Equity and Inclusion: Policies
Policy 214 Accessibility Standards
It is the policy of the Upper Grand District School Board to provide an environment in all of its facilities that fosters independence, dignity, respect, integration and equity of opportunity for our students, parents/guardians, the public and our staff. We are committed to ensuring that people with disabilities have the same opportunity of access to services in a similar way as these services are available to all others. We are committed to meeting the accessibility needs of people with disabilities in a timely manner.
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Policy 500 First Nation, Métis and Inuit Self-Identification
It is the policy of the Upper Grand District School Board to provide the opportunity for voluntary self-identification of all Indigenous students as First Nation, Métis, or Inuit. The learning goals and potential of all students can be realized through a responsive, transparent and accountable policy that focuses on improved programs and services and builds on strong partnerships with parents, guardians, and their communities. It is essential to understand the student population and have accurate student achievement data within the Upper Grand District School Board to improve success for all students. To this end it is important to collect voluntary Indigenous self-identification data for planning and decision-making as it relates to Indigenous student success and well-being.
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Policy 503 Safe Schools
It is the policy of the Upper Grand District School Board to support and maintain a positive school climate for all students, staff and the community. A positive school climate is accepting and inclusive of all. As part of this mandate the board will strive to eliminate all forms of bullying through prevention and intervention strategies which foster positive learning environments, support academic achievement and help students to reach their full potential.
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Policy 504 Equity and Inclusive Education
It is the policy of the Upper Grand District School Board to ensure a safe and inclusive learning and working environment for all students, staff and the community, regardless of age, ancestry, colour, race, citizenship, ethnic origin, place of origin, creed, disability, family status, marital status, gender identity, gender expression, socio-economic status, employment, housing, sex, and sexual orientation.
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Policy 519 Indigenous Education (First Nations, Métis, Inuit) Policy
The Upper Grand District School Board acknowledges that Indigenous Peoples are distinct from other equity seeking groups in that they are self-determining nations with inherent rights, laws, and institutions. Indigenous rights are distinct. It is the goal of the UGDSB to ensure that Indigenous staff and students are not deprived of their rights, and are provided with a learning and working environment that is free from racism and discrimination of any kind.
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Human Rights Policy