This invaluable guide is the perfect tool for all professionals who deal in matters touching on education law. It also includes commentary on significant case law, links to other sections of the Education Act, links to sections of other education-related statutes and regulations, a table of concordance, as well as portions of statutes pertaining to family, municipal and administrative law.
What's New for 2022:
- The Ontario Education Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. E.2 has been amended by 2020, c. 34, Sched. 23, s. 6; 2020, c. 36, Sched. 7, s. 306; 2020, c. 36, Sched. 10; 2021, c. 4, Sched. 6, s. 43; 2021, c. 4, Sched. 11, s. 7; 2021, c. 25, Sched. 3.
- CL as represented by his Litigation Guardian KL v. Toronto District School Board, 2021 CarswellOnt 3230, 2021 HRTO 159: Due to COVID-19, the Toronto District School Board (“TDSB”), made it mandatory for any students that attend in-person learning to wear a face mask. KL, the litigation guardian of CL, took issue with the mask mandate and filed an application alleging discrimination due to age, contrary to the Human Rights Code. KL alleged the mandate to be too severe, unnecessary, unwarranted, and unconstitutional. It was also argued that due to CL’s speech impediment, the mandate would impede CL’s learning and communication skills. It was held that the application would continue because there was an allegation of disability discrimination.
- Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario v. Bluewater District School Board, 2021 ONSC 631: The issue was whether the arbitrator’s interpretation of kindergarten class size limits under Education Act, Reg 132/12 was reasonable. The School Board argued that class sizes should be set on “determination day”; however, class sizes could fluctuate. The ETFO argued that the limit on class sizes must be applied even after the determination date as per sections 2.1 and 2.2. The arbitrator’s decision was found to be reasonable and judicial review application dismissed.