The government chose the March Break to make a number of education-related announcements around K-12 class size, school board hiring practices and supports for students with Autism Spectrum Disorder. The Ministry released documents explaining those announcements:
Monday, March 11, 2019 Announcement
To read the Ministry of Education memo about supports for students with Autism Spectrum Disorder who are entering the public school system as a result of recently announced changes to the Ontario Autism Program (OAP), click here.
Friday, March 15, 2019 Announcement
To read the Ministry of Education memo with more information about the government’s “new vision for education,” click here.
The government also announced another phase of consultation sessions on class size and school board hiring practices. The deadline for the consultation process is May 31, 2019. For the memo explaining the consultation process, click here.
- For the new consultation guide on class size, click here.
- For the new consultation guide on school board hiring practices, click here.
The Ministry released its proposed changes to teacher hiring practices made under Ontario Regulation 274/12. To read the proposed changes, click here.
The government conducted public consultations in December 2018 on a number of education-related issues including provincial standardized testing, the Health and Physical Education curriculum, use of technology in the classroom and developing a “Parents’ Bill of Rights.” Two reports with quantitative data from the government’s public consultations have been released. To access the reports, click here.