Halton District School Board education director Curtis Ennis was told to come up with a staff dress code policy by March 1.

Instead, he and his superintendent of H.R.Sari Taha have produced such gobbledygook for the March 1 board meeting, they should be fired for ragging the puck.

The 20-page report to trustees — entitled the Professionalism Policy – contains no policy on a staff dress code, or anything whatsoever on professionalism.

The closest the alleged “policy” comes to anything related to the issue at hand is this paragraph:

“The purpose of this Policy is to consolidate and affirm existing expectations regarding staff professionalism, including dress and decorum, at board and school settings and at school-based activities…”

But even that is tempered with a reminder – the perennial reminder from school board bureaucrats who use it to further their woke ideology – that trustees must comply with the “primacy of the Human Rights Code.”

For heaven’s sake trans shop teacher Kayla Lemieux must be laughing hysterically at these bumbling fools.

The order to craft a dress code policy came following four months of dithering by trustees, Ennis and his underlings while Lemieux made international headlines for sporting a prosthetic with mammoth-sized breasts and protruding nipples under tight tops to class.

The drag queen-ish outfit came complete with short shorts and a cheap blonde wig.

Education minister Stephen Lecce didn’t offer up comment until mid-December at which point he finally sharply rebuked the board for not handling the situation in a professional or expedient manner.

Ennis and Taha made it quite clear where they stood on the matter when they declared in mid-November that Lemieux’s rights to gender expression far outweighed the rights of the board’s students.

But once Lecce weighed in, the trustees appeared to recognize he meant business.
Ennis was told quite clearly on Jan. 3 to develop a professionalism policy outlining the HDSB’s “expectations of all staff members including the requirement to maintain appropriate and professional standards of dress and decorum in the classroom…”

The policy and its “expectations” were to be delivered to the board on March 1 following an interim report in mid-February.

I watched the meeting in mid-February and it was clear Ennis was dragging his heels.

He told trustees he was engaging in consultation and warning trustees they were in collective bargaining negotiations – the latter implying the negotiations stood in the way of insisting teachers dress professionally.

It is no surprise that the actual report – a dog’s breakfast of feel-good statements– indicates consultation began on Feb. 24 (one week before the deadline) and will continue until March 10.
The report is insulting to one’s intelligence.

It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out what should be in the policy starting with:
Teachers of all genders should take care to wear appropriate-sized prosthetic breasts (if they are necessary) into the classroom.

Teachers should wear shirts/sweaters/blouses, etc. that do not show one’s cleavage or nipples.
But the weak gang at the HDSB, who clearly have no political will to correct the problem, are so steeped in their woke ideology they can’t even think straight.

I always thought bureaucrats at school boards believed themselves to know far better than trustees, and often for good reason considering the dearth of talent that gets elected.

This report clearly shows that trustees are just window dressing, at least in Ennis’s mind, and he can do whatever the heck he wishes.

Unfortunately, as I’ve said before, this cavalier attitude stems from a lack of direction from the Ford government and from Lecce himself.

If Ford had cleaned out the education ministry of Kathleen Wynne hangers-on when he first got elected, we’d probably be seeing less of this woke nonsense.

But he failed miserably on this front and school boards are becoming caricatures of themselves.


  • Sue-Ann Levy

    A two-time investigative reporting award winner and nine-time winner of the Toronto Sun’s Readers Choice award for news writer, Sue-Ann Levy made her name for advocating the poor, the homeless, the elderly in long-term care and others without a voice and for fighting against the striking rise in anti-Semitism and the BDS movement across Canada.