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A motion brought by HCDSB Trustee Brenda Agnew will, if passed, direct the Pride flag to be flown over Halton’s Catholic schools and mandate a safe space poster in every class “to ensure that students in the 2SLGBT community are supported throughout the school year”. We invited former student Niamh Shallow and 2SLGBTQ+ activist Deirdre Pike to give their perspective ahead of a likely close vote on Tuesday night on why Catholic Schools should be proud to support Pride and their 2SLGBTQ+ students.
Thursday’s episode covers three 905 stories: the latest changes of direction on our schools and an education minister with egg on his face; $5 million for Burlington City Hall’s front yard; a new stinky mess in Cootes Paradise.
“They Don’t Know How The System Works” – Andrea Grebenc and Patrick Murphy Speak Frankly About Provincial Education Mistakes
Andrea Grebenc, chair of Halton District School Board, and Patrick Murphy, Chair of Halton Catholic District School Board, set out the frustration felt by school boards as they face a provincial government that doesn’t listen to education experts, or understand Ontario’s education systemin a detailed and frank discussion.