OPSBA in the Media – May 2023

2023 5/8 | Connects Page, OPSBA in the Media

OPSBA President Cathy Abraham re School Board Meetings
CTV Your Morning – May 31, 2023

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Some Ontario school boards are limiting access to public meetings. It’s a complex issue — here’s why
CBC News – May 27, 2023
Some school boards in Ontario are grappling with community pushback against trustee decisions on issues ranging from racial inequity to raising Pride flags.
That pushback has led to the York Catholic District School Board calling in police to manage raucous crowds, Durham District School Board testing a ban of in-person spectators after it emptied its gallery during a board meeting, and most recently, Peel District School Board contending with an organized walk-in during a vote on Wednesday.

Mixed opinions about education bill
kenoraonline.com – May 15, 2023
The provincial government has ended public hearings on an education bill it says will improve student learning.
It is called the Better Schools and Student Outcomes Act.

Do Ontario Schools Need to Go Back to Basics?
TVO, The Agenda – May 9, 2023
The Ontario government has introduced Bill 98, the Better Schools and Student Outcomes Act, which gives the ministry more power over school boards. Mike Ramsay, school trustee for Waterloo Region District School Board and Cathy Abraham, president of Ontario Public School Boards’ Association, join Steve Paikin to give their response to the bill.
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In the wake of raucous public meetings, Ottawa’s largest school board has clarified the rules for speakers
Ottawa Citizen – May 3, 2023
After a series of unruly meetings that attracted scores of protesters, the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board has updated its rules for delegations appearing before trustees.