As a Roman Catholic, it is your right to direct your property tax support to the Catholic education system. Without the support of local ratepayers, Catholic education may become non-existent.
11 elementary schools and 2 secondary schools
Catholic ratepayers need to declare their support in order to develop an accurate assessment base. This assessment base serves the following functions:
Ontario municipal elections are held every three ( 3 ) years in the month of November. During these elections, school trustees are elected as well. In order to vote for a Catholic school trustee, you must be registered as a Catholic school supporter. The next municipal elections will take in 2010.
If so, please pay attention to the following: When you move, your Catholic school support does not follow you. As soon as any change is made to your address, your school support designation reverts to Public. Unless you update this information, you will not be able to take part in Catholic trustee elections. To make a change/correction: First, inform the school of your new address and the date of your move. This will verify your new address is located within the school's boundaries, and updates your child's student record. Next, complete and sign the Application for Direction of School Support form which redirects your school support back to Catholic. For further assistance, contact your school. If any additional forms are required, the Board Office will forward them to you. Your continued support is greatly appreciated!
Our Mission Committed to a vibrant Catholic education, we ensure quality learning experiences through community partnerships that nurture each student in body, mind and spirit and embrace the teachings of Christ, giving witness to Gospel values. The Catholic education system is dedicated to instilling values in our students within a safe, caring and supportive environment. Catholic schools provide students with an opportunity to express their faith.
· Discerning believers formed in the Catholic Faith community who celebrate the signs and sacred mystery of God's presence through word, sacrament, prayer, forgiveness, reflection and moral living.
· Effective communicators who speak, write and listen honestly and sensitively, responding critically in light of Gospel values.
· Reflective, creative and holistic thinkers who solve problems and make responsible decisions with an informed moral conscience for the common good.
· Self-directed, responsible, lifelong learners who develop and demonstrate their God-given potential.
· Collaborative contributors who find meaning, dignity and vocation in work which respects the rights of all and contributes to the common good.
· Caring family members who attend to family, school, parish, and the wider community.
· Responsible citizens who give witness to Catholic social teaching by promoting peace, justice and the sacredness of human life.
In Ontario, only Roman Catholics who own or rent property are legally entitled to direct their property school support to the English-Separate school system.
You can contact your local board office and we will send you an "Application for Direction of School Support" form or you can download one from this site. Other forms may be necessary, and will be supplied by the Board Office. Once you have signed and returned the form(s), we will file it with the appropriate assessment office.
Yes. Education taxes are paid whether you have children or not. If you do not direct your support, you are automatically considered a Public supporter. Supporting the Catholic education system allows you to take part in running/voting for Catholic school trustee during municipal elections.
Yes. In order to be Catholic School supporters you must complete the Catholic School Assessment Lease form. This form allows the Catholic to direct the school support to the Catholic School Board.
No. Ontario legislation gives only Catholics the option to be Catholic School supporters.
Yes. To do so, complete a Catholic School Lease form which allows the Catholic spouse to direct the school support to the Catholic School Board. This makes the Catholic spouse the tenant for school support purposes only.
Yes. If you were already a Catholic School supporter, your support will continue to be with the Catholic system. School support is linked only to the attendance rights for elementary education.
Yes. You must declare yourself a Catholic and a Catholic School supporter each time you move. Direction of school support only applies to the residence at which you live when you declared your support.
It is your right to direct your school support to the Catholic system. The Catholic education system is dedicated to instilling values in our students, within a safe, caring and supportive environment. Our schools provide students with an opportunity to express their faith. It is our duty to assist students in becoming effective communicators, discerning believers, collaborative contributors, caring family members, and responsible citizens.
Application for Direction of School Support Allows Roman Catholic ratepayers to declare themselves as a Catholic school supporter/elector. Catholic School Assessment Lease If one homeowner or one tenant is a non-Catholic, then complete the above lease form, as well as the Application for Direction of School Support form. The lease form gives the Catholic the right to direct property taxes to the Catholic schools.