Policy feedback opportunity: Policy 504 Equity and Inclusive Education
October 27, 2021
The following board policy currently under review was released for public consultation. Feedback is welcome on the draft documents until November 25, 2021, at 4pm.
The Upper Grand District School Board (UGDSB) is committed to the principles of equity through inclusive and culturally responsive programming, services, and operations in accordance with the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, the Ontario Human Rights Code, and the Education Act.
The policy and procedures for equity and inclusive education have been updated to reflect the changes to the UGDSB Equity Plan and the Board’s commitment to identifying and disrupting systemic racism and oppression through an equity lens.
Policy 504 is important to students, parents, staff, school councils, and community members because everyone plays a role in creating and maintaining a learning and working environment where everyone can participate fully, thrive, and reach their full potential, free from trauma, bias, stereotyping, oppression and systemic racism.
You are invited to review the draft documents and submit online feedback at www.ugdsb.ca/board/policy. The deadline for public input is November 25, 2021, at 4 pm EST. Persons without internet access may call 519-822-4420 (or toll-free 1-800-321-4025) ext. 723 to request a printed copy of the draft documents.