The province will be looking to hire a new SOGI 123 expert who will work with schools across B.C. by offering training and support to teachers and staff.
Education Minister Rob Fleming announced $350,000 funding during a news conference in New Westminster Friday, a month ahead of the annual SOGI summit in Richmond.
The new school years marks two years since the SOGI 123 tool, which stands for sexual orientation and gender identity, was launched across B.C., as a way to help educators in creating a more inclusive environment in the classroom.
About to listen to details in a @350K funding announcement for SOGI123 with Education Minister @rob_Fleming. Appears to be $$ for the annual summit but most interestingly for a new position that will train teachers re: SOGI123. @BlackPressMedia pic.twitter.com/PVJizxTGqX
— Ashley Wadhwani (@ashwadhwani) September 6, 2019
More to come.