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June 1, 2010

PRO Grants Deadline

Reaching out to parents in educationJust a reminder that June 11 is the deadline for applications to the 2010-11 Parents Reaching Out Grants.

The application process now takes place in the spring so projects can start earlier in the following school year.

These grants for school councils and larger regional/provincial projects are a wonderful way to encourage parents to become more involved in their children's education. School councils may receive up to $1,000, while the regional/provincial groups are eligible for grants up to $30,000.

If the opportunity exists, please remind schools councils the deadline is approaching.

New Regulations Affect Teacher Assignments

Teacher Assignment in Ontario Schools – A Resource GuideThe Regulation controlling teacher assignments and teacher certifications was amended last week to reflect Ontario's obligations under the new provincial labour mobility law. The new Policy and Program Memorandum 153 is on our website, where you will also find a plain language guide Teacher Assignment in Ontario Schools explaining the requirements.

Thank you
Murray Leaning