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OPSBA in the Media

OPSBA in the Media – June 2022

Public school board trustee Cathy Abraham returns to OPSBA’s top executive postNorthumberland News - June 23, 2022Cathy Abraham continues to make Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board (KPR) history.Not only was Abraham the first trustee to be elected to the...

OPSBA in the Media – May 2022

TDSB wants all Ontario parties to agree to fund pandemic-related deficitToronto Star – May 18, 2022In the lead-up to the provincial election Toronto’s public school board, which is projecting a deficit of $52.2 million for the 2022-23 year, is asking all parties to...

OPSBA in the Media – April 2022

Ontario’s education spending to rise next year after funding fell short this yearToronto Star - April 28, 2022Funding for Ontario’s public schools is $1.3 billion lower than the government projected this school year — mainly because of lacklustre fundraising during...

OPSBA in the Media – March 2022

Schools are being impacted in Ontario’s 6th COVID-19 wave — but to what extent remains unclearToronto Star - April 6, 2022After two years, Mississauga high school teacher Laura Kirby-McIntosh was “really excited” to return to the classroom last week for the first time...

OPSBA in the Media – February 2022

Ontario is turning to tests, tutoring to address pandemic learning loss, Stephen Lecce saysToronto Star - February 17, 2022Ontario is going to resume standardized testing in grades 3 and 6 this school year — and has already restarted province-wide math and literacy...

OPSBA in the Media – January 2022

When is an absence an absence? New school reporting system needs details, boards sayToronto Star - January 24, 2022In the North, two boards reported more than 60 per cent of students and staff away last Friday — but as it turns out, the weather was bad, and buses were...

OPSBA in the Media – December 2021

Ontario pushes back start of school to Jan. 5, cuts COVID isolation period to five days, limits PCR testingThe Toronto Star - Dec. 30, 2021Ontarians who are vaccinated but develop COVID-19 symptoms will now isolate for five days instead of 10 — one of a slew of...

OPSBA in the Media – November 2021

Ontario school boards can return to regular semester models in FebruaryCBC Radio, Ottawa Morning - Nov. 22, 2021After teachers and students voiced their concerns about the modified semester model - Education Minister Stephen Lecce announced that students and teachers...

OPSBA in the Media – October 2021

Push to mandate COVID-19 vaccinations in schools grows with approval for 5-11 year old kids expected by the end of the yearCTV News Ottawa - Oct. 30, 2021While Canada is likely still several weeks away from rolling out a COVID-19 vaccine for kids between 5 and 11,...

OPSBA in the Media – September 2021

What to know about our first National Day for Truth and ReconciliationThe London Free Press - Sep. 29, 2021Thursday marks Canada’s first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, a day to remember the more than 150,000 First Nations, Inuit and Métis children who were...

OPSBA in the Media – August 2021

Survey For Parents with Kids Returning To SchoolGoNorthumberland.ca - Aug. 25, 2021The Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board is offering a survey in conjunction with the Ontario Public School Boards’ Association (OPSBA). This is in regards to Ontario’s elementary...

OPSBA in the Media – July 2021

Masks on, schools told for September as long-awaited provincial guidance unveiledThe Toronto Star - Aug. 3, 2021Back to school this fall for Ontario’s two million students isn’t quite back to normal, but there will be fewer COVID-19 restrictions than the 2020-21...

OPSBA in the Media – June 2021

UGDSB director of education receives Fred L. Bartlett Memorial AwardThe Wellington Advertiser - Jun. 23, 2021GUELPH – The Upper Grand District School Board’s (UGDSB) director of education Martha Rogers has been named the recipient of the Fred L. Bartlett Memorial...

OPSBA in the Media – May 2021

Ontario’s school reopening plans will be revealed ‘in the next day or two,’ Doug Ford saysThe Toronto Star - May 31, 2021Premier Doug Ford says a decision about whether to allow students and teachers to resume in-person classes for the last month of school will soon...

OPSBA in the Media – April 2021

Will Ontario kids go back to school in person this year? Nobody knows.Ottawa Citizen, Apr. 28, 2021Ontario Education Minister Stephen Lecce says he wants the province’s elementary and secondary students to go back to school in person as soon as possible.More ... Hope...

OPSBA in the Media – March 2021

Hamilton school board chairs cool to province’s permanent online learning planHamilton News, Mar. 31, 2021The chair of Hamilton’s Catholic school board says he has “deep, deep concerns” about the province’s proposal to make online and remote learning permanent options...

OPSBA in the Media – February 2021

Teachers, education unions criticize Ford government's move to delay March breakCBC News, Feb. 12, 2021Some teachers and education unions are criticizing the Ford government's decision to delay March break this year as part of its effort to slow the spread of the...

OPSBA in the Media – January 2021

Request by PECI student Rhianna Harris gains traction with HPEDSB trusteesThe Picton Gazette, Jan. 27, 2021Following the request of a PECI student in October, the Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board (HPEDSB) members approved recommendations to encourage...

OPSBA in the Media

OPSBA in the Media – June 2022

Public school board trustee Cathy Abraham returns to OPSBA’s top executive postNorthumberland News - June 23, 2022Cathy Abraham continues to make Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board (KPR) history.Not only was Abraham the first trustee to be elected to the...

OPSBA in the Media – May 2022

TDSB wants all Ontario parties to agree to fund pandemic-related deficitToronto Star – May 18, 2022In the lead-up to the provincial election Toronto’s public school board, which is projecting a deficit of $52.2 million for the 2022-23 year, is asking all parties to...

OPSBA in the Media – April 2022

Ontario’s education spending to rise next year after funding fell short this yearToronto Star - April 28, 2022Funding for Ontario’s public schools is $1.3 billion lower than the government projected this school year — mainly because of lacklustre fundraising during...

OPSBA in the Media – March 2022

Schools are being impacted in Ontario’s 6th COVID-19 wave — but to what extent remains unclearToronto Star - April 6, 2022After two years, Mississauga high school teacher Laura Kirby-McIntosh was “really excited” to return to the classroom last week for the first time...

OPSBA in the Media – February 2022

Ontario is turning to tests, tutoring to address pandemic learning loss, Stephen Lecce saysToronto Star - February 17, 2022Ontario is going to resume standardized testing in grades 3 and 6 this school year — and has already restarted province-wide math and literacy...

OPSBA in the Media – January 2022

When is an absence an absence? New school reporting system needs details, boards sayToronto Star - January 24, 2022In the North, two boards reported more than 60 per cent of students and staff away last Friday — but as it turns out, the weather was bad, and buses were...

OPSBA in the Media – December 2021

Ontario pushes back start of school to Jan. 5, cuts COVID isolation period to five days, limits PCR testingThe Toronto Star - Dec. 30, 2021Ontarians who are vaccinated but develop COVID-19 symptoms will now isolate for five days instead of 10 — one of a slew of...

OPSBA in the Media – November 2021

Ontario school boards can return to regular semester models in FebruaryCBC Radio, Ottawa Morning - Nov. 22, 2021After teachers and students voiced their concerns about the modified semester model - Education Minister Stephen Lecce announced that students and teachers...

OPSBA in the Media – October 2021

Push to mandate COVID-19 vaccinations in schools grows with approval for 5-11 year old kids expected by the end of the yearCTV News Ottawa - Oct. 30, 2021While Canada is likely still several weeks away from rolling out a COVID-19 vaccine for kids between 5 and 11,...

OPSBA in the Media – September 2021

What to know about our first National Day for Truth and ReconciliationThe London Free Press - Sep. 29, 2021Thursday marks Canada’s first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, a day to remember the more than 150,000 First Nations, Inuit and Métis children who were...

OPSBA in the Media – August 2021

Survey For Parents with Kids Returning To SchoolGoNorthumberland.ca - Aug. 25, 2021The Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board is offering a survey in conjunction with the Ontario Public School Boards’ Association (OPSBA). This is in regards to Ontario’s elementary...

OPSBA in the Media – July 2021

Masks on, schools told for September as long-awaited provincial guidance unveiledThe Toronto Star - Aug. 3, 2021Back to school this fall for Ontario’s two million students isn’t quite back to normal, but there will be fewer COVID-19 restrictions than the 2020-21...

OPSBA in the Media – June 2021

UGDSB director of education receives Fred L. Bartlett Memorial AwardThe Wellington Advertiser - Jun. 23, 2021GUELPH – The Upper Grand District School Board’s (UGDSB) director of education Martha Rogers has been named the recipient of the Fred L. Bartlett Memorial...

OPSBA in the Media – May 2021

Ontario’s school reopening plans will be revealed ‘in the next day or two,’ Doug Ford saysThe Toronto Star - May 31, 2021Premier Doug Ford says a decision about whether to allow students and teachers to resume in-person classes for the last month of school will soon...

OPSBA in the Media – April 2021

Will Ontario kids go back to school in person this year? Nobody knows.Ottawa Citizen, Apr. 28, 2021Ontario Education Minister Stephen Lecce says he wants the province’s elementary and secondary students to go back to school in person as soon as possible.More ... Hope...

OPSBA in the Media – March 2021

Hamilton school board chairs cool to province’s permanent online learning planHamilton News, Mar. 31, 2021The chair of Hamilton’s Catholic school board says he has “deep, deep concerns” about the province’s proposal to make online and remote learning permanent options...

OPSBA in the Media – February 2021

Teachers, education unions criticize Ford government's move to delay March breakCBC News, Feb. 12, 2021Some teachers and education unions are criticizing the Ford government's decision to delay March break this year as part of its effort to slow the spread of the...

OPSBA in the Media – January 2021

Request by PECI student Rhianna Harris gains traction with HPEDSB trusteesThe Picton Gazette, Jan. 27, 2021Following the request of a PECI student in October, the Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board (HPEDSB) members approved recommendations to encourage...

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