Special announcement: .

Strike Update:

Friday, February 21, 2020.

The Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (OSSTF), which includes Provincial Schools Authority Teachers (PSAT), announced that their members will participate in a one-day full withdrawal of services (strike action) on Friday, February 21, 2020 at a number of Ontario school boards across the province, including the Provincial and Demonstration Schools Branch’s provincial schools, if a tentative agreement is not reached.

All provincial schools will remain open on Friday, February 21, 2020­ however, instructional programming will be suspended. Supervised activities will be provided during the school day. All residential programs will continue.

All demonstration schools remain open and full instructional programs continue.

Mise à jour sur la grève :

Le vendredi 21 février 2020 :

La Fédération des enseignantes et des enseignants des écoles secondaires de l'Ontario (FEESO), qui comprend des enseignantes et enseignants de l’administration des écoles provinciales (PSAT), a annoncé que ses membres participeront à une journée complète de retrait de services (grève) le vendredi 21 février 2020 dans plusieurs conseils scolaires de l’Ontario si aucun accord de principe n’est conclu.

Toutes les écoles provinciales seront ouvertes le vendredi 21 février 2020, mais le programme pédagogique est mise en suspens. Des activités supervisées seront offertes durant la journée scolaire. Il n’y aura aucune interruption aux programmes résidentiels.

Toutes les écoles d’application demeurent ouvertes et les programmes pédagogiques complets sont présentés.

Ministry of Education
Provincial and Demonstration Schools Branch

Staff News – July 18, 2019

Date: July 18, 2019 | Categories: provincial and demonstration schools branch | Tags: staff news

Good morning,

It is with mixed feelings that I announce that June Rogers will be leaving her role of Executive Director, Provincial and Demonstration Schools Branch (PDSB) effective August 11, 2019. June has graciously accepted to work on a special project for the ministry while she transitions to her retirement in January 2020.

June joined the Ministry of Education in 2015 after having served as a Superintendent of Education in the Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board (HPEDSB) where she made significant contributions to the achievement of students in her role as teacher, school and system resource teacher, principal, Special Education System Principal, Principal of Sagonaska Demonstration School and Superintendent of Safe Schools, Aboriginal Education, Mental Health and Special Education Services as well as serving families of schools.

June has always expressed a deep and profound commitment to the students and families she served. “It’s all about the students” was a common statement from this leader.

She understood and respected the work of dedicated staff and was a champion of all students in the PDSB. During her time as Executive Director, June led the work on the Strategic and Operational plans. These plans provided the foundation for improving student achievement and well-being in the branch. Under her leadership, new programs and services were implemented including the Play and Learning Centres in London, Milton and Belleville for preschool children who are deaf or hard of hearing and their families.

June faced life challenges head on and her grit and integrity were well respected.

June has been recognized for her expertise in special education, her unfailing professionalism and her integrity.

I want to take this opportunity to thank June for all her years of dedicated service to the Provincial and Demonstration Schools Branch and I wish her all the best as she begins a new chapter.


Shirley Kendrick
Assistant Deputy Minister
Student Support and Field Services Division