Wednesday, December 7, 2016

York school board elects new chair after allegations of racism, Islamophobia

Loralea Carruthers was voted in as the new chairwoman
After months of controversy involving allegations of Islamophobia and systemic racism, the York Regional District School Board (YRDSB) voted in a new board chair Monday night.

Loralea Carruthers, trustee for East Gwillimbury and Whitchurch-Stouffville, will replace former chairwoman Anna DeBartolo.

The move comes less than two weeks after Ontario's education minister demanded an action plan from the board on how it plans to address the allegations.

In a letter addressed to all YRDSB trustees, Mitzie Hunter said she continues to "have concerns" about how the board is addressing the problems "and, therefore, am making a specific request for information about the current issues and plans for how the board will move forward to address and resolve them."  (more...)

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