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Human Rights Tribunal Finds School Board Provided Reasonable Accommodations for Student with ASD

The Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario recently dismissed an application made by a mother on behalf of her son, a Grade 2 student diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and a learning disability.  She alleged that the Upper Grand District...

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Are you Ready for Work-to-Rule?

School boards, superintendents and principals should prepare for the potential for labour unrest given the current political climate in Ontario. A work-to-rule campaign is one strategy often employed by unions representing elementary and secondary school teachers and support staff to...

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Surreptitious Recordings Offend a Student’s Right to Privacy at School

In R v Jarvis, the Supreme Court of Canada convicted a high school teacher of voyeurism after finding that students had a reasonable expectation of privacy while at school. The teacher in question taught at a high school in London,...

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School Board’s Expulsion of Grade 2 Student Upheld

In this decision, the Child and Family Services Review Board (the “Review Board”) upheld the decision of the Upper Grand District School Board (the “School Board”) to expel a Grade 2 student for physically assaulting an educational assistant (“EA”) on...

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Government Announces “Education That Works for You”

Last week, during Ontario’s March Break, Education Minister Lisa Thompson announced several key changes to Ontario’s education system, under the banner “Education that Works for You.” Curriculum and Class Size Revisions to the Health and Physical Education curriculum, to take...

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Court of Appeal Finds Contract Between University and Student

In Lam v. University of Western Ontario, 2019 ONCA 82, the Ontario Court of Appeal confirmed that a court may take jurisdiction over a claim that arises from an academic dispute between a student and a university. Facts Simon Lam...

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What’s Happening

Please join us for another Morning Recess webinar on Thursday, April 25 at 10:00 when we review the dos and don’ts of school excursions. Gillian Tuck Kutarna on April 5, 2019 will be presenting Trustee as Advocate for the Ontario...

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School Board Record Keeping Obligations

School boards are corporations pursuant to section 58.5(1) of the Education Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. E.2.  As a result, both school boards and directors of education are required to comply with certain corporate requirements under the Education Act, the Corporations...

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Auditor General’s Report Highlights Concerns with the Current State of Technology in Education

In December 2018, the Auditor General of Ontario released its 2018 Annual Report. The Report contains 15 value-for-money audits. One of the value-for-money audits focused on publicly funded school boards and their use of information technology systems and technology in...

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The Safe and Supportive Schools Act

On October 25, 2018, the Ontario Government continued their education reform by announcing Bill 48: The Safe and Supportive Classrooms Act,2018 which is aimed at keeping Ontario’s children safer and ensuring better supports are available for learning.[1]  The Government also...

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COVID-19 Resources

We have written on a variety of topics to help identify the pertinent issues, understand the legal implications, minimize risk exposure and manage legal obligations.

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An Educator's Guide to Internet and Social Media Law in the Classroom

This newly published book by Nadya Tymochenko and Gillian Tuck Kutarna addresses a wide range of issues that educators face in today’s online world.

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Morning Recess Education Law Newsletter

Read the latest issue of Miller Thomson’s Education Law publication

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Morning Recess Webinar Series

Learn about upcoming and complimentary Morning Recess webinars for new school administrators

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