OESC has developed many resources to support school boards. These include training modules, template policies, sample guidelines, resources for trustees on governance and special tools such as the Trustee Determination and Distribution Calculator. OESC will continue to expand its resources to help school boards implement legislation, policies and guidelines impacting the education sector.
OESC has developed a suite of resources to support boards of trustees in their governance role. Our Centre for Governance Excellence offers trustees a program for professional development along with guides and supports that promote effective governance and leadership in Ontario public education.
- Centre for Governance Excellence
- School Boards Election Website
- Trustee Professional Development Program
- Trustee Association Guides to Good Governance
- Making A Difference For Kids: Running for Election as a School Board Trustee
- Audit Committee Training
- Séances d’information pour les comités de vérification
Templates & Sample Documents
Trustee Determination & Distribution Calculator
Prior to each municipal and school board election, the board of trustees of each district school board must distribute the positions of the members to be elected across the board’s area of jurisdiction. The steps are set out in O. Reg. 412/00 and the process is referred to as trustee determination and distribution. This calculator is provided to assist school boards with the determination and distribution of their elected trustee positions. Visit the calculator here.
Trustee Professional Development Program
While in office, trustees balance varied responsibilities including setting the board’s strategic direction, establishing board policies, allocating resources, engaging with their constituents and holding the system accountable through the director of education. This program’s aim is to offer trustees a substantive overview of the areas that are essential to their governance role. Visit our program here.
The TeachAble Project
Schools lead the way in character education, equity and inclusion, and safe environments which are important supports for student achievement. Accessibility is a vital part of this student success continuum. OESC is pleased to offer accessibility training for classroom staff and provide ongoing support to the world of Accessibility Awareness. Visit The TeachAble Project here.
Equity & Inclusive Education
OESC has developed professional learning modules to support safe, inclusive and accepting schools across Ontario. The modules are intended to support effective implementation of amendments to the Education Act made through the Accepting Schools Act and related provincial initiatives including Ontario’s Equity and Inclusive Education and Safe Schools Strategies. Visit the modules here.
Accessibility for Ontarians
To assist school boards with implementing the various regulatory requirements under the AODA, OESC partnered with four Ontario school board associations, the Accessibility Directorate of Ontario and the Ontario Student Trustees’ Association to develop these video resources and training modules. Visit the resources here.