Oct 14 – SOGI, portables among top issues facing would-be school trustees -by Lori Culbert

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The trustee role has been reduced over the decades, as the province now set the amount of taxes collected and the curriculum taught, said Jason Ellis, a UBC assistant professor of education.

But trustees can, Ellis said, vote for a school district to ban the related SOGI 123 resource materials, which include lesson plans and learning modules designed to help students understand the diversity of genders and family makeups. If there is majority support on the board to stop using these tools, the motion could be taken to the superintendent for a final decision, Ellis said.

And that is exactly what SOGI opponents are hoping will happen.