October 15, 2020


Catholic Principals’ Council of Ontario applauds updated teacher hiring practices 

TORONTO: The Catholic Principals’ Council of Ontario (CPCO) commends the Minister of Education’s decision to revoke O. Reg. 274/12: Hiring Practices, and update teacher hiring practices. 
“While elements of the Regulation form part of the provincial collective agreement for Ontario’s English Catholic Teachers and, therefore, won’t have an immediate effect on Ontario’s Catholic school system, this is definitely a step in the right direction”, says Blaine MacDougall, CPCO President. “We wholeheartedly agree that Principals should be able to hire the candidate that is most qualified to improve the quality of education that students receive, and to meet the unique needs of schools and communities.” 
Moreover, CPCO is pleased to see that Minister Lecce is continuing to engage with the Ontario Teachers’ Federation in an effort to fill current staffing shortages by increasing the current 50-day working limit for retirees.   
CPCO welcomes both of these announcements and looks forward to continuing to be part of future discussions with the Ministry on behalf of our members and the students they serve.
CPCO represents 2,100 Catholic Principals and Vice-Principals in 29 Catholic district school boards in Ontario. 


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For more information, please contact: 

Hannah Yakobi
Marketing & Communications Manager
Catholic Principals’ Council of Ontario (CPCO)
416-483-1556, ext. 38