NEWS RELEASE

OCSTA Welcomes Return of Trustee Governance

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Toronto—January 28, 2011—“I am very pleased that the trustees at the Toronto Catholic District School Board (TCDSB) will resume full governance control of the board,” said Nancy Kirby, President of the Ontario Catholic School Trustees’ Association (OCSTA). As elected officials, trustees’ perspectives reflect those of the Ontario electorate whose support and concern for publicly funded education in Ontario has served this province well for over 150 years.

It is important to have trustees returned to their full governance role so that the perspectives they were elected to represent can be rightfully considered in the decisions that are made by the board.

“Catholic schools have a unique three-pronged partnership that includes the school, the family and the Church community. Catholic trustees have a keen understanding of the importance of these relationships in building strong schools where students feel supported and encouraged to reach their full intellectual, spiritual and physical potential. I am pleased that Toronto Catholic trustees will be able to bring this perspective back to the leadership work of this board.”

“The Toronto CDSB is an important part of this Association and the Catholic education community in Ontario. OCSTA looks forward to supporting the Toronto Catholic trustees as they resume their governance role in directing one of the most dynamic and successful school systems in the province,” said Kirby.

The Ontario Catholic School Trustees’ Association is the provincial voice for Catholic education. Founded in 1930, OCSTA represents Catholic school boards that collectively educate more than 600,000 students in Ontario, from Junior Kindergarten to Grade 12.

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For more information, please contact:
Sharon McMillan, Coordinator, Communications and Media Relations
Tel: 416-932-9460, ext. 232
E-mail: smcmillan@ocsta.on.ca