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York Region District School Board pulls police officers from public schools

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AURORA, Ont. — York Region District School Board says it’s pulling police officers out of its schools.

The school board says it’s pausing programs with York Regional Police, including school resource officers and youth education officers.

YRDSB says it will review the role of school police programs to assess the impact on the well-being and learning environment for all students.

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The decision is part of the board director’s Action Plan and the board’s Dismantling Anti-Black Racism Strategy.

Director of Education Louise Sirisko says the school board and regional police agree “this is an important time to critically review our partnership.”

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York Region District School Board is the third largest school district in Ontario with more than 128,000 students in 180 elementary schools and 33 secondary schools.

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