OPSBA in the Media – August 2023

2023 8/1 | Connects Page, OPSBA in the Media

Citing unprecedented growth, elementary school in London, Ont., caps enrolment
Canadian Press – August 22, 2023
An elementary school in the booming southwestern Ontario city of London moved to cap enrolment this week, as the local school board grapples with how best to keep up with rapid population growth.

Ontario government needs ‘overarching lens’ on $60-billion worth of school property, minister says
The Globe and Mail – August 3, 2023
Ontario Premier Doug Ford’s government is targeting school lands in his next bid to boost the province’s housing stock under wide-ranging legislation that puts his administration – not locally elected trustees – in charge of deciding which properties can be sold and developed.

Ontario school boards must now report PD day activities, student attendance
Canadian Press – August 1, 2023
TORONTO — School boards in Ontario will be required to publicly report the details of their professional development sessions, among several other performance indicators, under legislation that gives the education minister greater control over boards.

Ontario’s ‘back to basics’ push in education: Here’s what you need to know
CBC News – August 1, 2023
Premier Doug Ford’s government is pushing Ontario schools to focus on what it calls “getting back to the basics of education.”
The 2023-24 school year brings fresh momentum to that push from Ford and Education Minister Stephen Lecce.