School Boards

Anyone with an unresolved concern about a school board – including parents and family members, school board staff and trustees, teachers or special interest groups – can contact the Ombudsman by using the online complaint form here. Complaints can also be filed by phone (1-800-263-1830), or email


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SPEECH: Ontario Ombudsman Paul Dubé speaks to the Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation

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What kinds of issues can the Ombudsman help with?

The Ombudsman can review complaints about the administrative actions and decisions of school boards. The Ombudsman is an office of last resort. This means that you should try to address your issue through any available complaint or appeal mechanisms before contacting our Office. We commonly receive complaints about busing and transportation services, special education services, suspensions and expulsions, and complaints from school board employees. 

For the Public

For School Board Staff