11 Apr. 2019
The Keewatin-Patricia District School Board proudly accepts responsibility for being one of the first school boards in Ontario to establish a voluntary self-identification policy for Aboriginal, Metis, and Inuit students.
Using Aboriginal self-identification data the KPDSB is able to actively monitor the achievement and areas of need of Aboriginal students from Kindergarten to Grade 12. As a result of utilizing information and data through self-identification the KPDSB with immediate precision can allocate targeted resources in particular areas most needed by Aboriginal students.
As part of its commitment to Aboriginal communities and families from using self ID data the KPDSB communicates regularly Aboriginal student statistics consistently. At present, approximately forty one to forty three (41 -43%) percent of the students in the Keewatin-Patricia District School Board have voluntarily self- identified as Aboriginal or First Nations.