A York Region parent has launched a human rights complaint to “force the school board to take racism seriously” after a trustee referred to her as a “n-----.”
The latest blow to the troubled board comes as Education Minister Mitzie Hunter confirmed Friday afternoon that she had formally received a copy of a report she ordered probing incidents of racism and Islamophobia as well as concerns over trustee spending.
“Due to the significant implications of the review, it is essential that I take the necessary time to review their detailed observations and the recommendations based on the concerns raised by local parents and community organizations, and determine our next steps,” likely by next week, said Hunter.
“We know that there have been significant and growing concerns from parents and community members regarding governance and equity issues in the York Region District School Board.”
Two investigators were tasked with looking at how the board handled complaints of racism, which is also one of the main issues in the human rights case parent Charline Grant has filed against the board, the director and former Georgina trustee Nancy Elgie. (more...)