March 2, 2021 – A litigant’s disclosure obligations supersede a school board’s privacy obligations

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A litigant’s disclosure obligations supersede a school board’s privacy obligations

Gargari v. Toronto Catholic District Board School, 2020 ONSC 6903

Disclosure obligations in the context of litigation supersede a school board’s privacy obligations.

 

HUMAN RIGHTS

Chilliwack Teachers’ Association v. Neufeld, 2021 BCHRT 6

The British Columbia Human Rights Tribunal held that a school board could be, in certain circumstances, responsible for a trustee’s discriminatory statements made outside of their duties.

Beart v. Edmonton Public School Board, 2021 AHRC 3

The Human Rights Tribunal of Alberta ruled that the decision of the school board to accommodate an employee in response to a human rights complaint is not evidence of the failure of the school board in the duty to accommodate

 

PRIVACY

Toronto District School Board (Re), 2021 CanLII 2908 (ON IPC)

Internal school board communications pertaining to an assault involving a student was not ordered to be disclosed.

Toronto Catholic District School Board (Re), 2021 CanLII 7021 (ON IPC)

The names of students in the principal’s notes relating to an investigation was not ordered to be disclosed.

 

MINISTRY OF EDUCATION UPDATES

O. Reg. 125/21: SCHOOL YEAR CALENDAR, PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITY DAYS

New regulation regarding the school year calendar

Policy/Program Memorandum No. 165 (gov.on.ca)

School Board Teacher Hiring Practices.