Ontario government to review Peel District School Board amid allegations of racism

Education Minister Stephen Lecce speaking to the media Tuesday morning. Global News / File

TORONTO – The provincial government is launching a review of a public school board west of Toronto amid allegations of racism.

Education Minister Stephen Lecce says students, their families and community members have raised concerns about the Peel District School Board.

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He says the board is facing allegations of anti-Black racism and of not following proper governance, leadership and human resources practices.

The minister says members of the school board, including the director of education, also share those concerns.

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The board says it requested the government intervention and thanked the Ministry of Education for the support.

Lecce says the third-party review will come up with recommendations on how the school board can promote equity, increase accountability and transparency.

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