Toronto Catholic Board creates ombudsman office
On June 16, the Toronto Catholic DSB voted to spend $150,000 to create an ombudsman office to help parents, students and teachers resolve problems. It's the first of its kind in Ontario.
Currently, Ontario's Ombudsman Office does not cover disputes with school boards.
For a number of years, People for Education has recommended the province create a provincial ombudsman for education, in particular to help solve problems in special education. Perhaps the Toronto Catholic DSB will provide an effective pilot.