Creating a safe, equitable and inclusive school environment must remain a priority. TVDSB has made a commitment through their strategic plan to focus on mental health and well-being. As an educator, I see the connection between student success and mental wellness. The Mental Health and Wellness committee which includes Trustees is a good initiative by our board. It is a priority to ensure that supports are available.
We must continue our work through the safe schools initiative to address violence in our schools. Violence prevention as part of the curriculum and consistent approaches to addressing violence, so that our students, staff and community feel safe.