School board supports washroom access rights


The Renfrew County Catholic District School Board says it supports the right of trans people to access bathrooms according to their “lived gender identity.”

In an open letter last week, RCCDSB director of education Mark Searson says that as a “community of believers, we strive to reverence the dignity of the whole person.”

“The board deeply respects human rights and by doing so, we nurture the well-being, self-worth, and potential of each individual.”

“No one should be made to feel unsafe or marginalized. Bullying behaviour that creates an unsafe space for our students is not tolerated.”

Searson issued the letter following incidents at St. Joseph’s High School in Renfrew…

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