School board chair addresses possible strike by teachers, gender identity and new curriculum

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C.R. Gummow School is one of many in Northumberland facing several issues going into the new academic year.

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As students settle into school, the Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board faces several challenges.

The school board’s chair, Steve Russell, will address critical issues on today’s show.

At the forefront is labour unrest. While negotiations continue, there is significant uncertainty. That is especially true for elementary teachers. Russell will explain what the board is doing to prepare.

Then, there is a lot of talk about gender identity. The Premier and the Minister of Education have both said they wish to ensure parents are involved when students wish to transition. You will hear Russell’s response.

Finally, there is a lot of new curriculum this year. He will also address what is changing.

Originally aired: Sept. 15, 2023


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