Legislative Update, Sept. 29, 2017

2017 9/29 | Connects Page, Provincial Updates

Governance-related issues –
Sector Engagement Discussion Guide

On September 19, 2017, the Discussion Guide was shared with all trustees. The areas of discussion include:

  • Integrity Commissioner and Code of Conduct
  • Trustee Honoraria
  • Electronic Participation in Board and Committee meetings
  • Student Trustee terms of office and election process
  • Broadening the Director of Education qualification

Please note: OPSBA created a Code of Conduct Template in 2012 that was shared with all member boards. The template has been marked to be reviewed this year. Also, last year OPSBA conducted a survey regarding trustee honoraria and the findings from that will form the basis of any recommendation to revise the current regulation.

Local Government Week 2017

Local Government Week will be held October 15-21, 2017. OPSBA has updated its resources for trustees to use in their meetings with Grade 5 Social Studies and Grade 10 Civics students. All trustees are encouraged to follow their board protocols in contacting local principals to arrange these classroom visits, which are designed to raise civic awareness and promote the role of trustees among Ontario students. Final resources were sent to all members yesterday and can be found on our website. Please note that the materials have been designed in a manner that allows local board information to be added.

Recent Ministry news releases

September 21, 2017: Ontario Expanding Before- And After-School Care for Families