CSBA Holds Meetings in Ottawa
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CSBA Holds Meetings in Ottawa

Members of the Canadian School Boards Association Board of Directors held meetings in Ottawa, May 16 – 18, 2022 to discuss education priorities. In addition to the Board of Directors meetings, members met with elected officials and Senators who share common goals related to public education. While education is a provincial government mandate, the CSBA…

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Trustees encouraged to speak with federal candidates

Education priorities to raise with Federal candidates On September 20, 2021, Canadians throughout the country will elect Members of Parliament (MPs). MPs are elected to represent the views of their constituents. The policies of government are far-reaching and affect everyone, whether or not they have children in the school system. While public education is a…

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Opinion Editorial Letter from Canadian School Boards Association President, Laurie French

Friday, October 4, 2019 Following a difficult and frustrating week for school board trustees across the country, we watch our colleagues in Quebec under the threat of a potentially devastating piece of legislation tabled by their provincial government. The CSBA, our members and the communities we represent across the country are shocked and dismayed to…

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CSBA President attends Fédération des commissions scolaires du Québec Congress

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday, May 31, 2019 Sherbrooke, ON: As members of Quebec’s francophone school boards gathered at their annual congress, CSBA President Laurie French spoke on the importance of locally elected governing school boards. “The Canadian School Boards Association was happy to accept the invitation to speak to members of the FCSQ as they…

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Study confirms English-speaking Quebecers overwhelmingly support governing school board

  (Montreal: May 21, 2019): APPELE-Québec – the Alliance for the Promotion of Public English-language Education in Québec – released the results of a Leger Marketing Survey of English-speaking Quebecers, which demonstrates solid community support for elected school boards and strong opposition to the Government of Quebec’s proposal to replace them with service centres.  “School…

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Who do you want making decisions on your children’s education?

CSBA Letter to Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil     February 22, 2018 The Honourable Stephen McNeil Premier of Nova Scotia Government House, Halifax NS B3J 1X5   Dear Premier, The Canadian School Boards Association, representing School Boards from across Canada, is incredibly disappointed by your government’s decision to abolish locally elected school boards in…

Copyright Matters!

Copyright Matters!

The “go-to bible” Copyright Matters! for educators on copyright issues in the classroom was a collaborative effort of CMEC and the Canadian School Boards Association. The fourth edition was punished in 2016. You can find the french version as well here: Le droit d’auteur ça compte! The best resource for Copyright information can be found here: http://www.copyrightdecisiontool.ca/ Additional Resources: …

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From the Desk of the President – May 2017

President Floyd Martens: THE PUBLIC SCHOOL SYSTEM ON THE DEFENCE…   News, being what it is, tends to focus on the sensational, scandalous, or shocking. And so it is not a surprise for our colleagues across the country or in the U.S. for that matter, that the role of public school boards is often criticized. While…

“Fake news” versus evidence-based facts on School Boards
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“Fake news” versus evidence-based facts on School Boards

Stephen Hansen, an independent consultant with years of experience in education, provides a clear and firm rebuttal to a recent article that groups all trustees in with a few “bad apples.”  Never doubt for a moment that our Canadian education system, while far from perfect, is one of the most successful in the world and…