Minister of Education Releases Interim Report on Peel District School Board Review
TORONTO — Today, Stephen Lecce, Minister of Education, issued the following statement about the release of the interim report of the Peel District School Board (PDSB) review:
"Throughout this review process I have been firm in saying that we want Black and racialized families in Peel and across Ontario to know that their government is listening and is fully committed to combating racism and improving equity and opportunity for their children.
I have met with Peel students to hear first hand their lived experience, and to better understand the challenges they face to an inclusive and positive educational experience. I have also met with the reviewers earlier this month to better understand their immediate observations of systemic anti-Black racism, and lack of adherence to governance, leadership, trustee conduct, and human resources practices. I believe students and families deserve better. It is my hope that the final report will build momentum for the transformational change racialized families are seeking, after a period of inaction.
I will continue to empower students - notably from racialized communities - to be a part of the solution, to have a voice, and to work collaboratively to eliminate obstacles to academic success and well-being."