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Highlights of October 3, 2017 York Region District School Board Public Meeting
News Release
10/3/2017
Highlights of October 3, 2017 York Region District School Board Public Meeting
Aurora, ON – At its October 3 Board meeting, York Region District School Board recognized October as:
  • Hispanic Heritage Month
  • Hindu Heritage Month
  • Islamic Heritage Month
  • LGBTQ History Month
The Board recognized significant achievements and contributions by staff, students and community partners during the Applause!​ portion of the Board meeting.

Premier’s Award for Accepting Schools Recipient

Black River Public School in Sutton was one of 10 schools across the province recognized for creating safe and accepting learning environments. The Premier’s Awards for Accepting Schools celebrate school teams that have shown leadership and innovation in creating safe, inclusive and accepting schools.   

Black River Public School is the fifth school in York Region District School Board to receive the Premier’s Award for Safe and Accepting Schools in the last four years.

First Book Canada

In an effort to provide new reading materials to all students, First Book Canada created a publishers’ clearinghouse which donates large quantities of free books to thousands of schools and programs serving communities in greatest need. As of this past school year, over 100,000 books have made their way into the hands of students. 

In 2015, First Book Canada, and their corporate partners, developed a Chromebook Pilot Project that saw 120 new Chromebooks donated to the families of students in Grades 5-6 at Sutton Public School and Black River Public School.  


York Region District School Board is the third largest school district in Ontario with over 123,000 students in 177 elementary schools and 33 secondary schools. York Region students consistently perform above average in provincial testing and the Board is one of the top achievers in Ontario. For more information about the York Region District School Board, please visit the Board website and follow @YRDSB on Twitter.

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