Renfrew County Catholic District School Board (RCCDSB) has approved its 2022-23 budget, which includes several changes and investments. The board is de-streaming all grade nine courses as part of an equity-focused initiative. RCCDSB has also announced that it will continue to invest in the grade 11 English course Indigenous Understanding of Contemporary First Nation, Métis, and Inuit Voices, which has the course expectations of a traditional English course but is built on anchor pieces and reading materials from Indigenous authors. The Indigenous graduation coach will also continue to be supported given the number of Algonquins of Pikwakanagan students enrolled in the school board. “We are proud to invest in what’s important, the students at RCDSB,” said RCCDSB Vice Chair David Howard.