HDSB students invited to provide insight into board’s response to racism

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Published May 26, 2021 at 3:35 pm

The Halton District School Board  (HDSB) will be conducting virtual focus groups with secondary students next month to gather insight into the board’s current response to racism in schools.

Due to COVID-19, the focus groups will be hosted virtually across each of the municipalities in Halton.

The collection of this information supports the Board’s accountability to its equity goals, as outlined in the 2020-2024 Multi-Year Plan and the Human Rights Equity Action & Accountability Plan: The Way Forward.

“As a Board, we are invested in learning more about how well students feel we have responded to incidents of racism in our schools,” said Rob Eatough, Superintendent of Education with responsibility for Equity.

“The information and insights received will be reviewed over the summer and a report will be developed with recommendations to guide and inform a plan of action and enhanced accountability beginning in the fall.”

Secondary students who are interested in participating must complete the ‘Student Insight Conversations on HDSB’s Response to Racism’ Registration Form by Monday, May 31 at 4:00 p.m.

Students are reminded that participation is voluntary.

The virtual focus groups will take place in Oakville on June 2, in Halton Hills on June 7, in Milton on June 9 and in Burlington on June 10 between 1-3 p.m. or 4-6 p.m.

The groups will be facilitated by HDSB staff in the Equity and Research departments.

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