UGDSB holding virtual town hall, survey to gather input on police presence in schools
October 9, 2020
GUELPH, Ontario – This October, the Upper Grand District School Board is holding a town hall and survey, asking participants for their input regarding the presence of police in UGDSB schools.
On Tuesday Oct. 20 from 6:30-7:30pm, the board will hold a virtual town hall where participants can provide their input to questions in a format that is fair and inclusive, facilitated by Thought Exchange. The board will be asking participants to provide their input on the role of police in UGDSB schools and the impact of police in schools on the school community. An additional question requesting one or two points for consideration for recommendations on police presence in UGDSB schools will also be asked.
The board will also launch a survey for those who were unable to join the town hall, asking survey participants the same questions posed to town hall participants. A link to this survey will be posted on the board and school websites following the town hall.
The board is seeking to hear all voices and gather input to the question of police in UGDSB schools. Through the virtual town hall and survey, the board wants to ensure all people have the opportunity to share their voice through a format that is free of bias and oppression.
For additional details and background, please visit the board website at www.ugdsb.ca/policeinschools.