The LKDSB, with direction from the Ontario Ministry of Education and with support, is conducting a voluntary and confidential student census to gather demographic information (such as race, ethnicity, language, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, etc.). The Ministry of Education requires that the census questionnaires for student in Kindergarten to Grade 8 be sent to parents/guardians to complete with or on behalf of their child. Students in Grades 9-12 will be provided the link to the census directly and will be provided with classroom time to complete.
The purpose of enhancing data collection and performance measurement is to improve the achievement and well-being of all students and more precisely identify and address systemic barriers and disparities.
The Count Me In LKDSB Student Census will allow LKDSB to better understand the student population it serves and provides direction with the planning and development of policies, procedures and programming that support equitable, inclusive and anti-oppressive education and school environments.
A list of questions to be included in the Count Me In LKDSB Student Census is available here.