Spending of #OCSB 2015/2016 Budget

UPDATED!

Ever wonder of what it costs to have a child in the Ontario government school system? It costs almost $12K/child or nearly $360K for a room of 30 children

http://torontoist.com/2015/05/torontoist-explains-ontarios-education-funding-formula/

http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/eng/policyfunding/funding.html

82% of the OCSB budget is taken up by salaries and benefits (pensions, contraception for teachers etc). You can go to the sunshine list to see teachers and admin making over $100k/yr

http://surlyhamiltonian.blogspot.ca/2014/07/ottawa-catholic-school-board-2013.html

Let’s now look at the “supplemental” spending

Given things like the $50K  spent on a Gananoque resort in 2013 ( http://www.ottawasun.com/2013/11/19/catholic-school-board-splurges-on-brass ) , it would be interesting to look at the 2015/16 budget and let the reader decide if this is good value for taxdollars.

A few highlights:
 1) The amount of conferences, professional development, supply teachers for teachers off at conferences, etc is across so many pages that is impossible to add up. The amounts are huge
2) the Christian Community Day is now up to $71,000 for a few hours of gathering (up from $65K). It even pays for supply teachers so teachers can go to choir practice
CCDay Choir
2) Is the Directors Conference at the Glen Resort in Gananoque again?
UPDATE: Looks like it. And the conference is TODAY
See this tweet from Principal McGuire from the 1000 Islands at 3pm today
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3) The advertising and marketing budget is HUGE! You pay for all those banners, newspaper ads, web ads etc
 Budget CCD
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Budget Conferences
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budget advertising

Remember, for every extra child sent, the Board gains another $11K+of which to be “stewards”. Parents should reflect on this.

PS:

A teacher calls the Jim Richards show on 1010AM in Toronto and claims not to know that taxpayers pay her salary. Stunning.

Today at 3:25pm Jim took a call from a teacher who wrote an Op-Ed recently about the current teacher dispute.
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3 messages from the Pope to #OCSB based on US Visit

Pope Little Sisters of the Poor

3 messages from the Pope to OCSB based on US Visit:

Let’s look at three things he did:

1) Private meeting with the Little Sisters of the Poor to show support for their fight against having to pay for contraceptives

http://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/pope-francis-made-surprise-stop-at-little-sisters-of-the-poor-to-show-support-24045/

2) Private meeting with Kim Davis to support her conscience rights against gay “marriage”
https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/pope-francis-met-secretly-with-kim-davis-told-her-to-stay-strong

3) The Pope calls Mayor of Rome a “pretend Catholic” for his support of gay marriage etc
http://www.catholicherald.co.uk/news/2015/09/30/pope-francis-calls-romes-mayor/

Pope’s Messages:

1) STOP paying for contraception for your teachers!
https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/ottawa-catholic-school-board-defends-coverage-for-employees-contraception-a
https://catholicintelligenceblog.wordpress.com/2015/01/19/is-the-ocsb-devastated-by-pope-f-upholding-catholic-teaching-against-birth-control/

2) Do NOT teach that gay “marriage” is “normal” to Grade 3 children as part of the Wynne/Levin Sex Ed

3) Look yourselves in the mirror and see if you are a pretend Catholic, only “professing to be Catholic”

PS: great new podcast:

Listen to an interview with Dr. Janet Smith about the new book on pastoral care of people with same-sex attraction, “Living the Truth in Love”.

http://radiomaria.us/?powerpress_pinw=23471-podcast

 

More proof that Catholic and Public systems will have same sex ed. #OCSB

First a great post by Lou:

http://everydayforlifecanada.blogspot.ca/2015/09/the-toronto-catholic-board-will-teach.html

 

Now more proof that the 2 systems will essentially have same curriculum (as Wynne/Scandals insist):

This is what the government says about this JOINT toolkit:

Catholic Principals’ Council of Ontario (CPCO) and Ontario Principals’ Council (OPC) have jointly produced an HPE Administrator Toolkit to build understanding about the updated curriculum’s key changes and to support dialogue with parents and the community. The Toolkit includes a Questions & Answers document, presentation materials (slides) for staff and for parents and a Toolkit Guide (with tips and strategies). Materials have been tailored to Catholic and public system needs and are available at http://www.cpco.on.ca/index.php/public/ and http://www.principals.ca/

http://www.edugains.ca/resourcesCurrImpl/Elementary/HealthandPhysED/HPE_flyer_9.9.15.pdf

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Please  note that both councils have kept these toolkits SECRET and for members only. Because parents just can’t handle reading them on their own. 😉

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OPHEA Sex Resources. #OCSB

OPHEA

https://www.ophea.net/sites/default/files/pdfs/advocacy/ADV_SexEdReportFINAL_31MY13.pdf

Same sex parenting, contraception, “safe sex” (no such thing with condoms), EIE, Accepting Schools Act (Bill 13) etc etc

Remember: The curriculum is the SAME in both public and “catholic” schools.

2015: Liz Sandals: The curriculum is the same in public schools and Catholic schools—this is the Ontario curriculum. In the case of the Catholic schools, they also do a lot of curriculum development through an organization called ICE, which is the Institute for Catholic Education, and that’s the Catholic teachers, the Catholic principals, the Catholic directors—it’s all the stakeholders in the Catholic education system. The Bishops are represented there too. So we work with ICE on the development of their curriculum. They will make some components of the curriculum part of their family life course.

In terms of (what) your parents would want to know, the Catholic trustees, the Catholic teachers, the Catholic principals, the Catholic directors have all been quite supportive of the curriculum.

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Liz Sandals has also said this:

2015: ” that while the Catholic school system will be able to provide “commentary” on the government-mandated sex-ed through its own family life program, it won’t be allowed to change anything and must “deliver” the sex-ed as written.”

See OPHEA and ICE beside each other on the Ministry Pamphlet:

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What the “Gender Identity” movement really means. #OCSB

How long before this is shown at a “show and tell” or a teacher uses this a “prop” in Grade 3 classes of gender identity?

 

http://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/parenting/more-than-just-undies-the-smallest-details-are-the-most-important-for-parents-of-transgender-kids/story-fnet08ui-1227539339418

http://www.tranzwear.net/store.php/TranZwear/ct159601/for_parents_of_ftm_childrenteens

 

 

Pope in UN address condemns Ideological Colonization in EIE/Sex Ed . #OCSB

 To review his past statements on Ideological Colonization:
Pope Francis: Gender Theory is demonic:
.. and the Pope doesn’t mean “Mom and Dad and 4 children” when he refers to “anomalous lifestyles”!!
Pope’s Address to the UN
“… or for carrying out an ideological colonization by the imposition of anomalous models and lifestyles which are alien to people’s identity and, in the end, irresponsible.”
“The common home of all men and women must continue to rise on the foundations of a right understanding of universal fraternity and respect for the sacredness of every human life, of every man and every woman, the poor, the elderly, children, the infirm, the unborn, the unemployed, the abandoned, those considered disposable because they are only considered as part of a statistic.”
“Consequently, the defence of the environment and the fight against exclusion demand that we recognize a moral law written into human nature itself, one which includes the natural difference between man and woman, and absolute respect for life in all its stages and dimensions.”

Read more at: http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/424638/natural-law-united-nations-kathryn-jean-lopez

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He has effectively condemned the gender-twisting EIE and sex ed program being pushed in Ontario “catholic” schools.
He has also effectivvely condemned abortafacient contraceptives (paid for by catholic school boards), abortion, and embryo killing via “research” (eg. Terry Fox Foundation)
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