Ontario Schools, Kindergarten to Grade 12: Policy and Program Requirements, 2016 (OS) sets out the requirements of the Ministry of Education that govern the policies and programs of all publicly funded elementary and secondary English-language schools in Ontario. OS is intended for school and school board administrators, but will also be of interest within the broader educational community.
OS consolidates in one document the broad range of policies and programs that affect the educational experience of students in Ontario schools from Kindergarten to Grade 12. It reflects the continuity of education policy governing programs for all students, from entry to school to graduation.
The online document provides links to relevant legislation, regulations, policy/program memoranda, policy documents, and ministry web pages, as appropriate.
This document supersedes the 2011 edition of OS. It is an update of that edition, reflecting all changes and developments in ministry policy and programs (including the release of updated policy or program documents) that have occurred in the intervening years.
The print version will be available as of November 30 from Service Ontario Publications.