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June 27th, 2016

Hon. Mitzie Hunter
Minister of Education
Mowat Block
22nd Floor
900 Bay St
Toronto ON M7A1L2

Dear Minister,

I’m writing you today to follow up on an issue that I, and many people in my riding and across Ontario, raised with your predecessor. Demonstration schools in Ontario provide an invaluable service to their students, to the families who turn them into a province-wide community and to the workers who are helping change lives every time they show up to work.

Read more: Todd Smith June 27, 2016

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Ruth Bourachot

School Council Chair Trillium Demonstration School
21 Stewart Road
Collingwood, ON L9Y 4M7

Re: Trillium Demonstration School 

During the meeting of Council held April 25, 2016, Council of the Town of Collingwood passed the following resolution

Read more: Town of Collingwood

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MPP Gretzky’s NDP open letter to Ontario Minister of Education regarding provincial and demonstration schools

Hon. Liz Sandals

Minister of Education
22nd Floor, Mowat Block
900 Bay Street
Toronto, Ontario M7A 1L2

Dear Minister,

I am writing to express my disappointment with your decision to vote against my motion seeking a long term future for provincial and demonstration schools in Ontario. Your remarks during debate and management of the consultation process more generally demonstrate a disregard for families, students, and education workers fighting to keep these schools open.

Read more: Lisa Gretzky - May 6

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Publication Date

Monday, May 16, 2016 - 12:15pm

OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas has addressed the following email to all OPSEU members regarding the plight of provincial and demonstration schools.

Dear friends:

Since 1870, the province has operated provincial schools for the blind, deaf and deafblind directly - in other words, not through a school board. More recently, the province has provided demonstration schools for children with severe learning disabilities.

There is no doubt that our colleagues in the school boards do exemplary work with children with disabilities. However, provincial and demonstration schools have specialized resources that are customized to the very complex needs of the students they serve.

Read more: OPSEU - May 16, 2016

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