Concerns about isolated location of GEDSB programs were raised at band council

Concerns about isolated location of GEDSB programs were raised at band council (Photo by Jim C Powless)

By Justin Lethbridge Writer Teacher safety has become an issue. Students are being left to fend for themselves taking breaks in a parking lot. And attendance is dropping. Six Nations Band Councillor Audrey Powless Bomberry is demanding the Grand Erie District School Board (GEDSB) answer for why alternative learning programs for high school students were moved to an isolated location on Third Line. The programs are operating out of a building owned by former councillor Ross Johnson on Third Line Road that housed a now closed grocery store. Councillor Audrey Powless-Bomberry questioned Indigenous Engagement and Support Itinerant Teacher Jeannie Martin and Native Trustee Karen Sandy on issues at the location. GEDSB operates three programs for about 60 students on reserve. Councillors said there have been issues with the location, including…

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