The newly-elected Ford government promised an additional $38 million in funding for all children with autism. This is above and beyond the funding already in the previous government’s plan. I plan to hold our government to account on this commitment. Our school board is underfunded in this area and we need to continue to work with our provincial government to improve outcomes for all students.
The changing learning environment is also something the board will need to contend with. The Ford government is planning to make changes to inquiry- based learning and the way math is taught. They’ve also committed to restoring the previous sexual education curriculum, while creating a new one. I remain deeply concerned with the changes to the Health and Physical Education curriculum for Grades 1-8. These changes will require strong local input and parent engagement.