Education Law

Electronic Snooping Results in Large Payment and Costs

Ontario school boards, Municipalities, Colleges and Universities are legally obligated to protect personal information that can be highly sensitive, including education history found in the Ontario Student Record (OSR).  Where […]

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Online Defamation and Schools

Online Defamation and Schools – Radical Claims against Administration Within every parent there is an inherent notion that they know what is best for their child. However, occasionally a parent’s […]

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Special Education Duties

Court Clarifies Monitoring Requirements for Special Education Teachers A recent decision of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice has clarified Ontario’s Special Education Resource Teachers (“SERT”s) responsibilities regarding student monitoring. […]

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Privilege of Confidentiality

The “Privilege” of Confidentiality: Guidance for Guidance Counsellors What is Legal Privilege? Generally speaking, all relevant evidence is admissible at trial and everyone who is competent to testify may be […]

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Excluding Special Needs

1. OVERVIEW There has been increasing intervention by Courts and Arbitrators in the education field as summarized below. Ontario’s highest court provided guidance to Principals on the rights of parents […]

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Trustee Confidentiality and Conflict of Interest

I. Introduction – Guiding Members of Boards in their Conduct This paper deals with conduct of elected officials, particularly Trustees of Boards of Education. Conduct, or rather misconduct, often arises […]

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Isolate Boards – Table

  Isolate Board Successor Board Receiving Board 1. The Airy and Sabine District School Area Board Renfrew County District School Board   2. The Asquith-Garvey District School Area Board Rainbow […]

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Isolate Boards – Appendix B

Transfer of assets and liabilities 13.6.1 (1) Upon the merger of an isolate board with its successor board, the assets and liabilities of each isolate board are transferred to its […]

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Isolate Boards – Appendix A

Restrictions on isolate boards 13.5 (1) After May 31, 2009, an isolate board shall not do any of the following things without the prior approval of the Minister or unless […]

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Isolate Boards – Amalgamation

OVERVIEW In what is said to be an effort to provide students and teachers from the District School Area Boards (“DSABs”) with the same resources and supports of their District […]

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