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Peel District School Board Releases Anti-Racism Policy and Black Student Success Strategy


The council says the policy will include collecting data on issues such as bullying and suspensions, promoting a “culturally appropriate curriculum,” training educators, and promoting a ” race-sensitive leadership”.

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The Peel District School Board says it has put in place a new anti-racism policy as well as a strategy to ensure success for black students.

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The council said it approved its “most comprehensive” plan yet, which will include using metrics to assess and dismantle practices and behaviors that have led to alleged racial disparities in education.

The council says the policy will include collecting data on issues such as bullying and suspensions, promoting a “culturally responsive curriculum,” training educators, and promoting a “ race-sensitive leadership”.

The policy comes two years after the council was investigated by a third party appointed by the Department for Education into allegations of systemic racism.

The department appointed Bruce Rodrigues, former Deputy Minister of Education, in June 2020 to oversee the Peel School Board.

Rashmi Swarup, the council’s director of education, says community voice is “at the heart of politics”.

“To ensure better learning outcomes and well-being for all students and their families, PDSB remains committed to creating an equitable, anti-racist, anti-oppressive, and inclusive learning environment,” Swarup said in a statement. .


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