Halton Catholic District School Board Paves Path Forward with Indigenous Education Course and New Student Trustees

By Jack Brittle  Local Journalism Initiative Reporter On March 5, 2024, the Halton Catholic District School Board (HCDSB) held one of their bi-monthly board meetings. Among the items on the agenda were the election of a representative to the Ontario Catholic School Trustees’ Association (OCSTA), a report on a pilot project of an Indigenous-themed grade 11 English course and its future, and the introduction of three new student trustees for the 2024_25 school year. Halton Hills trustee Janet O’Hearn-Czarnota was unanimously re-elected as the OCSTA representative for the HCDSB, after serving in the role for the previous two-year term. She was also the only trustee nominated. HCDSB is allocated one representative for the publicly funded association which “provides the provincial voice, leadership and service for elected Catholic school trustees to promote…

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