The Simcoe County District School Board has asked the board chair to write a letter to the ministry asking that Bill 115 be repealed.


The Rainbow District School Board plans to write to Ontario's Ministry of Education and ask that the province's controversial Bill 115 be repealed.


Alex Johnstone, an Ancaster trustee for the Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board (HWDSB), plans to bring forward a motion at an upcoming meeting urging the government to get rid of Bill 115, known as the Putting Students First Act.


Bluewater District School Board trustees have called for both the repeal of Bill 115, The Putting Students First Act, and a merger with the local Catholic school board.


The St. Clair Catholic District School Board is giving notice to the premier and education minister that it feels its powers have been usurped by the deal reached with English Catholic teachers union.

Posted: 5 years, 2 months ago by YinYang #97
How can Broten “flatly deny” that she did not interfere with the OCDSB osstf deal when the Ottawa Board Chair Jennifer MacKenzie has gone on record that the MOE did have “a hand in changing the language in a new teachers’ deal” and that “the deal changed between when it was submitted by the board and approved by the ministry”?

But let’s call a spade a spade here. If Broten really did not know what went out of her office with her rubber stamp on it, this demonstrates complete lack of responsibility and she must be held accountable. Broten should resign. If Broten did know that there were changes made and she lied about it, then this demonstrates complete lack of integrity and she should be held accountable. And she should resign.

Either way, Laurel Broten’s options are resigning.
Posted: 5 years, 2 months ago by YinYang #96
Well Laurel, According to RDSB's vice chair, more than half of ON Eng Boards have already written to ask you to repeal Bill 115. Why is this news not making headlines in newpapers or on The National? Hmmm...The OPL does have a penchant for "secrets" so that probably would explain the lack of transparency here.

“Flatly denying” that you don’t know where Dena Morrison got her information just won’t cut it.

Why aren’t you listening to Ontario?
Posted: 5 years, 2 months ago by otn-admin #95
The Rainbow District School Board's vice-chair Dena Morrison reported to the Sudbury Star (Nov. 29, 2012) that Bill 115 limits collective bargaining for unionized employees, undermines labour law, and complicates matters at the board level by imposing conditions on the employer [School Boards] ... “that [Boards] weren't at the table to even agree to," Morrison said. "Some (provisions) will make the operations of our schools somewhat challenging … and the resulting job action from unionized employees at the board has put a greater strain on all staff.”

“According to Morrison, more than half of Ontario's English public school boards have already written to the ministry to either repeal Bill 115 or rescind some of its regulations. Trustees with the Rainbow District School Board voted five to one in favour of sending the letter.”

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