ON pledges to review TDSB policies on trips.

Jeremiah Perry

Expressing sadness on the death of Toronto teen while on a school trip to Algonquin Park , Ontario’s Education Minister, Mitzie Hunter  has called on the ministry to conduct a full review of all school board policies surrounding outdoor “education and excursions.”

The announcement made just a day after  the Toronto District School Board revealed that 15-year-old Jeremiah Perry did not pass a mandatory swim test prior to embarking on a July 4 trip that ended tragically.

Perry lost his life while  swimming in Big Trout Lake, when he disappeared under the water and did not resurface. His body was found the next day.

TDSB director John Malloy has announced yesterday that the board has implemented new measures, effective immediately, to ensure tragic situations like Perry’s don’t happen again.