OCSTA Comments on COVID-19 Economic Recovery Act

OCSTA Comments on COVID-19 Economic Recovery Act FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Toronto – July 8, 2020 – “Today’s omnibus COVID-19 Economic Recovery Act, 2020 proposes significant amendments to the Education Act…

By Ashlee Cabral

Jul 8, 2020

OCSTA Comments on COVID-19 Economic Recovery Act

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Toronto – July 8, 2020 – “Today’s omnibus COVID-19 Economic Recovery Act, 2020 proposes significant amendments to the Education Act including the suspension of students in elementary grades and qualifications for directors of education,” said OCSTA President Patrick Daly.

Other changes relevant to education include amendments in Schedules 14 and 15 of the Ontario Educational Communication Authority Act and Ontario French-Language Communications Authority Act that would broaden the mandates of both TVO and TFO to provide centralized administration, coordination and support for teacher-led online learning in the English-language and French-language publicly funded school systems.

“In consultation with our member boards, OCSTA will carefully review the proposed amendments and monitor the legislative process. Our review will focus on the best interests of students in Catholic schools and the protection of the constitutional/denominational rights of Catholic school boards,” added Mr. Daly.

The Ontario Catholic School Trustees’ Association is the provincial voice for publicly funded Catholic education. Founded in 1930, OCSTA represents the interests of Catholic school boards that collectively educates approximately 600,000 students in Ontario, from Junior Kindergarten to Grade 12.

For more information or to arrange an interview, please contact:
Sharon McMillan, Director of Communications
Tel: 416-460-7937 / E-mail: smcmillan@ocsta.on.ca

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