Ontario’s Education Minister appoints 2 people to conduct ‘urgent review’ of York school board.

Ontario’s education minister,Mitzie Hunter has appointed two outside reviewers to address “significant” and “growing concerns” about issues surrounding equality and governance at the York Region District School Board.

The two appointed reviewers are
Patrick Case, a lawyer and chair of the board of Ontario’s Human Rights Legal Support Centre, and
Suzette Herbert, a long-time retired public servant who worked as a deputy minister in the Ontario government from 1997 to 2008.

The reviewers will recommend improvements, particularly regarding equity, accountability and transparency, to regain public confidence in the school board,ways to improve the working relationships at the board.

A final report with recommendations is expected to be submitted to Hunter by April 7.