For Immediate Release - October 9, 2020
UGDSB holding virtual town hall, survey to gather input on police presence in schools
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.
About the Upper Grand District School Board
The Upper Grand District School Board
serves more than 35,000 students through 65 elementary schools and 11 secondary schools in the City of Guelph, County of Wellington and County of Dufferin. The UGDSB covers the ancestral and traditional territories of the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Six Nations of the Grand River, and Saugeen Ojibway Nation Territories. Student success is the goal of over 4,000 dedicated teaching and support staff who are aided by the contributions of caring volunteers and community partners.
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