


Nov 02, 2015, 19:15 ET OPSBA Reaches Tentative Agreement with ETFO at the Central Bargaining Table

TORONTO, Nov. 2, 2015 /CNW/ - The Ontario Public School Boards' Association (OPSBA) is pleased to announce that a tentative settlement has been reached with the Elementary Teachers' Federation of...


Nov 02, 2015, 14:51 ET Tentative Agreement Reached between Council of Trustees' Associations (CTA), CUPE and the Provincial Government

TORONTO, Nov. 2, 2015 /CNW/ - The Ontario Public School Boards' Association (OPSBA) is pleased to announce that the Council of Trustees' Associations and the provincial government have successfully...


Oct 14, 2015, 14:54 ET Committed to a Deal that Works for Elementary Students and Teachers

TORONTO, Oct. 14, 2015 /CNW/ - More than 30 days of bargaining have allowed ETFO, OPSBA and the government to resolve the majority of outstanding issues on the way to a fairly negotiated settlement....


Sep 18, 2015, 17:19 ET OPSBA Ratifies Tentative Settlement Reached with OSSTF Teachers

TORONTO, Sept. 18, 2015 /CNW/ - The Ontario Public School Boards' Association (OPSBA) is pleased to announce that the Association has ratified the tentative settlement reached with OSSTF Teachers....


Jul 24, 2015, 12:55 ET School Board Associations remain focused on the best interests of students and families

TORONTO, July 24, 2015 /CNW/ - We appreciate the opportunity provided today to dialogue with the Premier, the Minister of Education and our Teacher affiliates, on the collective bargaining process....


Jun 23, 2015, 14:31 ET Education Minister Confirms ETFO's demands in excess of $3.2 billion

TORONTO, June 23, 2015 /CNW/ - On Tuesday June 23, the Toronto Star reported the following: "On Monday, (Minister) Sandals also confirmed figures from the Ontario Public School Boards' Association...


Jun 16, 2015, 15:34 ET Cost of ETFO's demands in excess of $3.2 billion

TORONTO, June 16, 2015 /CNW/ - When negotiations began many months ago, OPSBA and ETFO signed ground rules that prevented either side from bargaining in the media. That is why you have heard very...


Jun 10, 2015, 11:34 ET OPSBA recognizes outstanding contributions to public education

TORONTO, June 10, 2015 /CNW/ - The Ontario Public School Boards' Association (OPSBA) Awards Program recognizes outstanding contributions to public education made by individuals from across Ontario....


Jun 09, 2015, 17:52 ET The Quality of Student Learning is a Matter of Accountability

TORONTO, June 9, 2015 /CNW/ - Teachers are respected professionals. In pursuing the best outcomes for students, school boards rely on that professionalism. It reflects the commitment teachers bring...


Jun 05, 2015, 13:36 ET Supporting Student Choice - The Story on Class Size

TORONTO, June 5, 2015 /CNW/ - What are school boards really saying about class size? The school board proposal to OSSTF ensures that secondary school students have access to the classes required to...


May 13, 2015, 14:41 ET Our Collective Agreements Must Build Public Confidence

TORONTO, May 13, 2015 /CNW/ - Some Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario (ETFO) collective agreements have outdated language that does not match the province's regulated class sizes. Our...