On Friday, #TDSB Trustees learned of the provincial government’s decision to cut grants for specialized school programs. Specialized programs include tutors in classrooms and additional support for Indigenous and racialized students. Backed up by research, these resources are critical for student success. For example, the Roots of Youth Violence report clearly articulates the rise of violence in an absence of after-school programming
As the Trustee for Etobicoke North, I recognize the potential detrimental effects this decision may have on our large population of racialized students
Program funding may be reduced or cancelled completely and right now, the TDSB does not have all details to assess the impact these cuts will have.
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