The Halton District School Board will be conducting virtual focus groups with secondary students (Grade 9-12) during the month of June to gather student insight into the Board’s current response to racism in schools. Gathering this information supports the Board’s ongoing 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
. The focus groups will be hosted virtually across each of the four municipalities in Halton.
“As a Board we are invested in learning more about how well students feel we have responded to incidents of racism in our schools,” says 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.”
The virtual focus groups will take place between 1 - 3 p.m. or 4 - 6 p.m. on the following dates:
- Oakville: Wednesday, June 2
- Halton Hills: Monday, June 7
- Milton: Wednesday, June 9
- Burlington: Thursday, June 10
The focus groups will be facilitated by HDSB staff in the Equity and Research departments.
For additional information, contact:
Rob Eatough, Superintendent of Education
Halton District School Board