Regulation - LGIC

The Education Act New Regulation: Director of Education Performance Appraisal

Regulation Number(s):
Instrument Type:
Regulation - LGIC
Bill or Act:
Education Act
Summary of Proposal:
Changes made to the Education Act by the Better Schools and Student Outcomes Act, 2023 (the Act) received Royal Assent on June 8, 2023. A key element of the changes is to ensure effective governance and leadership across all school boards for the successful delivery of provincial education priorities, which Directors of Education play a key part in as the Chief Education Officer in Ontario's publicly funded school boards.

To support this intent, a new regulation may be proposed that would establish consistent requirements and a standardized process for Boards of Trustees to monitor and evaluate the performance of the Director of Education, including progress on the provincial education priorities for student achievement as set out in Ontario Regulation 224/23:

1. Achievement of Learning Outcomes in Core Academic Skills
2. Preparation of Students for Future Success
3. Student Engagement & Well-Being

The Ministry of Education invites input from stakeholders on the key elements of a standardized process and mandatory standards for the Director of Education Performance Appraisal, as provided for in section 287.4 of the Education Act. This includes but is not limited to the following:

• Evaluation cycle
• Evaluation criteria
• Methodology
• Supports for a comprehensive and effective appraisal process including the use of external
professional services
• Rating system
• Process following an unsatisfactory rating
• Reporting/accountability
Analysis of Regulatory Impact:
EDU is developing a Regulatory Impact Analysis (RIA) of the proposed regulation. A RIA is a process of identifying and assessing the potential benefits and costs of proposed regulations. As part of this consultation, EDU is seeking comments and feedback pertaining to the anticipated costs and benefits of implementing this proposed regulation.

The proposed regulation is not expected to have any significant fiscal impacts for the provincial government. Mitigations will be identified to offset any costs.
Further Information:
Proposal Number:
Posting Date:
October 3, 2023
Comments Due Date:
November 2, 2023
Contact Address:
Strategic Policy and Education Workforce Branch
Ministry of Education
315 Front St. W. 9th Floor | Toronto, ON M5V 2A4