The Ministry of Education oversees the system of publicly funded elementary and secondary school schools in Ontario.
The Minister of Education:
Issues subject content
Sets requirements for student diplomas and certificates
Provides funding to school boards for teachers, support staff and for building and maintaining schools. For 2007-08, the government’s total investment in education is $18.3 billion.
The minister may also set policy for student assessment, which is then carried out by the Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO).
To discover more about the Ontario Ministry of Education, visit their web site by clicking here.