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Statement from Chair Robin Pilkey on Health & Physical Education Curriculum

Wednesday, August 22, 2018
Categories: News Releases

Since the government first indicated that they were changing the Health and Physical Education curriculum, the TDSB has been concerned about whether students would still learn about topics such as gender identity, sexual orientation, online safety and consent. Staff is now reviewing the curriculum to ensure they are able to fulfill those requirements. Parents would have expected the province to have explained more clearly the differences between the two curriculums — both over 200 pages — but based on the information released today, we’re disappointed to see that it’s still very unclear.

With regards to the launch of a College of Teachers parent concern website, our TDSB Parent Concern Protocol already provides parents with an outlet to voice concerns and most importantly, gives them the opportunity to resolve matters.