Education Act R. S. O. 1990, chapter e. 2 Historical version for the period April 19, 2016 to June 8, 2016



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PART II.1
miscellaneous

Provisions Relating to Public Boards



Visitors

50.  (1)  A parent or guardian of a child attending a public school and a member of the board that operates the school may visit the school. 1997, c. 31, s. 27.



Same

(2)  A member of the Assembly may visit a public school in the member’s constituency. 1997, c. 31, s. 27.



Same

(3)  A member of the clergy may visit a public school in the area where the member has pastoral charge. 1997, c. 31, s. 27.



Section Amendments with date in force (d/m/y)

1997, c. 31, s. 27 - 1/01/1998



Residents other than supporters entitled to vote

50.1  (1)  Despite the provisions of this or any other Act but subject to subsection (2), a person who is not a supporter of any board who is entitled under subsection 1 (10) to vote in the area of jurisdiction of a public board and who wishes to be an elector for the public board at an election is entitled,

(a) to cause his or her name to be entered on the preliminary list for the voting subdivision in which he or she resides, as an elector for the public board; and

(b) to be enumerated as an elector for the public board. 1997, c. 31, s. 27.



French-language rights

(2)  Only a person who is a French-language rights holder has entitlements under subsection (1) in respect of a French-language public district school board. 1997, c. 31, s. 27.

Section Amendments with date in force (d/m/y)

1997, c. 31, s. 27 - 1/01/1998

Religious Instruction

Religious instruction

51.  (1)  Subject to the regulations, a pupil shall be allowed to receive such religious instruction as the pupil’s parent or guardian desires or, where the pupil is an adult, as the pupil desires. R.S.O. 1990, c. E.2, s. 51 (1).



Religious exercises

(2)  No pupil in a public school shall be required to read or study in or from a religious book, or to join in an exercise of devotion or religion, objected to by the pupil’s parent or guardian, or by the pupil, where the pupil is an adult. R.S.O. 1990, c. E.2, s. 51 (2).

Provisions Relating to Roman Catholic Boards

Religious education

52.  A Roman Catholic board may establish and maintain programs and courses of study in religious education for pupils in all schools under its jurisdiction. 1997, c. 31, s. 28.



Section Amendments with date in force (d/m/y)

1997, c. 31, s. 28 - 1/01/1998



Visitors

53.  (1)  A parent or guardian of a child attending a Roman Catholic school and a member of the board that operates the school may visit the school. 1997, c. 31, s. 28.



Same

(2)  A member of the Assembly may visit a Roman Catholic school in the member’s constituency. 1997, c. 31, s. 28.



Same

(3)  A member of the clergy of the Roman Catholic Church may visit a Roman Catholic school in the area where the member has pastoral charge. 1997, c. 31, s. 28.



Section Amendments with date in force (d/m/y)

1997, c. 31, s. 28 - 1/01/1998



Residents other than supporters entitled to vote

54.  (1)  Despite the provisions of this or any other Act but subject to subsection (2), a Roman Catholic who is not a supporter of any board, who is a person entitled under subsection 1 (10) to vote in the area of jurisdiction of a Roman Catholic board and who wishes to be an elector for the Roman Catholic board at an election is entitled,

(a) to cause his or her name to be entered on the preliminary list for the voting subdivision in which he or she resides, as an elector for the Roman Catholic board; and

(b) to be enumerated as an elector for the Roman Catholic board. 1997, c. 31, s. 29.



French-language rights

(2)  Only a person who is a French-language rights holder has entitlements under subsection (1) in respect of a French-language separate district school board. 1997, c. 31, s. 29.



Section Amendments with date in force (d/m/y)

1997, c. 31, s. 29 - 1/01/1998

Student Trustees

Student trustees

55.  (1)  The Minister may make regulations providing for elected student trustees to represent, on district school boards and on boards established under section 67, the interests of pupils in the last two years of the intermediate division and in the senior division. 2006, c. 10, s. 6.



No membership or binding vote

(2)  A student trustee is not a member of the board and is not entitled to exercise a binding vote on any matter before the board or any of its committees. 2006, c. 10, s. 6.



Recorded vote

(3)  A student trustee is entitled to require that a matter before the board or one of its committees on which the student trustee sits be put to a recorded vote, and in that case there shall be,

(a) a recorded non-binding vote that includes the student trustee’s vote; and

(b) a recorded binding vote that does not include the student trustee’s vote. 2006, c. 10, s. 6.



Motion

(4)  A student trustee is not entitled to move a motion, but is entitled to suggest a motion on any matter at a meeting of the board or of one of its committees on which the student trustee sits, and if no member of the board or committee, as the case may be, moves the suggested motion, the record shall show the suggested motion. 2006, c. 10, s. 6.



Certain closed meetings

(5)  A student trustee is not entitled to be present at a meeting that is closed to the public under clause 207 (2) (b). 2006, c. 10, s. 6.



Participation

(6)  Subject to subsections (2) to (5), a student trustee shall have the same opportunities for participation at meetings of the board and of its committees as a member has. 2006, c. 10, s. 6.



Resources and training

(7)  A student trustee has the same status as a board member with respect to access to board resources and opportunities for training. 2006, c. 10, s. 6.



Honorarium

(8)  A student trustee is entitled to receive an honorarium from the board in accordance with the regulations, if the specified conditions are satisfied. 2006, c. 10, s. 6.



Regulations

(9)  Without limiting the generality of subsection (1), a regulation under that subsection may,

(a) provide for and govern the student trustee election process, which may be direct or indirect;

(b) specify qualifications for electors of student trustees;

(c) specify qualifications for student trustees and the consequences of becoming disqualified;

(d) govern the number of student trustees who may sit on a board;

(e) govern student trustees’ terms of office;

(f) authorize boards to reimburse student trustees for all or part of the out-of-pocket expenses reasonably incurred in connection with carrying out their responsibilities, subject to such limitations or conditions as may be specified in the regulation;

(g) provide for transitional matters that, in the Minister’s opinion, are necessary or desirable in connection with the implementation of section 6 of the Education Statute Law Amendment Act (Student Performance), 2006. 2006, c. 10, s. 6.

Same

(10)  Without limiting the generality of subsection (1), a regulation under that subsection dealing with the honorarium described in subsection (8) may,

(a) specify a method for calculating the amount of the honorarium;

(b) specify conditions for the purposes of subsection (8);

(c) provide that the honorarium for a student trustee who serves two or more terms shall be multiplied by the number of terms served or increased in some other way;

(d) relate the amount of the honorarium to the honoraria received by members of the board;

(e) govern the manner and timing of payment of the honorarium;

(f) provide for the payment of the honorarium to a third party on the former student trustee’s behalf;

(g) prescribe classes of student trustees or former student trustees and treat the members of different classes differently. 2006, c. 10, s. 6.

Same

(11)  Without limiting the generality of clause (9) (a), a regulation under subsection (1) may provide for and govern,

(a) student trustee elections at different times in the school year; and

(b) by-elections to fill vacancies. 2006, c. 10, s. 6.



Same

(12)  In a regulation under subsection (1), the Minister may provide for any matter by authorizing a board to develop and implement a policy with respect to the matter, and may require that the policy comply with policies and guidelines established under paragraph 3.5 of subsection 8 (1). 2006, c. 10, s. 6.



General or particular

(13)  A regulation under subsection (1) may be general or particular. 2006, c. 10, s. 6.



Transition

(14)  The pupil representatives elected or appointed under Ontario Regulation 461/97 for the 2006-2007 school year are deemed to be student trustees elected under this section for that school year. 2006, c. 10, s. 6.



Section Amendments with date in force (d/m/y)

1997, c. 31, s. 30 - 1/01/1998



2006, c. 10, s. 6 - 7/07/2006

Territory Without Municipal Organization in Area of Jurisdiction of a School Authority



Regulations

56.  The Lieutenant Governor in Council may make regulations deeming, for any purpose, including but not limited to purposes related to taxation, any territory without municipal organization that is within the area of jurisdiction of a school authority,

(a) to be a district municipality, unless and until the territory becomes or is included in a municipality; or

(b) to be attached to a municipality, unless and until the territory becomes or is included in a municipality. 1997, c. 31, s. 31.



Section Amendments with date in force (d/m/y)

1997, c. 31, s. 31 - 1/01/1998

Special Education Tribunals and Advisory Committees

Special Education Tribunals

57.  (1)  The Lieutenant Governor in Council shall establish one or more Special Education Tribunals. 1997, c. 31, s. 31.



Appointment

(1.1)  The Lieutenant Governor in Council may appoint members to a Special Education Tribunal and specify each member’s term of office. 2006, c. 10, s. 7.



Remuneration and expenses

(1.2)  Each member of a Special Education Tribunal shall receive the remuneration that the Lieutenant Governor in Council determines and reimbursement for the member’s reasonable and necessary expenses incurred in attending meetings and in transacting the business of the Tribunal. 2006, c. 10, s. 7.



Chair

(1.3)  The Minister may appoint one of the members of a Special Education Tribunal as chair. 2006, c. 10, s. 7.



Vice-chair

(1.4)  The chair of a Special Education Tribunal may appoint one of the members of the Tribunal as vice-chair. 2006, c. 10, s. 7.



Same

(1.5)  Any function, power or duty of the chair of a Special Education Tribunal may, if the chair is absent or unable to act, be exercised by the vice-chair. 2006, c. 10, s. 7.



Regulations

(2)  The Lieutenant Governor in Council may make regulations governing,

(a) the organization and administration of a Special Education Tribunal;

(b) practices and procedures relating to a Special Education Tribunal; and

(c) the costs of persons before a Special Education Tribunal. 1997, c. 31, s. 31.

Right of appeal

(3)  Where a parent or guardian of a pupil has exhausted all rights of appeal under the regulations in respect of the identification or placement of the pupil as an exceptional pupil and is dissatisfied with the decision in respect of the identification or placement, the parent or guardian may appeal to a Special Education Tribunal for a hearing in respect of the identification or placement. 1997, c. 31, s. 31.



Hearing by Special Education Tribunal

(4)  The Special Education Tribunal shall hear the appeal and may,

(a) dismiss the appeal; or

(b) grant the appeal and make such order as it considers necessary with respect to the identification or placement. 1997, c. 31, s. 31.



Decision final

(5)  The decision of the Special Education Tribunal is final and binding on the parties to the decision. 1997, c. 31, s. 31.



Section Amendments with date in force (d/m/y)

1997, c. 31, s. 31 - 1/01/1998



2006, c. 10, s. 7 - 1/06/2006

Special education advisory committees

57.1  (1)  Every district school board shall establish a special education advisory committee. 1997, c. 31, s. 31.



Same

(2)  The Lieutenant Governor in Council may make regulations requiring school authorities to establish special education advisory committees. 1997, c. 31, s. 31.



Same

(3)  The Lieutenant Governor in Council may make regulations governing,

(a) the establishment and composition of special education advisory committees;

(b) practices and procedures relating to special education advisory committees;

(c) the powers and duties of special education advisory committees;

(d) the duties of district school boards or school authorities in relation to special education advisory committees. 1997, c. 31, s. 31.



General or particular

(4)  A regulation under subsection (3) may be general or particular and may be made to apply to any class of board and for the purpose a class may be defined with respect to any attribute and may be defined to consist of or to exclude any specified member of the class, whether or not with the same attributes. 1997, c. 31, s. 31.



Section Amendments with date in force (d/m/y)

1997, c. 31, s. 31 - 1/01/1998

Education Relations Commission

Education Relations Commission

57.2  (1)  In this section,

“lock-out” has the same meaning as in the Labour Relations Act, 1995; (“lock-out”)

“strike”, in relation to teachers, has the same meaning as in the School Boards Collective Bargaining Act, 2014 and, in relation to other employees, has the same meaning as in the Labour Relations Act, 1995; (“grève”)

“teacher” means a teacher who is a member of a teachers’ bargaining unit for the purposes of the School Boards Collective Bargaining Act, 2014. (“enseignant”) 2001, c. 14, Sched. A, s. 1; 2014, c. 5, s. 47 (2).

Same

(2)  Despite the repeal of section 59 of the School Boards and Teachers Collective Negotiations Act, the Education Relations Commission is continued for the purposes of advising the Lieutenant Governor in Council when, in the opinion of the Commission, the continuation of a strike by board employees or of a lock-out of board employees will place in jeopardy the successful completion of courses of study by the affected pupils. 2001, c. 14, Sched. A, s. 1.



Non-application of repealed provisions

(3)  Despite the continuation of the Education Relations Commission for the purposes set out in subsection (2), subsections 59 (5), (6) and (7) of the School Boards and Teachers Collective Negotiations Act do not apply to that commission. 2006, c. 34, s. 31.



Section Amendments with date in force (d/m/y)

2001, c. 14, Sched. A, s. 1 - 1/07/2001

2006, c. 34, s. 31 - 20/12/2006

2014, c. 5, s. 47 (2) - 24/04/2014

Municipal Charges



Municipal charges

58.  (1)  Despite sections 9, 10 and 11 and Part XII of the Municipal Act, 2001 and sections 7 and 8 and Part IX of the City of Toronto Act, 2006 but subject to subsection (3), a by-law imposing fees and charges passed under those provisions does not apply to a board. 2006, c. 32, Sched. C, s. 15 (2).



Same

(2)  Despite sections 9, 10 and 11 and Part XII of the Municipal Act, 2001 and sections 7 and 8 and Part IX of the City of Toronto Act, 2006, a by-law passed under those provisions does not apply in respect of anything provided or done by or on behalf of the municipality or upper-tier municipality in connection with taxes levied under Division B of Part IX of this Act. 2006, c. 32, Sched. C, s. 15 (2).



Exception

(3)  The Lieutenant Governor in Council may make regulations providing for exceptions to subsection (1). 2006, c. 32, Sched. C, s. 15 (2).



Section Amendments with date in force (d/m/y)

1997, c. 31, s. 31 - 1/01/1998



2002, c. 17, Sched. F, Table - 1/01/2003

2006, c. 32, Sched. C, s. 15 (2) - 1/01/2007

PART II.2


DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARDS

Regulations: district school boards

58.1  (1)  In this section,

“English-language instruction” means instruction in the English language or in American Sign Language and includes instruction provided under a program of the type described in paragraph 25 of subsection 8 (1); (“enseignement en anglais”)

“French-language instruction” means instruction in the French language or in Quebec Sign Language but does not include instruction provided under a program of the type described in paragraph 25 of subsection 8 (1); (“enseignement en français”)

“school” does not include a school under the jurisdiction of a school authority or an educational institution operated by the Government of Ontario. (“école”) 1997, c. 31, s. 32.

Same

(2)  The Lieutenant Governor in Council may make regulations providing for,

(a) the establishment of,

(i) English-language public district school boards, to govern the provision of elementary and secondary English-language instruction in schools other than Roman Catholic separate schools,

(ii) English-language separate district school boards, to govern the provision of elementary and secondary English-language instruction in Roman Catholic separate schools,

(iii) French-language public district school boards, to govern the provision of elementary and secondary French-language instruction in schools other than Roman Catholic separate schools, and

(iv) French-language separate district school boards, to govern the provision of elementary and secondary French-language instruction in Roman Catholic separate schools;

(b) the establishment of the areas of jurisdiction of district school boards;

(c) the assignment of names to district school boards;

(d) the alteration of the area of jurisdiction of a district school board;

(e) the dissolution of a district school board;

(f) the dissolution of a school authority the area of jurisdiction of which is to be included in the area of jurisdiction of a district school board;

(g), (h) Repealed: 2009, c. 25, s. 8 (1).

(i) the amalgamation or merger of one or more school authorities with a district school board to continue as a district school board;

(j) the amalgamation or merger of two or more district school boards to continue as a district school board;

(k) representation on and elections to district school boards, including but not limited to regulations providing for,

(i) the determination of the number of members of each district school board,

(ii) the establishment, for electoral purposes, of geographic areas within the areas of jurisdiction of district school boards,

(iii) the distribution of the members of a district school board to the geographic areas referred to in subclause (ii),

(iv) appeals to any person or body relating to anything done under a regulation made under subclause (i), (ii) or (iii),

(v) nomination procedures for the election of members of district school boards,

(vi) the duties to be performed by municipal clerks, officials of district school boards and others in respect of any matter relating to representation on or elections to district school boards,

(vii) Repealed: 2009, c. 25, s. 8 (3).

(viii) the date in a regular election year before which a resolution under subsection (10.1) may be passed;

(l) the holding in trust, transfer and vesting of assets, including but not limited to real and personal property, the transfer of liabilities and the transfer of employees among district school boards or school authorities or both, in connection with,

(i) the establishment, continuation or dissolution of a district school board,

(ii) the dissolution of a school authority the area of jurisdiction of which is to be included in the area of jurisdiction of a district school board, or

(iii) the merger or amalgamation of a school authority the area of jurisdiction of which is to be included in the area of jurisdiction of a district school board with the district school board;

(m) the deeming, for any purpose, including but not limited to purposes related to elections and taxation, of any territory without municipal organization that is within the area of jurisdiction of a district school board,

(i) to be a district municipality, unless and until the territory becomes or is included in a municipality, or

(ii) to be attached to a municipality, unless and until the territory becomes or is included in a municipality;

(n) the recovery of some or all of the costs incurred by a district school board in meeting any requirements under this section relating to elections in territory without municipal organization or elections to a school authority;

(o) the conduct of elections to a school authority the area of jurisdiction of which is entirely or partly the same as the area of jurisdiction of a district school board;

(p), (q) Repealed: 2009, c. 25, s. 8 (4).

(r) such other matters, including transitional matters, that the Lieutenant Governor in Council considers necessary or advisable in connection with the establishment, merger, amalgamation, continuation or dissolution of one or more boards under this section, or with the alteration of the area of jurisdiction of a board under this section, including but not limited to transitional matters relating to,

(i) representation, by election or appointment, on a board pending the next regular elections,

(ii) the rights of pupils to continue to attend schools that they were enrolled in and entitled to attend immediately before the establishment, merger, amalgamation, continuation, dissolution or alteration. 1997, c. 31, s. 32; 2002, c. 18, Sched. G, s. 6 (1); 2009, c. 25, s. 8 (1-4).

Provisions in regulations: effect for electoral purposes

(3)  A regulation made under subsection (2) may provide that it shall be deemed to have come into force and taken effect on the day of filing or at such earlier or later time as is stated in the regulation, for any purpose related to representation on or elections to a district school board or school authority. 1997, c. 31, s. 32.



Same

(4)  Subsection (3) applies only to the extent necessary to permit the next regular election after the regulation is made, or any by-election preceding that next regular election, to be held in a way that takes account of the provisions of the regulation. 1997, c. 31, s. 32.



Regulations: school outside jurisdiction of a board to be school of the board

(5)  The Lieutenant Governor in Council may make regulations providing that a school described in subsection (6) that is outside the area of jurisdiction of a district school board is a school of the district school board. 1997, c. 31, s. 32.



Same

(6)  Subsection (5) applies only to schools to which section 101 of this Act, as it read on December 31, 1997, applied. 1997, c. 31, s. 32.



Purpose of clauses (2) (d), (e)

(7)  The purpose of clauses (2) (d) and (e) is to provide authority to the Lieutenant Governor in Council to make changes in the jurisdiction of boards on a case by case basis. 1997, c. 31, s. 32.



Limitation re clauses (2) (d), (e)

(8)  A regulation shall not be made under clause (2) (d) or (e) if an area that, immediately before the regulation takes effect, was within the area of jurisdiction of a board would, immediately after the regulation takes effect, not be within the area of jurisdiction of a board. 1997, c. 31, s. 32.



Subdelegation

(9)  In a regulation under subclauses (2) (k) (i) to (iii), the Lieutenant Governor in Council may delegate to a person or body the authority to provide for anything relating to the matters mentioned in subclauses (2) (k) (i) to (iii), subject to such conditions and restrictions as are specified in the regulation. 1997, c. 31, s. 32.



Number of members on a district school board

(10)  A regulation under subclause (2) (k) (i) shall not provide for more than 22 or fewer than five members on any district school board. 1997, c. 31, s. 32.



Same

(10.0.1)  Subject to subsections (10.0.2) to (10.1) and to the regulations, the number of members of a district school board, not including members appointed under subsection 188 (5), shall be the number of members determined for the board for the purposes of the regular election in 2006. 2009, c. 25, s. 8 (5).



Same

(10.0.2)  A district school board whose area of jurisdiction was increased in 2009 may by resolution request the Minister to increase its number of members. 2009, c. 25, s. 8 (5).



Same

(10.0.3)  In response to a request by a district school board under subsection (10.0.2), the Minister may by order increase the number of members of the board if, in the Minister’s opinion, the increase is justified by,

(a) a demographic change in the board’s geographical area of jurisdiction;

(b) the change in the size of the board’s geographical area of jurisdiction; or

(c) any other circumstances that the Minister considers relevant. 2009, c. 25, s. 8 (5).

Same

(10.0.4)  A request under subsection (10.0.2) shall not be made after March 15, 2010. 2009, c. 25, s. 8 (5).



Same

(10.0.5)  A Minister’s order under subsection (10.0.3) shall not be made after April 15, 2010. 2009, c. 25, s. 8 (5).



Same

(10.0.6)  An increase under subsection (10.0.3) may be smaller than that requested by the board under subsection (10.0.2). 2009, c. 25, s. 8 (5).



Same

(10.1)  Subject to subsections (10.2) and (10.3), a district school board may by resolution reduce the number of members to be elected at the next regular election. 2002, c. 18, Sched. G, s. 6 (2); 2009, c. 25, s. 8 (6).



Same

(10.2)  The resolution shall be passed before the prescribed date in the year of the regular election. 2002, c. 18, Sched. G, s. 6 (2).



Same

(10.3)  The resolution shall not provide for fewer than five members. 2002, c. 18, Sched. G, s. 6 (2).



Same

(11)  The numbers referred to in subsections (10) to (10.3) do not include any person elected or appointed to a district school board under section 188. 2002, c. 18, Sched. G, s. 6 (3).



Geographic areas

(12)  A geographic area established under subclause (2) (k) (ii) for a district school board may,

(a) be the same as or less than the entire area of jurisdiction of the district school board;

(b) include areas within the area of jurisdiction of the district school board that do not adjoin one another; and

(c) consist of,

(i) all or part of one or more municipalities, or

(ii) territory without municipal organization,

or both. 1997, c. 31, s. 32.



Same

(13)  A person who establishes a geographic area under a regulation made under subclause (2) (k) (ii) shall have regard to any relevant submissions made by any person. 1997, c. 31, s. 32.

(13.1)  Repealed: 2009, c. 33, Sched. 2, s. 25 (1).

Purpose of clause (2) (l)

(14)  The purpose of clause (2) (l) is to provide authority to the Lieutenant Governor in Council to resolve questions relating to assets, liabilities and employees that arise in connection with any changes in the jurisdiction of boards that may be made on a case by case basis. 1997, c. 31, s. 32.



Limitation

(15)  The Lieutenant Governor in Council has no authority under clause (2) (l) to transfer employees of a public board to a Roman Catholic board or to transfer employees of a Roman Catholic board to a public board. 1997, c. 31, s. 32.



Exception

(16)  The limitation provided in subsection (15) does not apply in relation to the transfer of an employee between two boards if,

(a) both boards agree that the limitation should not apply in respect of the transfer; and

(b) the Minister approves the agreement referred to in clause (a). 1997, c. 31, s. 32.



Transfers among district school boards and school authorities

(17)  Without limiting the generality of clause (2) (l), a regulation under that clause may provide for,

(a) processes to permit participation by classes of persons or bodies specified in the regulation in decision-making processes related to anything done under clause (2) (l);

(b) processes for the resolution of disputes among classes of persons or bodies specified in the regulation;

(c) the continuation of legal and other proceedings commenced by or against a district school board or school authority affected by anything done under clause (2) (l) and the enforcement of court orders and other orders or determinations relating to such a district school board or school authority;

(d) deadlines for complying with any provision of the regulation; and

(e) any other matter that the Lieutenant Governor in Council considers advisable in order to achieve an efficient and fair transfer of assets, liabilities and employees among the affected district school boards and school authorities. 1997, c. 31, s. 32.

Dispute

(18)  Without limiting the generality of clause (17) (b), a regulation providing for a matter referred to in that clause may provide for disputes as to the disposition of property to be referred to an arbitrator selected by the Minister. 1997, c. 31, s. 32.



Same

(19)  Where a dispute is referred to an arbitrator as described in subsection (18), the arbitrator shall determine the matters in dispute and the decision of the arbitrator is final. 1997, c. 31, s. 32.



Clause (17) (c)

(20)  Without limiting the generality of clause (17) (c), a regulation providing for a matter referred to in that clause,

(a) may substitute or add persons as parties to a proceeding continued under the clause; and

(b) may substitute or add persons against which or by which an order or determination referred to in the clause may be enforced. 1997, c. 31, s. 32.



Employees

(21)  The following rules apply where an employee is transferred under a regulation made under clause (2) (l):

1. A person who is an employee of a board on the day the regulation transferring the employee to another board is made and who would, but for that regulation, still be an employee of the transferor board on the day the regulation is to take effect is an employee of the transferee board referred to in the regulation on the day the regulation is to take effect.

2. A person’s employment shall be deemed not to have been terminated for any purpose by anything done under this Part. 1997, c. 31, s. 32.



Tax exemption

(22)  Taxes are not payable under the Land Transfer Tax Act or the Retail Sales Tax Act with respect to a holding in trust, transfer or vesting under clause (2) (l). 1997, c. 31, s. 32.



Transfer not a closing

(23)  A transfer of a school under clause (2) (l) is not a closing of the school. 1997, c. 31, s. 32.



No compensation

(24)  Except as provided in the regulations made under clause (2) (l), no compensation or damages are payable in connection with anything done under clause (2) (l). 1997, c. 31, s. 32.



Powers of board if regulation made under subclause (2) (m) (i)

(25)  Where a board includes within its area of jurisdiction territory without municipal organization that is deemed under clause (2) (m) to be a district municipality for the purposes of elections, the officers appointed by the board have all the same powers and duties with respect to elections of members of the board in that territory as similar officers have in a municipality with respect to similar elections. 1997, c. 31, s. 32.



Powers of municipality if regulation made under subclause (2) (m) (ii)

(26)  Where a board includes within its area of jurisdiction territory without municipal organization that is deemed under clause (2) (m) to be attached to a municipality for the purposes of elections, the officers of the municipality have all the same powers and duties with respect to elections of members of the board in that territory as with respect to such elections in any part of the area of jurisdiction of the board that is within the municipality. 1997, c. 31, s. 32.



Deemed district municipality

(27)  In addition to any area prescribed under subclause (2) (m) (i), an area that satisfies the following conditions shall be deemed to be a district municipality for the purposes of clause 257.12 (3) (a) from January 1, 1998 until it becomes or is included in a municipality or is deemed to be a district municipality by a regulation made under clause (2) (m):

1. The area is without municipal organization.

2. As of December 31, 1997, the area was deemed to be a district municipality under subsection 54 (2), as it read on that day.

3. The area is under the jurisdiction of a district school board. 2002, c. 18, Sched. G, s. 6 (5).

Deemed separate district municipalities

(28)  Despite subsection (27), the part, if any, of an area described in subsection (27) that is in a separate school zone shall be deemed to be a discrete district municipality. 2002, c. 18, Sched. G, s. 6 (5).



Section Amendments with date in force (d/m/y)

1997, c. 31, s. 32 - 1/01/1998



2002, c. 18, Sched. G, s. 6 (1-4) - 26/11/2002; 2002, c. 18, Sched. G, s. 6 (5) - 1/01/1998

2009, c. 25, s. 8 (1-6) - 15/12/2009; 2009, c. 33, Sched. 2, s. 25 (1) - 15/12/2009

58.2  Repealed: 2009, c. 25, s. 9.

Section Amendments with date in force (d/m/y)

1997, c. 31, s. 32 - 1/01/1998



2000, c. 11, s. 21 - 23/06/2000

2009, c. 25, s. 9 - 15/12/2009

58.3  Repealed: 2009, c. 25, s. 9.

Section Amendments with date in force (d/m/y)

1997, c. 31, s. 32 - 1/01/1998



2009, c. 25, s. 9 - 15/12/2009

General or particular

58.4  (1)  A regulation made under section 58.1 may be general or particular. 2009, c. 25, s. 10 (1).



Classes

(2)  A class under section 58.1 may be defined with respect to any attribute and may be defined to consist of or to exclude any specified member of the class, whether or not with the same attributes. 1997, c. 31, s. 32; 2009, c. 25, s. 10 (2).



Section Amendments with date in force (d/m/y)

1997, c. 31, s. 32 - 1/01/1998



2009, c. 25, s. 10 (1, 2) - 15/12/2009

Corporate status

58.5  (1)  Every district school board is a corporation and has all the powers and shall perform all the duties that are conferred or imposed on it under this or any other Act. 1997, c. 31, s. 32.



Amalgamation or merger

(2)  Subsection (3) applies where,

(a) Repealed: 2009, c. 25, s. 11.

(b) one or more school authorities are merged or amalgamated with a district school board to continue as a district school board; or

(c) two or more district school boards are merged or amalgamated to continue as a district school board. 1997, c. 31, s. 32; 2009, c. 25, s. 11.

Same

(3)  The district school board that is continued is a corporation and, except as otherwise provided by the regulations made under this Part, subsection 180 (7) of the Business Corporations Act applies with necessary modifications as if the board had been continued under that Act. 1997, c. 31, s. 32.



Section Amendments with date in force (d/m/y)

1997, c. 31, s. 32 - 1/01/1998



2009, c. 25, s. 11 - 15/12/2009

District school boards deemed to be local boards

58.6  A district school board shall be deemed to be a local board and a school board for the purposes of the Municipal Elections Act, 1996. 1997, c. 31, s. 32.



Section Amendments with date in force (d/m/y)

1997, c. 31, s. 32 - 1/01/1998



Conduct of elections

58.7  The election of members of a district school board shall be conducted in the same manner as the election of members of the council of a municipality. 1997, c. 31, s. 32.



Section Amendments with date in force (d/m/y)

1997, c. 31, s. 32 - 1/01/1998



Electors for French-language district school boards

58.8  (1)  Subject to section 58.9, a person is qualified to be an elector for a French-language district school board if the person is entitled under subsection 1 (10) to vote in the area of jurisdiction of the board and,

(a) the person is a French-language district school board supporter;

(b) the person is entered on a preliminary list under section 54 in respect of a French-language separate district school board; or

(c) the person is entered on a preliminary list under section 50.1 in respect of a French-language public district school board. 1997, c. 31, s. 32.

Same

(2)  A person qualified to be an elector for a French-language district school board may not vote for members of an English-language district school board. 1997, c. 31, s. 32.



Section Amendments with date in force (d/m/y)

1997, c. 31, s. 32 - 1/01/1998



Entitlement to vote: general

58.9  (1)  The members of a district school board to be elected for a geographic area established under section 58.1 shall be elected by general vote of the electors qualified to vote in the geographic area for the members of that district school board. 1997, c. 31, s. 32.



Entitlement to vote: English-language public district school boards

(2)  The members of an English-language public district school board shall be elected by persons entitled under subsection 1 (10) to vote in the area of jurisdiction of the board who,

(a) are not qualified under subsection 58.8 (1) to be electors for a French-language district school board; and

(b) are not separate school supporters or persons entered on a preliminary list under section 54. 1997, c. 31, s. 32.



Entitlement to vote: English-language separate district school boards

(3)  The members of an English-language separate district school board shall be elected by persons entitled under subsection 1 (10) to vote in the area of jurisdiction of the board who,

(a) are not qualified under subsection 58.8 (1) to be electors for a French-language district school board; and

(b) are separate school supporters or persons entered on a preliminary list under section 54. 1997, c. 31, s. 32.



Entitlement to vote: French-language public district school boards

(4)  The members of a French-language public district school board shall be elected by persons entitled under subsection 1 (10) to vote in the area of jurisdiction of the board who,

(a) are qualified under subsection 58.8 (1) to be electors for a French-language district school board; and

(b) are not separate school supporters or persons entered on a preliminary list under section 54. 1997, c. 31, s. 32.



Entitlement to vote: French-language separate district school boards

(5)  The members of a French-language separate district school board shall be elected by persons entitled under subsection 1 (10) to vote in the area of jurisdiction of the board who,

(a) are qualified under subsection 58.8 (1) to be electors for a French-language district school board; and

(b) are separate school supporters or persons entered on a preliminary list under section 54. 1997, c. 31, s. 32.



Section Amendments with date in force (d/m/y)

1997, c. 31, s. 32 - 1/01/1998



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