A Message from Saanich Schools

June 5, 2020


A Message from Saanich Schools

The present attention being given around the world to the reality of racism and its effects reminds us of the critical importance we all play in erasing it. What we say and do matters when our goal is to provide equality for all in our society and in our schools.

As leaders within the Saanich school system, we reject racism.

At its core, public education has the critical social importance of building a compassionate and welcoming community. We work to instill a sense of belonging and inclusion for the diversity present in all people. Our schools are places where we strive to build understanding and acceptance of all – regardless of the language they speak, the culture they observe, the colour of their skin or the religion they practice.

As leaders within the Saanich School District, we are united in our belief that public schools remain critical to the education and healing that will make our world a better place tomorrow than it is today.

Dean Coates
President CUPE Local 441
Tim Dunford
Board Chair
Dave Eberwein
Superintendent of Schools
Monique Hiltz
President Confederation of Advisory Councils of Saanich
Don Peterson
President Saanich Teachers' Association
Kal Russell
Saanich Administrators' Association
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