Why is my child’s school flying the Pride Flag?
The month of June is Pride month. Many of our students, staff, parents/guardians and community members identify as members of the Rainbow or LGBTQ+ community. Flying the Pride flag not only signals that our schools are safe spaces for everyone, it also aligns with our Vision Statement and Guiding Principles of inclusion and student and staff well-being and our new Equity Plan.
Our school district is showing our acceptance and celebration of the LGBTQ community during Pride month by raising the Pride flag at schools and offices across the UGDSB.
We continue to raise awareness and support inclusion and acceptance of other marginalized groups in other ways.
Some examples include our Poverty Challenge initiative aimed at increasing awareness of socio-economic disadvantage, the One Voice One Team initiative aimed at creating community for racialized students, supporting persons with disabilities by making our schools more accessible, and by acknowledging the original people of these lands. We continue to work to ensure the equity and inclusion of all our students and staff.