NNDSB pauses renaming process for Chippewa Secondary School

The Near North District School Board has announced that it has paused the renaming process for Chippewa Secondary School at this time due to a procedural issue. The renaming committee said that the two documents that oversee the renaming process—the renaming committee’s Terms of Reference and the Administrative Guidelines—are misaligned and will need to be updated before the committee can resume its work. The North Bay Nugget and Bay Today report that the decision to rename the school has met resistance from some community members, with a recent petition against the renaming reaching 3,000 signatures. Additionally, according to CBC, a report recently presented to the school board that responds to a December 2022 report found that “[t]he name Chippewa is not offensive as was claimed in the December 13, 2022 report.

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