OCDSB Schools

An Agenda of Change, Renewal and Hope for a Better School District 


ocdsb logoProposed Top 10 Priorities for 2018-2022

[1] Equity and quality of education for all; a system where student needs are more important than rigid guidelines and budgetary rules;

[2] Ongoing and meaningful consultations with students, parents and communities; and a user-friendly, easy-to navigate system;

[3] More authority for the Board to make decisions at the local level – as opposed to key decisions largely made by the Ministry of Education;

[4] Long-term and effective planning for schools and programs across the District; no more rushed and half-baked decisions;

[5] More accountability and better performance for school programs: if you can’t measure it, you can’t manage it!

[6] More resources into the classroom and for extracurricular activities;

[7] Standardized textbooks and learning plans, across the district, so everyone (students, teachers, parents) can monitor progress;

[8] Better, more extensive professional development for teachers, with a focus on special education;

[9] Access to technology for teachers and students; licence to innovate in the classroom;

[10] Address declining math scores, which should be an area of immediate focus for the Board.