OPSBA’s Black Trustees’ Caucus (BTC) brings together publicly elected or appointed trustees who identify as Black, in a supportive environment where they may collaborate to influence change.
One of OPSBA’s multi-year strategic priorities is Student Success, Equity, and Well-Being in order to promote and advance high-quality, equitable, and inclusive learning environments to support student success and well-being. The BTC engages in a range of initiatives and partnerships to support this priority.
Established in 2022, the Caucus focuses on the educational experiences of Black students, mentors Black student trustees, works to ensure all students, families, and school boards are aware of the issues that currently and historically impact student achievement, and highlights practices that have positive impacts. Caucus members use data to support the Ontario education system in making informed recommendations on various educational outcomes and teachings for Black students.
For the 2023-24 school year, Peel DSB Trustee Kathy McDonald serves as the Chair of the Black Trustees’ Caucus (BTC) and York Region DSB’s Trustee Dr. Elizabeth Sinclair serves as the Vice-Chair of BTC.
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