Posted on Wednesday, February 02, 2022 12:39 PM
The Greater Essex County District School Board has placed a high priority on implementing its Equity Action Plan in support of student achievement and well-being.
"A culture of respect for the principles of human rights and equity is essential to any organization, but especially one as diverse as a public school board," says GECDSB Director of Education Erin Kelly.
To guide this foundational purpose, Ros Salvador has joined the GECDSB in the newly created role of Human Rights and Equity System...
Posted on Wednesday, February 02, 2022 12:27 PM
Congratulations Zoe Stevenson!
The Student of the Month for January is Zoe Stevenson, a Grade 11 student at Kingsville District High School. Zoe is an inspirational role model for this month's theme of "perseverance".
Zoe has had a tracheostomy since May of 2019 due to a life-threatening accident she was involved in that resulted in a severe throat and airway injury. Since then, she has had over 15 surgeries and drives back and forth to SickKids Hospital for appointments and check-ups. Her condition...
Posted on Wednesday, February 02, 2022 08:31 AM
The Greater Essex County District School Board has revised and updated its African-Canadian Roads to Freedom curriculum document (release November 2021). These resources are intended to provide teacher background information on Black Canadian heritage and culture connected directly to specific learning expectations in The Ontario Curriculum: Social Studies/History and Geography (2004).
The teaching of Black Canadian history should not be seen as an "event" but rather as an "ongoing...
Posted on Wednesday, February 02, 2022 08:17 AM
As part of the Greater Essex County District School Board's commitment to dismantling systemic racism and oppression in our Board a new, internal Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee has been formed.
Candice Allen (she/her) - Secondary Teacher
Mohamad Ayoub (he/him) - Elementary Vice Principal
Taylor Bake (she/her) -...
Posted on Monday, January 31, 2022 02:48 PM
Recent school upgrades funded by the Governments of Canada and Ontario
The GECDSB has received funding through the COVID-19 Resilience Infrastructure Stream: Education Related program from the provincial and federal governments to perform upgrades in its buildings to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic by supporting health and safety.
CVRIS (COVID-19 Resilience Infrastructure Stream: Education Related) highlights the schools that were provided funding from the Federal and Provincial governments...