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O. Reg. 341/10: Operation of Schools - General

filed September 3, 2010 under Education Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. E.2

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ontario regulation 341/10

made under the

Education Act

Made: August 20, 2010
Approved: September 1, 2010
Filed: September 3, 2010
Published on e-Laws: September 8, 2010
Printed in The Ontario Gazette: September 18, 2010

Amending Reg. 298 of R.R.O. 1990

(Operation of Schools — General)

1. Regulation 298 of the Revised Regulations of Ontario, 1990 is amended by adding the following section:

Exchange Teachers

22.1 (1) In this section,

“criminal background check” means, in respect of an individual,

(a) a criminal background check, as defined in Ontario Regulation 521/01 (Collection of Personal Information) made under the Act, of the individual, and

(b) if the individual is a resident of a jurisdiction outside Canada, a document concerning the individual that,

(i) was prepared by a police force or service from national data maintained by,

(A) the jurisdiction if the jurisdiction is a country, or

(B) the country in which the jurisdiction is located if the jurisdiction is not a country,

(ii) was prepared within six months before the day the board collects the document, and

(iii) contains information concerning the individual’s personal history of convictions for criminal offences in the jurisdiction; (“relevé des antécédents criminels”)

“exchange teacher” means an individual appointed or assigned to a position in a board under subsection (2); (“enseignant d’échange”)

“jurisdiction outside Ontario” means a province or territory of Canada, other than Ontario, or a country, state or other territory outside Canada. (“territoire autre que l’Ontario”)

(2) A board may appoint or assign an individual to a position in the board for up to one year if,

(a) the board is satisfied that the individual has a certificate, licence, registration or other form of official recognition granted or recognized by the teacher regulatory authority in the individual’s jurisdiction that attests that the individual is qualified to practise the teaching occupation in an elementary or secondary school and is in good standing;

(b) the individual is employed as a teacher in a jurisdiction outside Ontario or is employed in a position requiring the individual to be a teacher in that other jurisdiction;

(c) the board has conducted a reference check of the individual with the individual’s employer and is satisfied with the results;

(d) the board has collected a criminal background check of the individual; and

(e) the board has formally agreed to so appoint or assign the individual in exchange for the individual’s employer in the jurisdiction outside Ontario agreeing to appoint a teacher employed by the board to a teaching-related position in that other jurisdiction.

(3) In assigning or appointing an exchange teacher to a position, a board shall have due regard for the provision of the best possible program and the safety and well-being of the pupils.

2. This Regulation comes into force on the day it is filed.

Made by:
Pris par :

La ministre de l’Éducation,

Leona Dombrowsky

Minister of Education

Date made: August 20, 2010.
Pris le : 20 août 2010.