Living wage policy eyed by board

May 25, 2019 (New West Record): New Westminster School Board may be following in the City’s footsteps by enacting a living wage policy.  On May 14, the Board of Education’s operations policy and planning committee recommended the board direct staff to research and compile a report on what a living wage policy would look like for the district.

The recommendation motion passed unanimously.

“It just seemed a good time to do it,” Mark Gifford, chair of the board and a member of the committee, said. “We see the impact of poverty on children and families in our district and the relationship it has to learning outcomes.”

“If we really want to walk our talk of equity and inclusion, and knowing the impact of inequality in our schools, we really have to do what we can to show leadership and walk that talk of paying people an amount that does not keep them in poverty,” he added.

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