OCDSB Board Chair Presents to Ontario Finance Committee

OCDSB Board Chair Presents to Ontario Finance Committee
Posted on 01/26/2024
OCDSB Board Chair Presents to Ontario Finance Committee

On Wednesday, January 25, OCDSB Board Chair Lynn Scott made a presentation to the provincial Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs.

This presentation was a part of the OCDSB’s efforts to advocate for fair funding for public education in the 2024 Ontario budget.

The meeting took place in Ottawa as part of the Ontario 2024 pre-budget consultations.

In her remarks to MPP’s at the consultation hearing, Chair Scott spoke about increases in student needs for special education, mental health supports, student transportation, the maintaining and building of schools, cybersecurity, and coverage associated with staff replacement costs.

She said, “Ontario families believe in the promise of high-quality public education, and expect all of us to ensure each child has the opportunity to fulfill their potential. In the current fiscal climate, the OCDSB is struggling to meet that expectation. We appreciate the new funding provided in the last few years, but it hasn’t kept pace with inflation, and 2024 is the year to catch up.”

The full remarks and supplemental information can be found at this link: https://weblink.ocdsb.ca/WebLink/ElectronicFile.aspx?docid=11957283&dbid=0&repo=OCDSB
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