Ombudsman’s oversight expanded to cover school boards

The Ontario ombudsman’s new powers over school boards appear to be unnecessary given the built-in oversight and appeal processes already encompassed in the province’s education system, says education lawyer Sheila MacKinnon. Read more

Questions raised over trustees' scope of power

Principals of a school have a duty to ensure the safety of students and others while on school premises, says education lawyer Sheila MacKinnon. Read more

Violent students to be part of discussion at annual program

The difficult issue of how to balance the rights of students with special needs who pose a risk of harm to others with the rights of other students and staff to a safe environment is slated to be discussed by education lawyer Sheila MacKinnon at an upcoming Osgoode Professional Development program. Read more