OPSBA in the Media – March 2023

2023 3/3 | Connects Page, OPSBA in the Media

Proposed fees for new schools will be passed on to homebuyers: Developer
London Free Press – March 30, 2023
Proposed new fees on construction to fund the building of new schools in the London area would be passed on to homebuyers, a longtime London developer says.
Trustees on the Thames Valley District school board on Tuesday approved a study of a new education development charge (EDC) that would help the board buy land to build new schools.

SDG adopts terms of reference for its education committee
Morrisburg Leader – March 22, 2023
CORNWALL – SDG Counties is moving forward with its ad-hoc education committee, following last month’s call for an end to Ontario’s school closure moratorium.
Identified as one of its strategic priorities by the previous term of SDG Counties Council, the rural education file was advanced significantly.

Provincial group calls to end school closure moratorium
The Leader – March 2, 2023
BROCKVILLE – A call to end the provincial moratorium for school closures in Ontario has the support in principle of the chair of the largest English-language school board in the region, but that does not mean closures will happen here.
Last week, the Ontario Public School Board Association – which represents 40 English-Public school boards and school authorities – called on the Ford Government to lift a 2017 school closure moratorium.