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York Region District School Board to Create New Indigenous Trustee and Student Trustee Positions
News Release
12/10/2019
York Region District School Board to Create New Indigenous Trustee and Student Trustee Positions
Aurora, ON - At its December 10 Board meeting, York Region District School Board unanimously approved the addition of new permanent Indigenous Trustee and Indigenous Student Trustee positions.
 
“As a Board of Trustees, we are serious about enhancing Indigenous Education in our Board and demonstrating our commitment to Truth and Reconciliation and we need to hear those voices represented at the Board table,” said Juanita Nathan, Chair, York Region District School Board. “We look forward to welcoming and working with our new Indigenous Trustee and Indigenous Student Trustee in the best interests of our students.”
 
“This is an important step, and demonstrates the commitment of our Board to build relationships, and to learn and work together with Indigenous peoples to ensure all of our students have every opportunity to succeed,” said Louise Sirisko, Director of Education, York Region District School Board. 
 
Board staff will collaborate with Indigenous partners to determine a process for appointing the new Indigenous trustees. The goal is to fill both positions as soon as appropriate processes have been developed.

York Region District School Board is the third largest school district in Ontario with over 127,000 students in 180 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, Instagram, YouTube and LinkedIn.
 
 
For more information contact:
 
Dawn Clayden, Corporate Communications
York Region District School Board
Tel: 905-727-0022 ext. 2913
 

 
 
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