Category: mike ramsay

Ontario School Board Trustee Challenges Meeting Ban, Announces Reelection Bid

An Ontario school board trustee who was banned from attending all meetings between June and September 2022 is challenging the board’s ban in court along with running for reelection this fall. Mike Ramsay, a trustee of over 30 years from the Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB), said in a statement that he has filed…


Amid Shortage of Ontario School Board Trustee Candidates, Trustees and Educators Bemoan Climate of Fear, Censorship

Nominations close on Aug. 19 for the Ontario school board trustee elections, but many school districts are finding themselves short of candidates. Some trustees and early-childhood educators say a lack of respect for the position and a heated political climate within the province’s school boards are serving as deterrents both to existing trustees seeking re-election and to newcomers…


School Trustees Should Focus on Education, Not Politics

Commentary School board trustees have an important role: They must ensure that students receive a high-quality education. For this to happen, a number of very important decisions must be made. Trustees are responsible for striking budgets, hiring district leaders, selecting appropriate educational programs, and providing students with bus transportation. Being a trustee is a serious…


Teacher Who Questioned Age-Appropriateness of Some Gender-Transition Books in Schools Has Legitimate Concerns: Trustee

An Ontario school board member is calling out the board’s chair for engaging in “moral panic” by shutting down debate about the content in some children’s books on gender transition that deals with sexuality. The issue arose after a teacher’s presentation at a Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) meeting was cut off because she…