Joey Coleman: Ontario Regulation 444/98

Ontario Regulation 444/98

The regulation governing the sale of surplus school board property is Ontario Regulation 444/98. The full regulation is available on the Ontario eLaws site: http://www.e-laws.gov.on.ca/html/regs/english/elaws_regs_980444_e.htm

The eLaws website does not include any correspondence or policy directives issued by the Ministry of Education clarifying Ministry interpretation and implementation of the regulation.

Approval of the Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board administrative headquarters sale and move is contingent on Ministry of Education approval. The Ministry’s interpretation and implementation of 444/98 forms the framework for approval.

A request for correspondence from the Ministry to the HWDSB was denied on the grounds that releasing communications between the Ministry and School Board would violate the privacy of the School Board.