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Parents asked for input on racism in Burnaby schools

School district hosting parent information session tonight ahead of online survey going out this month
Parents who want more information about the Burnaby school district's ongoing anti-racism work are invited to a Zoom session tonight.

Burnaby parents who want more information before filling out a school district survey about racism, equity and inclusion can register for an online information session happening tonight (May 18).

The district is in the process of developing a wide-ranging anti-racism action plan and has launched a three-step process to get input from families, students, staff and others in the school community.

The first step is an online survey that’s been translated into nine of the most widely spoken languages in Burnaby in order to reach as many people as possible.

To give parents and guardians more information about the survey before they fill it out, the school district is hosting an information session via Zoom at 7 p.m.

Input from parents, especially those who identify as Black, Indigenous or people of colour (BIPOC), will be “integral” to the anti-racism work, according to the distric, but the online survey is just the beginning.

“Racism is a serious problem, and while the information shared will help the district act, racism cannot be solved with one survey,” states a district flyer about the parent information session.

To register for the event, click here. Registration is open until 6:30 p.m.