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Provincial Schools Authority

Ministry
Education
URL
http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/eng/open/agency1.html
Address
255 ONTARIO STREET SOUTH
MILTON
L9T2M5
Phone
(905) 878-2851; TTY 878-7195
Fax
(905) 878-5405
Background
PROVINCIAL SCHOOLS AUTHORITY ACT, RSO 1990, C. P.35, S. 2 (opens a new window)
Function

The Provincial Schools Authority was established to be the employer of record for teachers, principals and vice-principals in the Ministries of Education, and Community Safety and Correctional Services. It holds the contracts of these teachers, ratifies the collective agreements reached between the parties during central and local negotiations tables in accordance with the School Boards Collective Bargaining Act 2014 (SBCBA), handles grievance administration at the second step and arbitration stage, and advises ministries officials on administration of the collective agreement.

Membership

The Lieutenant Governor in Council appoints five members and designates a chair and a vice-chair.

Qualifications

Criteria:
PSA candidates are selected on the basis of their negotiating, facilitating and conflict resolution skills, as well as their knowledge of relevant legislation and issues about education for exceptional students.

Chair:
•    Negotiation, facilitation and conflict resolution skills
•    Excellent communication and administrative skills
•    Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
•    Thorough knowledge of special education and familiarity with Provincial and Demonstration Schools
•    Experienced educator
•    Knowledge of Provincial Schools Authority Act, Education Act, Labour Relations Act, Human Rights Code

Vice-Chair:
•    Knowledge of labour relations and working knowledge of educational issues and/or concerns specific to the PSA
•    Knowledge of the Provincial Schools Authority Act, Education Act, Labour Relations Act and Human Rights Code
•    Knowledge and understanding of issues concerning exceptional students
•    Excellent communication and analytical skills

Members:
•    Knowledge of Provincial Schools Authority Act (formerly the Provincial Schools Negotiations Act) and Education Act
•    Program knowledge relating to the operation of provincial schools and issues concerning exceptional students and education in correctional environments
•    Excellent communication and analytical skills

Term

There is no limitation in legislation.

Meetings
The PSA meets two to three times a year during a normal operating cycle to discuss issues raised by PSAT.
Remuneration

Appointees do not receive remuneration.

Appointments & Vacancies

No. Position Member Term Location
1. Chair (Part-Time) CLAUDINE MUNROE
04-Sep-2019 - 03-Sep-2021
toronto
2. Vice-Chair (Part-Time) SUZANNE GORDON
24-Apr-2020 - 23-Apr-2022
toronto
3. Member (Part-Time) MED AHMADOUN
07-May-2020 - 06-May-2022
toronto
4. Member (Part-Time) STACEY WEBER
13-May-2020 - 13-May-2022
burlington
5. Member (Part-Time)