Human Resources Legislative Update
Ontario Announces Additional Funding to Reduce Class Sizes and to Support Students at Risk
Date: April 21, 2017
The Ontario government has announced that nine central agreements have been reached between trustees’ associations and education workers’ unions and teachers’ federations. These agreements will be in force from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2019.
The government has also announced additional funding for the following:
- to hire approximately 875 teachers and 1600 education workers to support students with special education needs and other students at risk
- to support more teachers and early childhood educators to reduce class size.