OFIS Corrects Misinformation In Toronto Star Stories

November 30 2013 – Barbara Bierman – OFIS Executive Director – News Release
OFIS rejects the idea that children in early learning programs at private schools are in
danger and that those schools have no accountability. In order to receive and
maintain a BSID number, Board School Identification Number, all private schools
must file an annual Notice of Intention To Operate A Private School which requires them to report on all criteria established in the Education Act, including the number of children who are beneath the compulsory school age of six years.

Additionally, all private schools  are required to report quarterly to OnSIS, the Ontario School Information  System, which is a web-based application that integrates and collects school,  student, educator as well as course and class data at the elemental level.

Read OFIS’ Response To Article – News Release – November 30 2013

Have Your Say! Provincial Education Consultations

Open Until December 15 2018 - Register for a telephone town hall session, complete an online survey, provide an online submission - Independent school supporters are keenly interested in what is best for the education system in our province, and government representatives have repeatedly said that they want the feedback, ideas and contributions of those who support independent schools. Let’s be part of this conversation!

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Winter Webinar Series - Safe Schools Policies

January 31, February 7, February 14, February 21 - 1:00pm-2:00pm - Online OFIS is offering a 4 week webinar series aimed at assisting independent schools in developing and/or strengthening Safe School Policies & Protocols. Ensure that your school understands the most current government & legal compliance expectations in establishing best practices to keep safe in a number of key policy areas.

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Private Schools Form An Important Part Of B.C.'s School System

Vancouver Sun - October 28 2018 - Dr. Beth Green - It's about time we recognized a simple fact about B.C. education. The province's independent schools are a positive complement to public schools.

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Independent Schools Should Be Encouraged, And Ontario Should Fund Them

Hamilton Spectator - November 4 2018 - Doug Sikkema & Dr. Beth Green - Far from the common misconceptions, these private schools are helping young Ontarians become more socially engaged and more generous

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